Double Bill: Mermaids / Ü
4 jul13:00 - 14:00Pauze 13:30Grote Zaal
Dereck Cayla (NL/FR) - Mermaids
Mermaids are a hybrid of nature and people. These mythical creatures inspired Dereck Cayla - who for many years was a dancer at ICK Amsterdam - to create a duet about our human nature. Two dancers follow the sensations and pulsations of their bodies on route to their inner world, which they attempt to give form in motion. And in Chris Watson's soundtrack - in which recordings of natural sounds play a major role - we also hear echoes of both our closed inner nature and the vast universe beyond.
Antonin Comestaz (NL/FR) - Ü
Antonin Comestaz sees two puppets in the German letter ü whose heads meet in the middle. This observation gave Comestaz the idea for a duet about the uncertain dating phase that precedes a romantic relationship. In Ü, two dancers perform a mating ritual, where they playfully try to approach each other and work out whether they are suitable for each other.
choreografie Antonin Comestaz
dans Cassandra Arnmark, Lukas Karvelis
muziek The Caretaker, Giant Swan, Murcof, Richard Skelton
lichtontwerp Peter Lemmens, Frank van Schie
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After graduating, the French choreographer danced in performances by Emio Greco | Pieter C. Scholten, such as ROCCO, youPARA|DISO, La Commedia, Addio alla fine and EXTREMALISM. Cayla also featured in work by Julidans friends Nicole Beutler, Andrea Božić and Robyn Orlin. In 2015 he left ICK Amsterdam to focus on his work as a choreographer. He stayed connected to the company as a teacher and created Mermaids with the support of ICK. Cayla himself can be seen on stage in Mermaids, together with ICK-dancer Victor Callens.
Comestaz, who lives and works in The Hague, danced with leading companies in Europe, such as the Ballet of the Paris Opera, Hamburg Ballet, Ballet Mainz and Scapino Ballet Rotterdam. Since 2013 he has been creating his own work: appealing and virtuous, absurd and playful. In 2018, Comestaz was awarded the BNG Bank Dance prize for his production Surface Image. Ü is a Korzo production, specially made for Dansclick, and an adaptation of the performance Surface Image, a full-length performance by Codarts and De Doelen Rotterdam.