Hofesh Shechter, one of Londonís hottest choreographers, opens the festival with Uprising / In Your Rooms. Two performances full of physicality and provocation; political and extremely personal.
Brickland is the latest production of the Argentinean choreographer Constanza Macras, inspired by a gated community in Buenos Aires.
For his new production bahok the British choreographer Akram Khan collaborated with the composer Nitin Sawhney and the National Ballet of China.
Nanine Linningís new production will have its premiere during Julidans. In Dolby she places her dancers in a world full of dangers and unpredictables.
A very special instance of collaboration is that between the South-African company Via Katlehong Dance, Robyn Orlin and Christian Rizzo. The result is Imbizo e Mazweni, two choreographies for nine dancers.
The young Dutch company T.R.A.S.H. makes highly physical, almost violent dance theatre. Their new performance ŪSA has its Dutch premiere during Julidans.
The Chinese group Zuhe Niao shows The Left Cheek. The title refers to the adoration of everything that was leftish at the time of the Cultural Revolution; it is an indictment of all forms of dictatorship.
A new face in Julidans is Hiroaki Umeda. This Japanese choreographer, dancer, and video, sound and light designer brings two solos: while going to a condition and Accumulated Layout.
In Julidans NEXT the choreographers in the main programme are introducing a promising talent to the audience. Cinedans, the international dance film festival, takes place from 3 to 10 July.
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