Lastline - Jason Mabana 

Choreographer: Jason Mabana

Music:  Henryk Górecki - Symphony No. 3, Op. 36 "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs" / David Zinman, Dawn Upshaw & London Sinfonietta

Henryk Górecki- Symphony No. 3 "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs": 2. Lento e largo (Tranquilissimo - cantabilissimo - dolcissimo - legatissimo) / Joanna Kozlowska, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra & Kazimierz Kord


  • Gina Aussen  - repetitor  - class of 2020
  • Yara van Fraeijenhove - class of 2017
  • Aissa Kraayenbrink - class of 2018
  • Amber van Oosterhout - class of 2022
  • Adwoa Bobo - class of 2021
  • Luc de Raad - class of 2020
  • Giovanni Pisas - class of 2019
  • Giorgio Lepelblad - class of 2020
  • Ciro Martin - class of 2021
  • Olivier Wagstaff - class of 2021

‘Last Line’ was first choreographed by Jason Mabana for UCj (JMD) in 2018. It came together through a series of tasks he gave to the students which were mainly based around the question:  What makes us sad ? After developing different motifs and configurations in ‘solos, duet, group work’, he felt like the group had a lot to offer and decided to keep the 10 dancers dancing in a line. Through this idea of a line, choreographer and students created different patterns, and sticked mainly to one that really gave him a sense of time, rush, and fragility.

Jason Mabana is a London based choreographer from Belgium. He trained at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in London and has been working with Akram Khan Company, Wayne McGregor, Shobana Jeyasingh and Candoco Dance Company. He created works such as Requiem for Aleppo which helped raise more than 100.000 pounds for Syrian refugees and has been selected as one of the best 10 UK young artists. He recently created work for Black Box Dance Company, BalletBoyz, Stella McCartney, Rambert School, Balettakademien,  and will choreograph this summer at Springboard Festival in Montreal, Canada and Conny Janssen Danst, Rotterdam. Jason is also the artistic director of Jason Mabana Dance making works for his own company. As well as choreographing , Jason is passionate by teaching, and teaches at the Royal Ballet School in London.

Grote Zaal - starting time 19:30 hrs
Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond
Nes 45, Amsterdam

Dates and tickets :
Thursday 30 June
Friday 1 July
Saturday 2 July