ECD New Works 2021

New Works

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For New Works ECD invites guest choreographers from different artistic horizons to create an original choreographic piece for and with the students. This year ECD students are performing works by Horácio Macuacua, Andrey « Drosha » Grekhov and Gil « The Grid » Gomes Leal.

15 - 18 December 2021
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…And everything in between.

Choreographer: Horácio Macuacua
Repetitor: Vivianne Rodrigues de Brito
Music Credits
Uniko: III. Sarma / Kimmo Pohjone, Samuli Kosminen, Kronos Quartet
Simple Song #3 / David Lang, Sumi Jo
Light Over Water: Part I / John Adams
I will Always Love You / Whitney Houston
Innocent / Fleshquarter
Diamanda Galas

Efua-Maria Raknerud Aikins, Kofi Boanyah, Harvey Burke-Hamilton, Isabel Dao, Charde De kom, Alejandra Diaz, Théo Langohr, Federica Lovato, Clémence Masakidi, Kiki Nat, Bo Nissan, Esteban Alejandro Obregon Moriano, Josselin Prat, Pepe Rollema, Uhr’lice Rosaria, Elise Shih, May van Leeuwen
…And everything in between.
To die is a part of life. It also happens, in life, they said.
Gonna dance, gotta dance. In a club where lonely hearts don’t exist: She loves her, he hates them, you love them, they hate us, I love him, we hate her…
In the eye of the hurricane my emotions are my vehicle, an alienated state, and I… and I… set life itself on fire, even the beasts of in between the lands.
As a friend, I love you, I hate you, I love you, I hate you ...CHACHA KACHÁ!

Horácio Macuacua
The Mozambican dancer and choreographer is the artistic director of the dance company which bears his name. Horácio Macuacua develops projects that aim to go beyond established forms. Flexibility of mind and availability to catch the moment translate movement instantly into compositions that are complex and elaborated, displaying depth and playfulness, darkness and light. Each composition is a journey to reinvent and transform within the parameters of meaning.
He has carried out his projects: COMUM, Canais, Orobroy, Stop! (1st Prize and Puma Creative Prize at Danse l’Afrique Danse Festival 2010), Smile If You Can!, Fighting room, Convoy, Paradise is not in the sky! and Theka. Horácio has collaborated with choreographers Cristina Moura, Thomas Hauert, George Khumalo, Wim Vandekeybus/Última Vez ... and David Zambrano, considering him his maestro and mentor.
As a teacher he has given classes and workshops in France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Holland, Cyprus, USA, South Korea, Brazil, South Africa, Mozambique, etc....

A N D / 0R T H E R E 4

Director: Andrey "Drosha" Grekhov
Choreography, music and concept: Jimi Dormans, Léo Geens, Nara Gonçalves, Wiktoria Kolcon, Amisha Kumra, Ugne Laurinavičiai, Jacopo Marrese, Layla Miño, Ina Wojdyła
Guest choreography and choaching: Justin De Jager, Tessa Gabriels
Repetitor: Heidi Vierthaler
Jimi Dormans, Léo Geens, Nara Gonçalves, Wiktoria Kolcon, Amisha Kumra, Ugne Laurinavičiai, Jacopo Marrese, Layla Miño, Ina Wojdyła

A N D / 0R T H E R E 4
A N D / 0R T H E R E 4 is a dive into an imaginary world of posthumanism, consisting of the echoes of old and long forgotten civilizations. The piece is a collaborative project resulting from a research process on the subject of post-humanity. The group created a communal vision of the issues and challenges of being human in the modern world, and formulated a dream about how would it feel to go beyond.

Andrey “Drosha” Grekhov
Drosha's real name is Andrey Grekhov. He was born and raised in Rostov-on-Don in the Soviet Union. On his 14th he immigrated to the Netherlands where he still lives with his family. Drosha is known for his innovative style which consists of many different street dance influences. For years he studied and practiced different approaches and combinations of various styles like popping, house dance, breaking and hip hop. Drosha has won the grand slam of dance Juste Debout 2012 in category experimental. In 2013 he won the prestigious Prins Bernard Dansprijs for his work in the crossover between street and academical styles. He has his own company Sample Culture, and he is the artistic director of Open Your Mind Festival and Urban Dans Dagen. When he is not organising or teaching you can find him making and performing in theatres across Europe. As a choreographer Andrey aspires to empower and educate during his creation processes. He works using the power of storytelling, imagination and a "do as much as you can yourself" mentality, thus empowering the artists he works with.

Middle Ground

Choreographer / Movement director: Gil “The Grid” Gomes leal
Assistant Choreographer: Wesley “Vāyu” Rommy
Repetitor: Tamara Beudeker
Music Credits:
Trentemoller - Take into your skin
Moderat - Seamonkey
Max Cooper - Orde from chaos
Culprate - Blue undertone
Mad Zach – Noth

Dicko-Andrea Din, Zoé Ducros, Marilou Fortuné, Maira Horvath, Peer Jonkers, Ryan Le-Nguyen, Dengling Levine, Pedro Machado, Bryan Nurhakim, Rowan van Sen, Grėtė Vosyliūtė

We live in a world where boundaries separate us through borders or principles and values. We create barriers in our minds and in the physical world—a way to keep us safe or to close others off.
How do we protect these different boundaries, and when do we recognize that a border is better to be broken down? The piece researches these boundaries and tries to find a way to collectively find a Middle Ground where all parties agree or feel comfortable with the outcome.

Gil “The Grid” Gomes Leal
Gil is both the Artistic Leader and founder of Amenti Theatre Company. Seeing how the world is divided and how we need a clearer vision and truthful representations of what is going on in our world is a driving force behind Gil’s work. Gil worked with numerous artists like singer Sevdaliza (movement director, choreographer, and - coach) and CloZee besides making and directing his own productions. Gil grew up and is based in Rotterdam.

General Credits
Light: Roan Lo-a-Njoe
Sound: Kiki Heslenfeld
Stage managers: Arlette Schriek & Esther Sondermeijer
Costume: Ellen den Bouwmeester, Maaike Visser, Nancy Hulst
Decor: Frits van Driel
Photographer: Sjoerd Derine
Production manager: Dorothea Sinnema
Artistic Director ECD: Bojana Bauer
Coreteam ECD: Melvin Fraenk, Vivianne Rodrigues de Brito, John Taylor
Assistant ECD: Anouk Wognum
Video documentation: Ward ten Voorde

Special Thank you to ECD Teachers
Ad van Dijk
Andrei Drosha Grekhov
Bojana Bauer
Danae Kleida
Det Rijven
Ederson Xavier
Elita Cannata
Ellen Meijer
Erzi Hoogveld
Finn Metsers
Fransien van der Putt
Gideon Poirier
Gil Gomes Leal
Giovanni Vreede (Dimension)
Grainne Delaney
Heidi Vierthaler
Helga Langen
Hella Godee
Hildegarde de Baets
Horácio Macuacua
Ioannis Mandafounis
Jodi Gilbert
John Taylor
Jordi Ribot
Jurgen Paulusma
Kim Tawjoeram
Konstantina Georgelou
Leandro Vanenburg
Lia Poole
Liat Waysbort
Lobke Mienis
Luca Cacitti
Maria Ines Vlasmil
Melvin Fraenk
Michael Jahoda
Min Li
Nienke Rooijakkers
Patrick Acogny
Paul van der Ploeg
Percy Kruythoff
Rabbani Sayed
Roel Vankerckhoven
Roos van Berkel
Sam den Hollander
Samuel Minguillon
Sandra Benschop
Sara Wiktorowitz
Simone Zeefuik
Sofia Ornellas Pinto
Tamara Beudeker
Tracian Meikle
Valentina Campora
Vivianne Rodrigues be Brito
Ward Ten Voorde
Yordana Rodriguez
Zeynep Gunduz
Zino Schat