Resourcefulness, fantasy and humor are central to the new Introdans family performance FANTASIA. Introdans dances WHIM, Fractured Fairytale by Alexander Ekman. This Swedish choreographer is known for his wonderful, infectious humor. He is especially praised for his masterful timing and the theatrical craziness in his choreographies. In addition, Gallery by Alwin Nikolaïs can be seen. This American, who died in 1993, was widely praised in his heyday for his inexhaustible creativity and the creation of true magic.

This family show will premiere on November 6, 2020 and will travel through Dutch theaters until February 21, 2021. An agenda with all dates is available after the summer.

WHIM, Fractured Fairytale - choreography Alexander Ekman

Ekman’s fantastic sense of humour and timing is perfectly expressed in the comic WHIM, Fractured Fairytale. The theme of this choreography is our constant urge to belong. Set to a daring, swinging music collage, Ekman has the dancers engage in all kinds of strange antics, carry out ludicrous dance steps, recite fragments of text and pull loads of really crazy faces. But whatever the dancers do, WHIM, Fractured Fairytale requires the utmost concentration from them and almost military precision. Introdans previously danced a part of the ballet and last year in the performance FUNNY FACE the full version. But due to the corona crisis, this performance has only made the stage twice. So during FANTASIA this great choreography will be in the second chance.

Gallery | choreography Alwin Nikolaïs

Alwin Nikolaïs’ Gallery is a new acquisition for Introdans. An addition to the repertoire resulting from the decision that the company should present not only recent and completely new creations but also highlights from the rich history of 20th-century dance. Nikolaïs was well known for devising every aspect of his work himself, because according to him you can only create true magic when all the elements fit together perfectly. In Gallery, made in 1978, he investigates lots of things you can do with light and above all with black light. The result is that you often see just isolated body parts or objects light up, heads floating in space and dancers who suddenly ‘pop’ into view just as quickly as they disappear again. Decades after the premiere, this work is still able to captivate audiences of all ages. Nikolaïs masters the art of so enchanting the eye that you forget you are watching dancing people.

'Alwin Nikolaïs, the great magician of 20th-century dance' – The New York Times

'WHIM will is a tasty and absurd bundle of capers set to a colourful music mix, ranging from a rumba version of Bolero to Nina Simone’s My baby just cares for me.' - Theaterkrant

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