Dansspoor 1
Krisztina de Chatel, Gotra, House of Makers, Inari Salmivaara, Christa van der Meer
Price regular ticket € 20,00

Adventurous dance and other performances can be seen at surprising sites in the city. Undertake an expedition in Maastricht and explore the limits of dance with two route suggestions. Dansspoor 1 consists of 13 Images From The Dark Land, Zygote, Fading into Grey, (SHIFT), Creamy Dream. Dansspoor 2 consists of D NO BODY 5 #transcending, Zygote, Fading into Grey, (SHIFT), Creamy Dream.



13 Images From The Dark Land

Krisztina de Châtel, Project Sally

There’s no stopping Krisztina de Châtel, the grand dame of Dutch contemporary dance and pioneer of minimalist dance in the Netherlands. For the first time in her extraordinary career, De Châtel is creating a duet in which human contact is central. In 13 Images From The Dark Land, she explores the human soul in the physical body to a composition by George Crumb performed live by the Limburgse Ensemble 88. 



D NO BODY 5 #transcending




In D NO BODY 5 #transcending, Dario Tortorelli uses the remarkable alter ego Romeo Heart to investigate how the images of ourselves are reflected in, and by, others. Bodies stride forth in slow motion in Tortorelli’s characteristically visual way in an attempt to become invisible or to transcend themselves. A sensory experience that outstrips the visual. 


The production came into being with creative producer Mirjam Zwanenburg and the Audience Club in the context of Pivot Dance.




A zygote is the first single cellular stage in the life cycle of an organism after it has been fertilised: the start of a new life, a new individual. To the music of Ravel’s Bolero, Joost Vrouenraets dances a hypnotic duet with Maïté Guérin in which their bodies become increasingly entwined and ultimately function as one organism.



Fading into Grey
House of Makers


The interdisciplinary collective House of Makers from Amsterdam develops playful, creative concepts. They created the dreamlike, multi-media Fading into Grey specially for Dansspoor. In this dance installation, everything disappears slowly and is taken over by grey... Faces, recognisable characteristics and memories pass away just like time, until there is just an empty canvass and everything can begin again. 



Inari Salmivaara, DansBrabant

(SHIFT) is an audio-visual performance installation from choreographer and dancer Inari Salmivaara about the possible lightness of existence. In a meditative journey in which movement, imagery and music fuse, she invites us to empty the spirit of an excess of pictures and messages. Is it possible to escape the everyday worries for a moment?


‘An individual experience that immediately makes you a part of something greater.’ Programme editorial team 



Creamy Dream
Christa van der Meer

Whoever says that only people can dance is greatly mistaken. Seven huge giants move effortlessly and briskly in their place. Fashion designer Christa van der Meer not only questions colourfully and sharply what fashion is with Creamy Dream, but she blithely blurs the line with dance. 


 ‘...tastefully executed by Van der Meer, who operates at the cutting edge of fashion and art.’ De Volkskrant




13 Images From The Dark Land

Choreografie: Krisztina de Châtel

Dans: Ivan Montis, Christiaan den Donder

Muziek (live): Ensemble 88

Assistent choreografie: Kiyan Khoshoie

Compositie: George Crumb

Kostuums: Mieke Kockelkorn

Lichtontwerp: Otto Eggersgluess

Producent: SALLY Dansgezelschap Maastricht, Ensemble 88, Festival Cultura Nova


D NO BODY 5 #transcending

Choreograaf: Dario Tortorelli

Dans: Nicole van den Berg, Paolo Yao Kouadio, Patrick Schmatzer 

Beeldende kunstenaars: Annika Kappner en Nikki Hock

Muziek: Thierry Castel

Creatief producent: Fred Bax

Repetitie regisseur: Judit Ruiz Onandi

Productiemanager: Mirjam Zwanenburg

Toneelmanager: Remko van Wely

Documentatie: Wietse Leenders

Fotografie: Rob Hogeslag

Grafisch ontwerp: Luis Rios-Zertuche

Videoregistratie: Fanny Hagmeier

Marketingadviseur: Coralie Den Adel

Zakelijk adviseur: Agnese Rosati

Gefinancierd door: het Fonds Podiumkunsten, de Rotterdamse Raad voor Kunst en Cultuur, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, het Pivot Dance Program (co-gefinancierd door het Creative Europe program of the European Union), Via Zuid

In samenwerking met: de Nederlandse Dansdagen, The Place London (UK), Comune di Bassano del Grappa (IT), Time Window en Dansateliers Rotterdam. 



Concept en choreografie: Joost Vrouenraets

Dans: Maïté Guérin

Muziek: Maurice Ravel - Boléro

Licht: Joost Vrouenraets & Marq Claessens

Zygote #1: 18-5-‘17, Cube Museum, Mami Izumi and Joost Vrouenraets


Fading into Grey 

Choreografie: Peter Leung

Dans: Clotilde Tran, Matthew Pawlicki-Sinclair

Choreografie-assistent: Matthew Pawlicki-Sinclair

Tekst: Sterre van Rossem

Lichtontwerp: Wijnand van der Horst

Muziek: Shostakovich - Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67:III Largo


Choreografie en performance: Inari Salmivaara

Fotografie en toneelbeeld: Maxime Bersweiler

Soundscape: Viljam Nybacka

Kostuum: Anna Ruohonen 

Dramaturgie: Hans Tuerlings

Artistiek advies: Renée Copraij

Productie: DansBrabant

Ondersteunende residenties: Studio 303 - Montréal, DansBrabant - Tilburg, ICKamsterdam, Kutomo - Turku, La Ménagerie de Verre - Paris