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.

Route Dansspoor 1 
13 Images From The Dark Land (starting point): Stadhuis
Zygote: LAB gebouw
Fading into Grey: Muziekgieterij
(SHIFT): Festi Village
Creamy Dream (end): Landbouwbelang

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. 


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


3 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

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
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