Bio Le Grand Cru
Le Grand Cru initiates trajectories in professionalizing dance for young companies and choreographers in non western cultures. Through these workshops, authentic local and international productions are developed with their foreign partners. Artistic quality, on demand assignments and the use of culture bound dance styles and themes, are key notions in these cooperation’s. Le Grand Cru is directed by choreographers Feri de Geus and Noortje Bijvoets.
In what way do religious backgrounds define the identity as a practitioner, producer and receiver of the art of dance?
By working in between other cultures in which religion often plays such a big part, we became aware that we've got roots in our own systems of belief and that we act according to these roots, without being practitioners ourselves. In Danslab we visualize through our research in what way religious backgrounds define the identity as a practitioner, producer and receiver of the art of dance within the Dutch culture and within a Christian background we have questioned over 50 colleagues and dance lovers as to what extent religion is associated with their perception of dance. Whether they are influenced by religion in the way they perceive dance and the choices they make within their work. And whether there are parallels between the feeling of dance and religion within their artistic domain. The open and disarming interviews were translated into a video-installation as a presentation of the research, with the help of documentary maker Eric van den Broek.
Collaborators: Hes Mundt (camera), Pink Steenvoorden, More Stage Services (installation)
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