Uganda, The Netherlands 2021
DOX, ArtBeat Amsterdam, Batalo East
The need to party, touch each other and celebrate life is great. Symphony of 21 is the last part of a triptych about the music scene in Uganda and The Netherlands. In 2019, the audience took part in the dance performance Symphony of Now. The second part in 2020 was adapted to the corona measures, visitors had to stay in their seats. In Symphony of 2021 the chairs go away, feet are on the floor, dancers and audience become one. Everything corona proof of course. A nightclub in which dance and spirituality become one with a mix of European and African music. Our (heart)beat, vulnerability, intimacy and sensuality are central and with it our identity. On the dance floor, we are closer to each other and we experience touches that we easily avoided in everyday life. What will that experience be like after Covid-19.
AMSTERDAM | Compagnietheater
Wednesday 29 September 21h30
AMSTERDAM | Compagnietheater
Thursday 30 September 21h30
ROTTERDAM | Maaspodium
Wednesday 6 October 18h30
Thursday 7 October 20h30
AMSTERDAM | Bijlmer Parktheater
Saturday 9 October 19h30
ROTTERDAM | Kunsthal
Sunday 10 October 12h00 & 15h00

choreography       Melvin Fraenk (ArtBeat Amsterdam), Çağdas Gülum (ArtBeat Amsterdam), Denden Karadeniz in samenwerking met Abdul Kinyenya
                                 (Batalo East, Oeganda)

dancers                  DOX performers: Janne Groen, Zeen Bahbour, Jonathan van Slooten, Marlie Salomé, Cassedy Pereira Correia, Siloé Bouhon, Nestor
                                 Matytchak, Benjamin de Kromme, Jenty Timmer, Doret Plantinga

Music                      Yanay Bonomo in samenwerking met Faizal Mostrixx (Batalo East, Oeganda) en Tom van Wee

Coproduction       DOX, Batalo East, ArtBeat Amsterdam and Afrovibes Festival