Let contemporary dance amaze you at Something Raw

Let contemporary dance amaze you at Something Raw

Feb 9, 2012 |  by  |  Art, Event
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Born and raised in Amsterdam, lives to dance and dances to live on electronic music, has a small vinyl addiction, appreciates a little sarcasm now and then, thinks musicals are annoying and loves those moments where you lose track of time completely.

The name ‘Something Raw’ made me want to go there before I even knew what the hell it was. This international contemporary dance festival brings the work of young, innovative, and controversial choreographers to our town at Frascati and De Brakke Grond. You’ll see dance and performance at its finest and believe me, these choreographers aren’t afraid to take risks. This eleventh edition, Explorations In Solidarity, is all about ‘the individual vs. group awareness’, the theme that currently seems to belong to our selfish generation.

Border between the individual and the collective

Nowadays, looking the same or having exactly the same taste as someone else is just not an option. Being an individual is a cause of life and death, and being unique is a requirement. Traditional communities aren’t what they used to be, and this makes us look for new forms of collaboration and solidarity. The performances will reflect this theme from a wide angle: personal, political, poetic, physical, philosophical or burlesque. The 57 artists all flirt with the border between the individual and the collective.

Find out at Benoît Lachambre’s show how individual a solo can be when you have to share a room with another soloist, or just skip to 2:20, 3:05, or 4:00 for some freaky shit from Ivo Dimchev’s performance in the video below. These are just two examples of the program, and there’s a 1984 vibe going on in the Brakke Grond foyer as well. Make sure you visit at least one show, it’ll be worth it!

X-on – Ivo Dimchev – Trailer from Cultube on Vimeo.

Something Raw 2012 Explorations In Solidarity

When: 14th till 18th of February 2012
Where: Vlaams Cultuurhuis De Brakke Grond and Frascati, Nes 45 and 63
Tickets: €10,- per show if you are below 27 years old
Website: Something Raw

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