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Commissioned by the Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Maciej Kuźmiński?s latest piece, It’s Gonna Rain, begins its Dutch tour. Maciej Kuźmiński has been invited to co-choreograph a well-known Scapino Ballet Rotterdam mixed-bill evening TWOOLS 2018. The invitation to collaborate with the company followed his success at the 30th edition of the prestigious International Competition for Choreographers in Hannover, where he received the 2nd prize and the Scapino Production Prize for his choreography of Dominique. Receiving standing ovations last week at Schiedam Schouwburg and Theatre Rotterdam, the performance will be presented in the following venues:

2018:

13 December| Drachten| Schouwburg De Lawei
14 December| Delft| Theater De Veste
18 December|Den Bosch| Theater Aan De Parade
19 December|Alkmaar| TAQA Theater De Vest
22 December|Venlo| Theater De Maaspoort

2019:

16 January  |Haarlem | Stadschouwburg Haarlem
17 January  |Utrecht| Stadschouwburg Utrecht
18 January  |Zwolle|  Theater De Spiegel
19 January  |Nijmegen| Stadschouwburg Nijmegen
20 January  |Amstelveen| Schouwburg Amstelveen

About the performance:

?He began to warn the people. He said: ?After a while, it?s gonna rain after a while; for forty days and for forty nights.? And the people didn?t believe him. (?) And they begin to mock him. And they begin to say: ?It ain?t gonna rain!’?

Steve Reich recording

 

It?s Gonna Rain is a dynamic piece about people who have to keep standing in a world that never stands still, where technology creates possibilities that are barely comprehensible for people. As if everyone were constantly travelling in a world that is changing faster and faster.

 

choreography and set design: Maciej Kuźmiński

 original cast & creation: Bonnie Doets, Ellen Landa, Maya Roest, Sana Sasaki, Dario Minoia, Filip Wągrodzki, Mischa van Leeuwen, Luigi de Stefano

lighting design: Paweł Murlik, Maciej Kuźmiński

ballet master: Sébastien Riou

music: Steve Reich It?s Gonna Rain (Part I)

costume design: Scapino Ballet Rotterdam costume department

duration: 9 min.

production: Scapino Ballet Rotterdam

special thanks to Scapino Ballet?s director Ed Wubbe for the invitation

 

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TWOOLS offers a colourful sample of contemporary dance by a range of choreographers. Ever since its first edition in 1999, TWOOLS has been an important stage for up-and-coming choreographers. These young talents are given the opportunity and the challenge to work on a production with excellent dancers on a large stage. The previous 17 editions featured over 100 dances by more than 60 choreographers. TWOOLS acts as a springboard for their international career.

 

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