The Event Horizon duo, performed by students of Codarts from Rotterdam Renata Cidra Labiano and Hamiltona Blomquist, will open one of the most significant dance festivals in the Netherlands – Nederlandse Dansdagen (Netherlands Dance Days). The opening gala will be held on September 30 at 20:00 at the Theater aan het Vrijthof in Maastricht.
The festival will also feature companies like Nederlands Dans Theater, Introdans and Krisztina de Châtel, with the opening gala also featuring Ann van der Broek with Joy Enjoy Joy.
The Event horizon duo is the first work of this type by Maciej Kuźmiński. In June 2021, the duo was showcased in the Netherlands as part of the Rotterdam International Duet Choreographic Competition, becoming the first Polish piece qualified for the finals of this competition, and winning the Codarts Production Prize. The duo also opened the 2022 Codarts academic year and won the 1st Jury Prize at the 3…2…1… Dance in Krakow competition in 2021.
Immediately after the presentation at the Nederlandse Dansdagen, the event horizon duo will be presented in Poland on October 2 at Zakład Kulturalny in Gdańsk at 20:00.
About the piece:
As street protests intensify and parties to ideological disputes become ever more firmly entrenched in their respective camps, unity of a nation is more akin to the figure of an uninvited guest than that of a loving family. The white and red flag of Poland is turning into a field of political conflict over an identity that both sides seek to appropriate. New and old divisions are tearing at the social fabric deeper than ever, dividing friends and families, creating anger and fueling violence. We are heading to a point of no return. Or have we perhaps already reached it?
Development and performance:
Choreography, production, lighting, sound production: Maciej Kuźmiński
Dancers: Renata Cidra Labiano & Hamilton Blomquist / Stavali Portergijs & Tommaso Terribile
Creation: Monika Witkowska & Omar Karabulut
Costumes: Ilona Binarsch
Video and editing: Paweł Szymkowiak
Support: Paweł Urbanowicz
Music: Jóhann Jóhannsson
Produced by: Maciej Kuźmiński Company
Production support: Codarts Rotterdam, ROZBARK Dance and Movement Theatre, MDK Zduńska Wola
Duration: 9 min
More information on the Nederlandse Dansdagen opening gala
Maciej Kuźmiński’s portfolio and information on the event horizon duo