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double bill - 2022

Denden Karadeniz / Charles Pas

Denden Karadeniz - F(R)CTIE

In this performance, Denden starts from a Japanese proverb: "Fall down seven, stand up eight," meaning that every time life throws a spanner in your works, you get back up and keep going. Inspired by the mysterious oasis of a desert, sudden wind storms and by the energy generated by friction, he experiments with choreographic elements such as time, repetition, group work versus individual. Denden further explores his dynamic and highly physical movement language as a metaphor for life today, in a society that seems a succession of friction and fiction and trial and error.



In the mime solo Victory Boogie Woogie, Charles Pas places himself in a dystopian in-between space to explore what it means when you constantly have to rig yourself up. As a lost young man, he confronts the mundane, trying to tame it and look for all that lies behind it. What does it mean when you can't find a connection, distraught takes over, but you have no choice but to keep going?

In this performance, where the strength lies in the minimal use of theatrical means, Charles is in dialogue with a fully sampled soundscape of the soundtrack of city life. Victory Boogie Woogie is a dynamic trip in which, through flashes of a life in the city, an ever-expanding picture reveals itself to the viewer. The threat of radicalizing the individual is constantly lurking.

Victory Boogie Woogie is produced by Likeminds in collaboration with ICK Dans Amsterdam/ICK Artist space.