Saturday, September 18, 2010

Blade Runner ~ In dance ~ choreographed by Erik Kaiel.

"In much of Kaiel’s work, the dividing line between dancers and spectators is shifting around, as you go along. The audience is not only looking, but is also being looked at."

Drawing from the sci-fi film classic Blade Runner, Erik Kaiel, together with his dancers plus students from the Toneelacademie Maastricht, throws up pivotal questions in his choreography of the same name.

Whom will we accept? And whom will we reject, and for what reason?

In 2009, Kaiel won the Dutch Dance Festival Award. He did so by using undiluted new styles of movement, such as break-dance and free running.

In Blade Runner, the performers turn the venue of an abandoned woodwork factory into one big opportunity for making daring moves. The spectators tag along after the dancers, as they make their journey of exploration around the vacated industrial building.

The piece will be performed on October 2, 2010 at 13.00 h and on October 3, 2010 at 12.00 h in the Timmerfabriek, Maastricht during the Nederlandse Dansdagen.

To see some of their rehearsal photos click here and here.

On October 1, 2 and 3, the historic city of Maastricht will be once again the backdrop for the Dutch Dance Festival (Nederlandse Dansdagen). No better opportunity exists to savor the best that Dutch dance has to offer! This event will showcase a wide range of dance styles and artists – from up-and-coming choreographers and urban dance makers to world-renowned dance companies.

You can buy the tickets for the Dutch Dance Festival at Or you can also buy them over the telephone: +31(0)43-3505555.

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