“‘SOUL #2 Performers’ is het tweede deel van een vierluik waarin de
choreografen Meyer en Chaffaud theaterconventies opblazen om tot de kern,
de ‘soul’, te komen”
“Het schakelen tussen verschillende perspectieven en rollen als toeschouwer,
als danser, als host, als collega, als choreograaf, is een goed begin”
SOUL #2 Performers – An exceptional cast of performers
In SOUL #2 Performers the audience gets a very personal view in the inner worlds of six top dancers, who originate from different dance generations. They share their stories in dance as well as text (the performance is partly spoken in English, which makes it accessible to non-Dutch speakers). Among them are David Krugel (who danced with the former Nederlands Dans Theater 3) and Claire Hermans (nominee for the Piket Art Prizes 2017) and Kinda Gozo (nominee for the Piket Art Prizes 2018).
SOUL-series – a new chapter in an adventurous oeuvre
With the performances in the SOUL-series (which can be watched separately from each other) Meyer and Chaffaud are creating a new chapter in their adventurous oeuvre as choreographers. During SOUL #1 Audience the fourth wall -the physical border between the dance stage and the audience- dissapeared, resulting in positive critics and enthusiastic reactions from the audiences. InSOUL #2 Performers the rapprochement between the performers and the members of the audience happens by placing the focus on the performance of the inner worlds of the dancers.
About Dance company MEYER-CHAFFAUD (Jérôme Meyer en Isabelle Chaffaud)
In their artistic careers Jérôme Meyer and Isabelle Chaffaud have developed themselves from excellent dancers, performing with world reknowned companies such as Nederlands Dans Theater 1 and Batsheva Dance Company, into award winning choreographers of whom the work was to be seen with among others Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Introdans, Dance Works Rotterdam/André Gingras and Korzo Productions. The dance style of MEYER-CHAFFAUD is raw and poetic, groovy and always personal. With their adventurous and at the same time sensitive approach Jérôme and Isabelle are able to woo an audience of dance lovers as well as winning over a new generation of theatre audiences for their work. SOUL #2 Performers is the second MEYER-CHAFFAUD production since the choreographers spread their wings after a long lasting close co-operation within dance production house Korzo.
This performance is realised with financial support of Fonds Podiumkunsten and the Municipality of The Hague. Facilitary co-producer: Korzo Productions. The performance in Russia is made possible with financial support by WeJansen fonds.
Credits SOUL #2 Performers
Concept, direction: Jérôme Meyer, Isabelle Chaffaud
Choreography: Jérôme Meyer, Isabelle Chaffaud i.s.m. de performers
Performers: Claire Hermans, David Krugel, João Dinis Pinho, Konstantinos Kranidiotis, Kinda Gozo, Quinty Boer, Julia Campistany
Text: original text SOUL #2 Performers by Hans van den Boom,; in a free interpretation by Jérôme Meyer and performers
Translation original text: Jenny Mijnhijmer
Music direction: Jérôme Meyer
Light design: Albert Tulling i.s.m. met Jérôme Meyer
Costumes: Isabelle Chaffaud