>> HAND TO HAND 2014
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ROSER LÓPEZ ESPINOSA // CONNY JANSSEN DANST (DANSLOKAAL #2) + DANSATELIERS, ROTTERDAM
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HAND TO HAND is a particular ballet in the form of a judo combat. A work where dance approaches martial arts and plays with its tactics and cadence. Hand in hand, two dancers, precise and in fair play, compose a couple dance. Hand to hand, a movement like a caress.


"In Hand to hand judo and dance are intertwined. A beautiful and pure piece of dance." Mirjam van der Linden, de Volkskrant

"The doubt lingers on for a while: are these typical judo moves or are there maybe a little too many twists, turns, long pauses and gazes too intense? As soon as Tchaikovsky starts to play the ultimate ballet music, the game officially turns into drama, filled with fervent embraces and vertiginous lifts." Mirjam van der Linden, de Volkskrant


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Concept and direction: Roser López Espinosa / Choreography: Roser López Espinosa in collaboration with the dancers / Dance: Stein Fluijt, Olive Lopez / Roser López Espinoa / Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky / Sound design: Mark Drillich / Costumes: Roser López Espinosa i Lluna Albert / Set: Roser López Espinosa i Lluna Albert / Lighting design: Remko van Wely / Technician: Tjalling Bol / Artistic advice: Krisitin de Groot (Dansateliers) and Conny Janssen / Production: Conny Janssen Danst (Rotterdam) /
Co-production: Dansateliers (Rotterdam)

Thanks to: Raquel Gualtero, Karolina Szymura, Amy Josh, Ilias Pasidis, Ilia Mayer, Àngels Margarit, Pavla Siková, Ana Teixidó, Arthur Rosendfeld, Graner - Creation Centre

Photos: Leo van Velzen, Martijn Kappers

Duration: 20 min

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PERFORMANCES
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HAND TO HAND selected for spring tour 2015:
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28 May 2015: Korzo Theater, The Hague
29 May 2015: Korzo Theater, The Hague
30 May 2015: Korzo Theater, The Hague
2 June 2015: Theater Kikker, Utrecht
3 June 2015: Theater Kikker, Utrecht
5 June 2015: Theater Bellevue, Amsterdam
6 June 2015: Theater Bellevue, Amsterdam
12 June 2015: Toneelschuur, Haarlem
13 June 2015: Toneelschuur, Haarlem
17 June 2015: Lux, Nijmegen
18 June 2015: Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam
19 June 2015: Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam
20 June 2015: Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam
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2 - 3.10.2014 Try-out / 4.10.2014 PREMIERE / October 5, 9, 10, 11, 12 / CONNY JANSSEN DANST (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
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CONNY JANSEN DANST // dance company >> + info: www.connyjanssendanst.nl

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DANSATELIERS // creation centre >> + info: www.dansateliers.nl
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