As an up-and-coming top talent, choreographer Marina Mascarell won the prestigious BNG Bank Dance Prize in 2015 and was recently nominated by the dance scene for the Prize of the Nederlandse Dansdagen. She has a unique talent for translating her social commitment into dance in an expressive and poetic way. For Three Times Rebel, Mascarell and her dancers delved into the extensive history of women’s emancipation and was confronted with frustrating structures of exclusion, (symbolic) violence and gender inequality. Prejudice, discrimination and stereotyping are still very much a part of life in 2017. To live music by Yamila Ríos, the five dancers undermine these issues with verve.
concept, direction Marina Mascarell | choreography Marina Mascarell and dancers| assistant choreography David Essing | performance Nina Botkay, Maud de la Purification, Filippo Domini, Eli Cohen, Chen-Wei Lee | composer and live music Yamila Rios | stage design Ludmila Rodrigues | light design Loes Schakenbos | costume design Daphna Munz | research Marthe Koetsier
Three Times Rebel is a co-production by Korzo productions, Nederlands Dans Theater, Mercat de les Flors House of Dance and Dance Forum Taipei and is made possible thanks to the support of the Municipality of the Hague, the Performing Arts Fund NL and the Ministry of Culture Taiwan.
'The phrase "Grab 'em by the Pussy" was shocking before, but it never sounded so threatening as in Three Times Rebel. (...) It is a fierce, almost activist performance, where any physical contact is as uncomfortable as it is intrusive." (theaterkrant.nl)
'It's good that Mascarell gets worked up about the alleged normalization of violence towards women (...)' (de Volkskrant)
'(...) dance makers are allowed to take sides again. If that leads to such exciting performances as Blood and Three Times Rebel, this development is certainly to be welcomed.' (Het Parool)