Heather Ware

Three remarkable young female choreographers create and dance three remarkable solos. Up-and-coming dance maker Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen won the Moving Forward Young Dance Makers Award in 2017. Wild and furious, and then modest and restrained, her solo breaks with current conventions surrounding the female body. Dancers Hilde Elbers and Heather Ware decided to create a solo for each other. In a double bill, their deeply rooted fascination for nature becomes tangible. Liberating and menacing, conflict and surrender, safe and dangerous; they only have each other and their bodies. Artistic director of DansBrabant, Heleen Volman, will take you past the stories of these strong young women.

The two phenomenal dancers Hilde Elbers and Heather Ware found each other in the wish to refine their craft and decided to create a solo for each other. In this double bill, their deeply rooted fascination for the force of nature, which can quickly change from liberating to threatening, is made tangible. They only have each other, their bodies, and the physical space around them. The raw The Barren Lands balances between conflict and surrender. Elbers invites us to find shelter and wilderness in our own bodies. In A Fine Kind of Madness we see a body in conflict. Ware explores the dangerous exchange between safety and man’s instinctive desire to risk his own safety.

Heather Ware and Jakob Koranyi found each other in their love for Bach. She is a leading dancer of the LeineRoebana dance company, he is one of the most sought-after young cellists in Europe. Together they venture into unknown territory to find a place where they can be vulnerable and human, and where they can surrender themselves to the pure beauty of the music.

In Reapproaching Bach dance, short stories, humor, and play are brought in contact with Bach’s awe-inspiring music. Heather and Jakob overturn the conventions of the classical concert and play fast and loose with prejudices about dance as well as Bach.

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