Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen

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 up-and-coming choreographer Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen won the Moving Forward Young Dancers Award and was offered a development program during which she created Hope & Heavy Metal. Together with musician and visual artist Juliet Aaltonen, she shows a young woman filled with personal memories, ideals, and songs misfiring in her head. Wild and rough, and then restrained, the solo breaks with conventional ideas concerning the female body. The body explores the physical effects of loneliness, anger, and sensuality and attempts to reclaim command. Hope & Heavy Metal is a mild appeal to forever reign in male dominance.

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