LE CORPS EN RÉVOLTE / HET LICHAAM IN OPSTAND
The international dance production Extremalism is a multi-disciplinary piece performed by 30 dancers, 24 from Marseille and 6 from Amsterdam. This large scale anniversary production crowns 20 years of collaboration by the choreographers’ duo Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten. Extremalism celebrates its double premiere in the Netherlands and France, in the Holland Festival and as the opening piece of Montpellier Danse.
Extremalism is about the way mankind responds to today’s crisis. What does a body do in an extreme situation?
Or by contrast, how does it survive in a very minimal setting? Extremalism is among the most ambitious and extensive pieces in the works of Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten. With 30 dancers on the stage in times of scarcity and cut-backs, the piece is a celebration of contemporary dance and the power of the body.
Published on 7 May 2015
What is a body in revolt?
In the online magazine HET LICHAAM IN OPSTAND | CORPS EN REVOLTE | BODY IN REVOLT, ICKamsterdam and Ballet National de Marseille collect ideas and associations about the body in dance, art, media, politics and science.
The content is provided by the choreographers, dancers, dramaturges, (artistic) staff linked to by the two companies, but also by guest editors, which include Robyn Orlin, Ivana Ivkovic and Benien van Berkel.
Published on 6 May 2015