The Square2

Dates 07 April 2022 to 10 June 2022

With a subtle hint to Dante's La Divina Commedia, the four creators of The Square 2 translate the journey from the inferno to paradise to the here and now and the personal challenges of the corona era. Propelled by live music with elements from dance and ambient, the dancers go in search of inner renewed strength and insight.

The stage as a meeting place: that is the starting point of The Square. A new series of full-length performances by up-and-coming talent in which artistic collaboration plays a central role.

In this second edition, an international company of young dance makers goes on an adventure with Dutch musician and producer Richard van Kruysdijk. The choreographers each bring their own style and background and together they create an energetic performance that surprises and disrupts.

 

Podcast

Learn all about The Square 2 in our new podcast series.

Content creator Iris talks to the creator of the concept The Square:
Ed Wubbe, interviews composer Richard van Kruysdijk about the music and visuals and the choreographers talk about their creation process and inspiration.

After a short introduction in Dutch, all podcasts are in English. Except for the podcast with artistic director Ed Wubbe, which is in Dutch.

 

Credits

Artistic direction

Ed Wubbe

Choreography

Mario Bermúdez Gil, Antonin ComestazRyan Djojokarso

Composition, live music, video projections

Richard van Kruysdijk

Stage design

Bart van Geldrop, Richard van Kruysdijk

Light design
Xavier Spruit Bleeker
Costume design
Petra Finke
Dancers

Castlist

The Makers

Mario Bermúdez Gil
Choreographer
Antonin Comestaz - Foto Bas Czerwinski
Antonin Comestaz
Choreographer
Ryan Djojokarso - Photo Bas Czerwinski
Ryan Djojokarso
Artistic Director
Richard van Kruysdijk
Composer / musician

Mario Bermúdez Gil (Spain) is choreographer and artistic director of the Spanish company Marcat Dance. He has an intensely physical style and draws inspiration from world cultures, rituals and landscapes. In 2018 he won the Scapino partner award at the first edition of the Rotterdam International Duet Choreography Competition (RIDCC) and as part of this award Mario gets this chance to create a dance piece for Scapino's dancers.

 

Former Scapino dancer Antonin Comestaz (France) has been working as a freelance choreographer since 2013 and has quite a few awards and nominations to his name. "Comestaz seems to be a name to keep an eye on", Theaterkrant wrote about him. Antonin's work often focuses on the absurd and darkly comic expressions of everyday life and humanity. He has a playful, idiosyncratic and very engaging choreographic style.

 

 

 

 

The versatile maker Ryan Djojokarso (Netherlands) previously created a memorable piece for the performance TWOOLS 18, While the leaves are blowing. He has his own artistic signature and makes accessible, often humorous, pieces with that appeal to a broad and culturally diverse audience.

 

The basis for The Square 2 is laid by the music and video projections of Richard van Kruysdijk. From minimalist to driving, with an arsenal of electronics he makes collages with elements from dance and ambient. Together with the dancers and choreographers, he uses them to build intuitive sound worlds that propel the dance.

 

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