After the successful 2015 tour, performing at packed venues, receiving raving press reviews, exuberant audience responses, and a Swan nomination – the most prestigious dance award in the Netherlands – the Rotterdam-based dance company Conny Janssen Danst has returned to the stage with INSIDE OUT. It includes live music by a four-person band directed by singer-songwriter iET. The INSIDE OUT remake will be performed at Wednesday March 14 at the Zuiderstrandtheater in The Hague; subsequently, it will tour the Dutch theatres until April 29, 2018.
Exploded Drawings For INSIDE OUT, choreographer Conny Janssen draw inspiration from the term Exploded Drawings, three-dimensional construction drawings, and the notion that in order to be able to find out what is hidden behind the facade, you have to crack open something. These are metaphors for systems, but at the same time for the sometimes compelling group dynamics. In INSIDE OUT, she embarks on a quest for live smouldering under the surface, for the individual’s role amidst the complexity of the masses; for a small detail in the larger pattern. Only after the rock-hard armour has ripped open, the self can reveal itself.
“Sometimes you look at something that is beyond reach. All information, all aspects of human identity, are confined within the structure. Like a body encompassed by skin. Only after having depilated the exterior, and thus having revealed the interior, you experience the beauty of the components, the details and the interrelationships.” – Conny Janssen
INSIDE OUT in the year 2018 Conny Janssen looks upon the reprise of existing work as a chance for a further development of her repertoire. Not just a different group of dancers, but also emotional distance and having experienced the creation of new material, have an effect on the way she regards her own work. That is why the renewed version of INSIDE OUT is no nostalgic retrospect, but the result of a vigorous new process of creation with different dancers and space for new choices.
Live music In addition to a dance ensemble, including young talents as well as familiar faces, for INSIDE OUT, Conny Janssen puts together an amazing musical gathering, led by singer-songwriter/musician iET and guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Budy Mokoginta. Together with keyboard player Thierry Castel and cellist Keimpke Zigterman they will play new compositions [particularly featuring the voice of iET and all her sounds that will lead us to the dancers’interior.
Artistic team: Choreography: Conny Janssen
Dancers: Adi Amit, Davide Bellotta, Tu Hoang, Maud Huizing, Martijn Kappers, Richard Nagy (trainee), Nina Plantefève-Castryck, Mitchell-lee van Rooij, Youp Scheffer, Mariko Shimoda, Remy Tilburg, Liza Wallerbosch
Music: iET, Budy Mokoginta, Thierry Castel, Keimpke Zigterman (Thanks to: Pieter de Graaf & Jonas Pap
Stage design: Thomas Rupert
Light design: Marc Heinz, Remko van Wely
Costumes: Babette van den Berg
Dramaturgy: Judith Wendel
Repetitor: Erik Spruijt