Cláudia Dias: Monday - Watch out for the right
From August 18th to August 28th Holland’s most exciting performing arts festival returns: Noorderzon. The Aa Church presents a unique show by Portuguese choreographer Cláudia Dias.
A verbal boxing match
You can knock someone out with a sweeping statement. Harsh opinions can clash and grate and turn into an all-out rumble. But a verbal boxing match can also help to move things forward. This is why Portuguese choreographer Cláudia Dias is taking on seven different and politically engaged artists as her sparring partners in a dancing discussion. In seven rounds, just like in a boxing match. In Monday poet and writer Pablo Fidalgo Lareo is the first of her opponents to be challenged to a duel about controversial contemporary issues. Why are we afraid of each other? How can we influence our future? Hopefully the public debate will emerge as the ultimate winner. Noorderzon is co-producing this show as part of NXTSTP.
Performing arts festival
Noorderzon is an annual 11-day international performing arts festival that takes place in the Noorderplantsoen park and at various other nearby venues in and around Groningen’s city centre.
The first edition of the Noorderzon Festival was in 1991 and since then it has evolved into the summer’s cultural high point in Groningen. The programme focuses mainly on international work but also showcases the work of artists whose roots lie in Holland’s northern provinces. For some performances admission is free but for others a ticket must be purchased. The programme features theatre, music, dance, visual arts, multi-media, circus and everything in between.
Duration: 55 minutes
Language: Portuguese with Dutch surtitles
Tickets go on sale July 25th at 1 p.m. and are available from the Noorderzon website