50 minutes –
At what age did you become an adult? Only in recent years scientists discovered the brain is fully developed around age 25. Until then you’ll have an excuse for endless searching, struggling and breaking down. Growing up is like waking from a hormone-fueled bad trip. Since we all know what it’s like, we tend to dismiss adolescent struggles as “just growing pains”. But, sometimes it’s not that simple – maybe you have to look a little closer.
Black Dog is a performance about living with a brain that’s still in development. Modern dance, art and electronic music come together in a whirlwind of chaos, destruction and desire. Dancers clash and try to manipulate each other, their environment and even the music. A performance about adolescence, for and by adults.
Black Dog is the result of a collaboration with artist Frans van der Horst and composer Robbert Klein.
Choreography: Marijke de Vos
Dance: Alina Fejzo, Ewa Sikorska, Sara Miguelote
Installation: Frans van der Horst
Composition: Robbert Klein
Dramaturgy: Anne van de Wetering
Sales and business support: Hedi D. Legerstee
Production: Andrea van Bussel
Trailer: Mihai Gui
Graphic design: ontwerpstudio Gerbengerrit
Thanks to: Time Window, Daan Doesborgh, Ashley Boom
Financially supported by: Gemeente Rotterdam, Elise Mathilde Stichting, Erasmusstichting
Photos by Mihai Gui