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The Three Graces is a dance performance about the rediscovery of femininity, in which the classical ideal of beauty is questioned. CHRONOS looks at how the sensual, almost surreal portrayal of women in Baroque paintings relates to the broad concept of being a woman in current society.
In the dance performance The Three Graces three dancers from CHRONOS will take you back in time, seductive like nymphs from a painting, to the Baroque and Renaissance. Works from Raphael, Michelangelo, Botticelli and Rubens will be embodied, lived, danced and voiced.
The women on canvas created by painters often show sensual, elegant and submissive poses that show the body from its best angle. One can feel both attracted to the sensuality and fragility while at the same time struggle to connect to this typical and often unrealistic portrayal of femininity. To what extent does the representation of women in the Baroque relate to current social media and how does that define the way in which we look at women?
In The Three Graces CHRONOS also asks the audience: Is there an answer to the question of what being a woman (now) means?
Previously The Three Graces was presented at Julidans, Museum Nacht, Delft Fringe Festival, Tanz im Delta (DE) and De Uitmarkt.
CHRONOS is a dance collective consisting of four dance artists who graduated from the Amsterdam School of the Arts. CHRONOS makes physical, poetic work that questions important topics in current society.
Credits The Three Graces: Concept and performance: Charlotte Mathiessen, Coralie Merle, Sarah Soethoudt and Vera Goetzee
Music: Angelo Berardi, Josquin de Prez, Henry Purcell, 50 Cent
Composition: Jochem Braat
Artistic advice: Roos van Berkel
Photo and video: Matija Pekić
About the artists
Charlotte MathiessenDancer & choreographer
Sarah SoethoudtDancer & choreographer
Vera GoetzeeDancer & choreographer
Coralie MerleDancer & choreographer