APHRODISIAC II

Robin Nimanong

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03 sep.

donderdag

19:00-22:00

During these weird and difficult times, but also beautiful and progressing. Our topic speaks loud about empowering the queer community and strengthening individual voices from minorities. Robin Nimanong, Rebecca Collins and Wolf Govaerts, all graduates from Modern Theatre Dance in Amsterdam, are going to join forces and show you their own truth about this topic through dance and film.

Aphrodisiac II is a LGBTQ+ dance movie, searching for self-definition, fighting for their own truth. Not scared to reveal inner beauty and inevitable scars.

Robin is an androgynous artist with his culture roots in Thailand. His LadYboy practice is coming to the body and screen for you. A non-gender approach to movement, style and identity that will create new visions on how we built and experience our own society.

Aphrodisiac II is an emotional fantasy initiative that, in the midst of the global crisis reinforce solidarity. Our emotional world is one common place where we can share honesty, truth and deeper meaning. But that doesn’t happen enough. The necessity to speak the unspoken, to express the suppressed. Without any shame to be yourself, discovering yourself and your relation to others.

The courage to look how we feel. To put on our lipstick and heels to conquer the world.

This queer cross over between dance and film, is supporting the LGBTQ+ community by fulfilling a fantasy identity. By using the universal language of dance, these dancers speak their truth, calling out toxic masculinity, racism or emotional abuse by standing their own ground. By showing truth, vulnerability, weakness and strength.

Can you face the truth and listen to your own sentiment with us?

Refusing to conform useless realities by peeling off layers, revealing gender fluid identities and a deeper reality that reinforces solidarity.

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Over de makers

Robin Nimanong is a half Dutch half Thai dancer and artist based in Amsterdam. He graduated from Modern Theatre Dance in Amsterdam and after that danced with Batsheva in Israel. During Robins time with Batsheva he had the experience to work with Ohad Naharin, Sharon Eyal and Roy Assaf. In Tel Aviv Robin created 4 creations for Batsheva Ensemble Creates and became a certified gaga teacher. He worked with Israeli choreographers Eldad Ben sasson, Liat Waysbort, Uri Ivgi and Johan Greben (Dutch).

“Aggressive, fierce, humoristic, breaking down limits of thoughts”

To be open-minded and to rediscover love and identity in different situations are the starting points of his research. Robin wants to cross borders between dance and other disciplines. His own work is about how we are depending on social cultural norms, but you don’t need to accept them. You can destruct those norms and you can create new and better values or views on society. Not only contextual, but also physical this creates new possibilities.

Robin Nimanong
Choreographer and Dancer Artist
Wolf Govaerts
Dancer Artist
Bo Bolderink
Cameraman and Directing
Jasper van Luijk
Coach, (Director and Choreographer SHIFFT Utrecht)
Noa van Tichel
Dramaturge
Rebecca Collins
Dancer Artist
Fonds Podium Kunsten
Supported by #balkonscenes
Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunsten
Supported by project funding

Robin Nimanong – Choreographer & dancer
Wolf Govaerts – Dancer
Rebecca Collins – Dancer
Bo Bolderink – Camera
Noa van Tichel – Marketing / Dramaturge
Jasper van Luijk- Coach / Dramaturge (Director and Choreographer SHIFFT Utrecht)