ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE:
Project Zahira | Dance Theater creates socially involved performances with a mission to make the invisible visible and the unspoken talked about. Project Zahira is known for their emotionally raw theatrical dance productions.
In the old ballet Le Sacre du Printemps (1913), a ‘virgin’ must die so that spring can come again. Zahira Mous and Ivana Berkhout explore the barbaric nature of killings of women in their dance theater duet The Rite; a death ritual.
It is an interactive performance, possibly different each time. The Rite starts with the ending: the dance of death. Will you stop it?
In addition to the performance, there will be a short after-talk between the makers and the audience.
Artistic direction & concept: Zahira Mous
Creation & performance: Ivana Berkhout & Zahira Mous & Rosalie van Wamel
Dramaturgy: Marc Maris
Musical composition: Matt Rudge
Partnering coach: Laisvie Andrea Ochoa Gaevska
Set design: Studio Florian Bart
Costume design: meer-meer | Inez Meer
Lighting design: Natasja Giebels
Moderator after-talk: Geraldine Moodley
Head technician De Brakke Grond: Erik Koletzki
Sound technician: Niek Stronks
Head set crew: Alexander ‘AJ’ Negron
Set crew: Max Stoces
Producer: Project Zahira
Production preparation: Stef Heijnen-Bakker
Production planning: Lieve de Boer
Show production / stage manager: Emily Jo Haenny
Production assistant: Kaley Chaibva
PR: Project Zahira | Beau Zwierenberg
Marketing preparation: moconcepts
Marketing photography: Continuouss Visuals | Daniel Nicoletti
Photography: Sjoerd Derine
Supported by: Amsterdam Fund for the Arts;
Healing Arts Foundation; BiLucid
Made possible by: Amsterdam Fringe Festival; Vlaams Cultuurhuis De
Brakke Grond Amsterdam; and makers’ house Het
Special thanks to: Stichting KunstenDialoog; Geraldine Moodley; and the
Henny Jurriëns Studio