do 22 dec|
CASA & DADOR
For the upcoming showcase happening at Door Open Space, we have invited Henry Rodríguez - a choreographer, teacher and a performing artist born in Havana, Cuba in 1991.
Time & Location
22 dec 2022 19:00 – 23:50
Amsterdam, Tt. Vasumweg 31, 1033 SB Amsterdam, Netherlands
About The Event
DANCE & THEATRE
Our short-term residency programme is an artist development initiative providing a space for experimentation for emerging artists, with a special focus on site-specific artworks and performances.
For the upcoming showcase happening at Door Open Space, we have invited Henry Rodríguez - a choreographer, teacher and a performing artist born in Havana, Cuba in 1991. He received his early education in dance at the UAD Ballet Español de Cuba, under the direction of Eduardo Veitia. During his studies as a seventeen-year-old he began to perform with Ballet Español de Cuba in ballets such as Carmen, La Casa Alba, El Sombrero de los Tres Picos, La Traviata, El Fantasma, Aquel Brujo Amor, Frida, Danzando Sueños, etc. in events such as La Huella de España, the International Ballet Festival of Havana among others.
For one evening, Rodríguez will present two of his past works: Casa and Dador.
CASA (2019) is solo performance and the second work created under the notion of ‘The Perversion of Order and the Collective Subconscious’. It came about in response to ‘Carnem Exilui’ (’Exiled Flesh’). While ‘Carnem Exilui’ examines the migrant body and the idea of departure, ‘CASA’ is a return, a focus to where we come from. It dives into the layers of what makes and question our identity, our idea of homeland and simultaneously our relation with chaos and limitations. This work tries to expose an absurd and in fact quite a realistic panorama of current events in Cuba. It is focused in portraying a vision of the feeling and the constant struggle of people. Rather than aiming to educate or defend a political statement, CASA seeks to reflect you, confuse you and perhaps upset you.
Dador (2021) is a duo created in collaboration with performing artist Oliver Wagstaff. Born with the initiative to explore and find synchronicity in the symbiosis of two bodies, it fuses Rodriguez's quirky crawling language into seemingly effortless manipulations driven by the relationships between beginning, ending, permanence and change. In the first part, the dancers intertwine their bodies as an exploration of their own physical possibilities and limitations.
Performing alongside Henry is Oliver Wagstaff. He is a dancer from the Netherlands, who has studied contemporary dance at the Amsterdamse hogeschool voor de kunsten. With an original training as a breakdancer and actor, his work is always interdisciplinairy and showing a variety of infuences. As a performer he has worked with Ryan Djojokarso, Henry Rodriguez, Anne Nguyen, Dalton Jansen, Andreas Denk, Jonzi D, Alida Dors, Cie Black sheep, De Dansers, Helder Seabra, Heidi Viertaler, Karina Holla, Duda Paiva, Maas theater en dans.
Admission: free / donation
19:00 - welcoming to the space and installation
19:30 - start of the performance