HAPPY NEW YEAR AND NEW PROJECT INTERVAL

Happy New Year to you! We’ve started it by beginning a new project called Interval. This time Aurelie, Luca, Wolf, Xanthe, Spencer and Milena will be performing and are joined on stage by the kinetic installation of Gosse de Kort. If all goes well, we’ll have a full evening piece by the 24th of February. Glimpses into rehearsal will follow soon, you can also check out our facebook/instagram @offprojects.

2020 POSTPONED

Unfortunately all of our shows for the rest of 2020 had to be postponed. Makes us sad, but we also realise we were extremely fortunate to be able to perform until three days ago. Hope to see you all soon, stay safe!

If you already had a ticket, your theater will be contacting you.

EXTRA SHOW IN DEN HAAG

@ZUIDERSTRANDTHEATER

60 In Real Time will perform one more time in Den Haag @Zuiderstrandtheater on the 16th of December at 19:00.

We will perform for 30 people, they will be with us on stage and besides dance we will interview a special guest on the psychology of human time perception.

See our agenda for details on this show or the ones in Zutphen, Purmerend and Roermond.

Hope to see you soon!

OUR SHOWS IN DECEMBER

As the theaters reopened for a capacity of 30 people per show, it looks like we have a few of 60 In Real Time coming up in December.

Purmerend (Dec 11), Zutphen (Dec 18) and Roermond (Dec 19) are next. Check our agenda for more info, some dates have 2 shows in an evening.

For reasons that don’t need any explaining, our show of 60 In Real Time this coming Saturday at Theater de Verbeelding in Purmerend was POSTPONED. We still hope to be able to do the planned shows in December and hopefully find a new date for this one. We’ll keep you updated here and on social media. Stay safe!

60 In Real Time

we’re still on

The shows of 60 In Real Time at Frascati/Amsterdam (20+21 Oct) & Zuiderstrandtheater/Den Haag (31 Oct + 1 Nov) ARE STILL ON as planned.

We do have to reduce the audience to 30 people per show, so get your tickets now to be assured of a spot.

We’re starting to perform in 3 weeks! (mid-September)

Come see 60 In Real Time with Amos, Aurelie, Gen, Luca, Wolf, Xanthe and Milena (but only 4 at a time…).

Info and dates

Good news & new online content

We’ve been selected as one of the ‘makers of now’ for the platform In Art We Trust Fund.

This is an initiative of We Are Public, a cultural subscription-program that offers a curated program of shows and art events for it’s members. 

In it’s current adapted version, they chose every month fifteen makers from various disciplines and the members-fees go directly to support the artists. We’re very proud to have been selected. The financial contribution is very welcome of course, but mainly it’s a wonderful way to stay connected to our audience.  

If you are a member of We Are Public you can login and ‘heart’ our page, this will increase the contribution we get 🙂

New online content

For the past few months the only way to experience dance has been on screen. This sudden shift has made the camera a necessary intermediary between the dancer and the audience. 

Indulging in our fascination with this medium and acknowledging this new reality, we’ve been exploring new ways of capturing physicality and choreographing through a lens.

This has lead to two little projects:

VOLITION 1 – a durational video experiment

In this work we let the intuitive moving body interact directly with the video format, without the mitigation of a ‘traditional’ choreography. Like our latest production 60, this video is exactly one hour long. It can be viewed in parts or played in the background, revisited over the duration. Of course you are also welcome to watch the whole thing 😉 

Half-Life 

Our fascination with the concept of time has often lead us to want to capture movement by freezing it in photos, something that can’t be done live.

Half-Life is a short choreography of still images. 

We hope you are all well and healthy, and we hope to see you soon. Warm greets, OFFprojects – Amos, Aurélie, Milena, Gen and Yvan

Good news, good advice

We are extremely happy to share that OFFprojects got a positive advice on our application for structural funding from the city of The Hague. Pending final approval by the municipality, the support will be for the period 2021-24.

This backwind will allow us to develop our projects with more continuity and sustainability, while also developing a broader audience for our work (and hopefully for dance in general). In this time of uncertainty it is wonderful to be able to look forward to a possible future of creative opportunities and exciting challenges. 

60 on NL tour 5 March – 22 April

UNFORTUNATELY SOME SHOWS HAD TO BE POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19. We are all looking to find alternate performance dates, as we really want to share this evening with you. We will keep you updated here, on facebook and instagram. Check the agenda for details of new dates and a link to the theater to find out what to do with your current show ticket.

The tour of 60 has started! After a great kick-off of two shows at Korzo Theater in Den Haag, we’re now travelling through the country. 

Xanthe van Opstal, brand new to the cast, has had her premiere and is now fully part of the adventure.

In selected cities, interdisciplinary artist Gosse de Kort will be giving a short lecture: time and form in movement. These will be giving shortly before the show and are about 30 minutes long. Each city has a special hometown guest that will partake in this conversation. For details check the agenda.

In addition, the performance-installation Seconds will be remounted in Frascati. You can go see the 15min performance before and after the show.

Slowly but surely, the small, staccato movements become more pronounced.  And just as a broken clock tells the correct time twice a day, sometimes the seemingly erratic movements come together into something resembling a consistent choreography.

It’s a fascinating scene, and a good platform for Ben-Tal’s singular dance moves: graceful yet sharp, unpredictable yet coherent.

.” Bregtje Schudel, 2019, movementexposed.com

“The movements are initially investigative and discovering, later they become more exuberant […] but never aimed at virtuosity. They are given a headstrong, playful quality: soft and elegant, sometimes pedantic. This gives the strict perception of time in 60 a humorous counterbalance. Add the traditional way in which the choreographer puts his dancers in the space and you get a tasteful, versatile representation of a thinking dancer.” Dick van Teylingen, 2019, Theaterkrant.nl

Photography: Alwin Poiana