From the start of the lockdown, Dutch choreographer Conny Janssen knew that a dancer’s body is not made for home isolation. It wants to move, ideally together and in contact with other dancers. Covid-19 made this impossible.
While dancing together was not allowed, individual dancing was still possible and formed the base for Monuments in Solitude. For weeks, the dancers worked alone in the studio. They asked themselves what the social lockdown means and processed their experiences into their movements. By doing this, they created their own solo-performances.
When the theaters were allowed to reopen, the dancers presented the results of this experiment to fourteen visitors per performance in Conny Janssen Danst House from June 11 to June 28. Monuments in Solitude was the first experience of live dance since lockdown for more than 650 visitors. And sold out almost immediately.
Now, Conny Janssen is coming to Amsterdam. In the Amsterdamse Bostheater the dancers of the company will present their solo’s again in the open air.
August 27 – 30
7 pm & 9 pm
Due to our limited capacity this season, which is connected to the precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, this show is performed twice in one evening: at 7 pm. and at 9 pm. The theatre is open from 6. pm for the audience of the first show. If you bought tickets for the second show, you are welcome from 8:30 pm.
It is not allowed to bring your own beverages and food to the theatre. Our bar is open and it is possible to pre-order a picnic basket. You can order a picnic box up to 24 hours before the start of the shows.
During our shows, pictures and recordings can be made. Images or shots of the audience can be also included in this footage. If you buy a ticket, you agree to this. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.