22 mrt20:15 - 21:15TR25 Schouwburg, RotterdamKleine Zaal
23 mrt20:15 - 21:15TR25 Schouwburg, RotterdamKleine Zaal
Choreographer Shailesh Bahoran explores the origins of Surinamese culture in a population consisting of Creoles, Hindustanis, Chinese, Javanese, indigenous Kalinya's and Lokono's, Jews, and Dutch, making it challenging to define a true Surinamese identity.
The term "creolization" is used to describe the blending of different cultures that subsequently merge. How can a new culture, rich in practice, community spirit, and energy, emerge from a shared negative history? Bahoran, recently nominated for a Swan award, sees hip-hop culture as an example. It, too, originated from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, evolving into an exceptionally versatile culture.
In "CREOLE," choreographer Shailesh Bahoran explores the concept of creolization by immersing himself in the culture of his home country. Suriname's fertile ground has been the stage for centuries of endless exchanges between diverse cultures. Customs and traditions from Africa, America, Asia, and Europe have melded over the years into a powerful culture full of energy and connecting force.
In "CREOLE," Shailesh collaborates with dancers reflecting the diverse background of Surinamese culture, both artistically, ethnically, and culturally. In an energetic and captivating dance performance, they take creolization as an artistic starting point. Equipped with the DNA of their ancestors and an open perspective, they explore the interaction that brought them together, the impact it has on the present, and the endless possibilities in the future.
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concept & regie Shailesh Bahoran choreografie Shailesh Bahoran ism de dansers dansers Chandenie Gobardhan, Joley Groeizaam, Patrick Karijowidjojo, Marchano Sarijoen, Jentel Schiettekatte & Ser Sebico lichtontwerp Mike den Ottolander muziek Rik Ronner foto Shueti met dank aan Thomas Buelens, Ann Hermelijn, Dino Kappel, Kenneth, The Myztikalz, Alida Neslo, Dave Simson, Fabian Vas & iedereen die heeft meegewerkt.
CREOLE is (mede) mogelijk gemaakt met steun van Fonds Podiumkunsten, Gemeente Utrecht, en DutchCulture.