NEWS: Ignite Mixed Programme Codarts Rotterdam & Conservatoire de Paris

Ignite Mixed Programme Codarts Rotterdam & Conservatoire de Paris

15–16 February 2022: Holland Dance Festival

Photo: Ferrante-Ferranti

Special Dutch-French edition
Dance students from Codarts Rotterdam dancers share the stage with students from the prestigious Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris. A wonderful opportunity for the young dancers from both cities to broaden their horizons.  

Passing on dance heritage
The joint performances during the festival – and those in May 2022 in the Centre National de la Danse in Paris – are the highlight of a larger exchange project to encourage the transmission of our European dance heritage. During the entire academic year of 2021/2022, the young dance talents of Codarts and the Parisian Conservatoire are working on creations by various top choreographers, who each have a connection with either the Netherlands or France.  

Female solo, multiplied
The French students present ‘Suite for five’ by Merce Cunningham. Furthermore, the French will dance Hearts and Arrows by their countryman Benjamin Millepied, known for his creations for – among others – the New York City Ballet, the Ballet de l’Opera National de Paris and the Hollywood film Black Swan.

The Codarts dancers can be seen in Bravo Charlie by Marco Goecke, in an excerpt from Wings of Wax by Jiři Kylián and in Femme by the Belgian choreographer Jens van Daele, who unexpectedly passed away in 2020. Dancers from both cities will also present a jointly executed choreography from Kylián’s Whereabouts Unknown and will be performed by all the female students from both programmes.