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CaDance Festival

CaDance Festival

Jan 25, 2019Feb 09, 2019
Various locations
The Hague

Contemporary dance fans are in their element as the CaDance  festival transforms venues around The Hague into a beating heart of premieres, stimulating performances and a rich fringe program. From a dance route in the city to a new urban programme to a performance that ends in a rave party, CaDance offers new dance stories for every liking and mood. 

Dutch modern dance scene

Organised by Korzo, CaDance has established itself as the festival for the modern dance scene in the Netherlands, which is currently booming thanks to its reputation for high standards in the international field of dance. Taking place once every two years in The Hague, sometimes known as "the city of Dance", the festival mixes new talents, familiar faces and special guests to showcase exceptional performances, new creations and trends in contemporary dance.

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What makes CaDance so special is its investment in Dutch practitioners: choreographers and dancers who started with CaDance as raw talent consistently return to debut new works or successes from their previous seasons. Such a productive symbiotic relationship remains rare in the dance world.

New Stories

The festival theme of the 2019 CaDance Festival is “New Stories”; stories that are told by prominent and up-and-coming choreographers for the audience of today about the world we live in. This edition reflects the almost boundless diversity and freedom with which artists currently cross styles, disciplines, and perspectives and tell their stories via body language. The festival theme is also completely interwoven into the popular 4x4 that takes the public on a dance route throughout the city.

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Highlights of CaDance 2019

CaDance gathers together both established and rising stars to perform new works in theatres around The Hague from January 25 until February 9 at the Korzo theatre and Theater aan het Spui:

CaDance opens with world premieres by Samir Calixto and Ryan Djojokarso. Samir Calixto’s dance performance "W" shows five impressive female dancers in myths portraying women. Ryan Djojokarso’s Mom:Me is about the seemingly unbreakable bond between mother and child.

Other premieres including the following new productions: Cantata by Stephen Shropshire, The Protagonist by Dunja Jocic, Fields by Astrid Boons, Q4: Quantified by Sarada Sarita and Seconds by Amos Ben- Tal / OFFprojects. Many dance performances that have already been performed in other countries receive their Dutch premieres, such as Mind Ur Step by Roots & Routes, as well as Liederduett by Compagnia ZappalaDanza.

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Very popular is the dance route 4x4: My Story. This time, four young artists will share their personal stories on locations in the Archipelbuurt where The Hague’s greatest storyteller, Louis Couperus, found his inspiration.  

The stately 19th-century Archipelbuurt in The Hague forms a stark contrast with the four makers who have their roots in a diversity of dance styles: vogueing/waacking (Junadry Leocaria), contemporary dance (Zahira Suliman), breakdance (Simon Bus), and Indian dance (Poernima Gobardhan). 

Fringe programme

The two weeks full of performances are accompanied by a rich fringe programme. Public discussions, dinners with creatives, package deals, lectures, urban dance workshops, open studios, pop-up performances, and open dance classes given by the choreographers from the festival.

Buy your tickets to CaDance

Tickets to CaDance are on sale on the CaDance website. Buy your tickets in advance and plan your visit to CaDance. Buy your CaDance tickets now.