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Silent Songs

DSC06081The DoelenEnsemble based in Rotterdam and Internationaal Danstheater (ID) based in Amsterdam are joining forces in a sensational programme featuring the works of composer Valentin Silvestrov (Kiev, 30 September 1937) and the piano piece Natalon by Simeon ten Holt. Both inspired choreographer Neel Verdoorn and she has created three duets especially for the ID dancers. They are based on the same source of inspiration that lies at the heart of Silvestrov’s and Ten Holt’s musical masterpieces. Silent Songs has now captured the hearts of numerous people in theatres across the Netherlands and at De Parade theatre festival in Rotterdam and Amsterdam in the summer of 2016.

The link with ID is the diversity in culturally-specific styles. Verdoorn also drew inspiration from other sources including the film Brief Encounters by David Lean in which a man and a woman have fleeting meetings. Lean used Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 4 for the movie’s soundtrack. A remake of this film was made in 1984 with the title ‘Falling in Love’ starring Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep.

World premiere
Rotterdam, 12 December 2015
Choreography
Neel Verdoorn
Dance
Francesca Peniguel, William Lu
Baritone
Wiebe Pier Cnossen
Piano
Maarten van Veen
Music
Valentin Silvestrov, Simeon ten Holt, Gyorgi Ligeti, John Cage Landscape, Dave Maric
Costume
Karisma Costumes
Light design
Chiel Ten Cate

Playlist

Silent Songs
20 juni benefietconcert Muziekgebouw aan het IJ

23 t/m 26 juni de Parade Rotterdam
25 t/m 28 augustus de Parade Amsterdam
8 december Theater het Klooster Woerden
13 december Parkstad Limburg Theaters Heerlen
20 december Parktheater Eindhoven
23 december Schouwburg Amstelveen

Internationaal Danstheater

Internationaal Danstheater

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