Young choreographer Justin de Jager of Scapino Ballet Rotterdam creates a new work, especially for the exhibition Calder Now in Kunsthal. On Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 March Intertwine is performed in the middle of the sculptures by Alexander Calder.
The young choreographer Justin de Jager is quickly making a name for himself in the dance world. Although he started out as a breakdancer, his interest in other styles of movement also led him to contemporary dance. He is specialised in ‘threading’, a style derived from breakdance, but is constantly pushing the artistic boundaries of that style.
Intertwine will be performed amidst the work of Calder and that of the contemporary artists also participating in the exhibition. De Jager creates a continuous flow for his dance in search of openings and new shapes. He thus treats the viewer to a hypnotizing spectacle with an endless thread of detailed movements. In Intertwine the two hugely different art forms come together in a natural way.
Film version of Intertwine
Together with filmmaker Justin Bekker, Justin de Jager also produced a special film version of Intertwine that takes the viewer on a journey past the artworks in the exhibition Calder Now. In the film, three additional dancers are performing the same movements. This results in a fascinating game that plays with the viewer’s perception. The film will premiere on Saturday 19 March at 15:00 hrs at the Kunsthal Auditorium, including an introduction by the makers, Justin de Jager and Justin Bekker. The premiere can also be followed via a Livestream.
Photo: Bas Czerwinski