After spending a year in Jheronimus Bosch’s world, five, young international choreographers will present five brief performances on Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 March 2014 during the 15th edition of Festival Cement at the Verkadefabriek in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. The world premieres are the result of the B project, a stichting Jheronimus Bosch 500 initiative. In cooperation with four foreign partners, five talented choreographers from five different countries were selected to explore the medieval painter’s universe and translate this into dance in the Bosch cities. Alongside ’s-Hertogenbosch, the works will also be performed in B Project’s partner cities: London, Paris, Vienna and Venice.
A year ago, B Project started witha week-long stay in Pinkafeld, a village near Vienna where choreographers Maxence Rey (France), Claire Cunningham (Great Britain), Giorgia Nardin (Italy), Dante Murillo (Austria) and Jan Martens (The Netherlands) were introduced to each other and Bosch’s work. This heralded the start of an inspiring adventure during which the choreographers were inundated with information on the painter and his universe. Every partner city provided a residence programme for the choreographers based on the specific knowledge available there concerning Bosch. Scientists and artists collaborated on the project and enriched the choreographers with insights into, among other things, modern art, the cultural-historical perspective, technical-scientific research and the historical aspects of Bosch’s work. B Project I
The participants’ choreographic research was shared with local audiences in various ways. The highlight being a three-hour improvisation at the National Gallery in London. Surrounded by paintings by Bosch and other masters, and watched by a fascinated museum visitors, the choreographers provided a peek at their personal visual languages inspired by a painter who died almost 500 years ago.
B Project will be performed in two parts at Festival Cement. In B Project I Giorgia Nardin and Dante Murillo will present their choreographies All dressed up with nowhere to go and Rockers. Give me a reason to live by Claire Cunningham, Ode to the attempt by Jan Martens and Curiosities by Maxence Rey have been brought together under the title B Project II.
, Verkadefabriek: 26 March 19:00, 27 March 17:00 and 22:00.B Project II
, Verkadefabriek 26 March 21:00, 27 March 17:00 and 22:00. B Project
is a stichting Jheronimus Bosch 500 initiative.
Partners: Dansateliers Rotterdam, Festival Cement, D.ID Dance Identity (Pinkafeld/Vienna), Dance Umbrella (London), La Briqueterie/CDC du Val de Marne (Paris), Comune di Bassano del Grappa (Bassano/Venice)
For further information on the individual performances and the festival’s programme: www.festivalcement.nl.