Scenography for Alida Dors’ choreography at Theater Rotterdam Schouwburg, Netherlands. Premiere November 11th, 2022.
𝘗𝘳𝘪𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘪 –Surinamese word for “permission”– plunges into the least navigated depths of love, desire, compassion and connection. Rather than taking love as a given, 𝘗𝘳𝘪𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘪 explores its feared sides, unveiling contradictions, memories, raw sensuality and prejudice.
The stage is structure, dreamscape, tool and punctuation, to be inhabited and deconstructed. Twenty two ropes hang from the ceiling, defining space, creating paths, while essentially being a void.
“Can we give in to our desire to give and receive love? How can we allow ourselves to feel compassion and connection? How can we forgive our enemies – the enemy outside, as well as those inside ourselves?” In 𝘗𝘳𝘪𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘪 director, playwright and choreographer Alida Dors has asked each of the performers to explore their female energy. Dors dissected love in an intimate way and let the sweet water flow. As a result we experience love as a ritual of cleansing and rebirth. Read more in depth: The Initiations of Primisi, by dramaturg Eylül Fidan Akıncı.
“The pile of clothing that is peeled off in layers illustrates how the dancers get rid of imposed patterns and habits. Back to themselves, they all get a chance to break out of the jungle of yellow ropes and let loose in their familiar dance style.”Annette Embrechts, de Volkskrant 13/11/2022
𝙲𝚘𝚗𝚌𝚎𝚙𝚝 & 𝚌𝚑𝚘𝚛𝚎𝚘𝚐𝚛𝚊𝚙𝚑𝚢 Alida Dors
𝙲𝚑𝚘𝚛𝚎𝚘𝚐𝚛𝚊𝚙𝚑𝚢 𝚊𝚜𝚜𝚒𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚗𝚌𝚎 & 𝚛𝚎𝚑𝚎𝚊𝚛𝚜𝚊𝚕𝚜 Nicole Geertruida
𝙳𝚊𝚗𝚌𝚎𝚛𝚜 Anaiah Raelyn Carney, Fiona Dekkers, Dayna Martinez Morales, Liza Panjoel, Deion Simon, and Vainergill Thurnim
𝚅𝚘𝚌𝚊𝚕𝚜 Youandi Albertzoon
𝙲𝚘𝚖𝚙𝚘𝚜𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚖𝚞𝚜𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚕 𝚕𝚎𝚊𝚍 Simone Giacomini
𝙼𝚞𝚜𝚒𝚌 𝚙𝚎𝚛𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚖𝚊𝚗𝚌𝚎 Simone Giacomini, Vicente Pino, Raphael Vanoli, Gerri Jager
𝙳𝚛𝚊𝚖𝚊𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚐𝚢 Eylül Fidan Akıncı
𝚂𝚌𝚎𝚗𝚘𝚐𝚛𝚊𝚙𝚑𝚢 Ludmila Rodrigues
𝙻𝚒𝚐𝚑𝚝 𝚍𝚎𝚜𝚒𝚐𝚗 Axel Dikkers
𝙲𝚘𝚜𝚝𝚞𝚖𝚎𝚜 Karin van der Leeuw, Sara Hakkenberg
𝚃𝚎𝚌𝚑𝚗𝚒𝚌𝚜 John Thijssen, Sidney van Geest, Arjen Fortuin, Jimmy Niesen
Read more on theaterrotterdam.nl
11 Nov 2022 | TR Schouwburg Rotterdam
12 Nov 2022 | TR Schouwburg Rotterdam
16 Nov 2022 | Theaters Tilburg
17 Nov 2022 | Koninklijke Schouwburg, Den Haag
24 Nov 2022 | Internationaal Theater Amsterdam
25 Nov 2022 | Internationaal Theater Amsterdam
26 Nov 2022 | Chasse Theater, Breda
29 Nov 2022 | Theater De Veste, Delft
30 Nov 2022 | Wilminktheater, Enschede
06 Dec 2022 | Parktheater, Eindhoven
07 Dec 2022 | Schouwburg De Lawei, Drachten
08 Dec 2022 | Theater de Vest, Alkmaar
06 Jan 2023 | Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
10 Jan 2023 | TR Schouwburg Rotterdam
11 Jan 2023 | TR Schouwburg Rotterdam
12 Jan 2023 | TR Schouwburg Rotterdam
Many thanks to Eylül Fidan Akıncı, Sidney van Geest and Jenny Konrad.