Technical production

Sarah Huygens Jawla (Netherlands) - Between Us

Young Sarah Huygens-Jawla, Flemish maker with West-African roots, caught the eye of Julidans. That is because her dance performances are close to the skin, raw, and dramatic. In her work, she walks the thin line between reality and theatre. The performances deal with themes such as identity and gender. The performers' personal stories are always the starting point, which can lead to both recognition and discomfort.

As in Women in Love (2018), women play the leading role in Between Us. Maker and performers go in search of the essence of female energy. The spectator is taken to another world. A world of intimacy and closeness. Huygens-Jawla works with performers from inside and outside the queer community.

In preparation, Huygens-Jawla trained with Atsushi Takenouchi, a worldwide expert in Japanese Butoh dance. It is both a dance and a transformation technique, not only for the body but also for the consciousness. In Huygens-Jawla's case, the movements that emerge from the subconscious are complemented by personal experiences of the performers. Thus, inner self and outward appearance, underworld and upper world come together in an intense performance of love, friendship, being allowed to be yourself, and meeting each other.




Foto 05-Fotograaf-Jos-Beijer
  We 7 Jul 21
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  Fr 9 Jul 21