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Julidans - International Dance Festival

On Fri 12.7 / 12 hr
Sat 13.7 / Sun.14.7 12hr & 16 hr
Meeting point and end: International Theater Amsterdam
Presale over Julidans

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This project seeks to collect, filter and bring information about colonial past at different port cities in Europe and bring them in an artistic way into our modern time. Transforming it into the body and portraying it as a complex fusion of historical facts, personal biographies and interviews. This information will be presented as audio files via headphones. The dancers transform them into body interventions that refer to the different places of the city, where they perform.

Decolonize your mind! Decolonize your body! Decolonize your city!

Yolanda Gutiérrez create together with dancers and performers from Amsterdam the project in a new format. Together with the Dutch dramaturge Maarten Bos, scientists from the University of Amsterdam and an ensemble of five dancers will research traces of colonial stories in the city and develop a three-day "postcolonial city tour" for JULIDANS.

The city of Amsterdam and its colonial past is the playground of many different areas, stories and bodies, their physical presence and background information invite us to new interpretations. Through body interventions and sound files as a silent walk will the history of the city be overwritten and transformed - a transdisciplinary attempt to decolonize the urban area of ​​Amsterdam.

URBAN BODIES PROJECT is a production by yolanda gutiérrez & projects and JULIDANS.

[Concept/Choreography] Yolanda Gutiérrez
[Dramaturgy] Maarten Bos
[Audio Artist] Marten Minkema
[Dance] Keerthi Basavarajaiah, Jade Stenhuijs,Julia Pereboom, Suzanne de Bekker, Tim Persent.
[Artistic & dramaturgical assistance] Elisa Doulia & Maeva Dolle

Many thanks to Sruti Bala, Alex Raúl, Jennifer Tosch and Kathy Streek