Panama Pictures

Into thin air

Stranded on a tilted staircase, three performers are floating in space, left to each other and to themselves. One moment they almost slide down the stairs, the next they regain their balance, exploring the boundaries of this lost space with no grip. Until gravity tilts and their bodies are pulled upwards. Here, on this unstable island high above our heads, different laws apply, and a thrilling game is created in which acrobatics and dance merge.

In the work of dance/circus company Panama Pictures, movement enters a challenging dialogue with architectural scenery. The objects and spaces created by permanent designer Sammy van den Heuvel not only determine the atmosphere but also form a challenge, obstacle and motive for the performers. The dancers and acrobats of Panama Pictures push the boundaries of what is possible and make their physical sensation tangible for the audience.

With Panama Pictures, award winning choreographer Pia Meuthen develops an authentic signature: unpolished and raw, where dance, circus and music flow into each other.

A new universe is created for each performance. Dance and acrobatics intertwined with classical music, electronic beats and vocals.

Pia Meuthen finds her inspiration in literature and philosophy, translating her sources of inspiration into poetic images. The work touches the audience with its great physical impact and the underlying humanity throughout. She depicts worlds that are recognisable to the viewer, but also allow for their own interpretation.

Into thin air

Credits
Choreography: Pia Meuthen
Dance/Acrobatics: Francesco Barba, Tarek Rammo, Jefta Tanate
Composition: Davide Bellotta, Strijbos & Van Rijswijk
Scenography: Sammy van den Heuvel
Costume design: Sanne Reichert
Lighting design: Bart Verzellenberg
Assistance & training: Miquel de Jong

Panama Pictures

DANCE

Saturday, September 28 - 7.00 p.m.

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