Krisztina de Châtel in coproduction with SALLY Dance Company Maastricht and Ensemble 88


Two characteristic works by Krisztina de Châtel, alongside new work by Audrey Apers of SALLY’s Danslab. Three choreographies in which music plays a guiding role.

The triple bill (Im)Pulse presents de Châtel’s Pulse (2007), with music by György Ligeti and designs by fashion icon Aziz Bekkaoui. Like leaves in a storm, the dancers are swept away by Ligeti’s piano music. On initiative of SALLY Dance Company Maastricht this classic is back on tour. “A piece worth seeing again”, NRC Handelsblad wrote in 2007.

“Pulse is a must-see for old and new audiences. A superb piece, perhaps even better twelve years on.” (Trouw)

Thirteen Images From The Dark Land (2017) was commissioned by SALLY Dance Company Maastricht. This was the first time in her career that de Châtel created a duet focused on human contact. To music by George Crumb and with live accompaniment by Ensemble 88, the choreography explores the human soul in the physical body.

“Thirteen Images From The Dark Land (2017) by De Châtel is of unprecedented minimalist beauty.” (Theaterkrant)

In her new work Labour of Love, Apers uses music and dance in a bid to transcend hierarchical relationships. In a live dialogue between Apers and her musical counterpart, the struggle for territory has to give way to working on common ground.

“Labour of Love is impressive, particularly thanks to the interaction between performer Audrey Apers and musical performer Jan Deboom.” (Theaterkrant)

choreography Krisztina de Châtel (Pulse and Thirteen Images…), Audrey Apers (Labour of Love)
composition György Ligeti (Pulse), George Crumb (Thirteen Images…), Michiel de Malsche en Jan Deboom (Labour of Love)
dance Marina Bilterijst, Luis Pedraza Cedròn, Cesare Di Laghi, Alina Fejzo, Pedro Ricardo Henry, Ivan Montis (Pulse) Pedro Ricardo Henry, Ivan Montis (Thirteen Images…), Audrey Apers (Labour of Love)
performance live music Dominica Eyckmans (altviool), Paul Pankert (viool), Maxime Stasyk (viool), Jean-Pol Zanutel (cello) (Thirteen Images…), Jan Deboom (Labour of Love)
stage design Conrad van de Ven (Pulse), Tim Scheffer (Labour of Love)
costumes Aziz Bekkaoui (Pulse), Mieke Kockelkorn (Thirteen Images…), Audrey Apers (Labour of Love)
light design Bernie van Velzen (Pulse), Otto Eggersgluss (Thirteen Images…)
photography Tycho Merijn

Tour dates

September 2019
25 – The Hague,
HNT Theater a/h Spui (try-out)
30 – Amsterdam, ITA (première)

Oktober 2019
3 – Rotterdam, Theater Rotterdam
10 – De Meern, Podium Hoge Woerd
12 – Nijmegen, LUX Nijmegen
23 – Wageningen, Theater Junushoff
29 – Tilburg, Theaters Tilburg

November 2019
5 – Helmond, Theater Het Speelhuis
8 – Dordrecht, Schouwburg Kunstmin
15 – Amsterdam, Theater Bellevue
16 – Amsterdam, Theater Bellevue

December 2019
4 – Breda, Chassé Theater
10 – Haarlem, Toneelschuur
11 – Heerlen, PLT Theater Heerlen
13 – Roermond, ECI Cultuurfabriek
14 – Amstelveen, Cultuurcentrum Griffioen
17 – Delft, Theater de Veste
18 – Utrecht, Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
20 – Leiden, Theater ins Blau
21 – Alkmaar, TAQA de Vest

dates subject to change