War and conflict place people – particularly women – in difficult situations. Their natural disposition to seek connection and harmony is at odds with their longing for independence, freedom and self-preservation.
Feminale, the choreographic double bill by Krisztina de Châtel and Astrid Boon, is inspired by fighting spirit, solidarity and mutual support. This quest for balance in uncertain times is universally recognisable and concerns us all.
“Once it has been set in motion there is no stopping it.” (Trouw)
Krisztina de Châtel has since 1977 made more than 70 choreographies and three dance films. Contrast, confrontation and especially space are important elements in Krisztina de Châtel’s work. The result is a “coherent oeuvre of choreographies in which the effect of plus and minus sometimes seems to be cancelled out; a wonder of balanced dance”, writes critic Isabella Lanz in the anniversary book ‘Dwars door de ruimte’ (2001).
Information about all the choreographies can be found on this website. There is also a special archive website with more photos, videos and reviews. This archive is only available in Dutch.
Krisztina de Châtel
Hungarian-born choreographer Krisztina de Châtel has made around 70 choreographies and two dance films. She is driven by a rare urge for innovation, while remaining true to herself. She is open to new cultural developments and frequently seeks to collaborate with other artists. She has also initiated projects with new media and virtual space, skate boys, garbage men, dervishes and various other striking combinations.