November 2019

Finally a sign of life

by Antonin Rioche

  • for Nederlands Dans Theater & Korzo during HWLAN in Korzo

  • Danced by Antonin Rioche and Katarina van den Wouwer

    Sound Design by Niels Plotard

    Costume Design by Jan-Jan van Essche

    Pictures by Alex Avgud

“Finally a sign of life reflects the days where the sun did not rise inside us. We did not hear the birds anymore. It was so dark that the mornings felt the same as the evenings. Even on sunny days it was dark. The light never came home and everything always remained the same. We were not grounded, we were floating. Our soul had to disconnect from our body, in order to carry on. We were waiting for something to happen, or someone to fall. An open jail surrounded by a deafening silence, filled with patience. The darkness was everywhere. Inside of me, and inside of you. We were living in the dark and the only light we had was the light inside us. Its is always the darkest before dawn. We know that we can draw a map to the stars in the death of the night. Dancing our hopelessness away. The light came back again. A rebirth, translating a truly intimate stop. it is a journey to find the courage to embrace moments of darkness and pain. The ability to meet discomfort, in order to recognize a hidden gift underneath. An offering of celebration, awakening and light, helping us to connect to our body and nourish our love for dance. Dancing within the duality forever, again and again.