Work-in-progress ‘SPERANZA’ at Vondelpark Openluchttheater Amsterdam

This Friday August 3 Samadhi will present the work-in-progress of ‘SPERANZA’ as part of New Dance Studios 10-years anniversary with Vondelpark Open Air Theater and its going to be something special alright! ‘SPERANZA’ – Italian for ‘Hope’ – is an entirely new dance creation in which five individuals give physical expression to their desire to break through and break free from the chains of fear, false identities and the influence of seemingly hopelessness.
Work-in-progress ‘SPERANZA’ at Vondelpark Openluchttheater Amsterdam
Entering a new chapter where choreographer Vraja Sundari connects with her modern jazz and urban roots to explore and express the ongoing search for purpose and meaning and the duality of fear versus courage and hope. A more raw and earthly approach to Samadhi’s characteristic movement language whilst the authenticity, fusion of styles and philosophical context remains.  ‘SPERANZA’ is a powerful and sincere journey that grabs you and makes you think about these timeless emotions all of us humans encounter and connect with.
Joining Sundari on this powerful journey are dancers Ilaria Angelicchio and Mats van der Mark and the latest addittions to the team Jordan Achiano and Dario Mendes. Though differentiating in style and personality, all dancers unite in their solid allround background, physical virtuosity, strong theatrical presence and a sharp sense of musicality. 
Work-in-progress ‘SPERANZA’ at Vondelpark Openluchttheater Amsterdam
Work-in-progress ‘SPERANZA’ at Vondelpark Openluchttheater Amsterdam
Work-in-progress ‘SPERANZA’ at Vondelpark Openluchttheater Amsterdam
 ‘SPERANZA’ is part of the ‘NDS presents Friends’ program starting 20:30 hr at the Vondelpark Openluchttheater in Amsterdam. Joining the anniversary program are Maurice Causey, Sanne Clifford, Victor Fernandez Duran, Christiaan De Donder with former Samadhi dancer Sedrig Verwoert and Rani Art led by Samadhi star Rasarani Keilman feat. flamenco guitarist Tijn van der Sanden. 
The entire program promises to be a very special and unique happening and we hope to have you with us on this beautiful evening filled with dance, music, friendships and inspiration!  
Work-in-progress ‘SPERANZA’ at Vondelpark Openluchttheater Amsterdam
Work-in-progress ‘SPERANZA’ at Vondelpark Openluchttheater Amsterdam

‘SPERANZA’ – Italian for ‘HOPE’ | Work-in-progress

Five individuals give physical expression to their desire to break through and break free from the chains of fear, false identities and the influence of seemingly hopelessness
 
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
— Albert Camus
 
To what extent is our mask or social identity really protecting or helping us? 
When does is start repressing us, making us live undercover? 
We all need to present ourselves in a certain way to function in society, but in a society led by fear, ignorance and superficiality, how can you not be affected? 
When does this presentation of the social self start to prevent us from living our life the way we were meant to live it? 
If we choose to conform and only present an image of confidence and success to create a false sense of belonging and security are we not in a state of hopelessness and fear for the unknown? 
Can we uncover ourselves and really start trusting and connecting with the world within and around us? 
Can we find hope in the seemingly hopelessness? Believe in ourselves when no one else does?

 

 

Photography: Alexander van der Linden/Dephoid

Work-in-progress ‘SPERANZA’ at Vondelpark Openluchttheater Amsterdam
Work-in-progress ‘SPERANZA’ at Vondelpark Openluchttheater Amsterdam
Work-in-progress ‘SPERANZA’ at Vondelpark Openluchttheater Amsterdam

10th Anniversary: New Dance presents Friends!

Friday August 3 – 20:30 to 22:00 hr
Vondelpark Openluchttheater Amsterdam

Choreographers: Rasarani Keilman/Rani Art, Sanne Clifford, Victor Fernandez Duran, Sedrig Verwoert & Christiaan De Donder, Vraja Sundari Keilman/ Samadhi Dance Company, Maurice Causey

Entrance is free

Work-in-progress ‘SPERANZA’ at Vondelpark Openluchttheater Amsterdam