Mind Ur Step
An initiative of ROOTS & ROUTES Netherlands in co-production with Maas theater en dans (NL), Koninklijk Vlaams Schouwburg (BE), Racines Carrees (FR) and ROOTS & ROUTES Cologne (DL).
We have set up a coaching program for 12 professional urban dancers who have been around for a while and are ready for the next step in their career. They will be coached and skilled by experts to evolve from performers to choreographers. Under the artistic direction of Nabil Ouelhadj, Lloyd Marengo and Kader Attou the dancers work on an urban dance production that will tour through Europe after the Premiere during Shake Festival (nov 2018) in Kader Attou’s homebase, CCN in La Rochelle (FR) .
Separate to Connect
Our urban dance production in the making is focused on urban dance in its purest form. We honor the roots of Hip Hop and find strength in simplicity. During the kick-off residency in Rotterdam, the dancers and choreographers met each other, found a common flow and the first creations were made. Guided by coaches from the theatre world the dancers will separately work on their story until the summer and will be reunited in Germany during an intense 2 weeks residency. Reconnected, the separate stories will join forces.
Connecting urban dance and theatre
Mind Ur Step is an international partnership of bridge builders from urban dance and theatres. The scenes have already found each other occasionally, but now it is time to build a sustainable cooperation. The creative process is strengthened with personal coaching programs for the dancers, research, and debates. Mind Ur Step encourages all parties to think about the next steps on the dance floor, the path from performer to choreographer, from street to theatre and opening doors for a new generation.
We are looking for a light technician (with skills in the field of sound) who can cocreate our production and operate the shows. The ideal candidate is a native Dutch speaker who also can communicate in English and French. The text of the vacancy is written in Dutch.