Corpus Criolla, Creolized body Language, is an investigation into the relationship between the Waltz and Afro-Caribbean dance styles of Curaçao (such as Tambú) and the embodiment it entails, in a contemporary format. This research focuses on interpretations of the human body language and how they are embodied within the various ‘Creolized’ dance forms. Delving into the search for synthesis between music and dance styles and the quest to create a new contemporary dance language fuelled by these ‘Creolized’ dance forms.

The outcome of the research is a quartet with 4 dancers; Annemieke Mooij, Amber Veltman, Henry Labrada Rodríguez and Jordan Achiano. Corpus Criolla aims to make you think about issues related to stereotyping and identity. Shame culture, conventions, traditions, social idealism, colonial influences, and fathoming the relationship between form and content.

The research of Corpus Criolla is supported by KIP Republic, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst,  Fonds Podiumkunsten, Bijlmer Parktheater and Ben Remkes Cultuurfonds.

With professional advice by Gabri Christa, Ira Kip, Jocelyn Bergland, Nicole Geertruida, Christian Yav, John Leerdam, Arthur Kibbelaar and Ayra Kip.

Music by Neldrick Martis with additions of Henry Labrada Rodríguez, Robert Rojer (“Como tu lo quieres” by Rudolf Palm), Pierre Lauffer and Selim Haase

Production by Ayra Kip, KIP Republic

Catch the presentation of the research at Bijlmer Parktheater on September 30th 2021 at 8 pm.

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