In 2022 Faizah got invited by Korzo and Nederlands Dans Theater to choreograph for the Here We Live and Now program, a program within which many great choreographers of the future were given their first opportunities to create new work in The Hague.

While you’re here – Tanten bo t’aki

Tanten bo t’aki is Papiamentu for “while you’re here”. With this playful and intimate duet choreographer Faizah Grootens creates a bodily research of the constant moving spine and the relation between synchronicity and individuality. Two people share a personal space, their connection is undeniable. But what exists when they’re together and who are they individually? In a constant motion the two dancers wave through the performance. But in the end they’re not by themselves, you are there as well.

Choreography: Faizah Grootens in collaboration with Evelien Jansen and Justin Brown
Dance: Evelien Jansen and Justin Brown
Composer: Michael Lampe
Dramaturgy: Marc Maris
Light design: Sanne Rosbag
Outside eye: Nicole Geertruida
Production: Mirjam Dales
Marketing: Mitchell-lee van Rooij
Photos: Sjoerd Derine

Catch While you’re here – Tanten bo t’aki at the MOving Futures Festival in one of these cities alongside works by amazing artists:

31-03-23 Utrecht – Theater Kikker
05-04-23 Arnhem, Stadstheater Arnhem
14-04-23 Nijmegen, Lux Nijmegen
22-04-23 Tilburg, De Nieuwe Vorst
28-04-23 Rotterdam, Theater Rotterdam
20-05-23 Amsterdam, Theater Bellevue

Moving Futures Festival