Scenography for Alida Dors’ choreography at Theater Rotterdam Schouwburg, Netherlands. Premiere November 11th, 2022.

๐˜—๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ช โ€“Surinamese word for “permission”โ€“ plunges into the least navigated depths of love, desire, compassion and connection. Rather than taking love as a given, ๐˜—๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ช explores its feared sides, unveiling contradictions, memories, raw sensuality and prejudice.

The stage is structure, dreamscape, tool and punctuation, to be inhabited and deconstructed. Twenty two ropes hang from the ceiling, defining space, creating paths, while essentially being a void.

“Can we give in to our desire to give and receive love? How can we allow ourselves to feel compassion and connection? How can we forgive our enemies – the enemy outside, as well as those inside ourselves?” In ๐˜—๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ช director, playwright and choreographer Alida Dors has asked each of the performers to explore their female energy. Dors dissected love in an intimate way and let the sweet water flow. As a result we experience love as a ritual of cleansing and rebirth. Read more in depth: The Initiations of Primisi, by dramaturg Eylรผl Fidan Akฤฑncฤฑ.

“The pile of clothing that is peeled off in layers illustrates how the dancers get rid of imposed patterns and habits. Back to themselves, they all get a chance to break out of the jungle of yellow ropes and let loose in their familiar dance style.”

Annette Embrechts, de Volkskrant 13/11/2022

๐™ฒ๐š˜๐š—๐šŒ๐šŽ๐š™๐š & ๐šŒ๐š‘๐š˜๐š›๐šŽ๐š˜๐š๐š›๐šŠ๐š™๐š‘๐šข Alida Dors
๐™ฒ๐š‘๐š˜๐š›๐šŽ๐š˜๐š๐š›๐šŠ๐š™๐š‘๐šข ๐šŠ๐šœ๐šœ๐š’๐šœ๐š๐šŠ๐š—๐šŒ๐šŽ & ๐š›๐šŽ๐š‘๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š›๐šœ๐šŠ๐š•๐šœ Nicole Geertruida
๐™ณ๐šŠ๐š—๐šŒ๐šŽ๐š›๐šœโ€ฏ Anaiah Raelyn Carney, Fiona Dekkers, Dayna Martinez Morales, Liza Panjoel, Deion Simon, and Vainergill Thurnim
๐š…๐š˜๐šŒ๐šŠ๐š•๐šœ Youandi Albertzoon
๐™ฒ๐š˜๐š–๐š™๐š˜๐šœ๐š’๐š๐š’๐š˜๐š— ๐šŠ๐š—๐š ๐š–๐šž๐šœ๐š’๐šŒ๐šŠ๐š• ๐š•๐šŽ๐šŠ๐š Simone Giacomini
๐™ผ๐šž๐šœ๐š’๐šŒ ๐š™๐šŽ๐š›๐š๐š˜๐š›๐š–๐šŠ๐š—๐šŒ๐šŽ Simone Giacomini, Vicente Pino, Raphael Vanoli, Gerri Jager
๐™ณ๐š›๐šŠ๐š–๐šŠ๐š๐šž๐š›๐š๐šขโ€ฏ Eylรผl Fidan Akฤฑncฤฑ
๐š‚๐šŒ๐šŽ๐š—๐š˜๐š๐š›๐šŠ๐š™๐š‘๐šขโ€ฏLudmila Rodrigues
๐™ป๐š’๐š๐š‘๐š ๐š๐šŽ๐šœ๐š’๐š๐š— Axel Dikkers
๐™ฒ๐š˜๐šœ๐š๐šž๐š–๐šŽ๐šœโ€ฏ Karin van der Leeuw, Sara Hakkenberg
๐šƒ๐šŽ๐šŒ๐š‘๐š—๐š’๐šŒ๐šœ John Thijssen, Sidney van Geest, Arjen Fortuin, Jimmy Niesen



11 Nov 2022 | TR Schouwburg Rotterdam
12 Nov 2022 | TR Schouwburg Rotterdam
16 Nov 2022 | Theaters Tilburg
17 Nov 2022 | Koninklijke Schouwburg, Den Haag
24 Nov 2022 | Internationaal Theater Amsterdam
25 Nov 2022 | Internationaal Theater Amsterdam
26 Nov 2022 | Chasse Theater, Breda
29 Nov 2022 | Theater De Veste, Delft
30 Nov 2022 | Wilminktheater, Enschede
06 Dec 2022 | Parktheater, Eindhoven
07 Dec 2022 | Schouwburg De Lawei, Drachten
08 Dec 2022 | Theater de Vest, Alkmaar
06 Jan 2023 | Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
10 Jan 2023 | TR Schouwburg Rotterdam
11 Jan 2023 | TR Schouwburg Rotterdam
12 Jan 2023 | TR Schouwburg Rotterdam

Many thanks to Eylรผl Fidan Akฤฑncฤฑ, Sidney van Geest and Jenny Konrad.

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November 8, 2022