Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Boekmanzaal
I Feel It Too
I Feel It Too is the first work that choreographer and dancer Sedrig Verwoert has created in the position of Young Creative Associate with Dutch National Ballet. For this piece, made exclusively for the screen, Verwoert drew inspiration from the social and cultural restrictions that were a result of the global pandemic. The 24-minute dance film sheds a light on the complex emotions that we are collectively facing, ranging from a stage of naivete to a layered and heavy understanding of the new normal. Together with spoken word artist Rozina Salihu, composer Tim Wes and an external artistic team, Verwoert shapes and sifts our perceptions of ballet.
During this evening in the new Boekmanzaal, Verwoert's dance film will be screened, followed by a discussion with the choreographer himself, musician Tim Wes, word artist Roziena Salihu and members of the artistic team. This discussion will be lead by Naomi Teekens and will be held in English.
‘For me, Black Achievement Month is a month in which there is room for diverse programming, supported by a wide range of makers.’
CHOREOGRAPHER SEDRIG VERWOERT
Black Achievement Month
During the month of October, the Black Achievement Month Foundation will present the special contributions of people with African roots to the world and to Dutch society in particular. For a significant number of them, this country is an important focal point in their development.