The young choreographer Giulio D’Anna has already become a household name in the Dutch dance landscape. In 2012, he was presented with the Dioraphte Dance Award at the Dutch Dance Festival, last year he was the winner of the Dutch Dance Festival Maastricht Award, and now he has been nominated for a ‘Zwaan’ award for O O O O O O. Last year’s award enabled him to make R_ESISTERE, which is being premiered at the festival this year.R_ESISTERE is formed by the words ‘resistere’ (to resist) and ‘esistere’ (to exist). Giulio D’Anna is known for his accessible, warm work. In his latest piece, he is standing up for the vulnerable, oppressed individual and giving him a voice. The dancers reveal themselves, filled with sharpness, stamina and strength. They never give up and keep on believing. This physical dance concert conveys a sense of universal human power.
Winner of the Dutch Dance Festival Maastricht Award 2013
Credits/Concept and direction: Giulio D’Anna
Dancers: Lana Čoporda, Miryam Mariblanca, Ana Ladas, Fabian Holle, John Taylor
Music composition: Maarten Bokslag, Tom Nestelaar
Set design: Jasper Van Roden
Direction assistant, production: Agnese Rosati
Interns: Jouke Istar Rouwenhorst (dance), Vanessa Sgarra (costume), Laura Wallrafen (lights)
Artistic advisor: Kristin de Groot
Produced and supported by Dansateliers, Nederlandse Dansdagen, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, C/O, SNS Reaal, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds / Fonds Danceworks Rotterdam,Versiliadanza, Fabbrica Europa, AMAT and Giulio D’Anna/Stichting Gillen.