Here you will find night critiques and reviews, which we usually accompany and supplement with dance photography and dance films of the performances to offer an additional, independent and hopefully artistic view of the choreographic events.

“What the hell is water?” – Uraufführung in Aachen

“What the hell is water?”   The Edge of 30 Degrees Yin Yue Dance Company eröffnet in Aachen das schrit_tmacher Festival By: Ilona Roesli "...The Edge of 30 Degrees dips a toe in uncharted waters..." In a commencement speech over a decade ago, one of my favourite writers, David [...]

Von |15. März, 2019|

Dada Masilo’s “Giselle” is a striking view on romantism

Giselle Dada Masilo By: Ilona Roesli "...In a world in which we use terms such as hybridity, multiculturalism, globalisation and world citizenship, the lack of other cultural voices and the dominant presence of the Western canon is striking..." After Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet and Carmen, the South-African born [...]

Von |13. März, 2019|

schrit_tmacher Festival 2018 came to an end with outstanding success and outstanding also “THE HOLE” with NDT1!

The 23rd edition of schrit_tmacher Festival 2018 came to an end with outstanding success!   comments by Klaus Dilger translation Karoline Strys   The schrit_tmacher justDANCE! Festival 2018 came to an end and the five festival-weeks were packed with dance events, discoveries, highlights and a dance audience that an [...]

Von |29. März, 2018|

“Be like water…“

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui fascinates with “Sutra” at schrit_tmacher Festival in Heerlen.   by Klaus Dilger translated by Karoline Strys   Almost ten years have passed since its world premiere in London and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s “Sutra” is still fascinating the audience and is one of the highlights of schrit_tmacher [...]

Von |21. März, 2018|

Waltzing with corpses

The Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter presents his “Grand Finale” in Heerlen at festival Schrittmacher. By Nicole Strecker translated by Karoline Strys A dance piece like an alarm siren. Volume, energy and frequency are rising menacingly and non-stop. Palpitation. Panic. Then the excess eases slowly. Exhaling. Relaxing – at least [...]

Von |13. März, 2018|

„Macho Man XXI“ – between baroque times and today

On International Women’s Day the Mexican dancer and choreographer Tania Pérez-Salas presents two of her pieces at the Euregio of schrit_tmacher. It is a great decision dramaturgically to present “3. Fourteen Sixteen“ alongside “Macho Man XXI“. The evening creates a link between baroque times and today and is dealing [...]

Von |9. März, 2018|

Swap of Disguise

Swap of Disguise - The company Delfos Danza Contemporánea from Mexico has a guest performance for one evening at schrit_tmacher. In their award-winning piece "Cuando Los Disfraces Se Cuelgan (When The Disguises are Hung Up)“ they deal with the masks that all people are wearing. nightreview by Natalie Broschat translated [...]

Von |7. März, 2018|

Wie ein bunter Blumenstrauß

 Die Kompanie Delfos Danza Contemporánea aus Mexiko begeistert mit ihrem Stück „Cuando Los Disfraces Se Cuelgan ("When The Disguises Are Hung Up")“ das Publikum in Heerlen. Kurze Nachtkritik von Natalie Broschat Wie ein bunter Blumenstrauß ist der Auftaktabend der mexikanischen Woche beim schrit_tmacher-Festival; dazu noch schnell und abwechslungsreich. Bei [...]

Von |6. März, 2018|

Fast and Furious…

They run, fall, stand up, roll over themselves... Shay Kuebler from Canada at schrit_tmacher justDANCE! in Aachen   nightreview by Veronica Posth   Schrit_tmacher Festival brings on stage Shay Kuebler and his dancers in a versatile and energetic composition named Telemetry that took place in the Fabrik Stahlbau Strang. [...]

Von |4. März, 2018|

The “Telemetry” in Fabrik Stahlbau Strang

Shay Kuebler/ Radical System Art -  at schrit_tmacher just DANCE!   short nightreview by Veronica Posth The Canadian choreographer Shay Kuebler presents "Telemetry" at the Fabrik Stahlbau inside the rich program of Schrit_tmacher festival. It is an entertaining piece full of zest with a recreative choreography blend of Swing, [...]

Von |4. März, 2018|