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.

Spellbound Contemporary Ballet – “Rossini Ouvertures“

Schrittmacher Festival in Aachen: Guest performance by the Spellbound Contemporary Ballet Rossini Ouvertures choreography by Mauro Astolfi Nicole Strecker translated by Karoline Strys Actually, there should not happen anything on stage yet at all. After the musicians have tuned their instruments for a very last time, the spectators cleaned [...]

Von |14. April, 2019|

“Second Nature“ of the NDT at Theater Heerlen

The program “Second Nature“ of the NDT at Theater Heerlen The second nature grows in the shade nightreview by Melanie Suchy translated by Karoline Strys Before the curtain of Schrittmacher-Festival in Aachen falls again for another year with the Italian Spellbound Contemporary Ballet, the Nederlands Dans Theater was invited [...]

Von |11. April, 2019|

CAROLYN CARLSON – “Crossroads to Synchronicity“

Crossroads to Synchronicity Walking is falling front Yesterday night the Carolyn Carlson Dance Company from Roubaix, France, made there guest performance “Crossroads to Synchronicity“ at Fabrik Stahlbau Strang - the best place for this choreographic view in between the times. nightreview by Melanie Suchy translated by Karoline Strys Three [...]

Von |8. April, 2019|

review: “Somewhere at the Beginning” at schrit_tmacher

review: Somewhere at the Beginning Germaine Acogny / Mikael Serres PAS DE PEUR – NO FEAR by Laura Brechmann | translated by Karoline Strys Her dancing body triggers the memory. She stands up straight, connected with heaven and earth and with stomping feet she arches her torso front and [...]

Von |29. März, 2019|

“Giselle“ by Itamar Serussi Sahar and Chris Haring

Balletto di Roma with Itamar Serussi Sahar's and Chris Haring's „Giselle“ It is already the second evening of “Giselle“ in Heerlen. Only two weeks earlier Dada Masilo’s reinterpretation of the ballet classic delighted the audience of Schrit_tmacher festival, now Balletto di Roma presented this subject at the same place: [...]

Von |28. März, 2019|

“The Roots” by Kader Attou acclaimed in Heerlen

“The Roots” by Kader Attou and Accrorap acclaimed in Heerlen If there had been an audience award at schrit_tmacher festival, it would have been -most likely- awarded to this evening’s performance that just found its end… - at least what concerns the spectators as those frenetically celebrated the contribution [...]

Von |26. März, 2019|

“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|