This year during the FASHIONCLASH Festival, Dance will meet Fashion in a special collaboration between FASHIONCLASH and the Dutch Dance Festival (Nederlandse Dansdagen). The project was made possible thanks to the BNG Bank and the BNG "Cultuurfonds" in the framework of its 100th anniversary and its project Eeuwige jeugd, "Eternal youth."
|Picture from the rehearsal of the 15th of May|
Picture by: Branko Popovic
In this project, 10 young designers and choreographers were associated in pairs and were asked to create a short performance. The choreographies will be performed by dancers from the dance schools Venlo ArtEZ Dansacademie and the “vooropleiding” Dans Maastricht.
The project is truly inspiring and challenging for the designers and choreographers. Indeed, the format demanded differs from what is usually expected in terms of length and structure, but those constraints opened up new opportunities for the artists. Dance and fashion focus on the same features. Our bodies and the way we hide and reveal them are central in both fields, so what happens when fashion and dance clash?
- Cecilia Moisio and Sara Vrugt
|Cecilia, the choreographer, and Sara, the designer|
- Jasper van Luijk and Jivika Biervliet
|Jasper, the choreographer, and Jivika, the designer|
- Loïc Perela and fORS
|Loïc, the choreographer, and fORS, the designers|
- Melissa Ellberger and Mieke Kockelkorn
|Melissa, the choreographer, and Mieke, the designer|
- Katja Heitmann and Annemarije van Harten
|Katja, the choreographer, and Annemarije, the designer|
|Preview of Katja and Annemarije's collaboration|
"Me, My Selfie and I"
|Preview of Jasper and Jivika's collaboration|
"As of Marble"
|Preview of Melissa and Mieke's collaboration|
"Out of the blue"
|Preview of Cecilia and Sara's collaboration|
"2 by 2"
|Preview of Loïc and fORS's collaboration|
Don’t miss out on this project, and discover it during the FASHIONCLASH Festival on the 14th of June at 5.30pm!
See you there!
Pictures of the performance by: Erwin Penners