Last weekend, June 20, city of Maastricht had to the honor to host Roze Zaterdag (Pink Saturday). Under the title 'Maastricht Colors You' all over the city festivities and events where organized around the context to celebrate diversity.
For this occasion we presented the Tabula Rasa dance performance at Centre Céramique.
Project Sally Maastricht, FASHIONCLASH and designer Mieke Kockelkorn started a partnership with the aim to provide the awareness and transcend conservative gender roles in our society and a message of freedom. In a range of workshops, transgender youngsters are working with Mieke and Project Sally to create a collection that will be reflected through various dance performances. Tabula Rasa is a gathering of different people who clash dance and fashion with purpose to engage a dialogue with the society.
Project Sally Maastricht organizes Choreographic Residencies Maastricht, and for Tabula Rasa they invited promising Franch choreographer Martin Harriague to develop a performance based on the FASHIONCLASH Festival 2015 theme of gender and the festival's campaign. The first presentation took place during FASHIONCLASH Festival 2015. The aim is to develop the project further and to invite more choreographer, designers and dancers to engage with the project.
For the first presentation of Tabula Rasa, Martin Harriague developed a striking contemporary dance performance 'Spectrum'. Mieke Kockelkorn designed the costumes and dancers Patrizio Bucci and Morgane Michel brought the performance to live.
all images are courtesy of FASHIONCLASH