Saturday, 11 December 2010

Nanine Linning "Synthetic Twin"

Last Thursday, December 9, I paid a visit to Theater aan het Vrijthof, to see the performance "Synthetic Twin". After seeing "The Endless Songs of Silence" during the Nederlandse Dansdagen in October 2010 (Dutch Dance Days), I became a fan of Nanine Linning.

Photographer: Kalle Kuikkaniemi

This talented Dutch choreographer made with "Synthetic Twin" her debut as Artistic Director of Tanztheater Osnabrück.

Synthetic Twin reflects our daily life in the form of a Siamese twin. The extreme desire to tear apart from someone while the desire to merge is a recurring dilemma in our lives. These people who are actually two in one fascinate Linning. But are you one if you have two heads, and your body gives home to two worlds of thought?

For Synthetic Twin, Nanine Linning worked with fashion designer Iris van Herpen, with whom she also worked for “The Endless Song of Silence” and the opera “Madama Butterfly”. This young upcoming fashion talent in the international fashion scene won the Dutch Fashion Award 2010 last November.

Photographer: Kalle Kuikkaniemi

The stage set and the giant video projections are by stage designer Jan Boiten, with whom she previously created successful productions like “Bacon” and "Endless Song of Silence”.

Synthetic Twin is a conceptual performance where the era of Baroque is crossed by the hard and fast world of today. The whole thing is a visual and musical spectacle with some striking images. With her multidisciplinary signature Nanine Linning blends necessarily different art disciplines into a unique and new theatrical language in collaboration with prominent artists from visual art, video, design and fashion.

picture by Branko Popovic

See also this link: "The Endless Songs of Silence"

The show continues to play in several cities in the Netherlands.
TIP: April 7, the performance is scheduled in Theater Heerlen.

For more information:


The Dancers

picture by Branko Popovic
Meri Ahmaniemi, Emilie Assayag, Christina Bauer, Mallika Baumann, Francesca Imoda, Viviane Frehner, Tommaso Balbo, Gustavo Gomes, Jesse Hanse, Kyle Patrick, Erik Spruit, Niels Weijer

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