Last year the Brazilian-Dutch choreographer Samir Calixto left a shattering impression with his 4 Seasons, that made us aware of our mortality to the sounds of Vivaldi. For his new performance Paradise Lost, he sought inspiration in John Milton’s epic poem of the same name from 1667, about man’s fall from grace and his banishment from Paradise. With a strong physical intensity, characteristic of Calixto’s work, apparently conflicting forces drive the dancers on. Light, dark, good, evil, holy and godless. Long enough until we see humanity as we know it: fragile, complex and mortal. Original compositions are by Kate Moore.
Paradise Lost tours the Netherlands throughout Spring 2015.
1/30-1/31 - Cadance Festival, Theater aan het Spui, The Hague
2/26 - LUX Theater, Nijmegen
2/28 - De Lieve Vrouw, Amersfoort
3/6 - Odeon De Spiegel, Zwolle
3/7 - Grand Theater, Groningen
3/11 - Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam
3/25 - Theater Ins Blau, Leiden
3/27 - Schouwburg, Arnhem
4/8 - Schouwburg de Lawei, Drachten
4/10 - AINSI, Maastricht
4/16 - Cultuurhuis, Heerlen
4/20 - Toneelschuur, Haarlem
4/28 - Theater Bellevue, Amsterdam