In a world where we are surrounded by stimuli, we often close off our senses. In Blind Spot – Rotterdam choreographer Jelena Kostić makes visible and tangible what is right in front of us. In a theatrical walk full of contrasts, the urban environment and dance come together to open our eyes to new perspectives.
With headphones on, the audience is led on a walk through Rotterdam Zuid, starting near Hotel New York. In various choreographies, Jelena plays with our ideas and expectations of space and our surroundings.
After the success of Blind Spot – Tilburg in the summer of 2021 and Blind Spot – Maastricht in the fall of 2022, choreographer Jelena Kostić creates an entirely new experience for Rotterdam, especially for the Rotterdam Architectuur Maand. With a dance language strongly influenced by freerunning and the raw environment of Rotterdam-Zuid, Jelena shows the city from a new perspective.
“After versions in Tilburg (2021) and Maastricht (2022), Kostić has created this new route through Rotterdam for Rotterdam Architecture Month. In her dance language, freerunning predominates. Rotterdam Zuid provides an excellent backdrop for this. En route through the neighbourhood, the company makes use of the architecture by balancing on it, hanging over it, moving in between.”– Theaterkrant.nl
Choreography , concept and artistic direction – Jelena Kostić
Dancers & performers – Noëmi Wagner, Isabelle Nelson, Tijmen Teunissen, Blazej Jasinski & Josien Hennen
Voice actor – Gusta Geleijnse
Composer – Dyane Donck
Audio post production & sound design – Tom Sikkers
Repetitor & artistic advice – Judit Ruiz Onandi
Dramaturgy & texts – Lou Cope
Texts & editing – Laura Roling
Costumes – Rens de Waal
Business management – Petra de Haan
Sales – Hedi Legerstee
Production manager – Danielle Pater
Supported by: Stimuleringsfonds Architectuur, Fonds Podiumkunsten, Gemeente Tilburg, Volkskracht, Elise Mathilde Fonds
Special thanks to: AIR Rotterdam