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.
“Acrobatics by three dancers formed the spectacular finale to ‘Blind Spot’, a one-and-a-half-hour walk past places where short dance performances were presented. These performances drew attention to places you would otherwise walk past without noticing them.”– Brabants Dagblad
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