On a hot summer’s day, Theaterkrant visited the premiere of Blind Spot – Rotterdam and wrote the following review.
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. A specific scene in a courtyard shows a loving choreography, in which the elderly Josien Hennen is caught each time by the four younger performers. On three occasions, she lets herself fall backwards, putting her trust in others’ hands. It results in a beautiful and moving tranquil portrait between two generations.
In her choreographies, Kostić plays with ideas and expectations about the space around you. She juxtaposes tranquillity with restlessness. From the headphones poetic texts sound, such as: ‘We park our cars, build houses, plant seeds and water our dreams.’ They are small snippets about human action that lift you for a moment from the daily routine and overstimulation of the city. With that, Blind Spot is a successful mix of freerunning, dance and architecture. Exactly after sixty minutes, we are delivered to festival heart at the Maassilo. All that remains is the question: which city will be next?
Read the full review here (Dutch only)