By In Dance 50 min

Between 1999 and 2018, Scapino presented 18 editions of TWOOLS, the programme in which young choreographic talents are given the opportunity to create work for the main stage.

More than sixty choreographers have created work for TWOOLS. For many choreographers their debut in TWOOLS was also their first introduction to the Dutch dance world. Choreographers such as , Nanine Linning, Annabel Lopez Ochoa, Guy & Roni, and made their debuts in TWOOLS.

For TWOOLS 16, artistic director is again looking for the chemistry between different styles and cultures in one programme. According to Wubbe, it is this diversity that creates the tension of the evening. TWOOLS 16 is announced as a ‘high-speed choreographic roller coaster'.

Five guest choreographers and Wubbe himself perform six world premieres in an hour and a quarter. The multidisciplinary talent from Spain Marcos Morau, the always playful Sahar, who caused a furore on TV in So You Think You Can Dance, the subtle as the only woman in this list, and the Brazilian with his cinematic gaze: each with their own colour and flavour, they provide a sample of the latest theatre dance.

The choreographers can all count on the 22 dancers of . They include the winner of So You Think You Can Dance 2013: Danny Boom, who dances a guest role in Roy Julen's choreography. Julen's second guest is the adventurous and passionate cellist Katharina Gross.

There is also live music in Ed Wubbe's Into The Woods: he created this work in collaboration with Michiel Borstlap, one of the most important Dutch pianists. Borstlap plays all over the world, including regularly at the North Sea Jazz Festival, and performs with Lavinia Meijer, Ludovico Einaudi and many others. He won the Thelonious Monk Award, an Edison and a Golden Calf. The collaboration is a long-cherished wish of Ed Wubbe, who calls Borstlap “the Eric Satie of our time”.

Into the Woods
Ed Wubbe

Smashroom, too
Fang-Yu Shen

Shin A Lam
Marcos Morau

Roy Julen

Itamar Serussi

Things are Perfect
Ederson Rodrigues Xavier