New interdisciplinary project 'Layers of light'
We are currently in the process of starting up a new creation for 2024. A collective experience where dance, spoken word, physical theatre and music meet based on the theme 'layers'. In Layers of light we dive into the many layers that we have, carry, put on or off. Can we embrace, choose, accept all of them? How do we relate to them and each other? A collaboration with Wordbites and guest performers. More info follows soon!
Creation with ArtEZ students
Sanne created a duet together with graduating artist educators Milou Hennekij & Josephine Seegers. The title of the work is 'Clair-Obscur' and has been performed at the ArtEZ Finals Bachelor Dance in Education on 21, 22, 23 & 24 June.
Read the wonderful review about '[Em]brace' by Gina Miroula here!
Sanne and the dancers are currently rehearsing for the new upcoming dance work '[Em]brace', about the moment of letting go and getting up after a fall.
Mark your calendar and come see the work on:
Sunday 5 February, 16.00 | De Grote Kerk Naarden
Saturday 11 February, 20.30 | CC Amstel Amsterdam (theater première)
Thursday 2 March, 20.30 | Pleintheater Amsterdam
On Thursday 8th of September, we are part of the tv program 'Op de planken' with 'Crossing Currents'. 22.15h at NPO2 Extra.
When is has been broadcasted, you can also watch it here.
Saturday 3rd of September: 'Mind your step' at Indische Buurtfestival, 14.00 Javastraat Amsterdam.
Sunday 4th of September: Silent Disco Poetry Aerobics with Wordbites and myself, Spoelfestival Culemborg.
July & beginning of August were a blast! I've been performing my solo work 'Mind your step' six times in Amsterdam, Amersfoort and Arnhem, also revisited the performance 'Tweezaam' in our 2.0 version with Wordbites, next to teaching at Buitenkunst.
Earlier in June we performed the work 'Under the skin' by Anastasia Kostner in Amsterdam and Merano (IT).
'Crossing Currents' (parts in motion) performances in May!
How flexible can we remain in an always moving, ever changing scenery? Four dancers test their own and each other's (in)exhaustible adaptability in this interdisciplinary dance performance by Sanne Clifford & Talitha Schiffer.
12 May, 20:00 at Grote Kerk | Naarden
14 May, 20:30 at Hal 25, Alkmaar
15 May, 20:15 Belcampo/OBA De Hallen | Amsterdam
More info here.
The short dance film 'Mirror of Souls' has been selected for/screened at (or will be screened at):
* Ork_Kota 23. SzoloDuo International Dance Festival Budapest ( 1 min. version) | January 2022
* Vesuvius International Film Festival in Italy (original version) Award for Best Director in the category short dance film | January 2022
* New work showings, Kempenaerstudio Amsterdam | 18 March 2022
* ScreenDance Festival Stockholm (1 min. version) | 23 April 2022
* Kalakari Film Fest India (original version)
* 8 & Halfilm Awards Italy
* Stanley Film Awards official selection
* Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema | 18 & 20 September 2022, Boulder USA
and has won the award 'Best Director' in the category short dance film!
More about the project here.
Sanne is part of the performance 'Under the skin' as one of the soloists, which premiered on 23rd of September at CC Amstel in Amsterdam and has been performed in several venues since. Choreography by Anastasia Kostner. Upcoming performance:
17.01.2022 Theater in der Altstadt Meran (IT)
More about Under the skin:
In Under the skin you will be taken on a journey that looks at a crisis as a beginning, a chance to experience the unknown. Four dancers reflect on the time of the Corona pandemic through different coping mechanisms. Embodying the different perspectives, they break habits, fight, take control and surrender through their dance.
Referring to social, psychological and physical perspectives, this time has imprinted us with foreseeable but also unforeseeable traces. With this performance, choreographer Anastasia Kostner wants to give a reflective, playful, dramatic and poetic introspection into the world of four women, four female individuals.
23.09 CC Amstel Amsterdam (NL)
25.09 Theater de Generator Leiden (NL)
03.10 Belcampo Amsterdam (NL)
21.10 Alps Move Festival (IT)
17.01.2022 Theater in der Altstadt Meran (IT)
'Anam Cara (Soul Friend)' has been performed several times in the month of June! Among others at CC Amstel and Café Belcampo/OBA in Amsterdam and at Atelier Manenburg in Utrecht.
The premiere of 'Anam Cara (Soul Friend)' took place as planned, with 2x 30 people in the audience. The performance on 23 October at CC Amstel (Amsterdam) was part of a double bill, next to 'Body as a Weapon' by Sandra Kramerova.
17.30 | sold out
21.00 | sold out
Sanne recently created the solo work 'Mind your step', about freedom of movement within 1,5 x 1,5 square meters. It premiered on the 21st of August.
Read more about the solo here (and scroll down).
The new choreographic work 'Anam Cara (Soul Friend)' will be premiering on 23 October 2020 at CC Amstel.
Check it out.
Read this (Dutch) review written by Kester Freriks on theaterkrant.nl about the double bill '3 is a crowd' and 'NOTE TO SELF' at CC Amstel on Saturday 09/02/19,
Another great choreolab took place: the Fall lab in Basel!
the performance '3 is a crowd' was on tour in Italy!
View the photo impression here. To read the article in the Italian paper, go to the press page.
The site-specific performance '3 is a crowd' by Sanne Clifford & collaborators received a 4-star review on theaterkrant.nl! Read the Dutch article here.
An Interview with Sanne Clifford in newspaper 'Het Parool', on 21st of April, written by Jacq. Algra.
Sanne has been teaching dance & choreography workshops in Mexico in December 2016:
Choreographic Toolbox, at CAMP_iN Festival, San Luis Potosi. Contemporary technique & creation, at DanzCorp, Guadalajara
Sanne is one of the artistic directors of Choreolab Europe, a platform she founded together with Anja Gallagher.
Choreolab Europe is a collaborative artistic research platform for dance and choreography, to enhance personal and artistic growth. Dancers, dance students and dancing choreographer can join the workshop in this season's labs.
More information on www.choreolab.eu
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