Q4: QUANTIFIED

Q4: QUANTIFIED IS EEN NEW WAY VOGUE PERFORMANCE DIE CONVENTIES OP PROEF STELD, GRENZEN OPREKT EN NIEUWE PERSPECTIEVEN ONTHULD.

Dancer, performer and choreographer Sarada Sarita has a unique way of bringing her appeal for humanity, equality and awareness to the light. For this final piece of her research trajectory as a new maker she is inspired by the movement language, stories and structures of Vogue Performance.

Voguing forms a part of the ballroom culture, which was created by and for the Black and Latinx LGBTQ+ community around the late ‘70s in Harlem, New York. Through ballroom they created a safe space; their own structures where the systematic oppression of the outside world held no power. Through a refined exploration of race, class, gender and sexuality, ballroom culture centers self-expression, self-love and self-acceptance.

Inspired by this process Sarada Sarita and her performers investigate what it means to break through, transcend and create new patterns, both societal and personal. The 5 specialised dancers and active members of the ballroom community express themselves through the language of New Way Vogue: a category within Vogue Performance that is characterised by graceful walks, poses, geometric shapes, lines and extreme stretch. The multidisciplinary artist Moa Holgersson transcends physical limitations through the discipline of hair hanging. The multidisciplinary artist OTION takes on the indispensable role of ‘The Commentator’ with powerful & dynamic vocal reflections.

The 7 performers share a powerful statement and sincere search for a wider and higher perspective. Q4 is an experience in which conventions are challenged, boundaries are stretched and new perspectives are unveiled.

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RECENSIES

★★★★ ‘Q4: Quantified brings an exciting and acrobatic form of dance to theaters.’ – De Volkskrant

’In this aesthetically intriguing show with an activist undertone, form and content collide perfectly.’ – Jury BNG Bank Dansprijs

‘Q4: Quantified is een vorm van protest in beweging die niet boodschapperig is. Wie de achtergrond kent van vogue, zal dat meevoelen, maar voor iedereen spreken de beelden voor zichzelf.’ – Theaterkrant

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CREDITS
Artistic Director: Sarada Sarita | Choreographer: Sarada Sarita i.c.w. the performers | Dancers: Shiva- Carlotta Ippolito, Nagato- Mattia Palumbo, Miila- Venla Keskinen, SaSa- Sarada Sarita & Xena- Xiomara Virdo | Hair hanging: Moa Holgersson | Vocalist: OTION – Guillermo Blinker | Music: Rik Ronner, SaSa, Otion & Moa Holgersson o.a. | Text: Sarada Sarita & OTION | Assistent director: Lara Matheij | Costume: Rani Art | Light design: Mike den Ottolander