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  1. The international dance production Extremalism is a unique European collaboration joining the forces of two dance companies: Ballet National de Marseille and ICKamsterdam. A multidisciplinary performance danced by 30 dancers: 24 from Marseille and 6 from Amsterdam. Coming from two distinct companies, each with its own specific background in ballet and contemporary dance forms. This large scale jubilee production celebrates 20 years of collaboration by choreographers Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten.

    By the strength of the body, Extremalism, breaks away from a crisis like Houdini broke free from his chains. 30 dancers, 30 bodies, 30 reflections on the present: look at bodies and tell me what you see. What is the impact of hunger on a body? And of abundance? Stress? Migration? Digitization? Overpopulation? Sexualisation? Privacy? Stigmatization of the Other?

    Twenty years ago, the collaboration of Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten began with the search for a new form of dance for the classically trained body of dancer Greco. Today they are the artistic directors of the Amsterdam City Dance Company ICKamsterdam, the platform for contemporary dance in the Netherlands, as well as of the renowned French company Ballet National de Marseille. Two motifs will be central to their work over the coming years: 'the body in revolt' and 'the body of the ballet'. Borders are moved once again, identities gather common denominators, bodies search for a synergy between themselves and the other.

    With Extremalism they recapture the qualities that defined their early work: their own developed body language and the ‘extremalism’(a contraction of ‘extreme’ and ‘minimalism’). They use this to take stock of the present (OGGI) with a glance at the past (IERI) and a cautiously extended hand towards the future (DOMANI).
    Extremalism will celebrate its double premiere both in the Netherlands and in France: in the Holland Festival and in Montpellier Danse. The production is among the most ambitious and extensive in the works of Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten and in terms of scale, with 30 dancers on the stage in times of scarcity and cut-backs , it is a celebration of contemporary dance and the strength of the body.

    After 20 years of working together, it is inevitable that we carry the past with us, but only as a perspective from which to cast a cautious eye into the future. The Ones and the Others is not a retrospective, it is a search in progress for an equilibrium without stasis. Even after 20 years that is quite simply the motor of our artistic work."
    Emio Greco | Pieter C. Scholten

    Tickets: hollandfestival.nl/nl/programma/2015/extremalism/

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  2. The international dance production Extremalism is a multi-disciplinary piece performed by 30 dancers, 24 from Marseille and 6 from Amsterdam. This large scale anniversary production crowns 20 years of collaboration by the choreographers' duo Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten. Extremalism celebrates its double premiere in the Netherlands and France, in the Holland Festival and as the opening piece of Montpellier Danse.

    Extremalism is about the way mankind responds to today's crisis. What does a body do in an extreme situation?
    Or by contrast, how does it survive in a very minimal setting? Extremalism is among the most ambitious and
    extensive pieces in the works of Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten. With 30 dancers on the stage in times of scarcity and cut-backs, the piece is a celebration of contemporary dance and the power of the body.

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  3. Holland Festival - 12 & 13 June 2015 - 20H30 - Koninklijk Theater Carré - Amsterdam
    The Holland Festival will have the world premiere of a unique European cooperation combining the forces of two dance companies: Ballet National de Marseille and ICKamsterdam.

    The international dance production Extremalism is a multi-disciplinary piece performed by 30 dancers,
    24 from Marseille and 6 from Amsterdam. This large scale anniversary production crowns 20 years of
    collaboration by the choreographers’ duo Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten.
    Extremalism celebrates its double premiere in the Netherlands and France, in the Holland Festival and as
    the opening piece of Montpellier Danse.

    Extremalism is about the way mankind responds to today’s crisis. What does a body do in an extreme situation?
    Or by contrast, how does it survive in a very minimal setting? Extremalism is among the most ambitious and
    extensive pieces in the works of Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten. With 30 dancers on the stage in times of scarcity and cut-backs, the piece is a celebration of contemporary dance and the power of the body.

    Tickets: hollandfestival.nl

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The International Choreographic Arts Centre (ICK) in Amsterdam is a platform for contemporary dance and is directed by Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten.

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