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Tilburg (NL)

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T.r.a.s.h. is renowned for its uncompromising dance performances, constantly seeking the boundaries with amazing dedication. At a crossroads of artistic disciplines – a combination of dance, performance and (live) music - for the past ten years the company has been challenging the traditional norms of theatre and dance.

Artistic director Kristel van Issum, composer Arthur van der Kuip and set designer Paul van Weert form the core of the company. Together they present a concept based on contemporary culture, the pulse of our time and the portrayal of people, their bodies, their dilemmas and their fate. The result is explosive, hugely emotional and sometimes even almost violent dance theatre, performed on various stages and festivals in the Netherlands and abroad.

In 2006, the company was awarded the 'Ad Vinken Prijs' by the City of Tilburg, and it was presented with the 'Dansprijs van Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds' ['Prince Bernhard Cultural Fund Dance Award'] in 2009. In 2011 the dance movie ‘For Tracey’ is been chosen as the best film in the category Camera Reworks during the 9th international festival Cinedans.

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