The performance Flirt with Reality is another surprising and exciting mix of modern dance and technology. The show was in London in July 2019 and back in theatres in the Netherlands from November 2019.
What is reality? And how can it be influenced by technology?
Flirt with Reality consists of five choreographies: three new works, a renewed version of the popular Blue Journey (with which David reached the final of America's Got Talent in 2014) and new work based on the piece Painting that David made for Introdans in 2017. Middendorp knows how to combine live performance and virtual dance in a unique way like no other. He is fascinated by technology and especially by the tension between technology and people. Animations, drones, robots, film and music play a special and equal role with the dancers. Middendorp integrates technology and dance, allows these elements to merge seamlessly and harmoniously and creates an alienating world. His unique mix of dance and innovative technology creates an inspiring and renewed dance experience. He makes the impossible possible!
"Dance and technology originate from the same source: the desire of man to create another reality. Flirt with Reality shows how borders blur in our increasingly virtual world and how this creates new opportunities at the same time. Dancers literally collide with digital bits and drones, are free of time and gravity and are propelled by their own feeling, fantasy and rhythm." says Middendorp.
Artistic director David Middendorp General manager Hans Brouwer Production Sanne van der Velde Marketing & Publicity Dieke van der Spek Dancers Antonino Milazzo, Faizah Grootens, Jeroen van Acker, Demi-Carlin Aarts, Klevis Elmazaj, Corinne Cilia, Ivan Montis, Elie Nasser (intern), Aya Degani (intern) Tabla player Niti Ranjan Biswas Concept & choreography David Middendorp Rehearsal director Elita Cannata Technical crew Marco van der Velde, Frank van Schie, Stefan Bandalac, Valentino Russo (video assistant) Costumes Ben Voorhaar - Karisma Animations Dutch Tilt Studio’s, Suit up studio (Flyland in a room) Video’s Marloes Lakerveld - Count on Lola Visual design Bureau Visueel Performance photography Rob Hogeslag Project management Henricus Basien & William Simmonds (Airman) Development Airman Sioux, LIME Avionics, Luchtzinnig, Dutch Tilt Studio’s Game Engine decor Luchtzinnig
Length: +/- 90 minutes (incl intermission)