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15 Minute Universe

Playing with the relativity of time and space, the dancers use motion capture to build their own universe within fifteen minutes and then tear it down completely as well
Artistic leader
David Middendorp
Choreography
David Middendorp in cooperation with the dancers
General manager
Hans Brouwer
Production
Korzo (2009); Lisa Boere (2021)
Premiere
2009, Korzo
Marketing & publicity
Priscila Vaas and Jane Neirinckx
Dancers (throughout the years)
Uri Eugenio, Guzman Rosado, Aya Misaki, Teresa Royo, Evelyn Hutchings, Richèl Wieles and Marijn Jansen (intern)
Technical
Marco van der Velde, Stefan Bandalac and Valentino Russo
Costumes
Dorine van IJsseldijk and Jookje Zweedijk
Music
Astrid Haring (harpist)
Simeon ten Holt – Canto Ostinato
Animation
David Middendorp

For this work, choreographer David Middendorp sought inspiration in the phenomenon of ‘time’. All that we do, think, and make is related to time, and yet time is also one of the most intangible ‘things’ we know. What is time and how can we comprehend it?

To see the person next to you, light only needs the merest fraction of a second to reach the eye. Yet, when we look at the stars, we go back in time. Not just seconds, but millions of years. The moment we experience as ‘now’ is actually partially in the past. This intriguing aspect of time is something we do not often realise, but it is around us every single second of the day.

The Korzo production house has been celebrating choreographic talent that abounds in The Hague with Here We Live And Now – a title referring to the city and the times in which we live – since 2006. Dance creatives from The Hague are invited to create new work and to present this work in a full-length program. For the 2009-edition, Middendorp presented his work 15 Minute Universe.

"It's the black leather gloves in the duets that are terrifying. As if the unpolished masculinity of two of them – set against the quicksilver sacherpote of that one woman – is softened, but can explode anonymously at the same time."

Annette Embrechts, De Volkskrant
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Artistic leader David Middendorp Choreography David Middendorp in cooperation with the dancers General manager Hans Brouwer Premiere 20009, Korzo Production Korzo (2009); Lisa Boere (2021) Marketing & publicity Priscila Vaas and Jane Neirinckx Dancers (throughout the years) Uri Eugenio, Guzman Rosado, Aya Misaki, Teresa Royo, Evelyn Hutchings, Richèl Wieles and Marijn Jansen (intern) Technical Marco van der Velde, Stefan Bandalac and Valentino Russo Costumes Dorine van IJsseldijk and Jookje Zweedijk Music Astrid Haring (harpist), Canto Ostinato – Simeon ten Holt Animation David Middendorp

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15 Minute Universe

Choreography by David Middendorp. Playing with the relativity of time and space, the dancers use motion capture to build their own universe within fifteen minutes and then tear it down completely as well.

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