Sisters is an electrifying dance performance about the relationship between three women. Sisters unfolds as a thriller. Fear, due to a far-reaching occurrence in their lives, is the motivation for three women to enter into a dialogue with their surroundings, each other, and with themselves. The ambiguity of the relationships between the three women is reflected in dance, video projections and sound.
An important point of departure here is the conflict between unselfish communication and calculatingly striving after one’s own goals. In present-day society, friendships between women are increasingly colored by career ambitions. The need for a personal network and self-assurance often leads to rivalry and jealousy. Checking each other out in one glance is a typical example of an ‘acquired skill’ with women that is sometimes taken to absurd extremes. Nevertheless, the need to come together is still deeply rooted in the three women in Sisters.
The images that the performance of Sisters produces are in one word breath-taking. (…) The dance has a tight pattern due to it’s clean composition, whilst the movements are robust, energetic and vigoureous. (…) The key-word is power. Enormous power.– Haagsche Courant
Video images and sound make for a very stron atmosphere. (…) It is beautiful to see how the dancers also slowly start to play a role in the film.
– de Volkskrant
Premiere 1 May 2003
Concept Neel Verdoorn & Urbi et Orbi
Choreography Neel Verdoorn
Dance Yanaïka Holle, Suzan Tunca, Ingetje Wielenga
Animations/video Maaike Engels
Sound Thomas Bouvy
Costumes Asalia Khadjé
Lightdesign Josanne Buiting
Rehearsal director Anouk Sergo
Photography Robert Benschop