Club Guy & Roni Invites: Lunatics & Poets
With Club Guy & Roni Invites, we ask dancemakers to create new performances. For this year’s double bill, we invited Anna Jacobs and Hanna van der Meer, professionally known as Lunatics & Poets.
Postcards from a better place
Lunatics and Poets combines different disciplines to initiate a diverse dialogue. The duet I am a poem, there is no way out won the Club Guy & Roni partner award at RIDCC (2018), the Golden Butterfly Award Dance Fest (2019), and first prize at Festival10Sentidos Valencia (2020). In Postcards from a better place, Hanna and Anna illuminate the dark side of human nature. From an infantile game to overt violence, it is the inner darkness that confronts us with irreversible acts, shame and guilt. This performance is a poetic portrait of the shadow side that at the same time makes us human.
“Everyone has dark thoughts and emotions. Our inner darkness is a large part of who we are, but we don’t often talk about it: it’s always a bit hidden, in the shadows. We examine the darker side of life both on an intimate individual level, and a world level. Where do dark thoughts and emotions come from, and under what circumstances do they surface?”
For the second edition of Club Invites, writer Yvon van Apeldoorn sat down with Hanna and Anna and interviewed them about the creation process of their latest performance.
Club Guy & Roni Invites is on tour until January 28th.
More info: nite.nl/invites