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Romeo, Romeo, Romeo at IDEA Festival, Amman


August 27, 2019

Romeo, Romeo, Romeo

From 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Al-shams Theater

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August 28, 2019


From 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Studio 8.
Al Haj Abd, 1 Al Thaqafeh St, Shmeisani, Amman

Dance is a mating ritual. Even in today’s world, dance continues to play a central role in how many of us find a mate. This dance production for four Romeos (one of whom is performed by a woman) explores the idea of dance as a thrillingly up close and personal form of courtship. Each spectator can slip into the role of Juliet and witness the dancers’ struggles to impress — with their artistry, charm, athleticism, slick moves and at times nothing more than naked desperation.

The audience sits on seating areas distributed throughout the performance space. Their reactions and interactions are visible to all, thus the audience becomes characters in the very performance they are witnessing.
  • Choreography: Joshua Monten
  • Dance: Konstantinos Kranidiotis, Max Makowski, Noa Van Tichel, Jack Wignall
  • Dramaturgy: Guy Cools
  • Stage Design: Romy Springsguth
  • Costume Design: Catherine Voeffray
  • Lighting Design: Mirjam Berger
  • Music Consultant: Moritz Alfons
  • Produced By: Verein Tough Love
  • Coproduced By: Dampfzentrale Bern, Kunsten Op Straat/Werkplaats Diepenheim

Beside the performance, Monten will offer a  two-hour-choreographic-workshop based on the material in “Romeo, Romeo, Romeo.” The workshop will begin with a 45-minute contemporary dance warm-up. After that, the choreographer will discuss the working methods used to create “Romeo, Romeo, Romeo,” which involve a mixture of dance and theater elements. Participants will be invited to creatively explore these methods, both with improvisation and by composing new dance sequences.

Duration of the workshop:  120 minutes
Joshua Monten:

Swiss-American choreographer, born near New York City. Monten studied literature and cultural anthropology at Duke University before beginning his dance studies. In 2012 Joshua founded his own dance company which has subsequently given hundreds performances at festivals and theaters around the world. Joshua regularly choreographs for ballet, opera, theater and freelance dance productions.