My Song (part of the double bill Silent Force)
Choreography: Sagi Gross
Dramaturg: Jeroen Fransen
Dancer: Shirley Esseboom
Production: Florain Verheijen
A production of Gross Dance Company, co-produced by Korzo Theater The Hague.
Supported by Amsterdam Fonds de voor kunst, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Studio Anna Mora Amsterdam, Studio Dok Beppie Blankert & Martine Dekker.
'My song' is a solo created specially for Shirley Esseboom. In this choreography Gross explores the artistic sensitivity and subdued powerful presence of this dancer. Gross focuses on Esseboom's driven source and inevitable development as a mature dance artist. The constant physical growth of a dancer's body and what does it mean to become a mother?
The physical poetry of 'My Song' shows emotions and memories as hidden in body and soul. Esseboom translates Gross's original innovative physical language to the stage.
Shirley Esseboom was honoured with a Golden Swan for her impressive dance career in 2009. For fifteen years she was a leading dancer in NDT, where she interpreted choreographies of Jiri Kylian, Hans van Manen, Lightfoot/Leon and others.