move-trek/ Krisztina de Châtel & Dimenzie

concept & puppet design

 

In 1999 I performed in the jubilee performance of Dutch puppeteer Feike Boschma. We aimed to let a puppeteer and a puppet dance a duet but failed to make it work the way we imagined it.

I was not convinced it wasn't possible but thought we needed a real dancer for that so I asked choreographer Krisztina de Châtel if she wanted to collaborate in some experiments.

 

The results turned out so well we decided to make a proper dance performance. It became the first 'solo' performance of young dancer Keyna Nara and brought her a nomination for a golden Swan.

 

Choreography: Krisztina de Châtel

Dance: Keyna Nara

Puppeteer: Meike van den Akker