Connection with yourself, the other and the environment
The100Hands is led by Mojra Vogelnik Škerlj and Jasper Džuki Jelen. Working from dance, architecture and psychology, they make physical, interactive performances, in which connection (or lack thereof) is central: connection with yourself, with the other and with the environment. The100Hands is convinced that major issues in the world originate in the relationships between people. On this basis, an ongoing investigation into interpersonal contact is the starting point for performances that take all kinds of forms. For example, 25Feet is about the meaning and effect of proximity, Show Me focuses on looking, showing and being viewed and Matta Matta is a family performance about feeling safe and taking risks.
In the work of The100Hands, audience and performers meet in a world very similar to what we know. By playing with social and theater codes, questions are asked about interactions that have become so obvious that we can easily overlook their deeper meaning. The audience is given the choice of how they meet the other / the other during the performance. When we all "engage", we become acquainted with contradictions, different perspectives and new realities.
"The whole body in our performances is like a compass in the live encounter with the other / the other, leaving room for curiosity and discomfort."
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The100Hands makes work for curious and adventurous people who want to experience something, see something different or maybe not come to the theater often because they do not have much in the traditional form.
A performance of The100Hands is not just a fun cultural evening. You also experience something, you have influence on the performance, you meet others and who knows, you might come out thinking 'sh * t, I do that too!'.
Jasper and Mojra like to keep their audience close at all stages of the creation process. While making performances, they meet their audience for so-called test sessions, in which the production in progress is played and discussed with all kinds of people. They mainly do this in their home city of Breda and the Province of Noord-Brabant, but also with their partners in countries such as Sweden, Germany and Egypt.
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The100Hands is supported by Stichting The100Hands and its board members:
Hans Blik (chairman) , Johan Oudijk (treasurer) Jette Schneider & Nikita Maheshwary.
The100Hands receives financial support from the Performing Arts Fund and the municipality of Breda.
The100Hands also works in collaboration with DansBrabant.
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