Whispering a Prayer


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Wed 27 November 2024

20:30 Hour

normaal € 15.50

CJP/Student € 12.50



Whispering a Prayer

A visually stunning world full of mysticism, absurdity, beauty and cruelty

As a former street performer, Zino Schat has seen that culture can really make an impact. Different people standing side by side, experiencing a moment, forgetting about time. The urgency of this connection is greater now than ever, in a polarizing world that drives people apart, with power structures destroying dreams.

 For ‘Whispering a Prayer’, Fractal's choreographer and artistic director joins forces with visual artist Daijiro Hama to create a new world. A visually stunning world full of mysticism, absurdity, beauty and cruelty. A trio of dancers try to find their way in this new universe and engage in dialogue. They learn to listen and discover new ways to engage in conversation with each other. 
 ‘Whispering a Prayer’ came about after a trip to Japan: there, Zino was inspired by the Shinto faith and the symbolism of the Mitsudomoe sign, which is seen as a symbol of protection and balance. For this show, he collaborates with Daijiro Hama, a Japanese visual artist from Kyoto. His conceptual work always tells a story and he shares Zino's ambition to make the world a little better with each work. This performance is produced by Korzo - where Zino is house maker, Fractal Collective and NDT.
The choice of Korzo and NDT
Since 2013, Korzo and Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) have joined forces to give up-and-coming dance makers the best possible guidance and a suitable stage. Every year, they choose a choreographer they support to create a new production for touring. Zino Schat has been chosen for 2024. Antonin Rioche, Astrid Boons, Iván Pérez, Amos Ben-Tal, Samir Calixto and Marina Mascarell preceded him.

About Zino Schat
Zino Schat (born 1989) is a Dutch/Moluccan dancer, choreographer and sound designer. He is the founder of Fractal Collective. Zino developed as a street performer and toured the world with his crew SkillDealers. His professional dance career started with dance company AYA and Solid Ground Movement, after which he also started developing as a choreographer. In recent years, he has worked on works with De Nationale Opera and the Nederlands Blazers Ensemble, among others. Since 2018, he has been one of Korzo's resident choreographers.




Artistiek leider Fractal Collective Zino Schat | Choreografie Zino Schat i.s.m de performers | Assistent choreograaf Barbara Minacori | Performers Giulio Hoxhallari, Alice De Maio, Nagga Giona Baldina | Beeldend kunstenaar/Perfomer Daijiro Hama | Lichtontwerp Sanne Rosbag | Dramaturg Mike van Alfen | Kostuums Annemarije van Harten | Geluid Simone Giacomini | Productieleider Mirjam Dales | Marketing Mitchell-lee van Rooij | Zakelijk leider Fractal Collective Glenn Westphal | Geproduceerd door Korzo | Co-productie Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT), Fractal Collective