Amos Ben-Tal/OFFprojects in collaboration with Ragazze Quartet and Salvador Breed

PART - World Premiere
Fri 7 Oct and Sat 8 Oct
Fri 7 Oct '22
Sat 8 Oct '22
  • Fri 7 Oct '22
    20:30 - 21:45
    Amare, Den Haag
  • Sat 8 Oct '22
    20:30 - 21:45
    Amare, Den Haag

PART is a performance in which dance, music by Beethoven and cutting edge 4DSOUND technology merge into an immersive sensory experience. PART is an exciting new collaboration between OFFprojects, Ragazze Quartet and sound designer Salvador Breed.

PART is about emptiness and fragmentation. What remains when we withdraw or delete something? What potential does negative space have? What comes to light when we unravel the whole and look at the individual parts? Emptiness is often associated with loss, but PART shows that it can also mean new potential – right now.

With Beethoven's monumental string quartet op.132 as point of departure, one of his last and most rich works, choreographer Ben-Tal and the ensemble of ten top dancers and musicians deconstruct and play with the notion of emptiness.

The audience sits around the stage. With the additional element of Salvador Breed's magical sound composition, PART takes the audience on an emotional and philosophical journey through space, movement and sound.

OFFprojects is a collective that creates interdisciplinary performances and installations with dance, music, image and word. It consists of former dancers from the Nederlands Dans Theater and Batsheva Ensemble who gather around the work of choreographer and musician Amos Ben-Tal. Their most recent performance Interval was nominated for De Zwaan in 2022 for the most impressive dance production.

Ragazze Quartet plays classical and modern string quartets: passionate and at the highest level. With high-profile programmes, the quartet has developed into one of the most fresh and leading voices in classical music.

Salvador Breed creates sound, music and technology for a wide variety of contexts such as live performances, fashion shows, video art and interactive art installations. Co-founder of the sound company 4DSOUND, he specialises in composing space as an important element of soundtracks. He has worked with, among others: Iris van Herpen, Nanine Linning, Biosphere, Chanel and Red Bull.


Inleiding om 19:30 in de Spinozafoyer 
Sprekers: Amos Ben-Tal, Salvador Breed e.a.


Choreografie: Amos Ben-Tal
Muziek: Ludwig van Beethoven
Ragazze Quartet: Rosa Arnold, Jeanita Vriens-van Tongeren – viool, Annemijn Bergkotte – altviool, Rebecca Wise – cello
Dansers: Alex Blondeau, Luca Cacitti, Wolf Govaerts, Xanthe van Opstal, Adam Khazhmuradov, Aurélie Cayla
Compositie en live elektronica: Salvador Breed
Software op maat en live elektronica: Poul Holleman
Ruimtelijk sound design: 4DSOUND
Artistiek advies: Yvan Dubreuil
Repetiteur: Christophe Dozzi
Licht: Xavier van Wersch
Kostuums: Min Li
Zakelijke leiding: Naomi Russell, Roland Spekle
Productie: OFFprojects, Ragazze Quartet
Partners: Amare, Nederlands Dans Theater en Het Nationale Theater

Financieel mogelijk gemaakt door Gemeente Den Haag, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Fonds Podiumkunsten, NORMA Fonds, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Fonds 21, Zabawas.