The dancers are overwhelmed by disaster, but they don’t go down without a fight. Instead, they radically embrace every option and opportunity to influence their ending. Powerful and explosive, vulnerable and bounded, they draw us into their struggle, mortal fear, resignation and solidarity. During this bittersweet performance – alongside the inevitable crack of human lives – hope and comradeship emerge.

Liat Waysbort saw Ohad Naharin’s ‘The Sinking of the Titanic’ as a teenager, and was deeply moved by the oppressive power of the work. The production was inspired by the unshakeable orchestra that played on while the iconic ship went down. The impact of the strong images, set against Gavin Bryars’ all-embracing soundtrack evoked a whole array of emotions.

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CREDITS
concept & choreography: Liat Waysbort
assistant choreography: Ivan Ugrin
dancers & co-makers: Lucija Božičević, Matija Franješ, Mara Hulspas, Theo Samsworth, Ivan Ugrin, Carolina Alessandra Valentini, Minouche van de Ven, Goda Žukauskaitė
artistic associate & dramaturge: Annette van Zwoll
music: Gavin Bryars and Seth Josel
music editing: Guido Verwer
lighting design & technical production: Edwin van Steenbergen
costume design: Liat Waysbort
managing director & bookings: Gysèle ter Berg
trailer: Beldan Sezen
with special thanks to:  Ohad Naharin and Dansateliers.

 Titanic is co-produced by Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Dansmakers Amsterdam and the Academy of Theatre and Dance of Amsterdam University of the Arts. Titanic was realised with financial support from the Performing Arts Fund NL, the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts and the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.