"those who do not learn from the past
are condemned to repeat it..."

in Circles 2017

work in continuous progress, started in 1996

the first public performance of In Circles happened on October 18th, 1997 at Eden's Expressway in New York City. it marked the beginning of Reàl Dance Company under this name:  in an open score the dancer(s) explore(s) repetition of movements, in relation to personal life, creating ever changing and intersecting circles ...

since this first presentation in New York, the dance has been performed as a signature work of Thomas Körtvélyessy, among others as a trio in Rotterdam (1998) and a duet in Arnhem (2004)

for the 20-year anniversary of the Company, the work is was revisited as a solo.
the resulting performance was presented on October 22nd, 2017 at Dansateliers Rotterdam and via live-stream

the project was made possible by a generous studio-grant of SKVR Dansschool, and by aisthesis (stg. in oprichting) and through a crowdfunding call co-sponsored by Kinetic Awareness® Center

special thanks to Donemus publishers for kind permission to use an early recording of Canto Ostinato by Simeon ten Holt, made 1984 at Vredenburg, Utrecht.

thanks to Adolfo Estrada (crowdfunding video), Gerwin Luijendijk (video), Deborah Black, Ruimte in Beweging, Cor Kapaan, Wilma van de Hel, Arleen Crawford, Cristel Stolk, Anne-Marie Pos-Terlouw, Toine Horver, and all crowdfunding-donors, for their kind help and support.

SKVR Dansschool logo KA® logo aisthesis (stg in oprichting)

further links
- click here Nederlands for the crowdfunding page in Dutch, with video by Adolfo Estrada 
- reflections about the process on the choreography-blog ujtáncgondolatok ("new dance thoughts")

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