Common Ground posterbild
Common Ground posterbild
8 February – 28 March 2024

Common Ground

A ritualistic battleground for two dance greats,
Common Ground is a choreographic game of chess.

Ingrained rules are upturned by unexpected moves — intricate gambits, sacrifices and reactive attacks.
Together with her team, Dutch choreographer and former Chunky Move Artistic Director Anouk van Dijk
looked at the duet form as both a utopian ideal and a display of the inherent complexity that
partnerships bring.

Restaged and performed by two strong Skånes Dansteater dancers, this breathtaking duet has
become a poetic study on similarity, equality, defining territory and shifting grounds, testing the tension
between the support we need and the restrictions of codependency.

Common Ground is danced by two dancers, the cast alternating between dates:
Dancers: Samuel Denton and Kat Nakui: 8 Feb, 16-17 Feb, 2-3 March.
Dancers: Amy Josh and Simone Frederick Scacchetti: 10 Feb, 23 Feb, 25 Feb, 27-28 March.

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8 February  –  28 March 2024
Skånes Dansteater
Recommended from 14 years
Common Ground
1 hour & 15 mins, no intermission

"With 'Common Ground' the important and perilous questions about the world and our lives together are mercilessly put to the test."

—  Sydsvenskan

"7o minutes of dance magic"

—  Skånska Dagbladet
Common Ground posterbild
Common Ground posterbild

Creative team

Concept, Choreography, Direction

Anouk van Dijk

Electronic music, Sound design

Jethro Woodward


Jean Baptiste Lully, Marin Marais, Johann Sebastian Bach

Lighting design

Paul Jackson

Set design, Costume design

Marg Horwell

Choreographer's Assistant

Javier Monzon

Choreographer's Assistant

Tara Jade Samaya

Dramaturgical advice

Jerry Remkes

Poster photo

Håkan Larsson

Anouk van Dijk

Fascinated by the feuds between political leaders
on the national and international stage,
and the public celebrations of their own reign,
I explored the dynamics of power.

—  Anouk van Dijk, choreographer



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