Korzo Zaal

Event in the past.

Ohboy! & Finally a sign of life

Productie Korzo & Nederlands Dans Theater
Duration 60 min
Part of Homegrown

Double-bill of a great talent

Unfortunately, due to the new Covid safety measures this program is cancelled. Ticketholders will we contacted via mail. You can also return the tickets yourself. Read more here on how to do that.

The talented Antonin Rioche enjoys blurring boundaries between art forms like film, dance and theater. With a personal approach, he highlights the good, bad and ugly of our modern lives. Antonin has been involved with Korzo’s creator’s platform for several years and produced several pieces for Here we live and now. He has also featured on national and international productions, among others the successful piece Glitter, which premiered online in January 2021 during the CaDance festival. It’s time to bring two magnificent pieces of this versatile creator to the stage again.


The world-famous choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui encouraged Antonin to create his own piece. In a search for the difference between being alone and being lonely, he used his traveling life as a dancer as a starting point. Antonin created the poetical Ohboy!, in which the dancer is forced to move between situations of adversity and physical and mental exhaustion. He is forced to accept his vulnerability and pierces through the essence of loneliness.

Choreography & Concept: Antonin Rioche Dancer: Jochem Eerdekens (original cast Benjamin Behrends) Sound-design: Niels Plotard Light-design: Loes Schakenbos Producer: Antonin Rioche and Korzo


Finally a sign of life

Finally a sign of life reflects the days where the sun did not rise inside us. We did not hear the birds anymore. It was so dark that the mornings felt the same as the evenings. Even on sunny days, it was dark. Is it possible for anyone to see the sun with his own eyes? The light never came home, and everything always remained the same. We were not grounded, we were floating. Our soul had to disconnect from our body, in order to carry on. We were waiting for something to happen, or someone to fall. An open jail surrounded by a deafening silence, filled with patience. The darkness was everywhere. Inside of me, and inside of you. We were living in the dark, and the only light we had ;was the light inside us. It is always darkest before the dawn. We know that we can draw a map to the stars in the death of night. Dancing our hopelessness away. The light came back again. A rebirth, translating a truly intimate story. It is a journey to find the courage to embrace moments of darkness and pain. The ability to meet discomfort, in order to recognize a hidden gift underneath. An offering of celebration, awakening, and light, helping us to connect to our body and nourish our love for dance. Dancing within the duality forever, again, and again.

Choreography & concept: Antonin Rioche Dancers: Jochem Eerdekens & Reiko Ohta (original cast Antonin Rioche & Katarina Van den Wouwer) Sound-design: Niels Plotard Light-design: Loes Schakenbos Costume-design: Jan-Jan Van Essche Producer: Korzo and Nederlands Dans Theater

Korzo Zaal

Event in the past.

Ohboy! & Finally a sign of life


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