Korzo Zaal

Work Line

As humans, we learn to strive for success and perfection. What does this drive for achievement do to us? The patterns we move in that lead to success bring satisfaction, but as soon as we fail to achieve it, we find it hard to accept. We are shaped by imposed structures.


In Work Line, Rutkay Özpinar brings to life this tension between our instinct and what we have been taught into a dynamic spectacle. Four dancers end up in a world where they are confronted with these imposed structures. How do they deal with this and what role does instinct play?


After the performance on Friday 20 January, an aftertalk will take place. Host Hasan Gök will lead the conversation.

Rutkay Özpinar (1991) from The Netherlands is a Dutch/Turkish choreographer and currently a house choreographer at Korzo in The Hague. Besides from being a dancer he keeps on pursuing his choreographic career which will become his full focus from next season on. In 2019 Rutkay started his research on Turkish folk dance and the goal of it was to let it influence his movement language. Throughout this journey he found his authenticity in his work where the different colours of contemporary dance, classical ballet, hip-hop and Turkish folk dance have blended into a colour. Rutkay's works are inspired by the essence of our existence that struggles to find rest in this world. Let it be loneliness, hedonism or the structured life we live in. There is always a restlesness within humans that inspire him to create with such subjects. Rather than expressing these subjects in a literal way Rutkay lets the cadance of the human body create shape to express these sensations.

Choreography Rutkay Özpinar
Dancers Polina Mirovskaya, Richél Wieles, Jose (Kino) Luque, Clara Cafiero
Costumes Annemarije van Harten
Music/producer Rutger Muller

Performance dates

Thu 19

Korzo Zaal Premiere

The Hague

Fri 20

Korzo Zaal

The Hague

Tue 07

Theater Bellevue, Amsterdam Amsterdam


Fri 10

Theater Kikker, Utrecht Utrecht


Fri 14

Chassé Theater Breda Breda


Thu 08

Schuur, Haarlem Haarlem


Korzo Zaal

Work Line



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