Child Star


Child Star looks at the value placed in the qualities of youth. The performance became a pressure cooker of the opposing factors within the work which sits on the cusp between one period of work and the next. Negotiating past and future, Child Star brings iconic historical dance repertoire from Nijinsky and Bausch into contact with a contemporary use of time and impermanence of meaning. This creates a tropical storm in which the performers reveal the futility of attempting to force the situation.

Photography – Nellie de Boer

Performed by Airen Koopmans + Thibault Maillard

Created with support from Chisenhale Dance Space, Dancehouse Glasgow, ITs Festival Amsterdam and SNDO.

[Appropriation Meaning Primitivist Youth]