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Vincent Riebeek (NL/CH), Nica Roses (ARG/NL)

Don't Clap for Crap

performance, danse

  • 60' - réservé aux personnes de plus de 18 ans
  • F Hearing-impaired spectators welcome
  • B Accessible to persons with reduced mobility

Conception et performance: Vincent Riebeek. Performance: Vincent Riebeek, Nica Roses. Régie technique: Pablo Fontevilla. Production et diffusion: DANSCO.

Soutiens: Life Long Burning. Coproduction: Veem House, Arsenic - Centre d'art scénique contemporain, Lausanne, Divert/AntiSezona, Zagreb, NDA (Ljubijana, Slovenia).

Here, nothing is polished, nothing is filtered, everything is freedom.
Don’t clap for Crap (not another shit show) is a revival of Kein Applaus für Scheisse, cult classic, first performed by Florentina Holzinger* and Vincent Riebeek in 2010, 13 years ago.
Art or kitsch, it’s hard to tell when seventies-era performances collide with circus acts.
With their multiple identities, Vincent Riebeek and Nica Roses take dance, trash pop, theatre, singing acts and various interludes to extremes, turning conventions on their head in order to liberate us. For example, there will be puke, pee and penetration.
This new interpretation grapples with notions of trust, sisterhood and love between the duo, and also between the duo and the audience, as an invitation to share a way of being in the world that perhaps only the theatre allows us to experience.
Every fantasy, no matter how crazy or unimaginable, eventually finds its place here, with a rare authenticity that is a joy to behold.
* Author of the play TANZ, programmed at the Arsenic in 2022 and 2023.


Workshop with Vincent Riebeek and Nica Roses – 11-12.11


Vincent Riebeek (NL/CH) makes provocative work that balances on a fine line between art and entertainment. He questions and expands the limits of what dance and performance can be. Vincent does not shy away from challenging conventions and incorporates influences from so called ‘high’ and ‘low’ art. As a choreographer and performer who was initially self-taught, Vincent embraced his outsider status and expressed his ideas through forms in which he received no formal training, or professional experience, such as ballet, singing and circus artistry. ‘Sneaking’ himself in and questioning the spaces he did not ‘belong’.
He graduated with a BA in Choreography from SNDO (2013) and a MA in Theatre from Dasarts, Amsterdam (2018). His graduation work ‘One of a Kind’ was shown in theatres in several European cities and is currently still touring. In 2019 he taught at the Spring Academy (Utrecht) and the master course for dancers ‘LaCollectiz’ in Tel Aviv where he created the opening performance for ‘Diver’ festival with the students. After completing a series of residencies in 2019–2020 at Tanzhaus Zürich and Arsenic Lausanne, he presented the resultant work entitled ‘The desire to create something that already exists’ at Frascati Amsterdam.

Nica Roses (b. 1988 and Rosario, Argentina) is a performance artist and body movement researcher based in Amsterdam. Their practice focuses on the exploration of intimacy through dance performances, installation and relationalart. Their work consists of sensorially immersive environments that revolve around the physical body.
Since 2016, Nica has been an active member of the internationally renowned group Young Boy Dancing Group and has collaborated with artists such as Vincent Riebeek, Nils Amadeus Lange,
Melanie Bonajo, Fernando Belfiore, Simon Aughterlony, among others. Their work has been presented at FIBA (International Theater

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En anglais, sur-titré en français