Photo by Alwin Poiana

The swinging Charleston evolved during the Interbellum as a reaction to strict pre-war etiquette and marked the end of a constant, crushing fear that had taken hold during World War I. And the South-Italian Pizzica dance, originally a wild dance performed to rid the body of the venom of a poisonous spider, proved to be the ideal remedy for depression in periods of poverty. Blasphemy Rapsody was written during the coronavirus pandemic. The dancers from ICK Amsterdam worked on their solos at home, basing their dances on the Charleston and the South-Italian Pizzica. Can the power of dance act as the driving force for the change we so desperately need?

> 20 October, Stadsschouwburg Utrecht