Common Ground

Anouk van Dijk
' A breathtaking game of chess with a powerful impact '

Dance should be surprising and adventurous, according to choreographer Anouk van Dijk. Her acclaimed dance jewel Common Ground, her farewell performance created for Australian dance group Chunky Move,  is certainly that. Magical lighting, phenomenal dancers, and inventive use of the stage floor (which we’re not going to reveal here!) provide a unique theatrical language with a powerful impact. Tara Jade Samaya and Javier Monzon dance, spin, fight, and sacrifice themselves in the arena like pawns in a game of chess. In this breathtaking duet Anouk van Dijk shows the battle between power and surrender and how we always search for a common ground.

Concept en Choreography Anouk van Dijk
Created for and with Tara Jade Samaya & Richard Cilli
Cast tournee 2021 Tara Jade Samaya & Javier Monzon
Composition & Sound design Jethro Woodward
Music Jean Baptiste Lully, Johann Sebastian Bach
Decor & Costumes Marg Horwell
Lightdesign Paul Jackson
Lighttechnic/ operator Claus den Hartog
Dramaturgic advice Jerry Remkes
Created en produced by Chunky Move
Financial support Chunky Move Australia Council for the Arts en Creative Victoria
Management Anouk van Dijk Patrick Marin / Stepping Grounds
Producer Nederland Alles voor de Kunsten



30/10/2021 19:30 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list


€ 26 / € 17*


Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, DE-Zaal


SPRING in Autumn 2021 


Duration: 62 minutes

Language no problem


*online price, €2 addition at the Box Office

This performance is accessible with a COVID Certificate. Read more about this.

After the performance there will be an artist talk: 10 minutes 10 questions.


SPRING passe-partout