Elements of Freestyle

A spectacular show that includes skating, freerunning and BMX, after which you will see urban arts with new eyes.
28 May — 6 Jul 2024

In ELEMENTS OF FREESTYLE, ISH goes back to where it all began.

In this adrenaline-fuelled explosion of extreme urban sports, dance, music and theatre, the Netherlands’ ISH Dance Collective, create breath-taking poetry with every single moment. Whether you float on ballet shoes or on skates, with ISH, it’s all dance.

Elements of Freestyle is about those redeeming seconds that make a complicated trick ultimately succeed; the freestylers’ total focus on the moment, the ecstasy and the feeling of complete and total freedom.

In a spectacular fusion of breakdance, inline skating, skateboarding, freestyle basketball, BMX and freerunning, the audience discovers the artistry behind the trick. Simultaneously both exquisitely beautiful and heart-poundingly exciting, this show from director Marco Gerris (So You Think You Can Dance?) packs a punch. You simply will not believe your eyes.

The show features a cast of 10 including multi-award-winning b-boy and breakdancer Arnold Put; World Champion free runner Bart Van Der Linden also known as ‘The Flying Dutchman’; 10 times Dutch BMX Champion Dez Maarzen and breakdancer Dietrich Pott, or bboy Dietje as he is also known. They join skater Jelle Briggeman; freerunner Luís Alkmim; basketball freestyle juggler Michael Van Beek whose credits include Cirque de Soleil; skater Pim Wouters; breakdancer Thomas Krikken and Sven Boekhorst, skater and winner of the much acclaimed ‘Triple Crown’- winning the X-Games, Gravity Games and World Championships. They are joined on stage by cellist Annie Tangberg and violinist Vera van der Bie.

'Uban arts is dance elevate ... All the urban arts, contemporary street art, are seen here, and all extend the boundaries of their disciplines.’

— Theaterkrant

‘Sometimes it’s hard to believe … You have to experience it in full color, live and steeped in the music. One and a half hours of something special. Just like that, on a Friday night.’

— Musicalnieuws

‘Skaters and free runners seem to fly past … A combination of emotions and passion in every movement, together with a faultlessly fused lighting design, a feast for the eyes.’

— Scènes

'Spectacularly pure'

— de Volkskrant

Nu & binnenkort te zien

Tue 28 May 20:00
Amsterdam ITA
Fri 28 Jun 20:00
Hongkong West Kowloon Cultural District
Sat 29 Jun 20:00
Hongkong West Kowloon Cultural District
Sun 30 Jun 15:00
Hongkong West Kowloon Cultural District
Fri 5 Jul 19:30
Shanghai Shanghai International Dance Center Theater
Sat 6 Jul 19:30
Shanghai Shanghai International Dance Center Theater