25 Feet

At a distance of 25 feet (7.6m) and further people interact publicly, mainly as viewers and performers. By placing the audience together with two performers in a square of 25ft2, everyone – willingly or not – enters each others ‘social space’. From there begins the journey closer and closer, into ‘personal’ and ‘intimate space’: areas where the most violent and intimate physical interactions happen.

25 Feet is a sober, effectively designed, interactive dance performance about physical proximity and the dynamics between violence and intimacy.

Performance History

  • 23, 24 (premiere), 25 March 2017 @ Festival Cement, Den Bosch, NL.
  • 8 June 2017 @ Playfull art Sessions, Den Bosch, NL.
  • 8 & 9 September 2017 @ LA Breda festival, Breda, NL.
  • 12 September 2017 @ CC Hasselt / PUSH Lab, Hasselt, BE.
  • 25 September 2017 @ Festspielhaus Berlin / Jugend Tanztreffen, DE.
  • 25 & 26 January 2018 @ Moving Futures Tilburg / Dansbrabant, Tilburg, NL.
  • 17 Februari 2018 @ Moving Futures Groningen / Random Collision, Groningen, NL.

(25Feet has been test run over a dozen times on locations in Amsterdam, Utrecht, Tilburg and Edinbrugh)

Concept & Development: Jasper Džuki Jelen and Mojra Vogelnik-Škerlj
Performance: Jade van den Hout and Jasper Džuki Jelen
Music composition
Mohamed Shafik & Aphex Twin
Artistic advice: Moos van den Broek
Production: The100Hands
Co-production: DansBrabant
Acknowledgement: Hans Blik, Jette Schneider, Donators Voordekunst, Dansmakers, OT301, Chasse Studios, Studio Singel.
Made possible with the support of: Dansbrabant (NL), Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunsten (NL), Dancebase Edinbrugh (UK) and Tugela85/Moving Arts Project (NL).