25Feet

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.

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

Performance History

  • 5-16 Jan 2015 (initial research) residency in Dance Base, Edinburgh, SCO.
  • 24 Feb 2016 (test-run) @ OT301, Amsterdam, NL
  • 17 May 2016 (test-run) @ Tugela85, Amsterdam, NL
  • 23 May 2016 (try-out) @Oostblok, Amsterdam, NL.
  • 21 Jun 2016 (fase 1 presentation) @ Dansmakers, Amsterdam, NL.
  • 15 Mar 2017 (test-run) @ de NWE Vorst, Tilburg, NL.
  • 17 Mar 2017 (test-run) @ Podium Bloos, Breda, NL
  • 21 Mar 2017 (test-run) @ Het Huis Utrecht, NL
  • 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 Jan 2018 @de Nwe Vorst, Tilburg during Moving Futures, NL.
  • 17 Feb 2018 @Grand Theatre, Groningen during Moving Futures, NL.
  • 5 Mar 2018 @Podium Bloos (schools), Breda , NL.
  •  11 May @Vier-D Dortmund (DE)
  • 16, 17 Jul @Think BIG festival Munchen (DE) + 19, 20 Jul 25Feet workshops!
  • 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 Aug @Festival Boulevard, Den Bosch, NL.
  • 2 Nov @Chasse Theater Breda, NL.
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).