TWO TALES by Scapino Ballet and RIDCC on tour

Until 23rd June.

Scapino Ballet Rotterdam presents the premiere of the performance Two Tales in Theater Rotterdam in collaboration with the Rotterdam choreographer competition RIDCC. In Two Tales , emerging dance makers from Greece and Italy tell stories about Greek mysticism and Sicilian traditions.

Scapino has been a partner from the very beginning of RIDCC, which annually awards the largest dance prize in the world, the XL Production Award worth €100,000. For the first time, the winners of two editions, choreographers Erika Maria Silgoner and the duo Danae & Dionysios, present their new dance pieces at Scapino.

The mystical Free at last by the Greek choreographer duo Danae & Dionysios is inspired by a well-known myth about the Greek struggle for independence. A group of women dance their last dance on the edge of a cliff as a sign of defiance.

The Mourning by theater maker Erika Silgoner is a love story, farce and tragedy all rolled into one. From her Sicilian background, she creates a lively and cinematic dance piece with eight dancers. Sadness, humor, passion and hilarious moments alternate, from the beginning to the surprising end.


RIDCC, Rotterdam International Duet Choreography Competition was founded in 2018 by two leading dancers at Scapino, Maya Roest and Mischa van Leeuwen. Van Leeuwen is celebrating his 25th anniversary with the company this year. RIDCC has attracted many internationally emerging dance makers to Theater Rotterdam since 2018. There are many prizes to be won thanks to the involvement of a large part of the Dutch dance companies. The XL Production Award is made possible in part by Stichting Droom en Daad. The awards create visibility within the dance world, access to a valuable network and the unique experience of a production process within a dance institution.