We Want It All is not a performance, but a 1-hour festival, in which Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten celebrate their twenty-five years of collaboration. Final chords from their oeuvre are the central focus. After all, the end is not definite, but the prelude to a new beginning. The past now gets a completely different perspective, or a new meaning. The future is back!
Of the almost sixty creations that the tandem presented between 1995 and 2020, they chose eleven finales. For Greco and Scholten, the end of a performance is a preparation for a new beginning. An ending is an “end,” but also an “and”. The end is always a looking ahead at a possible future.
From Bach to Queen, from theatrical to sober and experimental, it all passes in this dynamic, varied festival performance. It is an excellent opportunity to experience the diversity of the work, in which ‘The Body in Revolt’, in whatever appearance, is always leading.
In We Want It All, the junior company ICK-Next has a prominent role. They disappear and appear among the ensemble dancers, like fresh flowing water. Thanks to those young dancers, there is always a new perspective.
‘It ain't much I'm asking, if you want the truth
Here's to the future
Hear the cry of youth (hear the cry of youth)
(hear the cry of youth)
I want it all, I want it all, I want it all
and I want it now.’
Queen - I Want It All
Emio Greco, Pieter C. Scholten
Erik van der Bijl