On Saturday 29 June 2019, the final of the Rotterdam International Duet Choreography Competition (RIDCC), presented by Jan Kooijman, took place in Theater Rotterdam. The English choreographer Kwame Asafo-Adjei won the XL Production Award consisting of a production budget of € 100,000. This is the largest dance prize of its kind in the world. In addition, six Partner Awards and the Audience Award were also presented.
The jury about Family Honour by Kwame Asafo-Adjei:
The jury spoke raving words about this choreography. The piece benefitted from a clear and understandable narrative, with a true authentic and original feeling. At some moments the piece felt uncomfortable, but very intriguing. The timing was impeccable with perfect precision. The jury was impressed by the physical language, strong stage personalities and intense partnering. The setting was very filmic and theatrical with straightforward social activism, but the choreography added the abstraction that this piece needed to communicate. The jury impressed with the ending of the choreography, where the female dancer stepped up to her aggressor.
Justin de Jager & Anastasia Belyaeva with Grayscale
Conny Janssen Danst: Rhys Dennis & Waddah Sinada with Ruins
Scapino Ballet Rotterdam: Diego Sinniger de Salas with COMA
Codarts: Diego Sinniger de Salas with COMA
Club Guy & Roni: Kwame Asafo-Adjei with Family Honour
Maas Theater En Dans: Kwame Asafo-Adjei with Family Honour
Dansateliers: Angela Rabaglio & Micaël Florentz with The Gyre