A performer dressed in white holds a large pole with hanging threads, gazing intensely

Julien CreuzetAlgorithm ocean true blood movesStudio Boekman, National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam

Julien Creuzet, Algorithm ocean true blood moves (2023). Photo Maria Baranova-Suzuki
Julien CreuzetAlgorithm ocean true blood movesStudio Boekman, National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam29 30 Jun. 2024

After the succesfull world-premiere as part of Performa 2023, Julien Creuzet's Algorithm ocean true blood moves comes to Amsterdam. Julien Creuzet, representing France at the 60th Venice Biennale, will stage his first large-scale performance work at the newly opened Studio Boekman of the Dutch National Opera.

With this performative work, Creuzet continues his explorations into the history of trade, displacement, and diaspora. In collaboration with Brazilian choreographer Ana Pi, Creuzet draws on a collection of movements by online content creators of African descent. The movements, gathered by the artist from social media over the years, unveil unexpected, yet intimate connections between steps that exist in different times and geographies across the Black Atlantic.

The performance is co-commissioned by Performa and Hartwig Art Foundation (read more about our ongoing collaboration here). Hartwig Art Foundation presents the performances in Amsterdam in collaboration with the Dutch National Opera. 


After-party at Kanaal40

Join us on 30 June for the after-party at Kanaal40 featuring Boris Percus and his Bèlè instrument, a traditional drum from Martinique, and Nyamecmplx spinning records until late. Hosted by Julien Creuzet and Ana Pi, the club night is a continuation of the (sold-out) European premiere of Algorithm ocean true blood moves in Amsterdam.

The after-party is open to all, and entrance is free of charge.


Concept, videos, sculptures and costumes: Julien Creuzet
Choreography: Ana Pi 
Dancers:  Kamani Abu, Sarah Boyd, Sydnie Cooper, Bette Danganan, DaJuan Foley Jr, Morgan Gregory and Noel Olson 
Music:  Natoxie, livemuziek Malou Beauvoir