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Traplord Mounia

Thursday 22 August

21:00 - 23:00 CEST

International Theatre Amsterdam (ITA), Amsterdam

Mounia: S.T.U.C.K. / Ivan Michael Blackstock: TRAPLORD

Step into a world of raw emotion with this double bill featuring Mounia Nassangar's debut piece "S.T.U.C.K", a mesmerizing exploration of Waacking's essence and power. Following this, Ivan Michael Blackstock's "TRAPLORD" takes you on a journey of self-discovery, confronting mental health and masculinity themes through dance, theater, and spoken word.

Want to know more? Stick around for the Q&A and ask some of your burning questions to the dancers and choreographers!



€22.00 (incl. service costs & VAT)


Ivan Michael Blackstock: TRAPLORD

From award winning dance artist and cultural innovator Ivan Michael Blackstock comes TRAPLORD, a dance performance meditating on life, death and rebirth. Wandering between dreams and reality, TRAPLORD takes us on a new heroic journey to self-actualisation. Using dance, theatre and spoken word to explore raw and confrontational themes of mental health and masculinity, TRAPLORD is an invitation to question the stereotyping of Black men in contemporary western society; an attempt to escape from the mental state of being condemned before having lived.Within this production are artistic choices and truthful narratives that pursue authentic lived experiences including physical and mental trauma, and may include images which depict abuse. TRAPLORD aims to inspire a healing process in both our performers and audience members. Join us on this journey!

“Ivan Michael Blackstock’s interrogation of stereotypes is broodingly atmospheric, strewn with imagery and often highly effective”
- The Guardian ****

TRAPLORD premiered at 180 Studios, London and won the 2023 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production. Ivan Michael Blackstock is a multidisciplinary creative known for his work as an artist, mentor and cultural innovator.

Director and Choreographer: Ivan Michael Blackstock
Co-Designer: Chloe Lamford, Shankho Chaudhuri
Lighting Designer: Simisola Majekodunmi
Sound Designer: Luke Swaffield for Autograph
Video Designer: Ian William Galloway
Costume Designer: Saskia Lenaerts
A production of Sadler’s Wells x 180 Studios in co-production with The Factory and ALTRUVIOLET
Supported using public money by Arts Council England.Supported by Cockayne – Grants for the Arts and The London Community Foundation, The Maria Björnson Memorial Fund and The Foyle Foundation.


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Mounia: S.T.U.C.K.

This piece marks the choreographic debut of international Waacking icon, dancer, and model Mounia Nassangar. In "S.T.U.C.K", five dancers express the essence of Waacking through their unique interpretations, each sharing their own powerful narrative. Reflecting the rich history of Waacking as a dance of urgency and expression born from oppression, "S.T.U.C.K" delves deep into the ability of dance to transcend language and speak when words fail. With bodies and stories that diverge yet converge on a profound shared experience, the performance breaks new ground with its unwavering commitment and sincerity. Exploring culture from a subjective and sensitive perspective, "S.T.U.C.K" promises to leave you with a lasting impression.

Choreography : Mounia Nassangar
Dancers : Suzanne Degennaro, Serena Freira, Oumrata Konan, Nicole Kufeld, Carla Parcianello
Assistant-choreography and understudy: Sofia Staníc
Beatmakeuse: Mac L’Arnaque
Scenography and lighting: Xavier Lescat
Costumes: Lydie Tarragon