De keuze van Korzo & NDT

Antonin Rioche Glitter

The hit show about love, fame and recognition returns!

The show previously premiered online in 2021 because of Covid, now it will return live to theaters. At the time, Korzo maker Antonin Rioche could count on some amazing reviews in NRC, De Volkskrant and Het Parool, which praised Glitter for its “theatrical and bombastic” character, as well as the “delightful performers” Grace Lyell, Ève-Marie Dalcourt and Toon Lobach. Finn Ronsdorf – a singer-songwriter from Berlin – was named “the Berlin Rufus Wainwright” by 3voor12 and is steadily building his career.

Since 2013, Korzo and Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) have joined forces in order to support new choreographic talent. Every year they select extraordinary talent to create a full-evening performance that then goes on tour. Antonin Rioche’s Glitter has been chosen for 2024. Fernando Magadan, Iván Pérez, Amos Ben-Tal, Joeri Dubbe, Samir Calixto, Marina Mascarell and Jiri Pokorny preceded him. 

About the programme

The French choreographer and theatre maker Antonin Rioche exposes the sore spots of life with piercing and personal work. He likes to combine and open up new horizons within art disciplines. This talented artist has been as The Choice of Korzo and Nederlands Dans Theater for 2020.

Glitter is a choreographed composition about love, fame and recognition. It lures us into our childhood in which everything is still possible and dreams have not yet vanished. A melancholic glimpse into lost moments propels the work forward. “The real paradises are the paradise we lost” said Proust. With a hint of humour, the cast of performers embodies intimate memories of dreams that have long been behind us. In Glitter, stardom beckons and puts it in sharp contract with reality. Flirting with tragic burlesque, they take us to what we all recognize: the illusion of greatness that enchants us all.

Performances dates

Seizoen 2023-2024 | 25 January  – 27 March 2024

Korzo, Den Haag
25-27 jan

Verkadefabriek, Den Bosch
02 feb

AINSI, Maastricht
03 feb

Lux, Nijmegen
09 feb

SPOT – Oosterpoort, Groningen
13 feb

Podium Hogewoerd, De Meern
15 feb

Theater Bellevue, Amsterdam
27 feb

Theater de Kunstgreep, Oostzaan
09 mrt

Theater Ins Blau, Leiden
14 mrt

Stadsschouwburg, Utrecht
15 mrt

Natlab, Podiumzaal, Eindhoven
16 mrt

Chassé Theater, Breda
27 mrt

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Antonin Rioche (1994, Angers) has always been a creator, storyteller and, above all, lover of contemporary movement. Despite his lack of classical training, he decided to pursue his advanced training at Ballet Junior de Genève after high school. The dance school laid a strong foundation and prepared him to dance with companies such as Olivier Dubois Company. Here he worked on several European tours with Sasha Waltz, Ryan Djojokarso, Theo Clinkard, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Michael Keegan-Dolan, among others.

For Antonin, movement is the basis for creating, but not necessarily the starting point. His self-written texts often underpin his works from which a poetic interpretation of the body emerges. In dialogue with his inner world, his ideas find themselves somewhere between virtuosity and experimentation and, moreover, his creative process flows through various mediums. For example, Antonin’s 2017 first solo Oh boy! was filmed and won awards for Best International Film (Bestias Danzantes Dance Film Festival) and Best Dance Film (Muestra Movimiento Audiovisual) in 2019.

Since 2018, Antonin has been a house choreographer at Korzo theater in Den Haag, The Netherlands, with his works being supported by NDT & Holland Dance Festival. During this journey he had the opportunity to create The Others and Finally a Sign of Life for the Korzo yearly program; Here We Live and Now. In 2021, Antonin created Huidhonger, a piece for Conny Janssen Danst. In that same year he was invited by Korzo and Nederlands Dans Theater to create his first full-evening performance; Glitter, a questioning on fame, acknowledgement and the fear of time passing by. In 2022, he premiered a new full-length performance, co-produced by Nederlands Dans Theater called Ohgirl!, an intimate solo piece about anxiety and the fear of missing out, questioning the weight that people sometimes carry on our shoulders.


Finn Ronsdorf was raised in a small village in the Black Forest, he discovers at an early age that there is more to life than the dictated path and that you can only find it within yourself. Finn’s songs question the concept of love based on jealousy and possession.
Glitter - Photo: Alwin Poiana

Holland Dance Festival

Glitter is part of the Holland Dance Festival from Jan. 24 through Feb. 17, 2024. The Holland Dance Festival presents (inter)national dance performances for the nineteenth time in The Hague, Delft, Tilburg and Rotterdam. More info:


Director: Antonin Rioche
Performance:Ève-Marie Dalcourt, Toon Lobach, Grace Lyell, Finn Ronsdorf
Muziek: Finn Ronsdorf
Decor design: Antonin Rioche
Light design: Loes Schakenbos
Stylist: Jan-Jan Van Essche
Sound design: Jorg Schellekens
Production: Korzo & Nederlands Dans Theater