In The New Piece, United Cowboys presents its discoveries about (cultural) identity, individuality and generosity in a performance by and for four dancers.
Maarten van der Put and Pauline Roelants have both made names for themselves through their expertise in tuning in to the power and vulnerability of the individual dancer/performer. By bringing together four dancers with backgrounds in ballet, urban dance, modern dance and physical performance, United Cowboys is making the most of this combination.
In The New Piece, Maarten and Pauline themselves are present as intermediaries between the dancers and the audience. By means of widescreen projections of live camera images and accompanying live soundscapes, they create parallel worlds in which the power of the individual performer is placed in a zoomed-in world of details and sensuality.