New performance Tidal Wave

On December 8 and 9, a special co-production by Rover and Studio FCP will be shown for the first time in Theater Bellevue in Amsterdam: Tidal Wave. This movement performance exposes the physical traces of trauma. In Tidal Wave, makers Roshanak Morrowatian and Charles Pas share their scars without hesitation. Taken by a tidal wave…

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Workshop House of Strength

Our latest performance House of Strength focusses on connection, strength, community and embracing our versatility. We also offer workshops that are in line with the performance. In this choreographer Roshanak Morrowatian introduces you to her working method and the sources of inspiration she used for House of Strength.  The next workshop will take place on…

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Rover is looking for a technician

Are you an all-round, freelance theater technician who wants to strengthen our team during the House of Strength tour? Then read on! Rover is a young, ambitious dance company with a mission: to create interdisciplinary dance performances based on social involvement and with an eye for artistic quality. Recently our latest performance House of Strength…

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Meet the performers: Deion Simon

Deion Simon (Amsterdam, 1995) is a dancer, choreographer, teacher and stylist. He studied at the Amsterdam University of the Arts (AHK) and did an internship at SALLY Dansgezelschap Maastricht. Just prior to House of Strength he had been dancing in the performance Primisi by choreographer Alida Dors. “A very nice and intense experience.” As a…

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Meet the performers: Sjaan Flikweert

Sjaan Flikweert (Amsterdam, 1984) is a dancer and spoken word poet. She was especially triggered to participate in House of Strength by Roshanak Morrowatian’s personal approach and quest for authenticity. Moreover, feminism and the depiction of strength also play a major role in Sjaan’s own work. Sjaan: “The beauty of the ritual of Zurkhaneh is…

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Meet the performers: Reza Mirabi

Reza Mirabi (Iran/Germany, 1988) is a visual artist, choreographer and dancer. In addition, he is active as a seed keeper in ecological projects in India, where he studied, and in southern Portugal. Listening plays an important role in his work: “For me, listening is a political process to find gaps, to unravel new movements and…

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Meet the performers: Vainergill Xanthi Thurnim

Vainergill Xanthi Thurnim (Amsterdam, 1997) is a dancer, choreographer and dance teacher. About three years ago she graduated from the Academy of Theatre and Dance in Amsterdam. She uses different dance styles in her work, with West African dance aesthetics as a connecting factor. Vainergill came in touch with Roshanak Morrowatian through dramaturge Nicole Geertruida.…

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Meet the performers: Djahan Manuela Mazhari Perez

Djahan Manuela Mazhari Perez (born 1970) is the daughter of a Colombian mother and an Iranian father. She left Iran when she was four and grew up mostly in Paris. Jahan is trained in post-modern dance, physical theatre, Indian dance and martial arts and now has been living in the Netherlands for about twenty years,…

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Awarded the Performing Arts Fund

We ended 2022 with good news from the Performing Arts Fund: Roshanak Morrowatian has been awarded the ‘new creators’ grant. Under the guidance of Suzy Blok (head artist space) of ICK Dans Amsterdam, Roshanak will invest in her further development as the creator and artistic leader of Rover in 2023 and 2024. According to the…

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Rover at FASHIONCLASH Festival

Moment of exchange: Roshanak Morrowatian in collaboration with Antoine Peters. Research for our new dance performance House of strength has started. A work focussing on choreographer Roshanak Morrowatian’s Iranian roots and the ancient Persian ritual of the Zurkhaneh. For the next phase of research we are organizing an interactive workshop & talk around the theme…

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Sister and exhibition Mystiek

From October 30 until January 14, 2023, our installation performance Sister is on tour as a part of the exhibition Mystiek – Rituelen. Verstilling. Extase. by the Limburgs Museum. Sister can be found at striking, mystical locations in Limburg. The life-size wax sculpture of a melting girl allows visitors to reflect in a meditative way…

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Newsletter Rover

Rover wants to remind everyone to be curious, keep moving and keep exploring, as befits a real rover (which also means ‘explorer’ or ‘traveler’)! Do you also want to be kept informed about the projects and performances of our dance company and the stories behind them? Then sign up for our newsletter >> After subscription…

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