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Progress is Moving

Morning Rave

Don’t deny your fire, BURN! 

Excited to announce Amsterdam’s first online morning rave! A spin-off of an event concept from Rotterdam, Compagnietheater & Connor Schumacher present Progress is Moving, where you’re invited to start your day by releasing that inner club kid energy! Woke and awake, we’ll dance alone but together from our own living rooms. Wear your funkiest outfit and JOIN THE MOVEMENT! 

We’re only three months into 2020 and it’s a doozy! No clubs, no dance floors, no raves. We’ve been jumping around our living rooms, but we’d love to do that properly and together. The host of this morning rave, Connor Schumacher, is a dance artist and artistic director, who has created critically acclaimed productions like Funny Soft Happy & The Opposite (2020), Threesome (2019), OK Future (2017), and The Fool (2018). In 2019 he was awarded with the Prize of the Dutch Dance Festival.

He has been organizing morning raves in Rotterdam for a while now, and we’re proud to host the first online edition at Compagnietheater Amsterdam. Connor will use some of the format from Jus’d Rave and combine it with his practice of high intensity metaphors from his own classes to keep us swimming in the vibes. We’re hoping to announce more projects with Connor in the near future, so we’d love to have you with us in this very first satellite edition!


  • Have a water bottle ready: Hydration is everything!
  • Please wear something fun & comfortable to dance in. Have a festival/party outfit that NEEDS to dance? This is the moment!
  • We advise you to wear headphones or plug your laptop into high-quality speakers. It’s essential to hear the music in high quality.
  • No chatting, just dancing! (a.k.a. turn of your mic)
  • This will be an alcohol free event
  • The program is hosted in English and is approx. 60 minutes long
  • The Zoom Meeting is open from 7.45 A.M., we start at 8:00 A.M.
  • The link to the meeting: https://zoom.us/j/314842679
  • The meeting will be livestreamed to Facebook and Youtube, so you can also follow and dance with us live by watching it there. Check our Youtube or Facebook profiles when the event starts.

  • About Connor Schumacher

    Connor Schumacher is interested in everything dance was, everything dance has become, and everything dance can be in the future. Because somewhere in there is a key to revolutionary thought. So let’s get moving.

    Connor Schumacher is a dance artist and artistic leader of Stichting ARK, the foundation with which he organizes movement classes and raves and creates performances, with the goal to get people moving. Connor is convinced that the world would be a better place if we would dance every day.

    Last season Connor toured with Funny Soft Happy & The Opposite, that was extremely well received in all theatres where it was performed.  In the past he made o.a. the performances Threesome (2019), OK Future (2017), The Fool (2018) and Boy Oh Boy (2012). Next to this he took part in the European research projects Dancing Museums (2015-2017) and Empowering Dance (2018-2020), in which he searched for new ways of interaction with an audience and the soft skills people can develop through dance.

    Connor studied dance and composition at Purchase Conservatory of Dance in New York, after which he developed himself from 2012 onwards as an independent dance artist at Dansateliers in Rotterdam. In 2019 he was awarded with the Prize of the Dutch Dance Festival, which offered him a production budget of 10.000  euros to invest in his new work Stillness Is A Concept.


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