Since the focus of Le Grand Cru shifted to produce and train non-Western cultures, our Dutch artistic work is mostly commited.
Poverty Requiem is a multi-annual project, originally commissioned by Oxfam Novib. It was the first online downloadable choreography parts of which have been carried out all over the world. The Leroy High School for Performing Arts has fully learned the choreography over the internet and played at the World Bank and the U.N. The choral music in five parts, written by Sylvia Borren and composed by Peter Maissan is about injustice. Le Grand Cru created five choroegraphies for students of the Preparatory Dance Academy in Venlo. For his school, led by Liesbeth Wiertz, Noortje Bijvoets started choreography work in the 90s. There are now six productions realized including a collaboration with the National Cuban Academy for Modern Dance and Folklore.
Poverty Requiem has evolved into a mass choreography, performed by 60 dancers and 80 singers.