The Karaoke Dialogues
American choreographer Daniel Linehan, who established himself in Brussels in 2008, is well on his way to gaining a place among the greats in the dance world. In previous pieces, he walked the line between dance and non-dance with boundless creativity and much gusto. This he also does in his latest creation, performing it on the big stage for the first time. The Karaoke Dialogues is a comedy in which Linehan applies the choreographic principles of karaoke (you read that right!) to the great classics of the literary and philosophical canon. The texts – about strong personalities just prior to their certain ruin – are a hodgepodge of quotes, each with their own structure, rhythm, and meaning. By interpreting them in unison – in words and movement – seven dancers multiply the peculiarities of each text. The words determine the rhythm of the dance. At the intersection of the individual approach to the text scores and the dynamics of the collective choreography arises a compelling tragicomedy. Remarkable.
On the occasion of The Karaoke Dialogues, Daniel Linehan presents his book A No Can Make Space. In the form of a lecture performance, Linehan will explain his working process whilst performing fragments from his choreographies and reporting on them.
Concept & choreografie Daniel Linehan Dans & creatie Cédric Andrieux/Daniel Linehan, Yumiko Funaya, Néstor García Díaz, Kennis Hawkins, Anneleen Keppens, Anne Pajunen, Víctor Pérez Armero Dramaturgie Aaron Schuster Scenografie 88888 Licht Jan Fedinger Kostuums Frédérick Denis Technische leiding Elke Verachtert Presentatie Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Kaaitheater Uitvoerende productie Caravan Production (Brussel) Internationale distributie Damien Valette (Parijs) Coproductie Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Opéra de Lille, Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis (Parijs), Vooruit Kunstencentrum (Gent) Residencies Kaaitheater (Brussel), deSingel (Antwerpen), Opéra de Lille, PACT Zollverein (Essen) Met de steun van Vlaamse Overheid, Départs/European Commission (Culture programme) Ondertiteling ONDA Residenties Kaaitheater (Brussel), deSingel International Arts Campus (Antwerpen), Opéra de Lille, PACT Zollverein/CZNRW (Essen) Daniel Linehan is Artist-in-Residence bij Opéra de Lille sinds januari 2013, Artiste Associé 2012-2014 bij deSingel (Antwerpen) & New Wave Associate 2012-2014 bij Sadler’s Wells (Londen)