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Record + Zonderzeeër

performance
music
13.09.2024

DOUBLE BILL

Performance 1

Francesca Grilli
Record

20:00
Multilingual, language no problem
Music & performance

In Record, a choir of young people from Brussels sings sitting on a ledge, a window, a balcony, a place on the border between the inside of what could be their home and an outdoor space.  

The performance is based on two figures who, for the artist Francesca Grilli, represent the oppositional tensions that many young people face when entering adulthood. On one side, she places a Hikikomori – a young person in Japan, who voluntarily locks themselves in their room as a form of rebellion against the outside world. And on the other, a stuntwoman, whose body continually defies gravity and death. 

For over a year, Grilli was in constant conversation with Hikikomori. Their confessions form the base of the composition that this diverse group of young people from Brussels are singing, while physically holding their almost-out-of-balance position, like superheroes, in the air. In between withdrawal and powerful release, the atmosphere recalls the fear of falling, that is also a very strong desire to fly away. 

In a society that makes failure one of its biggest taboos, this ambivalent tension is present in all those moments in life where we hold on to a thread, in between two things, two decisions. A performance as a celebration of all those thresholds, all those moments of hardship and joy, mixed feelings, and bewilderment.  

Performance 2

Sander Deckx
Zonderzeeër

21:00
NL, srt. EN
Performance

In Zonderzeeër, a performance written and played by Sander Deckx, this theatre-maker asks whether merging into the masses is possible for those who do not resemble the masses. Whether merging into the masses is necessary or desirable. How to deal with a brass band that follows you all the time. How other people's gaze affects you. What the difference is between being watched and being seen.

The only difference between watching and seeing is you – Etcetera

 

• Francesca Grilli (1978) is an Italian multidisciplinary artist based in Brussels. She focuses on performance, installations and video, with a special emphasis on sound. Grilli's projects explore the concept of the resistant body, initially reflecting resistance to life, time and decline. Her recent works portray the body struggling against being consumed, often featuring a disappearance resulting from the work's actions. She uses the voice to connect with the personal and collective unconscious, creating physical and emotional engagement. Her work addresses political, social, and poetic issues through choral singing, overlapping voices, and performer presence.

Sander Deckx (1994) graduated from the Word Art course at the Antwerp Conservatory of Music (2023). Due to oxygen deprivation at birth, Sander is in a wheelchair. Even before his studies, he performed, among others, in two performances by HETGEVOLG, directed by Stefan Perceval: Hartekop (2012) and Rood (2018). As an internship in his master year, he danced in ON -, a visual dance performance for children, by choreographer Danaë Bosman, in collaboration with Theatre Froefroe and Het Paleis. In 2023, Sander had his solo performance ZONDERZEEËR at Theater aan Zee.

 

Record

creation Francesca Grilli ⎸ words Azzurra D’Agostino, Piffi ⎸ stuntwoman training Lisa Patoor ⎸movements Benno Steinegger ⎸ choir director and vocal trainer Jean-Baptiste Veyret-Logerias/Ine Claes ⎸ composer Christophe Albertijn ⎸ studio assistant/communication Elena Regazzoni ⎸ rigger Esteban Vin ⎸ graphic design Marzia Dalfini ⎸ videographer Gregor Gobec ⎸ production Hiros ⎸coproduction VIERNULVIER, workspacebrussels, Indisciplinarte Terni, Snaporazverein, Høstscena ⎸partners KAAP, Kaaitheater, BASE Milano, Høstscena, Bunker / Mladi Levi festival ⎸ with the support of Corpoceleste, WpZimmer, Vlaamse Gemeenschap, VGC ⎸ special thanks to Arturo Zanaica, Mira De Schepper, Loïs Heirman, Manon Joannoteguy, Néphéle De Bie, Marie Maloux, Joanne de Broux, Arnold Tamchom, Morgane Wadbled, Alma Rosado

Zonderzeeër

creation Sander Deckx ⏐coaching Mitch Van Landeghem & Janneke Remmers 

DURATION : 120 min.

Double bill: one ticket gives you access to both performances.

Fri 13 Sep 24
20:00
24€
20€
18*€
14€
12€