ZOO / Thomas Hauert [Brussels]



17.05 – 21.05.2008

Danced music

Over the last ten years Thomas Hauert has, both at home and abroad, shown himself to be a choreographer with a voice of his own. His latest piece, Accords, is an abstract choreographic composition that one experiences like a piece of music. The dancers physically transpose, amplify or distort the dynamics, harmony, melody and counterpoint in their bodies. Their movements make the audience listen to the music differently.

In an exclusive for the Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Thomas Hauert is incorporating into Accords passages from 12/8, a work he created for the 21 final-year students at the PARTS dance school in Brussels. In that piece he examined the relationship between dance and music when an exceptionally large group of dancers is involved.

concept and direction Thomas Hauert 
with and by Thomas Hauert, Martin Kilvady, Sara Ludi, Chrysa Parkinson, Zoë Poluch, Mat Voorter & Samantha van Wissen 
lighting design & scenography Jan Van Gijsel
costumes OWN 
production ZOO 
coproduction Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Kaaitheater, PACT Zollverein (Essen), Festival Alkantara (Lisbon), Mercat de les Flors (Barcelona) 
support Vlaamse Overheid, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, Pro Helvetia, Next Step - a project of the European Union within the framework of Cultuur 2007
thanks Charleroi/Danses