MOVEDBYMATTER / Kasper Vandenberghe
Calculated Risk (The Ritual – The Installation – The Story)
WORKING TITLE FESTIVAL — Kasper Vandenberghe climbs on a scaffolding clad in a protective suit and then drops down like a rock. It is calculated recklessness. It is a poetic search for how vulnerable we can still allow ourselves to be and how we can understand vulnerability as a force. It is dancing on the loose rope between two deeply human desires: the desire for balance versus a bottomless leap into the unknown.
Calculated Risk by artist-equilibrist Kasper Vandenberghe consists of three intimately intertwined parts: The Ritual, The Installation and The Story.
At the Kaaistudio's you can attend the lecture The Story and visit the installation The Installation. The Ritual takes place at KANAL - Centre Pompidou
• Performer and actor Kasper Vandenberghe (1983) founded the company MOVEDBYMATTER in 2018. Starting in 2004 at Toneelklas Dora van der Groen, in the initial stage of his career he worked for the renowned Dutch theatre company Zuidelijk Toneel and Ghent’s theatre collective Ontroerend Goed. Since 2008 Vandenberghe performs at Jan Fabre’s Troubleyn company. He performed in Troubleyn’s Orgy of Tolerance, Prometheus Landscape II, The Power of Theatrical Madness, This Is Theatre Like It Was To Be Expected and Foreseen (Reenactment), as well as in the endurance piece Mount Olympus. Since 2013 he teaches at the Teaching Group Jan Fabre in Antwerp.
a production by movedbymatter / Kasper Vandenberghe| concept, direction and performance Kasper Vandenberghe | text The Ritual Peter Verhelst | scenography The Ritual Pepijn Gyssels | construction The Ritual Rico Naessens | motion engineer The Ritual Wiebe Van Gansbeke | physical coaches The Ritual Arne Sabbe en Simon Bruyninckx (collectif Malunés) | research The Ritual Fisheye team | costume design The Installation Kasia Mielczarek | text The Story Kasper Vandenberghe | camera and montage The Story Pieter Van Campe | sound design The Story Frederik De Clercq | dramaturgy Matthias Velle | artistic advice Katrien Bruyneel | technique Randy Thielemans | technical advice Philip Van de Gehuchte | production manager Yacoba Corral Davalos | financial director Wouter Vermeylen | financial advice Wim Viaene | photography Kris Dewitte, Thomas Nolf | co-production C-takt, workspacebrussels | with the support of Abriso, the Belgian tax shelter, the Flemish Community Commission Circus Decree, Fisheye, SONHOUSE Sound Production Agency | residency arts centre BUDA, arts centre Campo, Circuscentrum, De Grote Post, Jeugdtheaterhuis Larf!, Vooruit, workspacebrussels | special thanks Sandra Balliu, Marc De Kesel, Jasper Delbecke, Hypnoclinic Antwerpen, Carl Gydé, Tom Lootens, Tom Maeyens, Annabel Reid, Mieke Ronsmans, Geert Staelens, Koen Vandenberghe