Feral is a dance piece made as a series of four different staged landscapes, transforming over time. Each of those landscapes hosts the dancers in a different way – exposing the multiple relations of the individuals and of the group to their environment.
While the piece unfolds, the landscapes become corrupted, filthy, excessive, toxic, monstrous, ruined, horrific, fractured and glamorous. Four different dance landscapes take over the stage: the theatre space becomes a void, an opulent dumpsite, a synthetic desert and a horizon.
A space inhabited by deviant figures, inanimate, hollowed-out surfaces – strangely but precisely ‘charged’ in their body movements and presence. An experience of suspension rather than instruction that assumes contrastingly different imaginaries of body and place.
• Lydia Mcglinchey was born in Australia and is currently living in Brussels, where she studies at PARTS. She is a dancer and performance maker, making her own scenography with self-woven textile pieces. Lydia previously collaborated with Alix Eynaudi on her project Noa+Snow, with Simon Van Schuylenbergh on his project Ne Mosquito Pas and she performs in The Honey House by Nathan Ooms.
artistic direction, scenography, and performer Lydia Mcglinchey | performed by and made with Nathan Ooms, Keren Kraizer, Mario Barrantes Espinoza | scenographic assistance and advice Elena Vloeberghen | music Iris o0ryxss (Iris Joana Therasse Nicaisse) | light design Jan Maertens | costume Jessica Matheson | production KWP Kunstenwerkplaats | special thanks to Stefa Govaart, Volmir Cordeiro, and Jessica Matheson | supported by VIERNULVIER, KWP Kunstenwerkplaats, BUDA | this work was started within the frame of the studios program at P.A.R.T.S