Thomas Hauert & Àngels Margarit [BE/ES]

From B to B

From B to B
From B to B

26.01 – 27.01.2013

Playful and witty

From B to B proposes a collaboration between Brussels-based Swiss choreographer Thomas Hauert and Catalonian choreographer Àngels Margarit.  “From B to B” evokes a journey between Brussels and Barcelona as well as the Point B to which each of the two artists had arrived, by way of their own unique paths, from Point A of a hypothetical clean slate.  One could say that the principle theme of From B to B is communication: the will to understand the other and the impossibility to do so. The performance poses questions about “translation,” a filter inevitably placed on all modes of communication.  To Thomas and Àngels, the two initial and most important elements of the piece, a third is added: the language that unites (and separates) them.  The choreographers called upon “verbivore” Màrius Serra.  Departing from the words “Thomas” and “Àngels” he created a doublet that became the through-line of the performance.  A game, a chain of words born of the wish to make the piece’s creators meet through language, acting as a structure on which they attach their past and present. Everything together results in a playful and witty dance theatre performance!

• Thomas Hauert danced with Rosas in the early nineties and founded his company ZOO in 1997. Virtually all Hauert’s work has been presented at the Kaaitheater. Since 1985 Àngels Margarit has created over twenty choreographic works. Her work has also been presented at the Klapstukfestival (Leuven) and in Vooruit in Ghent.

‘Humour, lots of humour, which arises from the palpable understanding between the two performers…’ – Ara, Barcelona
‘A playful and lighthearted face-to-face’ – El País, Barcelona

EXTRA : Matinee Kadee on Sunday 27/01 - 15:00

created and performed by Thomas Hauert and Àngels Margarit | lighting Jan Van Gijsel | music Barbra Streisand, Lucio Dalla, Jordi Savall, J.M. Serrat, Toti Soler and Ester Formosa, sœur Marie Keyrouz, Mayte Martin, Miguel Poveda, Jolie Holland | musical creation Joan Saura |doublets and double acrostics Màrius Serra |other texts Thomas Hauert and Àngels Margarit |costumes Rosa Codina | props Pere Milán | sound Marc Ases | video Núria Font | rehearsal assistant Isabel López | executive producer Dominique Bernat | production ZOO / Thomas Hauert (Brussels), Àngels Margarit / cia Mudances (Barcelona) |co-production Festival GREC 2011 Barcelona - La Bâtie Festival, Geneva