Me and you and everything in between
In the near future, a group of poetic terrorists and emotional hackers withdraw to the sinister forest of the dark web. Under an enormous moon, Meyoucycle manifests itself as a science fiction concert about ordinary emotions in this age of hyper capitalism and technological advances.
Meyoucycle sounds like ‘musical’ pronounced in a strange accent. Along with composer Chris Peck and four Ictus musicians, Bauer blends together all the ingredients for a musical, producing a completely new, hybrid genre. The piece is about you and me and everything in between. That’s right, a me-you cycle.
• American artist Eleanor Bauer studied dance in New York and at PARTS. As an artist-in-residence at the Kaaitheater (2013-2016), she presented, among others, Midday and Eternity, this Meyoucycle (at the Kunstenfestivaldesarts 2016), and the ‘talk show, variety show, shit show’ Bauer Hour. She and Chris Peck have collaborated with the music ensemble Ictus previously, for the concert series This is not a Popsong.
concept, direction Eleanor Bauer & Chris Peck | choreography Eleanor Bauer, developed with the performers | musical composition Chris Peck, developed with the performers | created with and performed by Eleanor Bauer (vocals, dance), Inga Hákonardóttir (vocals, dance), Tarek Halaby (vocals, dance), Gaël Santisteva (vocals, dance, alto saxophone, shaker), Gerrit Nulens (drums, percussion), Gwenaelle Rouger (piano, synth), Kobe Van Cauwenberghe (guitar, bass) | musical assistance Jean-Luc Fafchamps, Tom Pauwels, Jean-Luc Plouvier | songwriting Chris Peck & Eleanor Bauer, with guest contributions by Gérald Kurdian, Arjan Miranda, Ryan Seaton | spoken texts Eleanor Bauer, developed with Chris Peck and the performers | lighting design Luc Schaltin (Kaaitheater) | costume and set design Sofie Durnez, developed with Eleanor Bauer | sound mixing & live processing Alex Fostier, Antoine Delagoutte | technical coordination Jitske Vandenbussche | executive production Caravan Production | co-production Kaaitheater, PACT Zollverein, Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint Denis | residencies Kaaitheater, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek, P.A.R.T.S | with the support of the Flemish Authorities, the Flemish Community Commission of the Brussels-Capital Region | thanks to Cedric Andrieux, Povilas Bastys, Bryana Fritz, Emily Gale, David Van Dijcke, Herman Venderickx, KASK Conservatorium, King's Fountain Foundation