Monstrare et/ou Monere
14.12 – 15.12.2022
A bent back, speaking but there is no mouth. Arms doing their own thing. Legs swinging around by themselves. Until, on the lower of the back, a mouth peeps out of the trousers. Do all those body parts belong together? And where is the head? From the darkness, finally only a voice resounds, like a thunderous eruption from deep within.
In his solo debut, Milø Slayers explores the boundary between man and monster. Monstrare et/ou Monere is a living triptych about the potential of monstrosity - not in a Hollywood way, but as a deeper consciousness that wants to wriggle out of fixed categories. Can identity be fluid? Where are the boundaries between the 'normal' (normative) body and a body that is experienced as deformed, monstrous? Slayers merges his choreographic background in hip-hop with the structures of abstract contemporary dance, under a play of light that constantly distorts known human relationships.
• Milø Slayers is part of the dance company Slayers and studied 'art and choreography' at ISAC in Brussels until 2020. With Monstrare et/ou Monere we welcome Milø Slayers to the Kaaistudio's for the first time.
presented by Kaaitheater
concept & dance Milø Slayers | light design Max Adams | costume Lila John | movement research Stéphane Bourhis | production KWP Kunstenwerkplaats | co-production Dans in Brugge, Vooruit en STUK | dramaturgy Wouter Hillaert | thanks to Wouter Hillaert, Lisa Vereertbrugghen, Daniel Blanga Gubbay, Elsemieke Scholte, Alain Platel, WIPCOOP, BUDA, Ultima Vez, Les Ballets C de la B, Charleroi Danse, BATARD, KVS, ISAC.