Grace Ellen Barkey & Needcompany [BE]



19.04 – 21.04.2013

We’re not kidding! Dreams do come true, wishes are fulfilled: the iconic avant-garde American performance art collective The Residents has written music for Grace Ellen Barkey and Needcompany!

It’s a great mystery how The Residents and Grace Ellen Barkey came to be collaborating. Neither of them wants to tell exactly how it happened. The Residents claim that Grace shut them up in a cellar and only gave them stale bread and water until they had written the music for her. Grace says ‘They just jumped on my shoulders, grabbed hold of my hair and we galloped off together into a different dimension.’ Just imagine: The Residents, the masters of weird, and Grace Ellen Barkey, the president of the movement against melancholy.

"This is just the beginning of the worldwide conceived movement of acceptance of all fungi that were considered potentially dangerous."

In this latest production, entitled MUSH-ROOM, we find ourselves in a forest full of mushrooms. These mushrooms unite and rise in rebellion...

"We are alive and kicking! Full of exceptional dreams and cosmic wishes!"

EXTRA : Matinee Kadee on Sunday 21/04 - 15:00

visual concept Lemm&Barkey | choreography Grace Ellen Barkey | music The Residents | with Sung‐Im Her, Yumiko Funaya, Benoît Gob, Maarten Seghers, Julien Faure, Mohamed Toukabri, Catherine Travelletti | production management Luc Galle | production Needcompany (Brussels) | co-production PACT Zollverein (Essen) | support Vlaamse overheid