Christine De Smedt/Les Ballets C. de la B. [Ghent]

Once Upon a Time - try-out

Once Upon a Time - try-out
Once Upon a Time - try-out

03.10 – 05.10.2006

Dance performance by Christine De Smedt and Les Ballets C. de la B. cancelled

The première of Once Upon a Time, the new show by Christine De Smedt and Les Ballets C. de la B., was scheduled on 3 October 2006 at the Kaaitheater in Brussels.

Christine De Smedt, the artists involved, Les Ballets C. de la B. and co-producer Kaaitheater have decided in mutual agreement and for artistic reasons to stop working on this production for the time being.

The performances at the Kaaitheater, scheduled for 3, 4 and 5 October, will therefore be cancelled. Later on will be decided whether work on the production will be continued or not.

People who bought tickets for these performances can change them for another performance or will be refunded. Please contact the Kaaitheater on t. 02 201 59 59 or send a mail to

One-to-one encounters

The choreographer Christine De Smedt last appeared at Kaaitheater in January 2005 with her 9x9 project, an impressive performance of individual and collective movements by 81 people. In her new production she wants to examine what it means to build up a personal story. The quest this time is based less on the context of mass and structures and more on the intimacy and fragility of one-to-one encounters with others.

Encounters can be confrontational. They can make us doubt or compel us to make more incisive choices. But we are not the product only of the conscious choices we make, also of everything we evade and suppress. That which is personal is seen here as a story of encounters, choices and memories on a whimsical axis of past, present and future. The result of the constant tension between the yes’s and the no’s.

concept, choreographie Christine De Smedt
danceurs Danai Anesiadou, François Brice, Nele Keukelier, Pieterjan Vervondel
dramaturgie Hans Bryssinck