Alain Platel / les ballets C de la B [BE]

Out of Context

Out of Context
Out of Context

13.01 – 17.01.2010

The body in a state of ecstasy

No hidden tricks, no trade secrets. In his latest production Alain Platel is returning to the basis of dance creation. Based on his belief in the power of the human body as an emotional tool, as a bearer of memory, as the raw material for living visual art. In Out of Context, this internationally acclaimed choreographer and dancer is after a gap of many years once again giving a world premiere in his home country.

Whereas Platel flirted with the boundaries of opera in VSPRS and more recently in pitié!, in Out of Context it is not music that provides the driving force. Nor any grand set, or costumes other than what the dancers might simply have had in their suitcases. Yet Out of Context is not a piece for the recession. The limitations show the hand of the master. Each and every one of the nine dancers with whom Platel enters into this adventure are virtuoso artists of the body, and over recent years they have covered a lot of ground together. Out of Context is founded on the constructive dialogue that the choreographer and dancers pursue on the basis of their individual obsessions. The result could well be quite surprising – intimate, inviting, moving – and much less ‘out of context’ than the title might suggest.


Matinee Kadee

During the performance on Sunday 17th, we organise a free workshop for your children! More info >>


7:00 PM

What if you don’t want to go out too late or have plans for later in the evening? Want to go home by the last tram or bus (but one)? Come and see the show on Thursday 14th, at 7:00 pm! More info >>



concept & direction Alain Platel | danced & created by Matthieu Desseigne Ravel, Kaori Ito, Emile Josse, Mélanie Lomoff, Ross Mc Cormack, Romeu Runa, Elie Tass, Rosalba Torres Guerrero, Hyo Seung Ye | production les ballets C de la B | co-production Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Le Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, TorinoDanza, Sadler’s Wells (London), Stadsschouwburg Groningen, Tanzkongress 2009/Kulturstiftung des Bundes, Kaaitheater

les ballets C de la B is Cultural Ambassador of Unesco-IHE, Institute for Water Education