Anneleen Keppens [BE]
The moon is the moon is the moon
27.04 – 28.04.2018
Breaking open a choreography
The moon is the moon is the moon deconstructs the structure of a dance trio and exposes its building blocks. Just like the preparatory sketches for a painting, the performance begins with various perspectives and movements. The individual layers that you discover in the choreography invite you to see things in new ways. Dance is expressed as a ritual that inherently consists in the building up and erasing of movement. Just like Tibetan monks spend weeks working on sand mandalas only to wipe them away again, three dancers construct their movements and then erase them. What remains is the communal experience of the dancers and the audience.
• Anneleen Keppens studied at the Antwerp Royal Ballet School and at PARTS. Her work seeks to balance pure, abstract dance on the one hand and interpretation and transparency on the other. She has danced for Daniel Linehan, Xavier Le Roy and Rosas, among others. The moon is the moon is the moon marks her debut as a choreographer.
concept & choreography Anneleen Keppens | creation & dance Maria Fereirra Silva, Anneleen Keppens, Victor Pérez Armero | music Gerrit Valckenaers | lighting design Clive Mitchell | movement assistant Stanislav Dobák | executive production Caravan Production | residencies Vooruit (Ghent), STUK (Leuven), KAAP (Brugge), BUDA (Kortrijk), Cultuurcentrum De Spil (Roeselare) | support Provincie West-Vlaanderen, de Vlaamse Overheid, de Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie