You love subtle performances
What does being together mean in 2016? Vera Tussing investigates the issue in a cheerful but destabilizing performance that both questions and reinforces the concept of ‘community’. Time for a reassessment of physical contact in this digital age!
Zaoum is the second part of the Flemish-Swiss choreographer Cindy Van Acker’s new cycle, which was inspired by Quando Stanno Morendo by the composer Luigi Nono. Abstract dance to enjoy and/or decipher!
Dancer and choreographer Fumiyo Ikeda takes you on a journey to the heart of Morton Feldman’s Piano and String Quartet. This 80-minute composition for piano and strings exudes an aura of tranquillity, in which ‘each is just as much an echo of the other’. Ikeda shares the stage with the soloists of Ictus, as though she herself were the sixth musician.
Boris Charmatz and Emmanuelle Huynh pay tribute to the French choreographer Odile Duboc. They dance two versions of her boléro 2 (1996), once in an extremely slow interpretation, and then in its original form. According to Duboc, “In the slow form, the pair sculpts a common substance.”
When Vincent Dunoyer began to create performances himself it struck him that dance industry professionals would always ask him the same thing. ‘Can you send us a DVD of the performance?’ In DVD DVD he creates a montage of personal and professional memories, like a lecture interspersed with video and dance. Both intimate and universal!
JURY SELECTION – Claire Croizé borrowed her title, EVOL, from the eponymous Sonic Youth album. It is also LOVE spelt backwards, as well as being an abbreviation of ‘evolution’. Both are central concepts in this tender creation set to songs by David Bowie. A refined, poetic and generous dance production.
CIRCUIT X – Five dancers are set in motion by the audience. Networks of action emerge from simple social interactions. Be swept along and discover how Mazing creates new forms of togetherness through dance.
CIRCUIT X – On an empty stage, Dounia Mahammed uses language as a medium in which to philosophize, dream, draw, hesitate and question on stage. Salut Copain swings from wonder to despair.
What happens exactly when we fall asleep? What is it like to be a viewer watching other people fall asleep in a theatre, to witness this most intimate act? The Guardians of Sleep is a collective attempt to withdraw in a world that is always ‘switched on’ – and where an ‘off’ button simply doesn’t seem to exist.
Gallop. Biography of a Body tells the bizarre story of the life cycle of a body. Dolores Bouckaert’s co-star in this solo is – via film and audio – a fast and powerful horse. The two are one another’s opposites until they become interchangeable, when the horse’s gallop coincides with the rhythm of her heartbeat.