TRACES live

World premiere on the 8th of December 2019 in the context of Europalia Romania during December Dance in Concertgebouw Bruges. 

 

In his latest production entitled TRACES, Wim Vandekeybus follows the traces he has left. He looks back on the intuitions from whence his search began: to the drama of impulses and instincts; to the game of energies and intensities. In the overwhelming Romanian nature, with Europe's last primeval forests, Vandekeybus searches for traces that are older than man and his memory. For ‘the inner story’, for the story that unfolds before or beyond language and can only be told in the pulses of dance and music.

 

It is a search for traces of nature that the body has forgotten or repressed. How much nature still lives in mankind? How much animal in the human body? What happens in moments of risk and danger when we have to take intuitive decisions to survive?

 

The music is written by Trixie Whitley (who composed the music for TrapTown) in collaboration with Marc Ribot (who wrote the music for Inasmuch as Life is Borrowed and Vandekeybus’ full-length film debut Galloping Mind), Shahzad Ismaily, Ben Perowsky and Daniel Mintseris. They are joined on the stage by ten dancers on the stage. Together they create a unique live experience.

8 Dec 2019, Sun

10 Dec 2019, Tue

CCHa, Hasselt
Belgium

13 Dec 2019, Fri

14 Dec 2019, Sat

15 Dec 2019, Sun

16 Dec 2019, Mon

17 Dec 2019, Tue

18 Dec 2019, Wed

DIRECTION AND CHOREOGRAPHY Wim Vandekeybus

CREATED WITH AND PERFORMED BY Alexandros Anastasiadis, Borna Babic, Maureen Bator, Davide Belotti, Pieter Desmet, Maria Kolegova, Kit King, Anna Karenina Lambrechts, Magdalena Oettl and Mufutau Yusuf

LIVE MUSIC BY Trixie Whitley, Shahzad Ismaily, Marc Ribot, Ben Perowski and Daniel Mintseris

MOVEMENT ASSISTANT German Jauregui, Iñaki Azpillaga and Flavio D’Andrea

STORYLINE Wim Vandekeybus

DRAMATURGY Erwin Jans 

COSTUME DESIGN Isabelle Lhoas ASSISTED BY Isabelle De Cannière

SCENOGRAPHY Wim Vandekeybus and Tom de With

TECHNICAL COORDINATION Tom de With

SOUND ENGINEER Bram Moriau

LIGHT DESIGN Wim Vandekeybus and Francis Gahide

LIGHT ON TOUR Helmut Van den Meersschaut

STAGE MANAGERTom de With

BEAR COSTUME DESIGN Jan Maillard 

SCENE PAINTINGS Patrick [Bob] Vantricht  

 

PRODUCTION Ultima Vez

CO-PRODUCTION Europalia Romania, Concertgebouw Bruges, KVS Brussels and La Rose des Vents Villeneuve d'Ascq

WITH THE SUPPORT OF Tax Shelter measure of the Belgian Federal Government, Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter empowered by Belfius. Ultima Vez is supported by the Flemish Authorities & the Flemish Community Commission of the Brussels Capital Region.