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
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.