What Remains

 

What Remains is a story about beginning and ending, about standing at the very end of a lifeline, at the point where you start as a child or where you end as an older one. The poetry of changing as a person, making memories and the fear of losing them. In What Remains, Zoë Demoustier brings two generations together on stage: children who start life and older dancers who leave life behind. The outcome of that encounter is a physical and dancing game between old and young that exposes the perishable body. In a language of movement in which roles can be reversed, both are strong in their vulnerability. A child carries his grandparent; an elderly dancer regains his childlike freedom; Who takes care of whom? They find each other in the similarities and differences. The older generation consists of professional dancers. These dancers embody the forgotten body, the body that should no longer be visible on stage. Who are those people, that forgotten group? Are they forced to stop because of a changed body?

 

17 Feb 2023, Fri

18 Feb 2023, Sat

Choreography Zoë Demoustier

Performers Misha Demoustier, Jef Stevens, Karin Vyncke, Irene Schaltegger, Alice Monserez, Chizzy Chinaedu, Charlotte Maes, Kyora Kaiwa Stoffer & Luwe Van Gucht

Dramaturgy Danielle van Vree

Choreography assistance Oihana Azpillaga

Musician-performer Misha Demoustier

Musician guitarist-Designer Sebastiaan Wets

Studio musician-drummer Klaas De Somer

Sound design Willem Lenaerts

Audio recordings & interviews Yelena Schmitz

Costume design & styling Annemie Boonen

Costume sewing & Retouches Eli Verkeyn

Camera & Editing Michiel Venmans

Light & Stage Thomas Glorieux

Light advice Varja Klosse

Production Ultima Vez

Co-production STUK Leuven, BRONKS Theater for young audiences, HET LAB Hasselt, Krokusfestival Hasselt

With the support of the Tax Shelter measure of the Belgian Federal Government, Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter empowered by Belfius.

 

Ultima Vez is supported by the Flemish

Community and the Flemish Community Commission of

the Brussels-Capital Region