booty Looting

World Premiere June 23rd 2012 Dance Biennale of Venice

For booty Looting Wim Vandekeybus has composed a group of six performers, one musician and one photographer. Music, movement, spoken word and photography are on an equal footing with each other. Every medium adds something or erases something.

In booty Looting photography is a means that enables Vandekeybus to talk about memory. Wim Vandekeybus: “Memories are often created or distorted on the basis of photographs. Proust once accused the visual memory of actually erasing memories. Taste and touch are much more sensitive, but the visual is dominant. Which is why you can perfectly well remember things you have never experienced, simply because you have seen pictures of them.”

The title booty Looting is intended to point to this process of distorting the memory. booty Looting refers to a double form of plundering: the plundering of what has already been plundered, stealing what was already stolen, looting the booty. Wim Vandekeybus: “booty Looting is a highly individual piece. The audience will have to get involved and will have to imagine things. And who knows, it may itself occasionally feel it has been robbed.”

 

 

23 Jun 2012, Sat

Dance Biennale
Venice, Italy

24 Jun 2012, Sun

Dance Biennale
Venice, Italy

28 Jun 2012, Thu

Archa Theatre
Prague, Czech Republic

29 Jun 2012, Fri

Archa Theatre
Prague, Czech Republic

6 Aug 2012, Mon

ImPulsTanz
Wien, Austria

7 Aug 2012, Tue

ImPulsTanz
Wien, Austria

8 Aug 2012, Wed

ImPulsTanz
Wien, Austria

15 Sep 2012, Sat

26 Sep 2012, Wed

2 Oct 2012, Tue

3 Oct 2012, Wed

4 Oct 2012, Thu

9 Oct 2012, Tue

11 Oct 2012, Thu

13 Oct 2012, Sat

18 Oct 2012, Thu

19 Oct 2012, Fri

20 Oct 2012, Sat

31 Oct 2012, Wed

Find Festival
Sardinia, Italy

22 Nov 2012, Thu

28 Nov 2012, Wed

29 Nov 2012, Thu

23 Feb 2013, Sat

19 Mar 2013, Tue

23 Mar 2013, Sat

9 Apr 2013, Tue

12 Apr 2013, Fri

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14 Apr 2013, Sun

18 Apr 2013, Thu

13 Jun 2013, Thu

14 Jun 2013, Fri

15 Jun 2013, Sat

24 Jul 2013, Wed

26 Jul 2013, Fri

27 Jul 2013, Sat

1 Oct 2013, Tue

Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina

23 Oct 2013, Wed

Brussels, Belgium

24 Oct 2013, Thu

Brussels, Belgium

25 Oct 2013, Fri

Brussels, Belgium

26 Oct 2013, Sat

Brussels, Belgium

29 Oct 2013, Tue

Brussels, Belgium

30 Oct 2013, Wed

Brussels, Belgium

31 Oct 2013, Thu

Brussels, Belgium

12 Nov 2013, Tue

13 Nov 2013, Wed

14 Apr 2014, Mon

15 Apr 2014, Tue

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18 Apr 2014, Fri

19 Apr 2014, Sat

22 Apr 2014, Tue

23 Apr 2014, Wed

24 Apr 2014, Thu

25 Apr 2014, Fri

16 May 2014, Fri

23 May 2014, Fri

24 May 2014, Sat

17 Oct 2014, Fri

National Theatre, Bratislava
Slovakia

3 Nov 2015, Tue

DIRECTION, CHOREOGRAPHY & SCENOGRAPHY
Wim Vandekeybus

CREATED WITH & PERFORMED BY
Jerry Killick, Birgit Walter, Luke Jessop, Dymitry Szypura, Elena Fokina, Kip Johnson

ALSO PERFORMED BY
Milan Herich, Hlín Hjalmarsdottir, Moritz Ostruschnjak, Luke Murphy, Gala Moody, Máté Mészáros

ORIGINAL MUSIC LIVE
Elko Blijweert

LIVE STILL-PHOTOGRAPHY
Danny Willems

ARTISTIC ASSISTENT & DRAMATURGE
Greet Van Poeck

LIGHTING DESIGN
Davy Deschepper, Francis Gahide, Wim Vandekeybus

SOUND DESIGN
Antoine Delagoutte

STYLING
Isabelle Lhoas ASSISTED BY Frédérick Denis

MOVEMENT ASSISTANT
Máte Mészáros

LIGHTING ON TOUR
Davy Deschepper, Krispijn Schuyesmans

SOUND ON TOUR
Antoine Delagoutte

PRODUCTION
Ultima Vez (Brussels, BE)

COPRODUCTION
Dance Biennale 2012 (Venice, IT), KVS (Brussels, BE), Schauspiel Köln (Cologne, DE)

WITH SPECIAL THANKS TO
Archa Theatre (Prague, CZ)

De Standaard
Author
Sarah Vankersschaever