Hands do not touch your precious Me

A dialogue between the universes of Wim Vandekeybus, Olivier de Sagazan en Charo Calvo

With Hands do not touch your precious Me, Wim Vandekeybus creates a mythical tale of confrontation and transformation, light and darkness, death and rebirth. For this he collaborates with the composer Charo Calvo, eight dancers and – for the first time – with the performer and visual artist Olivier de Sagazan. Together they create a world in which bodies balance like living, fleshly sculptures between the utopian and the gruesome, the powerful and the fragile.

 

The makers draw inspiration from the myths surrounding the Sumerian goddess Inanna, in particular from her spectacular descent into the underworld. Chronicled in cuneiform script on clay tablets, these are amongst mankind’s most ancient stories, far older than those in the Bible and Greek mythology, for which they served as a model. The title of the performance is a line from a hymn to Inanna written by the Sumerian princess and high priestess Enheduanna. 

 

Both Vandekeybus’ productions and Olivier de Sagazan’s performances work on the borderline of what it means to be ‘corporeal’ and to be ‘human’. Vandekeybus developed his movement language based on impulsive and instinctive reactions when confronted with situations of physical risk and danger. At the core of de Sagazan’s work is the transfiguration of the body and the face with clay and paint into a lump of anonymous flesh. Vandekeybus’ and de Sagazan’s exploration of human limits finds a musical echo in the material and physical texture of Charo Calvo’s electroacoustic soundscape.

30 Oct 2020, Fri

21 Nov 2020, Sat

22 Nov 2020, Sun

24 Nov 2020, Tue

25 Nov 2020, Wed

26 Nov 2020, Thu

27 Nov 2020, Fri

28 Nov 2020, Sat

20 Jan 2021, Wed

21 Jan 2021, Thu

28 Jan 2021, Thu

31 Jan 2021, Sun

DIRECTION AND CHOREOGRAPHY Wim Vandekeybus 

CREATED WITH AND PERFORMED BY Olivier de Sagazan, Lieve Meeussen, Maria Kolegova, Mufutau Yusuf, Borna Babić, Maureen Bator, Davide Belotti, Pieter Desmet and Anna Karenina Lambrechts

ARTISTIC CREATION WITH CLAY Olivier de Sagazan

MUSIC COMPOSED AND PRODUCED BY Charo Calvo

ADDITIONAL ORIGINAL MUSIC (RED DANCE) Norbert Pflanzer

ARTISTIC ASSISTANT Margherita Scalise

DRAMATURGY Erwin Jans

COSTUME DESIGN Isabelle Lhoas 

TECHNICAL COÖRDINATION AND STAGE MANAGEMENT Thomas Glorieux

SOUND ENGINEER Christian Schröder

LIGHT DESIGN Wim Vandekeybus and Francis Gahide

PRODUCTION Ultima Vez 

CO-PRODUCTION KVS Brussel, Teatro Comunale di Ferrara and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg

 

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