Inasmuch as Life is borrowed...

World première April 26th 2000, deSingel, Antwerp (BE)

“Inasmuch as Life is borrowed….” is a dance performance with 11 male and female dancers/actors. The musical score is composed by Marc Ribot: mainly known for his work with Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, the Lounge Lizards, the Jazz Passengers ,John Zorn and his own ‘Los Cubanos Postizos’.  The performance also includes a short film directed by Wim Vandekeybus and written in collaboration with Jan De Coster.

 ‘Nature’s indifference’ and how humans deal with it will be a dramaturgical theme for the creation. Beside this, as a second area of the relationship between Nature and Humanity, the two most important ‘natural events’ in everyone’s life – birth and death – are concerned and will be thematized in the performance on stage as well as in the film which is an integral part of the performance.

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THE PERFORMANCE

 

CHOREOGRAPHY & DIRECTION
Wim Vandekeybus

ORIGINAL MUSIC 
Marc Ribot

CREATED WITH & PERFORMED BY
Laura Arís Alvarez, Max Cuccaro, Jordi Galí Meléndez, Benoît Gob, Liv Hanne Haugen, Germán Jauregui Allue, Mala Kline, Juha-Pekka Marsalo, Ali Salmi, Wim Vandekeybus, Gavin Webber, Piotr Torzawa Giro

ALSO PERFORMED BY 
Wim Vandekeybus

ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR & DRAMATURGY 
Georg Weinand

CHOREOGRAPHICAL ASSISTANT 
Iñaki Azpillaga

SCENOGRAPHY 
Wim Vandekeybus

SET RESEARCH & COORDINATION 
Christophe Olry

LIGHT CREATION 
Richard Joukovsky, Wim Vandekeybus, Francis Gahide

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR 
Christophe Olry

STAGE MANAGER 
Christophe Olry

LIGHT ENGINEER
Francis Gahide

SOUND ENGINEER
Benjamin Dandoy

ADDITIONAL SOUNDS & VOICE TREATMENTS
Charo Calvo

COSTUMES 
Isabelle Lhoas

COSTUME ASSISTANT
Els Mommaerts

STARS 
Marianne Olry

BACKDROP
Johan Daenen

INTERNS 
Stefanie Vanhecke &  Ann Verlinden

 

PRODUCTION
Ultima Vez

COPRODUCTION 
deSingel, Antwerp; Festival of Flandres Brussels - Europe; Festival de Marseille; Teatro Comunale di Ferrara; Théâtre de la Ville, Paris

Ultima Vez was subsidised by the Flemish Community - Administration for Culture – the National Lottery and the Flemish community Commission of the Brussels' Capital Region

Ultima Vez wasguest dance company at Teatro Comunale di Ferrara, Italy, and was structurally coproduced by the Festival of Flanders Brussels-Europe

 

Poem ‘Conjuring in Heaven' by Ted Hughes, with the kind permission of Faber and Faber Limited.

 

 

THE MUSIC

 

COMPOSITIONS & GUITAR 
Marc Ribot

PRODUCER
JD Foster

ENGINEER
Eddie Sperri, Patrick Derivaz

CLARINET & BASS CLARINET
Ned Rothenberg

VIOLIN & VIOLA
Jill Jaffee

BASS
Brad Jones, Chris Wood

PERCUSSION
Sim Cain, Christine Bard

PIANO & PUMP ORGAN 
Ted Reichman, Anthony Coleman

MIXING & EDITING
Pierre Vervloesem

RECORDED AT
Sorcerer Sound, New York, NY.

 

 

'INASMUCH...' - THE FILM

 

DIRECTOR 
Wim Vandekeybus

PRODUCTION
Ultima Vez & Quasi Modo

SCRIPT WRITERS
Wim Vandekeybus, Jan De Coster

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR 
Guy Goossens

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY 
Lieven Van Baelen

SOUND TRACK 
Charo Calvo

GUITAR 
Marc Ribot

FILM EDITORS 
Rudi Maerten, Jan De Coster

ART DIRECTOR & COSTUME DESIGNER
Isabelle Lhoas

SOUND ENGINEER
Dan Van Bever

POSTPRODUCTION
ACE Editing Facilities

ACTORS 
Damiaan De Schrijver, Ina Geerts, Miel Seghers, José Verheire, Jeff Mercelis, Max Pairon, Arto Mangelschots, Oihana Azpillaga De Coster,Tasio Azpillaga De Coster, Mauro Kirikou Verbiest, Mary Herbert, Mauricia Cantero

 

La Libre Belgique
Author
Marie Baudet