Menske

World Premiere November 14th 2007 KVS_BOL Brussels (BE)

For Menske Wim Vandekeybus worked with a mixed cast of ten dancers/actors. With eight different nationalities, it’s a colourful mix of languages and cultures. Six of them we know from earlier productions; for the four newcomers it’s their very first collaboration with Ultima Vez.

After the extremely physical Spiegel, Menske is a symbiosis of dance, theatre, music and scenography. Vandekeybus pushes his performers to explore the limits of their imagination and possibilities, as always with a startling intensity, with a poetic sense and a huge expressive power.

For the music, this time Wim Vandekeybus has looked closer to home: the Belgian pop artist Daan composed the music.

 

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DIRECTION, CHOREOGRAPHY, SCENOGRAPHY
Wim Vandekeybus

CREATED WITH & PERFORMED BY
Laura Arís Alvarez, Max Cuccaro, Konstantina Efthimiadou, Elena Fokina, Birgit Gunzl, Robert M. Hayden, Jorge Jauregui Allue, Manuel Ronda, Helder Seabra, Valéry Volf, Kylie Walters

ORIGINAL MUSIC
Daan

TEXTS
Ultima Vez

ARTISTIC ASSISTANT & DRAMATURGE
Greet Van Poeck

MOVEMENT ASSISTANT
Iñaki Azpillaga

STYLING
Isabelle Lhoas ASSISTED BY Frédérick Denis

ASSISTANTS SCENOGRAPHY
Daniel Huard, Isabelle Lhoas

LIGHTING DESIGN
Alban Rouge, Wim Vandekeybus, Francis Gahide

SOUND DESIGN & ADDITIONAL REMIXES
Tom Daniëls

SOUND ENGINEER
Benjamin Dandoy

STAGE MANAGER ON TOUR
Daniel Huard

LIGHTING ENGINEERING ON TOUR
Alban Rouge

SOUND ENGINEERING ON TOUR
Tom Daniëls

INTERN
Martin Firket

SCENOGRAPHIC ADVICE
Johan Daenen

SET REALIZATION
Atelier KVS, Daniel Huard, Martin Firket, Raphaël Gheerardyn, Didier Rodot, Tubbax Digital Printing

PROPS
Daniel Huard, Tricky Clauwaert

COSTUME WORKSHOP
Stéphanie Croibien, Heidi Ehrhart

VOICE COACH
Angélique Wilkie

TRANSLATIONS
Louise De Neef (Fr), Monique Nagielkopf (Fr), Kristien Vermoesen (Nl), Diego Puls (Es), On The Record (Eng), Petra Serwe (De)

SUBTITLING
Erik Borgman/Werkhuis

HANDLING SUBTITLING
Heidi Ehrhart/Greet Van Poeck

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO
Gerd Van Looy, Jitske Vandenbussche, Titus Muizelaar, Muriel Hérault,

Erwin Jans, Germán Jauregui Allue, Thi-Nguyen, Erik Meeussen & D.S.G., Jean-Francois Keller, Reinhout Hiel, Anja Coopman, Yelle Vandenbruaene, Dorian Van Der Brempt

 

PRODUCTION
Ultima Vez

COPRODUCTION
KVS(Brussels, Be), Arts 276 - Automne En Normandie / Opéra De Rouen – Haute Normandie (Fr), Musica Per Roma (It), Centre D’arts Escèniques Reus – Caer (Es), Mercat De Les Flors (Barcelona, Es), Impulstanz (Vienna, At)

ULTIMA VEZ RECEIVES THE SUPPORT OF
The Flemish Authorities & The Flemish Community Commission Of The Brussels Capital Region.

 

La Libre Belgique
Author
Marie Baudet