Monkey Sandwich

World Premiere September 10th 2010, KVS, Brussels (BE)

Film plays a significant part in Monkey Sandwich. Yet it is utterly characteristic of Vandekeybus: the distinctive energy and visual power splatter off the silver screen. The whole landscape dances. On stage we see the young performer Damien Chapelle. In an ingenious interaction with the film, he flits around, swinging between loneliness and happiness, in the process creating a world of his own. Sometimes it's manic-euphoric, sometimes vulnerable, helpless and questing, just like the characters projected over his head, with whom he vainly attempts to make contact.

Monkey Sandwich is a tangle of stories. From the hilarious opening scenes to the lies of the theatre and the madness of leadership, such universal themes as solitude and loss rise to the surface.

Vandekeybus weaves all this masterfully into a captivating trip and succeeds marvellously in his ambitious intention of fusing film and living performance art.

 

In 2011 the film Monkey Sandwich was released seperately. Have a look at the website.

10 Sep 2010, Fri

KVSBOL
Brussel, Belgium

11 Sep 2010, Sat

KVSBOL
Brussel, Belgium

12 Sep 2010, Sun

KVSBOL
Brussel, Belgium

27 Sep 2010, Mon

Sofia Dance Week, Naroden Teatar 'Ivan Vazov'
Sofia, Bulgaria

28 Sep 2010, Tue

Sofia Dance Week, Naroden Teatar 'Ivan Vazov'
Sofia, Bulgaria

1 Oct 2010, Fri

eXplore dance festival
Bucharest, Romania

2 Oct 2010, Sat

eXplore dance festival
Bucharest, Romania

6 Oct 2010, Wed

Vooruit
Gent, Belgium

7 Oct 2010, Thu

Vooruit
Gent, Belgium

8 Oct 2010, Fri

Vooruit
Gent, Belgium

9 Oct 2010, Sat

Vooruit
Gent, Belgium

14 Oct 2010, Thu

Cultuurcentrum
Brugge, Belgium

26 Oct 2010, Tue

STUK, Shouwburg
Leuven, Belgium

27 Oct 2010, Wed

STUK, Shouwburg
Leuven, Belgium

28 Oct 2010, Thu

STUK, Shouwburg
Leuven, Belgium

29 Oct 2010, Fri

STUK, Shouwburg
Leuven, Belgium

2 Nov 2010, Tue

KVSBOL
Brussel, Belgium

3 Nov 2010, Wed

KVSBOL
Brussel, Belgium

5 Nov 2010, Fri

KVSBOL
Brussel, Belgium

6 Nov 2010, Sat

KVSBOL
Brussel, Belgium

9 Nov 2010, Tue

KVSBOL
Brussel, Belgium

10 Nov 2010, Wed

KVSBOL
Brussel, Belgium

18 Nov 2010, Thu

Schauspielhaus Köln
Germany

19 Nov 2010, Fri

Schauspielhaus Köln
Germany

20 Nov 2010, Sat

Schauspielhaus Köln
Germany

21 Nov 2010, Sun

Schauspielhaus Köln
Germany

30 Nov 2010, Tue

Cultuurcentrum Hasselt
Belgium

3 Dec 2010, Fri

Archa Theatre
Praha, Czech Republic

4 Dec 2010, Sat

Archa Theatre
Praha, Czech Republic

5 Dec 2010, Sun

Archa Theatre
Praha, Czech Republic

11 Dec 2010, Sat

Schauspielhaus
Köln, Germany

12 Dec 2010, Sun

Schauspielhaus
Köln, Germany

14 Dec 2010, Tue

Schauspielhaus
Köln, Germany

15 Dec 2010, Wed

Schauspielhaus
Köln, Germany

17 Dec 2010, Fri

Théâtre Le Manège
Mons, Belgium

18 Dec 2010, Sat

Théâtre Le Manège
Mons, Belgium

7 Jan 2011, Fri

Stadssouwburg Amsterdam
Netherlands

8 Jan 2011, Sat

Stadssouwburg Amsterdam
Netherlands

11 Jan 2011, Tue

Rotterdamse Schouwburg
Netherlands

21 Jan 2011, Fri

Maison de la Culture d'Amiens
France

28 Jan 2011, Fri

Toneelschuur
Haarlem, Netherlands
Toneelschuur
Haarlem, Netherlands

29 Jan 2011, Sat

Toneelschuur
Haarlem, Netherlands
Toneelschuur
Haarlem, Netherlands

22 Mar 2011, Tue

Stadsschouwburg Groningen
Netherlands

12 May 2011, Thu

Cultuurcentrum
Kortrijk, Belgium

18 May 2011, Wed

deSingel
Antwerpen, Belgium

19 May 2011, Thu

deSingel
Antwerpen, Belgium

20 May 2011, Fri

deSingel
Antwerpen, Belgium

21 May 2011, Sat

deSingel
Antwerpen, Belgium

27 May 2011, Fri

Mousonturm
Frankfurt, Germany

28 May 2011, Sat

Mousonturm
Frankfurt, Germany

28 Jul 2011, Thu

Festival ImPulsTanz
Vienna, Austria

31 Jul 2011, Sun

Festival ImPulsTanz
Vienna, Austria

27 Aug 2011, Sat

Festival Cultura Nova
Heerlen, Netherlands

26 Sep 2011, Mon

Chassé Theater
Breda, Netherlands

29 Oct 2012, Mon

30 Oct 2012, Tue

25 Jan 2013, Fri

FOR LUKA

DIRECTION & SCRIPT
Wim Vandekeybus

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Patrick Otten

EDITING
Dieter Diependaele

EDITING KÖLN
Octavio Iturbe

PERFORMED BY
Damien Chapelle

CAST FILM
Jerry Killick, Carly Wijs, Davis Freeman, Guy Dermul, Mauro Pawlowski, Bruce Geduldig, Wim Vandekeybus, Janie Gibson, Judith Williquet, Melkorka Sigridur Magnusdottir, Gina Mercelis
Ilknur Bahadir, Simon Eckert, Andreas Grötzinger, Ralf Harster, Anja Herden, Sebastian Kreyer, Anja Laïs, Torsten Peter Schnick, Maik Solbach, Laura Sundermann, Birgit Walter
Niklas Ek

ARTISTIC ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR & DRAMATURGE
Greet Van Poeck

MUSIC
Elko Blijweert

SOUND DESIGN FILM
Charo Calvo ASSISTED BY Pieter Deweirdt

SOUND DESIGN STAGE
Benjamin Dandoy, Antoine Delagoutte

LIGHTING DESIGN STAGE
Francis Gahide, Wim Vandekeybus

ART DIRECTOR FILM
Yves Verstraete

SET DESIGN STAGE
Wim Vandekeybus and Ultima Vez team

STYLING
Isabelle Lhoas ASSISTED BY Frédérick Denis

CONSTRUCTION STAGE
Jitske Vandenbussche, Ralf Nonn and KVS atelier

TECHNICAL ADVICE
Ralf Nonn

FIRST ASSISTANT FILM
Johan Seeuws, Soraya Verbeke
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS FILM
Tatiana Pierre, Maarten Le Roy

PRODUCTION MANAGER FILM
Katia Renson

SOUND FILM
Thomas Verbruggen, Paul Maernoudt, Blaise Jadoul, Antoine Vandendriessche

DOP SECOND UNIT
Kassim Ahmed

ADDITIONAL CAMERA
Jan Dellaert

ASSISTANT CAMERA
Hans Sonneveld, Francis Schrauwen, Fabien Ruyssen, Jan Dellaert, Kassim Ahmed

STEADYCAM
Manu Alberts

GAFFER
Wim Temmerman, Toon Soetewey

ELECTRO
Christophe Vanhoutte, Toon Soetewey, Gideon Van Essen, Jitske Vandenbussche, Florent Bagard

SET DRESSER FILM
David Huys, Peter Schollaert, Niek Delcourt

MAKE UP FILM
Evie Hamels, Barbara Bijelic, An Wastyn

SFX
Peter Soete ASSISTED BY Eric De Wulf, Koen Luypaert, Greg Peeters

MUSIC ARRANGEMENTS & CO-COMPOSITION
Joris Caluwaerts

MUSICIANS
Elko Blijweert, Joris Caluwaerts, Simon Lenski, Frans van Isacker, Jeroen Stevens

SECOND ASSISTANT STYLING FILM
Marjolein Bultynck

SECOND ASSISTANT
Caroline de Maeyer

STAGE MANAGER ON TOUR
Jitske Vandenbussche

LIGHTING ENGINEER ON TOUR
Nicolas Olivier, Francis Gahide

SOUND ENGINEER ON TOUR
Benjamin Dandoy, Antoine Delagoutte

SET PHOTOGRAPHER
Pieter-Jan De Pue

STAGE PHOTOGRAPHER
Danny Willems

MAKING OF FILM
Lut Vandekeybus

LOCATION MANAGER
Clay Vervaene, Soraya Verbeke ASSISTED BY Dimitri De Wolf, Toon Vandenbranden, Jeffrey Thijs

CATERING FILM BELGIUM
Eva Maes

EXTRAS FILM BELGIUM
Charlie Mercelis, Peter Kern, Tricky Clauwaert, Seppe Baeyens, Thomas Steyaert, Kevin Trappeniers, Kim Ceysens, Maxime Feyers, Jeroen Goffings, Isabelle De Cannière, Milan Herich, Karolien Polenus, Annastasia Tchernokondratenko, Maryam Kamal Hedayat, Remi Mercelis, Dirk Hendrikx, Robert M Hayden, Goran Petrovic, Peter De Vuyst, Alexander Vantournhout, Laurens Mariën, Robert Grovogui, Isis Guillaume, Epona Guillaume, Séléné Guillaume, Méroé Guillaume, Aliénor Guillaume, Eurydice Guillaume, Denis Guillaume, Valérie Colin, Lawrence Vandamme, Dylan Vandamme, Brandon Vandamme, Nigel Vandamme, Bryan Vandamme, Damon Vandamme, Anouchka De Caluwe, Edwin Vandamme, Mercedes Dassy, Bénédicte Mottart, Julia Gorosito, Nenad Milosevic, Istok Milosevic, Thi-Mai Nguyen, Iago Vandekeybus, Julia Ghysels, Adrien Le Quinquis, Ann Omloop, Lena Omloop, Georgina Teunissen, Denis Couzin, Tom Verstuyf, Ricardo Depine, Carolina Mantovano, Christophe Lagnaux, Ivo Lagnaux, Ana Iommi, Jade Vandenbussche, Berre Vandenbussche, Jorre Vandenbussche, Rune Vandenbussche, Maarten Vandenbussche, Esse Vanderbruggen, Inez Pessoa, Imran Meers, Niki Deschepper, Esra Vandenbussche, Rani Vermeulen, Nahuel Almada, Lander Duerinck, Jonas Duerinck, Maxim Daish-Belay, Fin Reynders, Vladimir Verbeeck, Christopher Herbert, Godfried Wijs, Véronique Huet, Luuk Tekooter, Lowie Kamil Huybrechts, Emiel Demuynck, Aiko Benaouisse, Geert Docx, Isabelle Lhoas

FILM KÖLN

THEATER DIRECTOR SCHAUSPIEL KÖLN
Karin Beier

DANCE COORDINATION SCHAUSPIEL KÖLN
Hanna Koller

DRAMATURGE SCHAUSPIEL KÖLN
Götz Leineweber

FINANCES
Dr. Ralf Hertling

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR SCHAUSPIEL KÖLN
Sebastian Kreyer

ARTISTIC PLANNING & ADMINISTRATION
Sabine Döring, Ulrike Köhler, Britta Marx

TECHNICAL COORDINATION
Joachim Idel, Martin Kammann

STAGE MANAGER
Siegfried Glania, Bernd Kierblewski, Daniel Kreutz

CHIEF LIGHTING
Jürgen Kapitein

LICHTING ENGINEER
Ercan Karabulut

MACHINES
Edmund Weber

COSTUMES SUPERVISOR
Manuela Martinez-Besse

COSTUMES ASSISTENT
Sophie Mende

KEY COSTUMER
Elke Mückter
COSTUME STANDBY
Mariann Basa, Miriam Peters

MAKE UP SUPERVISOR
Fred Gross

MAKE UP
André Beck, Anette Offner, Bettina Kohlhaas, Ulrike Kroll

PROPS SUPERVISOR
Horst Sülzen

PROPS
Marie Müller, Jörg Schneider, Tanja Watzlawczik

THANKS TO
the Opera of Cologne and the Rheinischen Rebellen

FILM SWEDEN

PRODUCTION MANAGER
Madeleine von Sivers

FOCUS PULLER
Mattias Andersson

GAFFER
Dan Svan

SOUND
Bengt Säll

LOCATION MANAGER
Christian Rudheim

DESIGN ICE
Kenneth Jansson

SAFETY ICE
Mats Ljungberg

POSTPRODUCTION FILM

LAB
Studio l’Equipe

GRADING
Nicolas Billy (Condor)

ONLINE
Herman Germeijs (Condor)

POST PRODUCTION PRODUCERS
Greet Van Thillo & Katrien Van den Brande (Condor)

SOUNDSTUDIO
Sen Studio

SOUND MIXING:
Senjan Jansen

SUBTITLES
The Subtitling Company

 

SUPPLIERS FILM

FAKE BELLY
Rob’s Propshop

WEAPONS
Wapenhandel Podevijn

JIB
TVH Rental

FILM INSURANCE
BCOH

LIGHT EQUIPMENT
Lites

GRIP EQUIPMENT
Ciné Qua Non

FILM STOCK
Kodak

PRODUCTION FILM
Monodot / Ultima Vez

PRODUCTION PERFORMANCE
Ultima Vez

CO-PRODUCTION
KVS (Brussels, BE), Schauspiel Köln (Cologne, DE)

THANKS TO
Thi-Mai NGuyen, Iñaki Azpillaga, Johan Van Looy, Elko Blijweert, Taverne Kallebeek, Marc Lampo (Deme), Marc Steens (Dour Festival), Bob Vanwayenbergh, Mauro Pawlowski, Walter Van Cleynenbreugel, Kathy Haemers, Jurgen Hermans, Jan & Magda Franken, Ilse Joos, Joëlle Dussennne (Commune de Viroinval - Service des Affaires du Bien-Etre & Secrétariat de l'administration), François Delacre (Chef de Cantonnement de Viroinval), Service de police et au Département Nature et Forêts de Viroinval, Patrick Clauwaert, the people from block 51, Halewijnlaan LO and petit Lou.

ULTIMA VEZ IS SUPPORTED BY
the Flemish Authorities & the Flemish Community Commission of the Brussels Capital Region (BE)

THE STORIES IN MONKEY SANDWICH ARE URBAN MYTHS OR STORIES CREATED WITH OR BY THE ACTORS.
THE PERFORMANCE WAS ALSO INSPIRED BY ‘MISSEN’ FROM ‘MISSCHIEN WISTEN ZIJ ALLES’ BY TOON TELLEGEN (QUERIDO).

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