Oedipus / bêt noir

World Premiere July 5th 2011 Julidans Amsterdam (NL)

In Oedipus / bêt noir Wim Vandekeybus is once again tackling Jan Decorte’s very personal and contrary 1999 version of Oedipus. An impressive cast of 16 actors, dancers and musicians present the tragic myth of this born anti-hero, who unknowingly murders his father and marries his mother.

Jan Decorte’s compact script gives Vandekeybus the opportunity to convert subconscious tensions into dance and music. The script starts at a point after the calamity has already taken place. Vandekeybus inserts wordless visual flashbacks between direct spoken passages. Vandekeybus: ‘It would be great to make a full-length film of Bêt noir one day. In fact it’s already a perfect film script. Bêt noir is a blast. It’s precisely because Jan writes so compactly that I have the time to do other things in the production; you can do what you like with it.

Vandekeybus himself plays the part of Oedipus, alongside the actors Cary Wijs, Guy Dermul and Willy Thomas. 

5 Jul 2011, Tue

Julidans Amsterdam
Netherlands

6 Jul 2011, Wed

Julidans Amsterdam
Netherlands

30 Jul 2011, Sat

Impulstanz
Vienna, Austria

1 Aug 2011, Mon

Impulstanz
Vienna, Austria

15 Sep 2011, Thu

KVS_BOL
Brussels, Belgium

16 Sep 2011, Fri

KVS_BOL
Brussels, Belgium

17 Sep 2011, Sat

KVS_BOL
Brussels, Belgium

20 Sep 2011, Tue

KVS_BOL
Brussels, Belgium

21 Sep 2011, Wed

KVS_BOL
Brussels, Belgium

23 Sep 2011, Fri

KVS_BOL
Brussels, Belgium

24 Sep 2011, Sat

KVS_BOL
Brussels, Belgium

25 Sep 2011, Sun

KVS_BOL
Brussels, Belgium

29 Sep 2011, Thu

KVS_BOL
Brussels, Belgium

30 Sep 2011, Fri

KVS_BOL
Brussels, Belgium

1 Oct 2011, Sat

KVS_BOL
Brussels, Belgium

5 Oct 2011, Wed

Vooruit
Gent, Belgium

6 Oct 2011, Thu

Vooruit
Gent, Belgium

7 Oct 2011, Fri

Vooruit
Gent, Belgium

8 Oct 2011, Sat

Vooruit
Gent, Belgium

11 Oct 2011, Tue

Concertgebouw Brugge
Brugge, Belgium

20 Oct 2011, Thu

Le Maillon
Strasbourg, France

21 Oct 2011, Fri

Le Maillon
Strasbourg, France

22 Oct 2011, Sat

Le Maillon
Strasbourg, France

4 Nov 2011, Fri

Kursaal
Oostende, Belgium

5 Nov 2011, Sat

Kursaal
Oostende, Belgium

10 Nov 2011, Thu

DeSingel
Antwerp, Belgium

11 Nov 2011, Fri

DeSingel
Antwerp, Belgium

12 Nov 2011, Sat

DeSingel
Antwerp, Belgium

2 Dec 2011, Fri

Nextfestival
Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France

3 Dec 2011, Sat

Nextfestival
Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France

13 Dec 2011, Tue

Chassé Theater
Breda, Netherlands

15 Dec 2011, Thu

Cultuurcentrum Hasselt
Hasselt, Belgium

10 Jan 2012, Tue

Rotterdamse Schouwburg
Rotterdam, Netherlands

12 Jan 2012, Thu

De Warande
Turnhout, Belgium

10 Feb 2012, Fri

Schauspiel Köln
Germany

11 Feb 2012, Sat

Schauspiel Köln
Germany

12 Feb 2012, Sun

Schauspiel Köln
Germany

28 Feb 2012, Tue

Schauspiel Köln
Germany

29 Feb 2012, Wed

Schauspiel Köln
Germany

1 Mar 2012, Thu

Schauspiel
Köln, Germany

30 Mar 2012, Fri

Schauspiel
Köln, Germany

31 Mar 2012, Sat

Schauspiel
Köln, Germany

1 Apr 2012, Sun

Schauspiel
Köln, Germany

3 May 2012, Thu

Fabrica Europa
Firenze, Italy

10 Jul 2012, Tue

Le Manège
Mons, Belgium

12 Dec 2012, Wed

Teatro Alhambra
Granada, Spain

14 Dec 2012, Fri

15 Dec 2012, Sat

19 Dec 2012, Wed

24 Jan 2013, Thu

25 Jan 2013, Fri

Hellerau
Dresden, Germany

28 Jan 2013, Mon

29 Jan 2013, Tue

30 Jan 2013, Wed

1 Feb 2013, Fri

Théâtre de la Ville
Paris, France

2 Feb 2013, Sat

Théâtre de la Ville
Paris, France

3 Feb 2013, Sun

Théâtre de la Ville
Paris, France

DIRECTION, CHOREOGRAPHY & SCENOGRAPHY
Wim Vandekeybus

TEXT
Jan Decorte

CREATED WITH & PERFORMED BY
Wim Vandekeybus, Ricardo Ambrozio, Elko Blijweert, Guy Dermul, Elena Fokina, Tanja Marín Friðjónsdóttir, Máté Mészáros, Bénédicte Mottart, Jeroen Stevens, Dymitry Szypura, Willy Thomas, Roland Van Campenhout, Carly Wijs, Zebastián Méndez Marín, Aymara Parola, Luke Jessop

ALSO PERFORMED BY (GERMAN VERSION)
Birgit Walter, Renato Schuch, Torsten Schnick, Ralf Harster

ALSO CREATED WITH
Dawid Lorenc, Thi-Mai Nguyen, Julio Cesar Iglesias Ungo

ORIGINAL MUSIC (LIVE)
Elko Blijweert, Jeroen Stevens, Roland Van Campenhout

ARTISTIC ASSISTENT & DRAMATURGE
Greet Van Poeck

MOUVEMENT ASSISTENT
Iñaki Azpillaga

DRAMATURGE COLOGNE
Götz Leineweber

LIGHTING DESIGN
Francis Gahide, Wim Vandekeybus

SOUND DESIGN
Benjamin Dandoy, Antoine Delagoutte

STYLING
Isabelle Lhoas
ASSISTED BY
Frédérick Denis

ATELIER STYLING
Lieve Meeussen, Stephanie Croibien, Isabelle De Cannière

TECHNICAL COORDINATION
Benjamin Dandoy

STAGE MANAGER
Davy Deschepper

LIGHTING ON TOUR
Francis Gahide

SOUND ON TOUR 
Benjamin Dandoy, Antoine Delagoutte

PRODUCTION
Ultima Vez & KVS (Brussels, BE)

CO-PRODUCTION
Schauspiel Köln (Cologne, DE), Les Théâtres de la Ville (Luxembourg, LU)

WITH THE SUPPORT OF
Le Maillon (Strasbourg, FR)