Scratching the Inner Fields
After an all-male cast in ‘In Spite of Wishing and Wanting’ (1999), Wim Vandekeybus worked with an all-female cast for Scratching the Inner Fields.
The nearly completely renewed company is comprised of five dancers and two actrices. Once again, dance, text and music form the inherent parts of the performance.
For the text material there has been a close collaboration with the Flemish writer Peter Verhelst, who reworked a number of stories from his ‘fairytale novel’ Zwellend Fruit. The original music has been composed by Yves De Mey, alias Eavesdropper. Finally, Wim Vandekeybus also has also worked with the German sound designer Josh Martin for the sound concept of the piece.
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CHOREOGRAPHY & DIRECTION
CREATED WITH & PERFORMED BY
Laura Arís Alvarez, Marie-Hélène Bos, Carole Karemera, Iona Kewney, Natalia Labiano, Melina Mastrotanasi, Céline Perroud
ALSO PERFORMED BY
Sandra Delgadillo, Lieve Meeussen
SOUND CONCEPT & LIVE ELECTRONICS
Peter Verhelst (some texts from the book ‘Zwellend Fruit' were adapted for the performance by Peter Verhelst)
Christophe Olry & Isabelle Lhoas
Laura Arís Alvarez
Germán Jauregui Allue
Francis Gahide & Wim Vandekeybus
PROPS & STAGEMANAGEMENT
Peter Verhelst Fred Bollaerts & Manuel Munoz for Multilingua (Spanish),
Barbara Fasting (English), Monique Nagielkopf (French)
Ciska De Ruyver & Sarah Moens
Théâtre de la Ville, Paris; Teatro Comunale di Ferrara; Flanders Festival Brussels - Europe
Ultima Vez was guest dance company at Teatro Comunale di Ferrara
Ultima vez was subsidised by the Flemish Community and the National Lottery
Ultima Vez received the support of the Flemish Community Commission of the Brussels Capital Region and the Flemish Minister of Culture, Youth, Sports, Brussels' Affairs and Development Cooperation.
Ultima Vez thanks Tal Agam, Louise De Neef, Erki De Vries, Maurice Lhoas, Edurne Rubio, Ted Stoffer, and everybody at Théâtre de la Ville and Les Abbesses in Paris