Sonic Boom

World Premiere April 18th 2003 Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam (NL)

In the autumn 2001, Ivo Van Hove, director of Toneelgroep Amsterdam, invited Wim Vandekeybus to be a guest-director for this Dutch repertory company.  For this unique project, which formerly had the work-title Metamorphosen, Vandekeybus cast three experienced actors from Toneelgroep Amsterdam and eight performers from his own company, Ultima Vez.

Poet and author Peter Verhelst, who has also written texts for the Ultima Vez productions Scratching the Inner Fields and Blush, wrote the text.  David Eugene Edwards, known as the singer-songwriter of the American band 16 Horsepower and his solo-project Woven Hand, signs the music.  There will also be existing numbers from various artists in the performance’s soundscape.

The departure point for the creation were two completely independent phenomena: sonic booms and night radio. 

In Sonic Boom Wim Vandekeybus bridges the gap between gut emotion and imagination, between the physical and verbal, between images and stories, between dance and theater.

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DIRECTION/CHOREOGRAPHY/SCENOGRAPHY
Wim Vandekeybus

TEXT
Peter Verhelst

ADDITIONAL TEXTS
Ultima Vez, Joop Admiraal, Kitty Courbois and Titus Muizelaar

MUSIC
David Eugene Edwards (16 Horsepower) and others

CREATED WITH & PERFORMED BY
Joop Admiraal, Kitty Courbois, Titus Muizelaar and eight performers of Ultima Vez: Robert M. Hayden, Ina Geerts, Laura Arís Alvarez, Elena Fokina, Jozef Frucek, Germán Jauregui Allue, Linda Kapetanea, Thomas Steyaert

ALSO CREATED WITH
Thi-Mai Nguyen

ARTISTIC ASSISTANT
Eduardo Torroja

ASSISTANT TO WIM VANDEKEYBUS
Greet Van Poeck

LIGHT CREATION
Wim Vandekeybus, Ralf Nonn

TECHNICAL COORDINATION & LIGHT ENGINEER
Ralf Nonn

SOUND DESIGN & ENGINEER
Benjamin Dandoy

STAGEMANAGEMENT & PROPS
Daniel Huard

EXTRA TECHNICIAN ON TOUR
Jan Olieslagers

STYLING & COSTUMES
Isabelle Lhoas

ASSISTANT STYLING & COSTUMES
Frédéric Denis

ASSISTANT SCENOGRAPHY
Daniel Huard, Sascha Van Riel

PRODUCTION MANAGER          
Harm Witteveen

DRESSER             
Gavin Janet

SET PRODUCED BY         
Workshop Toneelgroep Amsterdam (Alex Daas, Jan Van Dalfsen, Rob Stoffers, Joop Reesen, Theo Van Rooy, Ellen Windhorst, Karin Heslinga)

COSTUMES PRODUCED BY         
Workshop Toneelgroep Amsterdam (Farida Bouhbouh, Wim Van Vliet, Renske Kraakman)

PHOTOGRAPHY              
Chris van der Burght

INTERN               
Maaike Loncke

THANKS TO       
Philippe Vandendriessche, Femke Van der Fraenen

ULTIMA VEZ IS SUPPORTED BY
the Flemish Community. With the cooperation of the Flemish Community Commission of the Brussels Capital Region.

 

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Author
Elke Van Campenhout