Speak low if you speak love ...

World Premiere July 7th 2015, Mons (BE)

For Wim Vandekeybus love is perhaps the most intangible and capricious of all our inner states of mind: it moves mountains, and creates immeasurable heights and depths. It gives strength, but causes devastating pain when it turns against you. Love inspires poetry: it is exalted and cursed.

Following the captivating soundtrack in nieuwZwart (2009), Wim Vandekeybus is once again collaborating with musician Mauro Pawlowski. This time, classical stories will be the inspiration for songs written by Mauro and his compagnons and performed by the charismatic South African singer Tutu Puoane. Ultima Vez performers and more classically-trained dancers influence one another. Speak low if you speak love isn’t an opera, nor a musical in the usual sense of the word, but a stirring combination of experimental music and the classical tradition.

 

Wim Vandekeybus:

“ Mauro is a master of rhythm, soul and virtuosity. His music is intriguing, daring and fearless. It goes straight to your belly and overwhelms your consciousness.”

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Timisoara
Romania

19 Oct 2015, Mon

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Genova
Italy

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Genova
Italy

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Gothenburg
Sweden

3 Oct 2016, Mon

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Bratislava
Slovakia

11 Oct 2016, Tue

Tilburg
The Netherlands

13 Oct 2016, Thu

Den Haag
The Netherlands

15 Oct 2016, Sat

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Utrecht
The Netherlands

20 Oct 2016, Thu

Bern
Switzerland

21 Oct 2016, Fri

Bern
Switzerland

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Seoul
South Korea

26 Oct 2016, Wed

Seoul
South Korea

1 Nov 2016, Tue

Groningen
The Netherlands

24 Nov 2016, Thu

Bornem
Belgium

2 Dec 2016, Fri

Sète
France

7 Dec 2016, Wed

Breda
The Netherlands

12 Dec 2016, Mon

Forbach
France

14 Dec 2016, Wed

Mulhouse
France

16 Dec 2016, Fri

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Aalst
Belgium

19 Jan 2017, Thu

Santiago
Chile

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Santiago
Chile

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Santiago
Chile

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Bourges
France

11 Feb 2017, Sat

Guimarães
Portugal

15 Feb 2017, Wed

Viseu
Portugal

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Coimbra
Portugal

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Lisbon
Portugal

DIRECTION, CHOREOGRAPHY, SCENOGRAPHY
Wim Vandekeybus

CREATED WITH & PERFORMED BY
Jamil Attar, Livia Balazova, Chloé Beillevaire, David Ledger, Tomislav English, Nuhacet Guerra Segura, Sandra Geco Mercky, Maria Kolegova

ALSO PERFORMED BY
Diego Sanou

ORIGINAL MUSIC (LIVE)
Mauro Pawlowski, Elko Blijweert, Jeroen Stevens, Tutu Puoane

ARTISTIC ASSISTANT & DRAMATURGE
Greet Van Poeck

MOVEMENT ASSISTANTS
Iñaki Azpillaga, Máté Mészáros

STYLIST
Isabelle Lhoas ASSISTED BY Isabelle De Cannière

LIGHTING DESIGN
Davy Deschepper, Wim Vandekeybus

SOUND DESIGN
Bram Moriau, Antoine Delagoutte

STAGE MANAGER
Tom de With

SCENOGRAPHIC ADVICE
Isabelle Lhoas, Davy Deschepper

COSTUMES STUDIO
Lieve Meeussen

TECHNICAL COORDINATION
Davy Deschepper

 

PRODUCTION Ultima Vez (Brussels, BE)

CO-PRODUCTION Foundation Mons 2015 European Capital of Culture, KVS (Brussels, BE), Le manège.mons (Mons, BE), Festival de Marseille (Marseille, FR)

WITH THE SUPPORT FROM desingel internationale Kunstcampus (Antwerp, BE)