World premiere on the 8th of December 2019 in the context of Europalia Romania during December Dance in Concertgebouw Bruges.
In his latest production entitled TRACES, Wim Vandekeybus follows the traces he has left. He looks back on the intuitions from whence his search began: to the drama of impulses and instincts; to the game of energies and intensities. In the overwhelming Romanian nature, with Europe's last primeval forests, Vandekeybus searches for traces that are older than man and his memory. For ‘the inner story’, for the story that unfolds before or beyond language and can only be told in the pulses of dance and music.
It is a search for traces of nature that the body has forgotten or repressed. How much nature still lives in human mankind? How much animal in the human body? What happens when at risk or in danger, when we have to take intuitive decisions to survive?
Ten dancers are driven by a soundtrack written by Trixie Whitley (who composed the music for TrapTown) in collaboration with Marc Ribot (who wrote the music for Inasmuch as Life is Borrowed and Vandekeybus’ full-length film debut Galloping Mind), Shahzad Ismaily, Ben Perowsky and Daniel Mintseris.
14 Jan 2020, Tue
15 Jan 2020, Wed
16 Jan 2020, Thu
21 Jan 2020, Tue
29 Jan 2020, Wed
30 Jan 2020, Thu
8 Feb 2020, Sat
9 Feb 2020, Sun
18 Mar 2020, Wed
19 Mar 2020, Thu
20 Mar 2020, Fri
14 May 2020, Thu
20 May 2020, Wed
DIRECTION AND CHOREOGRAPHY Wim Vandekeybus
CREATED WITH AND PERFORMED BY Alexandros Anastasiadis, Borna Babić, Maureen Bator, Davide Belotti, Pieter Desmet, Maria Kolegova, Kit King, Anna Karenina Lambrechts, Magdalena Oettl and Mufutau Yusuf
MUSIC COMPOSED AND RECORDED BY Marc Ribot, Trixie Whitley, Shahzad Ismaily, Ben Perowsky and Daniel Mintseris
MOVEMENT ASSISTANT German Jauregui, Iñaki Azpillaga and Flavio D’Andrea
STORYLINE Wim Vandekeybus
DRAMATURGY Erwin Jans
COSTUME DESIGN Isabelle Lhoas ASSISTED BY Isabelle De Cannière
SCENOGRAPHY Wim Vandekeybus and Tom de With
STAGE MANAGEMENT Tom de With
SOUND ENGINEER Bram Moriau
LIGHT DESIGN Wim Vandekeybus and Francis Gahide
LIGHT ON TOUR Helmut Van den Meersschaut
BEAR COSTUME DESIGN Jan Maillard
SET PAINTINGS Patrick [Bob] Vantricht
PRODUCTION Ultima Vez
CO-PRODUCTION Europalia Romania, Concertgebouw Bruges, KVS Brussels and La Rose des Vents Villeneuve d'Ascq
WITH THE SUPPORT OF Tax Shelter measure of the Belgian Federal Government, Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter empowered by Belfius. Ultima Vez is supported by the Flemish Authorities & the Flemish Community Commission of the Brussels Capital Region.