Black Biist

CHOREOGRAPHY, DIRECTION
Wim Vandekeybus

TEXT
Jan Decorte

MOVEMENT ASSISTANT
Iñaki Azpillaga

COSTUMES & STYLING
Isabelle Lhoas assisted by Frédéric Denis

DRAMATURGE
Greet Van Poeck

SCENOGRAPHY
Johan Daenen, Wim Vandekeybus

LIGHTING DESIGN
Alban Rouge, Wim Vandekeybus

SOUND DESIGN
Benjamin Dandoy

TEXT TRANSLATION
Per Holmer, Jakoba Van den Dries

TEXT COACH
Elin Klinga

MUSIC
Omar A. Rodrìguez-Lopez, John Frusciante, Charo Calvo, Nine Inch Nails, Peter Pop

ULTIMA VEZ THANKS
Sigrid Vinks, Thi-Mai Nguyen, Helder Seabra, Robert M. Hayden, Cézar

MAIN CHARACTERS
Andrzej Glosniak (Storyteller), Hlín Diego Hjálmarsdóttir (Madame), Hokuto Kodama (Soldier), Janine Koertge (Sister), Dan Langeborg (Tyrant), Paul Pui Wo Lee (Soldier), Annika Lindquist (Heart of the Sphinx), Fernando Melo (Spider, Soldier), Monica Milocco (Monerden, Sister), Niklas Ek*/Timo Nieminen* (Tim~esias), Peter Pop* (Laios), Mattias Suneson (Kreonmatt), Satoko Takahashi (Tim~esias' darling), Erik Johansson, Sonny Koroschetz (Giant/Swordsman)

Sphinx, Dream scene, Folklore Israel Aloni, Therese Fredriksson, Toby Kassell, Micol Mantini, Patrick Migas, Heather Telford, Ingeborg Zackariassen, Lea Yanai

*Guest performers

PRODUCTION
Göteborg Ballet

For his guest choreography for The Göteborg Ballet, Wim Vandekeybus chose to work with the text Bêt Noir (1999), an adaptation of Sophocles' famous Oedipus myth by the Flemish playwright Jan Decorte. For the very first time a play by Jan Decorte - known for his very specific, fragmentary, childlike and condensed language - was translated into Swedish. Within the group of 13 performers of The Göteborg Ballet, Wim Vandekeybus has also cast one guest performer: the actor and dancer Niklas Eck in the role of the blind seer.

The challenge for the performers in this collaboration with Wim Vandekeybus, lay in the creative input that was asked from them during the creation process, on the level of movement as well as character development.