CONCEPT & PERFORMANCE
IN COLLABORATION WITH
Michael De Cock & Bahar Temiz
ARTISTIC ADVICE SCENOGRAPHY
KVS, C-TAKT, wpZimmer, Het Laatste Bedrijf
Workspacebrussels, wpZimmer, KVS
Sabanci University Sakip Sabanci Museum, The Tax Shelter measure of the Belgian federal government and Gallop Tax Shelter, SACD
Michael De Cock, Dina Dooreman, Charo Calvo, Maru Mushtrieven Catherine Vervaecke, Kathy Van Bossche, Valerie De Visscher, Heidi Ehrhart, Špela Tusar, Povilas Bastys
ICE is a performance choreographed for a body and a bunch of ropes, that lives somewhere in the borders between dance, theatre, architecture and visual art. A physical reflection on the human condition within a complex reality. With Antarctica as its frame, ICE explores the relationship between humans and the world. How do we, as people, interact with our natural surroundings? How shall we survive the dangers we create?
FROM POLAR EXPLORERS TO EXPLORERS OF THE FUTURE
Bahar Temiz takes as her starting point stories of early twentieth-century polar explorers and Antarctic expeditions. Driven by a desire to discover, these polar explorers exposed themselves to extreme conditions and risked their lives to discover an unknown world of ice. They “conquered” a world that, today, a century later, is melting and disappearing. The audience is seated around a white circle that forms the performance area, and becomes witness to a journey through past, present and future.
Bahar Temiz says, “The world is constantly changing, and humans constantly develop new technologies to survive. I find that relentless drive depressing and exciting in equal measure.”
CONSTRUCTING, DECONSTRUCTING AND RECONSTRUCTING LANDSCAPES
Within ICE’s contemplative universe, Temiz manipulates a number of ropes to create ever-changing landscapes and moving sculptures. Or perhaps the ropes manipulate her... With a mesmerizing soundscape by Charo Calvo, and an atmospheric light design by Pol Matthé, she weaves a dance of discovery, conquest, survival and surrender. The performance sits somewhere between dance, theatre, architecture and visual art, and invites those present to navigate time, space - and themselves.