Speak low if you speak love ...

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)

© Danny Willems

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.”