Talk to the Demon
DIRECTION, CHOREOGRAPHY, SCENOGRAPHY
CREATED WITH & PERFORMED BY
Elena Fokina, Luke Jessop, Jerry Killick, Gala Moody, Yassin Mrabtifi, Manuel Ronda, Laso Dankambary, Luke De Bolle, Samuel De Lille, Chisom Onyebueke Chinaedu
ALSO CREATED WITH
ARTISTIC ASSISTANT & DRAMATURGE
Greet Van Poeck
Isabelle Lhoas ASSISTED BY Isabelle De Cannière
Francis Gahide, Davy Deschepper, Wim Vandekeybus
deSingel (Antwerp, BE), KVS (Brussels, BE), Archa Theatre (Prague, CZ)
WITH SUPPORT FROM
De Grote Post (Ostend, BE), Brighton Festival (Brighton, GB)
For Talk to the Demon, Wim Vandekeybus is working with a team of six performers and a child.
'We humans are desperately busy with giving sense to everything that happens between two mysteries - birth and death. That's the beautiful and dangerous side of our existence. We are inventive, we're gamblers and risk takers. We try to be what we are not. We like to suggest, to think in associations. Those are our instincts and impulses, but society creates rules, which suppress this in order to go against the chaos in our heads. We all create demons inside ourselves to fight out our inner struggles. Good can't exist without bad... It's just a question of balance.
Talk to the Demon is a piece without music. In that sense it's very scary, very naked, but at the same time also pure and touching. Performances are often too beautifully packaged in order to hide what's really presented.'