TRACES

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
Trixie Whitley, Shahzad Ismaily, Ben Perowsky and Daniel Mintseris

SPECIAL GUEST ON GUITAR
Marc Ribot

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
Thomas Glorieux

SOUND ENGINEER
Schröder

LIGHT DESIGN
Wim Vandekeybus and Francis Gahide

LIGHT ON TOUR
Benjamin Verbrugge

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.

© Danny Willems

World premiere on the 8th of December 2019 in the context of Europalia Romania during December Dance in Concertgebouw Bruges.

In 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 move to a soundtrack composed by Trixie Whitley, Shahzad Ismaily, Ben Perowsky and Daniel Mintseris, recorded with special guest Marc Ribot on guitar.

"With TRACES, Wim Vandekeybus confirms that he is a phenomenal choreographer: the very physical In Spite of Wishing and Waiting, had already thrilled the audience, resulting in very high expectations. With TRACES, those expectations were not only met but by far exceeded. TRACES is much more than a simple choreography: it is an investigation into human nature told through snappy bodies and spectacular stage effects."

-- Mariavittoria Veneruso (teatro.it)

Agenda

17.02.23
VIERNULVIER
Gent, Belgium
18.02.23
VIERNULVIER
Gent, Belgium
20.03.23
ITA
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
10.03.23
Staatstheater
Mainz, Germany
11.03.23
Staatstheater
Mainz, Germany
29.03.23
Dansens Hus
Stockholm, Sweden
30.03.23
Dansens Hus
Stockholm, Sweden
31.03.23
Dansens Hus
Stockholm, Sweden
01.04.23
Dansens Hus
Stockholm, Sweden
25.05.23
Archa
Prague, Czech Republic
26.05.23
Archa
Prague, Czech Republic
27.05.23
Archa
Prague, Czech Republic
28.05.23
Archa
Prague, Czech Republic