Silver

‘One for Sorrow, two for Joy, three for a Girl, four for a Boy, five for Silver, six for Gold, 7 for a Secret never to be told’

This Irish nursery rhyme was the starting point for the Ultima Vez performance 7 for a Secret never to be told (1997).

Silver is a dance video adaptation of the fifth scene of the performance. Onstage, a motionless figure wrapped in foil. Suddenly huge feathers fall out of the air and make the figure move. Gradually the other dancers appear on stage: complex partner work develops into an energetic and powerful physical scene.

THE FILM

 

DIRECTION & PHOTOGRAPHY
Wim Vandekeybus

EDITING
Rudy Maerten

COLOURGRADING 
Lieven Van Baelen

FOLEY & SOUND MIX 
Franco Piscopo at Alea Jacta

MUSIC COMPOSED, PERFORMED AND HOME RECORDED BY
Thierry De Mey, La Hulpe, July 1997

POST-PRODUCTION MANAGER
Johanna Collier

PRODUCTION 
Quasi Modo & Ultima Vez

 

 

THE PERFORMANCE

 

CHOREOGRAPHY & DIRECTION 
Wim Vandekeybus

WITH
Nordine Benchorf, John Campbell, Carlos de Haro Flores, Lorenza Di Calogero, Lieve Meeussen, Rasmus Olme, Orlando Ortega Gonzalez, Celine Perroud, Isabelle Schad

ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR & DRAMATURGE 
Georg Weinand

SCENOGRAPHY
Wim Vandekeybus

COSTUMES & BACKDROPS 
Isabelle Lhoas

COSTUME ASSISTANT 
Manuela Lauwers

LIGHT CREATION 
Dries Vercruysse & Wim Vandekeybus

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR & LIGHT ENGINEER 
Richard Joukovsky

FEATHERS & STAGEMANAGER 
Christophe Olry

SOUND ENGINEER 
Lieven Callens, Diederik de Cock

MASK 
Maggy Jacot

PRODUCTION
Ultima Vez

CO-PRODUCTION
Festival d'Estiu de Barcelona Grec 1997, Instituta de Cultura, Ajuntament de Barcelona, Théâtre de la Ville, Paris and the Royal Flemish Theatre (KVS), Brussels.

 

 

Distribution
Ultima Vez
contact@ultimavez.com

Technical specifications
Video release: 15 February 2000
Duration: 14'55''