In Spite of Wishing and Wanting

Dance video based on the eponymous 1999 performance, shot in the atmospheric surroundings of a racetrack in Brussels (BE), the beautiful ballroom- concert hall of the Vooruit Arts Centre in Ghent (BE), the streets of Ferrara (IT) and in Singapore.

In Spite of Wishing and Wanting reunites the rhythms of Talking Heads cofounder David Byrne and Wim Vandekeybus’ scenic eclecticism: humorous theatrical sequences, energetic and powerful dance and a diversity of bodies within an all-male cast. Wim Vandekeybus himself trots in as a wild horse between the ten dancers-actors, devastated by their passionate desires.

DIRECTION
Wim Vandekeybus

MUSIC
David Byrne

SOUND DESIGN
Charo Calvo

DANCERS/ACTORS
Nordine Benchorf, Jordi Galí Meléndez, Saïd Gharbi, Benoît gob, Germán Jauregui Allue, Juha-Pekka Marsalo, Christophe Olry, Igor Paszkiewicz, Ali Salmi, Giovanni Scarcella, Piotr Torzawa Giro, Wim Vandekeybus, Gavin Webber

CAMERA
Lieven Van Baelen, Wim Daniëls, Bart Verstockt

EDITING
Dieter Diependaele

ADDITIONAL EDITING
Rudi Maerten

SOUND
Benjamin Dandoy

COSTUMES
Isabelle Lhoas

SET DRESSER
Christophe Olry

IN SPITE OF WISHING AND WANTING WAS FILMED AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:
Vooruit Arts Center, Ghent / Ultima Vez Building Brussels (B) / the Hippodrome of Watermael-Boitsfort (B) / Everberg (B) / Singapore / Ferrara (I)

PRODUCED BY
Bart Van Langendonck for Ultima Vez

EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION
Quasi Modo

WITH THE SUPPORT OF
the Fonds Film Vlaanderen

 

 

 

Distribution
Ultima Vez
contact@ultimavez.com
 
Technical specifications
Year of production: 1999 & 2001
Duration: 50'45”