Bereft of a Blissful Union

World première February 29th 1996, Lunatheater / Royal Flemish Theatre, Brussels (BE)

‘If the stage is a fragment of mental space, as the choreographer Hideyuki Yano said not so long ago, one will understand that Wim Vandekeybus, far from abandoning all these images which slumber in him, will make them enter in chaos into the imaginary of the bodies, try to mark their mysterious trance, listen to their trembling. Besides film and screen, the stage of Bereft of a Blissful Union will be a place of projection, even through the bodies. Isn't dance, after all, the project of the dream?'

Jean-Marc Adolphe in the Februari/March/April '96 program of Théâtre de la Ville, Paris 

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THE PERFORMANCE

 

CHOREOGRAPHY & DIRECTION
Wim Vandekeybus

MUSIC
Peter Vermeersch & George Alexander Van Dam

INTERPRETED BY
X-Legged Sally & The Smith Quartet

CREATED WITH & PERFORMED BY
Iñaki Azpillaga, François Brice, Ursula Courtney-Robb, Carmelo Fernandez, Saïd Gharbi, Roni Haver, Mary Herbert, Thomas Lehnhart, Lieve Meeussen, Rasmus Olme, Florence Rougier, Ana Stegnar

ARTISTIC ASSISTANT
Octavio Iturbe

ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR
Georg Weinand

RESEARCH
Iris Oehrle

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Dries Vercruysse

STAGE MANAGER
Joris De Bolle

SOUND ENGINEER
Lieven Callens

SOUND ENGINEER ON STAGE
Jan Van de Velde

LIGHT CREATION
Francis Gahide, assisted by Octavio Iturbe & Wim Vandekeybus

SCENERY
Wim Vandekeybus

SCENERY CREATED BY
Francis Gahide, Joris De Bolle, Isabelle Lhoas, Equipe Dankan

COSTUME DESIGNER
Isabelle Lhoas

COSTUME ASSISTANTS
Manuela Lauwers & Marilyn De Moor

MASKS
Maggy Jacot

SPECIAL EFFECTS
Leon Dütz

 

PRODUCTION
Ultima Vez

COPRODUCTION
Théâtre de la Ville, Paris; Guest programming Het Muziektheater, Amsterdam; Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg, Brussels

 

ULTIMA VEZ RECEIVED THE SUPPORT OF
the Flemish Government, the National Lottery, was Cultural Ambassador of Flanders, and was resident the the Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg, Brussels

BEREFT OF A BLISSFUL UNION WAS SPONSORED BY
Generale Bank

 

ULTIMA VEZ THANKS
Lut Vandekeybus, Stan Vandekeybus, Charo Calvo, Jan Goossens, Ruud Goossens, Arturo Iturbe, Franz Marijnen, Lieven Struye, Laurent Taquin & Dorian Van der Brempt

 

THE MUSIC

 

X-Legged Sally

ELECTRIC BASS
Paul Belgrado

TRUMPET
Bart Maris

TENOR & BARITONE SAXOPHONES
Michel Mast 

KEYBOARDS & ACCORDION
Peter Vandenberghe

DRUMS
Danny Van Hoeck

CLARINET
Peter Vermeersch

ELECTRIC GUITAR & BANJO
Pierre Vervloesem

 

The Smith Quartet

CELLO
Deirdre Cooper

VIOLIN
Ian Humphries

VIOLIN
Charles Mutter

VIOLA
Nic Pendlebury

DOUBLE-BASS & PERCUSSION 
Géry Cambier

 

 

THE FILM

 

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY
Wim Vandekeybus

ACTORS
Ultima Vez

EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION
de Filmfabriek - Anne Quirynen

EDITED BY
Octavio Iturbe

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Philippe Guilbert

CAMERA ASSISTANT
Aliocha Van der Avoort

UNDERWATER CAMERA
Thierry Dabée

SOUND
Pierre Mertens

SOUND MIX
Etienne Curchod

ELECTRICIANS
Bruno Dussart, Christian Roosemont, Anne François

SPECIAL EFFECTS
Olivier De Laveleye

MASKS
Maggy Jacot

COSTUMES
Isabelle Lhoas

DECOR
Ultima Vez