Inasmuch as Life is borrowed...
“Inasmuch as Life is borrowed….” is a dance performance with 11 male and female dancers/actors. The musical score is composed by Marc Ribot: mainly known for his work with Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, the Lounge Lizards, the Jazz Passengers ,John Zorn and his own ‘Los Cubanos Postizos’. The performance also includes a short film directed by Wim Vandekeybus and written in collaboration with Jan De Coster.
‘Nature’s indifference’ and how humans deal with it will be a dramaturgical theme for the creation. Beside this, as a second area of the relationship between Nature and Humanity, the two most important ‘natural events’ in everyone’s life – birth and death – are concerned and will be thematized in the performance on stage as well as in the film which is an integral part of the performance.
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CHOREOGRAPHY & DIRECTION
CREATED WITH & PERFORMED BY
Laura Arís Alvarez, Max Cuccaro, Jordi Galí Meléndez, Benoît Gob, Liv Hanne Haugen, Germán Jauregui Allue, Mala Kline, Juha-Pekka Marsalo, Ali Salmi, Wim Vandekeybus, Gavin Webber, Piotr Torzawa Giro
ALSO PERFORMED BY
ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR & DRAMATURGY
SET RESEARCH & COORDINATION
Richard Joukovsky, Wim Vandekeybus, Francis Gahide
ADDITIONAL SOUNDS & VOICE TREATMENTS
Stefanie Vanhecke & Ann Verlinden
deSingel, Antwerp; Festival of Flandres Brussels - Europe; Festival de Marseille; Teatro Comunale di Ferrara; Théâtre de la Ville, Paris
Ultima Vez was subsidised by the Flemish Community - Administration for Culture – the National Lottery and the Flemish community Commission of the Brussels' Capital Region
Ultima Vez wasguest dance company at Teatro Comunale di Ferrara, Italy, and was structurally coproduced by the Festival of Flanders Brussels-Europe
Poem ‘Conjuring in Heaven' by Ted Hughes, with the kind permission of Faber and Faber Limited.
COMPOSITIONS & GUITAR
Eddie Sperri, Patrick Derivaz
CLARINET & BASS CLARINET
VIOLIN & VIOLA
Brad Jones, Chris Wood
Sim Cain, Christine Bard
PIANO & PUMP ORGAN
Ted Reichman, Anthony Coleman
MIXING & EDITING
Sorcerer Sound, New York, NY.
'INASMUCH...' - THE FILM
Ultima Vez & Quasi Modo
Wim Vandekeybus, Jan De Coster
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Lieven Van Baelen
Rudi Maerten, Jan De Coster
ART DIRECTOR & COSTUME DESIGNER
Dan Van Bever
ACE Editing Facilities
Damiaan De Schrijver, Ina Geerts, Miel Seghers, José Verheire, Jeff Mercelis, Max Pairon, Arto Mangelschots, Oihana Azpillaga De Coster,Tasio Azpillaga De Coster, Mauro Kirikou Verbiest, Mary Herbert, Mauricia Cantero