Les porteuses de mauvaises nouvelles

World première February 2nd 1989, Le Théâtre d'Angers / C.N.D.C. Angers (F)

In 1989, after a residency at the Centre National de Danse Contemporaine d'Angers (France), Wim Vandekeybus created Les porteuses de mauvaises nouvelles. Les porteuses de mauvaises nouvelles explores and develops the confrontation between the actor and the imminent, inescapable elements of reality: weight, duration, falling, breath.

 

15 years later, Ultima Vez did a revival of this creation in collaboration with Companhia Instável in Porto, Portugal. Departure point was the desire to confront young dancers with Vandekeybus’ very specific movement language and to enrich the Portuguese performance scene. Eight dancers of seven different nationalities are involved in the project, the main aim being to create a project stimulating artistic exchange and contamination.

Première of the revival: September 10th 2004, Teatro Carlos Alberto, Porto (P)

 

 

 

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THE ORIGINAL PERFORMANCE (1989)

 

CHOREOGRAPHY, DIRECTION, SCENOGRAPHY
Wim Vandekeybus

ORIGINAL MUSIC
Thierry De Mey

CREATED WITH & PERFORMED BY
Charo Calvo, Nicolas Julian Crow, Marian Del Valle, Muriel Hérault, Lieve Meeussen, Dominique Tack, Eduardo Torroja, Wim Vandekeybus

ALSO PERFORMED BY
Vincent Dunoyer, Assumpta Arques Surinach, Simone Sandroni

ASSISTANT DIRECTION
Eduardo Torroja

ARTISTIC ASSISTANT & LIGHT CREATION
Octavio Iturbe

COSTUMES
Mina Maati / Ultima Vez

FLOOR REALIZED BY
Stijn De Wit / External Use

 

PRODUCED BY
Addison De Wit for Ultima Vez

CO-PRODUCED BY
Ancienne Belgique, Brussels; La Rose des Vents, Villeneuve d'Ascq; C.N.D.C., Angers; Festival de Saint-Denis; Festival d'Eté de Seine-Maritime; Sommerszene, Salzburg

WITH THE SUPPORT OF
the Government of Flanders and the Flemish Theatre Institute

 

 

THE REVIVAL (2004)

 

CHOREOGRAPHY, DIRECTION, SCENOGRAPHY
Wim Vandekeybus

ORIGINAL MUSIC
Thierry De Mey

PERFORMED BY
Jorge Jauregui Allue, Berit Jentzsch, Raúl Maia, Juha-Pekka Marsalo, Gabrielle Nankivell, Rasmus Olme, Josef Palm, Helder Seabra, Thomas Steyaert, Eleonore Valère, Vania Vaneau

ARTISTIC ASSISTANT & REHEARSAL DIRECTOR
Eduardo Torroja

ASSISTANT REHEARSAL DIRECTOR BELGIUM
Muriel Hérault

ASSISTANT REHEARSAL DIRECTOR PORTUGAL
Marta Silva

LIGHT RECREATED BY
Ralf Nonn & Wim Vandekeybus

COSTUMES
Isabelle Lhoas assisted by Frédéric Denis

TRAINEE COSTUMES
Annie Tiburce

BACKDROP PAINTED BY
Johan Daenen

TECHNICAL COORDINATION & LIGHT TECHNICIAN
Ralf Nonn

LIGHT TECHNICIANS ON TOUR
Jan Olieslagers, Pierre Willems

SOUND TECHNICIANS
Karin Demedts, Davy Deschepper

THANKS TO
the KVS (Royal Flemish Theatre) workshop crew

 

CO-PRODUCTION
Ultima Vez and Companhia Instável in collaboration with Teatro Nacional S. João (Porto); PACT Zollverein/CZNRW, Essen; Teatro Comunale di Ferrara.

WITH THE SUPPORT OF
danceWEB Europe/the Culture 2000 Programme of the European Union; Ministério da Cultura/IA; Núcleo de Experimentação Coreográfica.

ULTIMA VEZ RECEIVES THE SUPPORT OF
the Government of Flanders and the Flemish Community Commission of the Brussels Capital Region.

 

 

THE MUSIC

 

REVISION 2004 BY
François Deppe, performed by Igor Semenoff, Sue-Ying Koang, Aurélie Entringer, François Deppe

RECORDING DIRECTOR
Jean-Luc Plouvier

MIXING
Jarek Frankowsky

CHAÎNE POUR DEUX PIANOS PERFORMED BY
Jean-Luc Plouvier & Jean-Luc Fafchamps

AIRE (FOR SAMPLED PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS) REALISED BY
Thierry De Mey