Mockumentary of a Contemporary Saviour

World Première April 14th 2017 . KVS . Brussels

We are in the distant future. A turning point in the history of mankind has been reached. A devastating force is engaged in utterly destroying all life on earth. With the aid of a child, a few people have nonetheless succeeded in reaching a place of safety. But life in this safe room is far from easy. The survivors, being human, are constantly at odds with one another. On top of all this is the fact that the chosen ones cannot escape life. Immortality prevails, and suicide doesn’t offer any way out.

The ambiguous relationship with the child in the outside world, internal conflicts, cultural differences and the urges and instincts characteristic of humanity make it a time of uninterrupted commotion. The desire to surrender to the all-destroying forces of the outside world is always lurking. Is mankind actually worth saving?

In the theatre and dance performance Mockumentary of a Contemporary Saviour, Wim Vandekeybus, through the medium of seven characters, presents an incisive portrait of a messiah as an imaginary figure. Utopia and dystopia at a single glance. Nothing is what it seems in this futuristic reality

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DIRECTION, CHOREOGRAPHY Wim Vandekeybus

CREATED WITH AND PERFORMED BY Anabel Lopez, Maria Kolegova, Yun Liu, Daniel Copeland, Saïd Gharbi, Jason Quarles, Flavio D’ Andrea

TEXT Bart Meuleman & Ultima Vez

ARTISTIC ASSISTANT Jerry Killick

DRAMATURGY Aïda Gabriëls

SCENOGRAPHY Wim Vandekeybus, Meryem Bayram

SOUND DESIGN Charo Calvo

COCREATION SOUND DESIGN AND REALIZATION OF IRCAM COMPUTER MUSIC Manuel Poletti

MOVEMENT ASSISTANT German Jauregui

LIGHTING DESIGN Davy Deschepper, Wim Vandekeybus

COSTUME DESIGN Isabelle Lhoas ASSISTED BY Isabelle De Cannière

TECHNICAL COORDINATION Davy Deschepper

SOUND ENGINEER Bram Moriau ASSISTED BY Martin Antiphon (Ircam)

STAGE MANAGER Tom de With

PRODUCER Ultima Vez

CO-PRODUCERS KVS (Brussels), deSingel (Antwerp), Ircam-Centre Pompidou (Paris)