Talk to the Demon

Avant Premiere: 4 April 2014, Archa, Prague (CZ). World Premiere: 6 May 2014, deSingel, Antwerp (BE).

For Talk to the Demon, Wim Vandekeybus is working with a team of six performers and a child.

Wim Vandekeybus:

'We humans are desperately busy with giving sense to everything that happens between two mysteries - birth and death. That's the beautiful and dangerous side of our existence. We are inventive, we're gamblers and risk takers. We try to be what we are not. We like to suggest, to think in associations. Those are our instincts and impulses, but society creates rules, which suppress this in order to go against the chaos in our heads. We all create demons inside ourselves to fight out our inner struggles. Good can't exist without bad... It's just a question of balance.

Talk to the Demon is a piece without music. In that sense it's very scary, very naked, but at the same time also pure and touching. Performances are often too beautifully packaged in order to hide what's really presented.'

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DIRECTION, CHOREOGRAPHY, SCENOGRAPHY
Wim Vandekeybus

CREATED WITH & PERFORMED BY
Elena Fokina, Luke Jessop, Jerry Killick, Gala Moody, Yassin Mrabtifi, Manuel Ronda, Laso Dankambary, Luke De Bolle, Samuel De Lille, Chisom Onyebueke Chinaedu

ALSO CREATED WITH
Martha Killick

ARTISTIC ASSISTANT & DRAMATURGE
Greet Van Poeck

MOVEMENT ASSISTANT 
Máté Mészáros

STYLIST
Isabelle Lhoas ASSISTED BY Isabelle De Cannière

COSTUME INTERN
Mélanie Duchanoy

LIGHTING DESIGN
Francis Gahide, Davy Deschepper, Wim Vandekeybus

SOUND DESIGN
Bram Moriau

HEAD TECHNICIAN
Davy Deschepper

PRODUCTION
Ultima Vez

COPRODUCTION
deSingel (Antwerp, BE), KVS (Brussels, BE), Archa Theatre (Prague, CZ)

WITH SUPPORT FROM
De Grote Post (Ostend, BE), Brighton Festival (Brighton, GB)