Tornar

Premiere April 17th 2015, BRONKS, Brussels (BE)

The dancer and choreographer Seppe Baeyens has been closely involved in the activities for children and adolescents at Ultima Vez since 2011. He opts expressly to enter into dialogue with these children and adolescents, as well as with adults. His initial productions, including We, House (Hartbeats) and The (Im)possible Friendship of Stef and Augustijn (Kopergietery) were much acclaimed in Belgium and abroad.

Under the wing of Ultima Vez and Wim Vandekeybus, Seppe Baeyens is now creating his first large-scale dance production. It is called Tornar and tells the story of people left after the passage of a tornado who are trying to rebuild a community. The movement of the devastating tornado is a metaphor for the crumbling solidarity between generations.

In Tornar, Seppe Baeyens sets up an interaction between a variety of professional and amateur dancers of different generations. He selected this varied group in the course of a long process of workshops and encounters at the Ultima Vez studio in Sint-Jans-Molenbeek. The performers are four children, two adolescents, three dancers, a 91-year-old man and a musician.

17 Apr 2015, Fri

18 Apr 2015, Sat

23 Apr 2015, Thu

Enter Festival Antwerp
Belgium

28 May 2015, Thu

Campo Gent
Belgium

29 May 2015, Fri

Campo Gent
Belgium

12 Sep 2015, Sat

13 Sep 2015, Sun

10 Oct 2015, Sat

11 Oct 2015, Sun

20 Nov 2015, Fri

5 Dec 2015, Sat

14 Jan 2016, Thu

28 Jan 2016, Thu

3 Feb 2016, Wed

18 Feb 2016, Thu

Geel
Belgium

1 Apr 2016, Fri

23 Apr 2016, Sat

7 May 2016, Sat

8 May 2016, Sun

18 Dec 2016, Sun

DIRECTION AND CHOREOGRAPHY
Seppe Baeyens

CREATED WITH & PERFORMED BY
Oihana Azpillaga, Bassam Nakhel, Ruth Bruyneel, Mike van Alfen, Ischa Beernaert, Leon Gyselynck, Chisom Onyebueke Chinaedu, Leonie Van Begin, Emile Van Puymbroeck, Beniamin Boar

ALSO CREATED WITH
Manuel Ronda

ORIGINAL LIVE MUSIC
Stef Heeren

SCENOGRAPHY
Ief Spincemaille

DRAMATURGY
Inne Goris

LIGHT DESIGN
Mark Van Denesse

COSTUMES
Lieve Meeussen

SOUND ADVISER
Charo Calvo

MOVEMENT ASSISTANT
Iñaki Azpillaga 

TECHNICAL COORDINATOR
Tom De With

ARTISTIC ADVISER
Wim Vandekeybus

PRODUCTION
Seppe Baeyens / Ultima Vez

COPRODUCTION
BRONKS, Life Long Burning (EU)

WITH SUPPORT FROM
EU Culture Programme