World premiere on the 8th of December 2019 in the context of Europalia Romania during December Dance in Concertgebouw Bruges.
In his latest production entitled TRACES, Wim Vandekeybus follows the traces he has left. He looks back on the intuitions from whence his search began: to the drama of impulses and instincts; to the game of energies and intensities. In the overwhelming Romanian nature, with Europe's last primeval forests, Vandekeybus searches for traces that are older than man and his memory. For ‘the inner story’, for the story that unfolds before or beyond language and can only be told in the pulses of dance and music.
It is a search for traces of nature that the body has forgotten or repressed. How much nature still lives in human mankind? How much animal in the human body? What happens when at risk or in danger, when we have to take intuitive decisions to survive?
Ten dancers move on a soundtrack composed by Trixie Whitley (who wrote the music for TrapTown ), Shahzad Ismaily, Ben Perowsky and Daniel Mintseris. Special guest Marc Ribot (who wrote the music for Inasmuch as Life is Borrowed and Vandekeybus' feature film Galloping Mind) joins them on guitar.
"With TRACES, Wim Vandekeybus confirms that he is a phenomenal choreographer: the very physical In Spite of Wishing and Waiting, had already thrilled the audience, resulting in very high expectations. With TRACES, those expectations were not only met but by far exceeded. TRACES is much more than a simple choreography: it is an investigation into human nature told through snappy bodies and spectacular stage effects."
-- Marievittora Veneruso (teatro.it)
8 Dec 2019, Sun
10 Dec 2019, Tue
13 Dec 2019, Fri
14 Dec 2019, Sat
15 Dec 2019, Sun
16 Dec 2019, Mon
17 Dec 2019, Tue
18 Dec 2019, Wed
9 Jan 2020, Thu
14 Jan 2020, Tue
15 Jan 2020, Wed
16 Jan 2020, Thu
21 Jan 2020, Tue
29 Jan 2020, Wed
30 Jan 2020, Thu
8 Feb 2020, Sat
9 Feb 2020, Sun
18 Mar 2020, Wed
19 Mar 2020, Thu
20 Mar 2020, Fri
14 May 2020, Thu
20 May 2020, Wed
20 Jun 2020, Sat
DIRECTION AND CHOREOGRAPHY Wim Vandekeybus
CREATED WITH AND PERFORMED BY Alexandros Anastasiadis, Borna Babić, Maureen Bator, Davide Belotti, Pieter Desmet, Maria Kolegova, Kit King, Anna Karenina Lambrechts, Magdalena Oettl and Mufutau Yusuf
MUSIC COMPOSED AND RECORDED BY Trixie Whitley, Shahzad Ismaily, Ben Perowsky and Daniel Mintseris
SPECIAL GUEST ON GUITAR Marc Ribot
MOVEMENT ASSISTANT German Jauregui, Iñaki Azpillaga and Flavio D’Andrea
STORYLINE Wim Vandekeybus
DRAMATURGY Erwin Jans
COSTUME DESIGN Isabelle Lhoas ASSISTED BY Isabelle De Cannière
SCENOGRAPHY Wim Vandekeybus and Tom de With
STAGE MANAGEMENT Tom de With
SOUND ENGINEER Bram Moriau
LIGHT DESIGN Wim Vandekeybus and Francis Gahide
LIGHT ON TOUR Helmut Van den Meersschaut
BEAR COSTUME DESIGN Jan Maillard
SET PAINTINGS Patrick [Bob] Vantricht
PRODUCTION Ultima Vez
CO-PRODUCTION Europalia Romania, Concertgebouw Bruges, KVS Brussels and La Rose des Vents Villeneuve d'Ascq
WITH THE SUPPORT OF Tax Shelter measure of the Belgian Federal Government, Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter empowered by Belfius. Ultima Vez is supported by the Flemish Authorities & the Flemish Community Commission of the Brussels Capital Region.