TRACES

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 are driven by a soundtrack written by Trixie Whitley (who composed the music for TrapTown) in collaboration with Marc Ribot (who wrote the music for Inasmuch as Life is Borrowed and Vandekeybus’ full-length film debut Galloping Mind), Shahzad Ismaily, Ben Perowsky and Daniel Mintseris. 

21 Jan 2020, Tue

29 Jan 2020, Wed

30 Jan 2020, Thu

8 Feb 2020, Sat

9 Feb 2020, Sun

18 Mar 2020, Wed

Tanz Köln
Germany

19 Mar 2020, Thu

Tanz Köln
Germany

20 Mar 2020, Fri

Tanz Köln
Germany

14 May 2020, Thu

20 May 2020, Wed

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 Marc Ribot, Trixie Whitley, Shahzad Ismaily, Ben Perowsky and Daniel Mintseris

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.