For his new choreography, Michiel Vandevelde researches further the relation between science fiction and choreography. How can choreography serve as a tool for making, in an abstract way, science fiction? Can one prefigure a future through choreography?
Vandevelde draws inspiration from the rather abstract drawings developed by the obscure Ukrainian artist Valery Pavlovich Lamakh (1925-1978). Over 30 years Lamakh constructed in his 'Books of Schemes' a cosmological mythology, examining the fundamental knowledge one can draw from light. The schemes, for Lamakh, "approach each other infinitely, they glow and they fade, expressing the inexpressibility of the world."
With this visual material as a starting point Vandevelde creates an alienating, yet bewildering choreography that gives us glimpses of a possible future - whether that future is utopian or dystopian, depends on the perspective of the viewer.
- 4 & 5 April 2019, 20h30, Kaaitheater, Brussels (BE)
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- 2 May 2019, 20h30, Stuk, Leuven (BE)
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Choreography: Michiel Vandevelde Dance: Jara Vlaeminckx, Bryana Fritz, Amanda Barrio Charmelo and Mario Barrantes Espinoza Costume: Lila John Dramaturgy: Esther Severi Technique: Tom Bruwier Production: Disagree. vzw Co-production: Kaaitheater, PACT Zollverein, Buda, Pianofabriek International distribution: Something great Financial management: Klein Verzet vzw Residencies: Stuk, DeSingel, Kaaitheater, PACT Zollverein, Buda, Pianofabriek Supported by: De Vlaamse Overheid