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Thinking does not play well in an image-based culture. There is not much to see in it. It is not a performing art.
—Neil Postman, Amusing ourselves to death

         What role is allotted to thinking in our time? Every day, we are inundated with images and fragments of text. Absorbing all this information is a time-consuming business and reduces our thinking to storage and processing. In this storm of impressions, Michiel Vandevelde pauses to think about the state of thinking.

Our times takes as its starting point a discussion between the philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy and the curator Daniel Tyradillis, as well as dance material from popular video clips. With this contrasting material, three dancers seek out the conflict between profundity and superficiality. This not only serves as a critique of our time, but is also an attempt to create new ways of thinking. In an exuberant choreography with reappropriated dance, fragments of text and bizarre music, Vandevelde creates space and time that go beyond the imagination.

Interview



Presentations:

- 9 & 10 August 2017, 19h00, Far Festival, Nyon, CH
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- 10 & 11 March 2017, Something Raw festival, Frascati, Amsterdam

- 9 & 10 February 2017, 20h00, Vooruit, Ghent
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- 13 & 14 January 2017, 20h30, Kaaistudio's, Brussels
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- 20 & 21 December 2016, 20h30, STUK, Leuven
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2016 /          Concept, choreography: Michiel Vandevelde Performers: Nestor Garcia Diaz, Jara Vlaeminckx, Michiel Vandevelde Set and light: Michiel Vandevelde, Tom Bruwier Feedback: Dries Douibi, Esther Severi, Kristof van Baarle Technique: Tom Bruwier Graphic design publication: Ward Heirwegh Proofreading: Bryana Fritz, Katie Vickers, Antoon Vandevelde, Tom Bruwier Production: mennomichieljozef vzw Co-production: STUK, Kaaitheater, Vooruit (in the frame of DNA co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union), WP Zimmer Residencies: Bains Connective, STUK, Vooruit, Kaaitheater, WP Zimmer Support: The Flemish Authorities Thanks to: Alina L. Popa, and all the great people that have given feedback along the way!