Three dancers in identical suits, moving side by side, in sync, on a treadmill we know from the gym. Yet, this does not occur in total identification: All the while, each one is telling a different story. Artist group Tuning People has collaborated with a so-called “Foley Artist” who underscores each action and each movement on film with an appropriate sound. In “Synchron”, the sounds gradually lose their adherence to the pictures, starting lives of their own, subverting our expectations and creating bizarre and unforeseeable slapstick effects. A rousing performance emerges from text fragments, a virtuosic sound collage and a choreography of everyday movements – incalculable, funny, confusing and artful all at the same time. Following shortly after its world premiere in Belgium, the new piece by the artist group and Karolien Verlinden and Wannes Deneer, who already got their audiences excited with “Leerkopf” (“Hollow Head”) and “Klebewelten” (“Sticky Worlds”) at tanzhaus nrw, guests in Düsseldorf. For “Synchron”, they collaborate with hetpaleis, a production space and theatre for children and youths based in Antwerp.
Duration: 60 min.
Choreography: Karolien Verlinden; Performance: Charlotte Goesaert, Miroslav Kochanek, Wensley Piqué; Stage Design, Sound Design: Wannes Deneer; Costumes: Maartje van Bourgognie; Foley Artist: Fred Heuvinck; Management, Technical Equipment: hetpaleis, Tuning People. www.tuningpeople.be
A production by hetpaleis and Tuning People, coproduced by tanzhaus nrw in the framework of Takeoff: Junger Tanz. Takeoff: Junger Tanz is funded by the Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf and the Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW.