The setting: No stage, no consecutively numbered seats, no dimmed lights. We, the audience, find ourselves in s studio, perched on wheeled office chairs – whizzing around the room. Around us: Four performers who invite us to read a letter or to paint a picture. Then, the situation dissolves again. Everything changes, becomes unhinged, only to create a new image shortly afterwards.
Dutch dance theatre collective Woest around Manon Avermaete is renowned for its outdoor performances: They do not mind hard quarry tiles, cobblestones, wet concrete and even the unpredictable changes in the weather and the audience – quite on the contrary: They embrace the challenges and imponderabilities of their respective settings. The group toys with the audience’s expectations, break theatre codes and sets the space and the different elements included into motion. Every performance celebrates the moment, it is always created together with the audience, it is simultaneously elusive as it is unique.
Duration: 45 Min.
|Sun 05.05.||14:00 Physical Introduction|
Artistic Direction: Manon Avermaete; Performance: Carli Gellings, Wannes De Porre, Evelyne Rossie, Paulien Truijen; Soundscape: Steven Holsbeeks; Stage Design: Indianen; Dramaturgy: Gerhard Verfaillie; Management: Paulien Truijen. www.ciewoest.com A production by Cie. Woest, coproduced by P2 (Coproduction platform Vrijthof en CC Hasselt), supported by the Tweetakt Festival, Krokusfestival, Dansmakers, De Brakke Grond and Monty. The guest performance takes place in the framework of Take-off: Junger Tanz, funded by the Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf and the Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW.