In his 2019 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?
The music is 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. They are joined on the stage by ten dancers. Together they create a unique live experience.
TRACES premiered on the 8th of December 2019 in the context of Europalia Romania during December Dance at Concertgebouw Bruges.
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2020-02-12 00:00:00 2020-02-13 00:00:00 - MC2, Grenoble - France
2020-02-08 00:00:00 2020-02-09 00:00:00 - Bellini Theater, Napoli - Italy
2020-01-29 00:00:00 2020-01-30 00:00:00 - Stuk, Leuven - Belgium
2020-01-21 00:00:00 2020-01-21 00:00:00 - Les Salins Scène Nationale de Martigues, Martigues - France
2020-01-14 00:00:00 2020-01-16 00:00:00 - La Rose des Vents Scène National Lille, Villeneuve d'Ascq - France
2019-12-13 00:00:00 2019-12-18 00:00:00 - KVS, Brussels - Belgium
2019-12-10 00:00:00 2019-12-10 00:00:00 - CCHa - cultuurcentrum Hasselt, Hasselt - Belgium
2019-12-08 00:00:00 2019-12-08 00:00:00 - December Dance, Brugge - Belgium
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
SOUNDTRACK COMPOSED BY Marc Ribot, Trixie Whitley, Shahzad Ismaily, Ben Perowsky and Daniel Mintseris
MOVEMENT ASSISTANT German Jauregui, Flavio D’Andrea and Iñaki Azpillaga
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
SCENE 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.