Under the wing of the company of Wim Vandekeybus, in 2015 Seppe Baeyens developed his first major dance performance Tornar. In his new piece INVITED Baeyens formulates an artistic answer to the question of how an audience can be involved in developing the choreography of a performance. With dance as a common language he seeks an alternative way of living through creating a community between cast and audience. Just as in his highly acclaimed Tornar, once again he brings together a diverse and intergenerational group of performers that reflect society. The audience also plays an important role. The scenography minimizes the distance between the performers and the audience by making them a part of one clear (democratic) form.
direction & choreography Seppe Baeyens | created and performed by Emile Van Puymbroeck, Luke De Bolle, Chisom Onyebueke Chinaedu, Leonie Van Begin, Rosa Boateng, Oihana Azpillaga, Ischa Beernaert, Esther Motvanya, Roel Faes, Trui De Mulder, Adnane Lamarti, Seppe Baeyens, Frank Brichau, Stephan Verlinden, Elisabeth Wolfs, Leon Gyselynck | ORIGINal Music LIVE Stef Heeren, Kwinten Mordijck, Karen Willems | DRAMATURGY Kristin Rogghe | SCENOGRAphy & light design Ief Spincemaille | COSTUMES Lieve Meeussen | MOVEMENT ASSISTANCE German Jauregui | ARTISTIC ADVICE Wim Vandekeybus | TECHNICAL COORDINATION Tom De With | PRODUCTION Seppe Baeyens / Ultima Vez | CO-PRODUCTION Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg (Brussel) | WITH SUPPORT OF Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government, Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter empowered by Belfius. The scenography was inspired by the installation ‘ROPE - Possibilities of Binding’ commissioned by N.O.W and supported by extrapole, Fabbrica Europa, Indisciplinarte, Latitudes Contemporaines, Lókal, Mom/El Vivero, Trafó, wpZimmer. N.O.W was co-financed by Creative European Program of the European Union.
Ultima Vez is supported by the Flemish Government & the Flemish community commission of the Brussels Metropolitan Region.