Mer- [sold out]
Mer- [sold out]
The notion ‘finitude’, or the fleeting nature of life, is a key ingredient in the work of Claire Croizé and Etienne Guilloteau. In Mer- the choreographic duo make an in-depth study into this theme: death steps onto the proscenium, yet there’s still space for lightness and joy. Mer- is a performance for five dancers and five singers, based on requiem music and other music dedicated to death, sorrow and pain from the renaissance period.
The title Mer- is derived from the Indo-European roots of mourir, the French word for ‘to die’. And simultaneously refers to the sea: 'la mer'. The sea is a metaphor for death: an entity embodying within itself that which is ‘beyond’ the horizon, a sense of infiniteness, mystery and the unknown that is specific to death.
Marnix De Cat’s Pluto ensemble, specialised in historical music, provide the musical score for this performance. Set in the Predikherenkerk, the religious and secular polyphony from Pierre de la Rue, Josquin des Prez, Johannes Ockeghem and others will be exalted into its own.
Concept and choreography Claire Croizé and Etienne Guilloteau | Dance Claire Godsmark, Emmi Väisänen, Young Won Song, Mikko Hyvönen, Tarek Halaby | Music Pluto-ensemble | Singers Marnix De Cat, Kristen Witmer, Adriaan De Koster, Tore Denys, Harry van der Kamp | Music dramaturgy Marnix de Cat, Claire Croizé, Etienne Guilloteau | Light Jan Maertens | Costumes Anne-Catherine Kunz | Production ECCE vzw | Co-production Concertgebouw Brugge | In collaboration with STUK, wpZimmer en Workspacebrussels | With support of Provincie West-Vlaanderen