What the Body Does Not Remember [sold out]

"What the Body Does Not Remember" - Ultima Vez / Wim Vandekeybus

What the Body Does Not Remember [sold out]

Wim Vandekeybus / Ultima Vez

The debut of Wim Vandekeybus and Ultima Vez in 1987 stunned the world of dance of the time. In New York Vandekeybus and composers Thierry de Mey and Peter Vermeersch received the prestigious Bessie Award for this ‘brutal confrontation of dance and music: the dangerous, combative landscape of What the Body Does Not Remember’. In 2013, 25 years later and with a new cast, the show once again goes on a world tour.

Vandekeybus’ first choreography balances on the razor edge of attraction and repulsion. Sometimes this results in a confrontation between two dancers, then between two groups, between dancers and music, and between dancers and a compelling set of lines. But throughout there is an explosion of aggression, fear and danger.

As from 2013 this pioneering dance piece is also being performed with live music played by the Brussels-based Ictus contemporary music ensemble. For both Ultima Vez and Ictus this collaboration is a long-awaited happy reunion. In 1990 Peter Vermeersch and Thierry De Mey brought a group of 12 musicians together for Le Poids de la Main, a performance that merged together the choreographic material from the first two Ultima Vez productions. This signalled the start of the fine career of this now well-established contemporary music ensemble.

In March 2015, STUK looks back. A book and an exhibition tell the history of the arts centre. Another part of the project is a memory lane with a couple of random benchmarks in our rich artistic output - this performance is one of them.


regie, choreografie en scenografie wim vandekeybus 
| uitgevoerd door ricardo ambrozio, tanja marín friðjónsdóttir, zebastián méndez marín, aymara parola, maria kolegova, livia balazova, eddie oroyan, pavel mašek, jorge jauregui allue
 | originele muziek thierry de mey & peter vermeersch
 | repetitor eduardo torroja
 | styliste isabelle lhoas | geassisteerd door frédérick denis | 
technische coordinatie davy deschepper 
| lichtontwerp francis gahide
 | licht op tournee davy deschepper, karin demedts 
| geluid op tournee davy deschepper, bram moriau, tom buys 
| productie ultima vez | 
coproductie kvs | 
met de steun van charleroi danses, centre chorégraphique de la fédération wallonie-bruxelles
co-producers originele versie centro di produzione inteatro polverigi, festival de saint-denis, festival d'eté de seine-maritime, toneelschuur produkties haarlem
 | met dank aan louise de neef, benjamin dandoy

STUK Soetezaal
Tue 24 Mar 201520:30
Wed 25 Mar 201520:30
Thu 26 Mar 201520:30

standard €20 | reduction €16

All performances are sold out.
At 11am on the day of every performance, you can call STUK Box Office (016 320 320) to get on the waiting list. 

dubbelspelticket in combinatie met Talk to the Demon op 22 & 23 oktober 14 in 30CC/Schouwburg

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