Karel Burssens


Karel Burssens is trained as an architect and engineer, designed scenographies for several dance performances and was involved in Dior, Lanvin and Kenzo fashion shows. With Currents, the multi-talent ventures for the first time to choreography. What are our strategies for continuously striking a new balance within our surroundings? The eyecatcher on the scene is an ever-moving light sculpture. The machine determines rhythm and space, together with the bodily movements of dancer Tarek Halaby. Their confrontation propels you into a poetic landscape in which to escape and dream and re-examines the relationship between man and machine. In this way, the installation and performance reveal our contemporary position as human beings: constantly adapting to a changing world, both on a technological and socio-political level.


Concept & direction Karel Burssens | Co-direction & dance Tarek Halaby | Dramaturgy dance Femke Gyselinck | Music Daniel Brandt | Music published by Erased Tapes Music Ltd | Light design Cate Carter, Geert Vanhout & Bryte Design | Costume design Max Doerr | Advice Jeroen Verrecht & Gabriel Schenker | Production sculpture Fisheye | Production Hiros | Co-production C-TAKT, STUK, deSingel, Vooruit | Collaboration by VAI | With the support of de Vlaamse Overheid
Thu 3 Oct 20:30


STUK Soetezaal


€ 10 (standard)
€ 6 (reduction)

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