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Michiel Vandevelde

Dances of Death

Between 20 and 26 September, the UCI World Road Cycling Championships take place in Flanders. The five road races finish in Leuven, on 23 - 26 September.
Access to the centre of Leuven, including STUK, will be limited during that period. The city advises to avoid the car and come by foot, bike or public transport.
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Together with seven dancers and one singer Michiel Vandevelde explores how a dance of death would be danced today. The performers travel through history and different associations to dances of death. They dance, they breathe, they cry, they laugh, they sing. In a cycle between life and death, Vandevelde exposes the consoling and powerful potential of physical exhaustion. The dance material is based on three short 16mm videos that choreographer Michiel Vandevelde inherited from his mother with influences from social, folkloristic, and modern dances. A strong spiritual trip.


Choreography Michiel Vandevelde | Dance Amanda Barrio Charmelo, Júlia Rúbies Subirós, Samuel Baidoo, Hanako Hayakawa, Audrey Merilus, Robson Ledesma, Mario Barrantes Espinoza | Singer Kara Leva | Masks Heide Vanderieck | Costumes Ester Manas | Dramaturgy Esther Severi | Repetitor Jara Vlaeminckx | Arrangement ‘When I am Laid’ Emmanuel Michaud | Light, sound, set, text Michiel Vandevelde | Technician Maarten Snoeck | Production Disagree. vzw | Financial Management Klein Verzet vzw | Co-production December Dance (Cultuurcentrum en Concertgebouw Brugge), Kaaitheater, Kunstenwerkplaats, KAAP, STUK, PACT Zollverein | Residencies CC De Factorij, Dans in Brugge, Kaaitheater, Kunstenwerkplaats | With the support of De Vlaamse Overheid en de VGC
Thu 23 Sep 2021 20:30
Fri 24 Sep 2021 20:30


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