© Bart Grietens
Dance   /   Sound
Ula Sickle & Ictus

Holding Present

Holding Present examines how an individual gesture can become a powerful collective act.

Weaving a fabric of existing and newly commissioned compositions, a group of eight performers - musicians and dancers - slowly and consciously build a moment, a momentum, moving toward the breaking point where individuals become a critical mass.

Staging unusual instruments such as a swinging bull roar, aluminium tubes, handheld rocks and megaphones, the performers collaborate to realise both the musical and choreographic score. While they build over the duration of the piece, the audience integrates into the fabric. Holding Present is a powerful rehearsal for building the foundations of collectivity.

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© Bart Grietens


Concept, choreography Ula Sickle | Concept, musical direction Tom Pauwels (Ictus) | Composers Alvin Lucier, Pauline Oliveros, Stellan Veloce and Didem Coskunseven | New Instruments by Gert Aertsen | Creation and performance Amanda Barrio Charmelo, Marina Delicado, Marie Goudot, Ruben Martinez Orio, Michael Schmid, Mohamed Toukabri, Tom Pauwels & Ula Sickle | Light Design Ofer Smilansky | Scenography Richard Venlet | Costumes Wang Consulting | Production Ictus & Outline | Co-commission of the piece by Didem Coskunseven: Ircam-Centre Pompidou and Ictus | Co-production Ircam/Les Spectacles vivants-Centre Pompidou, Concertgebouw Brugge, KWP (in Pianofabriek), Perpodium | With the support of Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government | We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts
Wed 8 May 2024 20:00


STUK Studio


€ 24/20



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The performance makes use of stroboscopic effects