Ultima Vez/Wim Vandekeybus
In his latest production entitled TRACES, Wim Vandekeybus follows the traces he has left. He looks back on the intuitions from whence his search began: to the drama of impulses and instincts; to the game of energies and intensities. In the overwhelming Romanian nature, with Europe's last primeval forests, Vandekeybus searches for traces that are older than man and his memory. For ‘the inner story’, for the story that unfolds before or beyond language and can only be told in the pulses of dance and music.
It is a search for traces of nature that the body has forgotten or repressed. How much nature still lives in human mankind? How much animal in the human body? What happens when at risk or in danger? When we have to take intuitive decisions to survive?
The music is written by Trixie Whitley (who composed the music for TrapTown) in collaboration with Marc Ribot (who wrote the music for Inasmuch as Life is Borrowed and Vandekeybus’ full-length film debut Galloping Mind), Shahzad Ismaily, Ben Perowsky and Daniel Mintseris.
Direction and choreography Wim Vandekeybus |
Created with and performed by Alexandros Anastasiadis, Borna Babić, Maureen Bator, Davide Belotti, Pieter Desmet, Maria Kolegova, Kit King, Anna Karenina Lambrechts, Magdalena Oettl and Mufutau Yusuf |
Soundtrack composed by Marc Ribot, Trixie Whitley, Shahzad Ismaily, Ben Perowsky and Daniel Mintseris |
Movement assistant German Jauregui, Flavio D’Andrea and Iñaki Azpillaga |
Storyline Wim Vandekeybus |
Dramaturgy Erwin Jans |
Costume design Isabelle Lhoas assisted byIsabelle De Cannière |
Scenography Wim Vandekeybus and Tom de With |
Stage management Tom de With |
Sound engineer Bram Moriau |
Light design Wim Vandekeybus and Francis Gahide |
Light on tour Helmut Van den Meersschaut |
Bear costume design Jan Maillard |
Scene paintings Patrick [Bob] Vantricht |
Production Ultima Vez |
Co-production Europalia Romania, Concertgebouw Bruges, KVS Brussels and La Rose des Vents Villeneuve d'Ascq |
With the support of Tax Shelter maatregel van de Belgische Federale Overheid, Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter empowered by Belfius |
Ultima Vez is supported by de Vlaamse Autoriteiten en de Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie van het Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest