Zoë Demoustier / Ultima Vez

What Remains

Due to delays in STUK's renovation works, this performance is moved to a new location: Manhattan, Kolonel Begaultlaan 21, 3012 Leuven. The dates and times stay the same. All tickets stay valid, ticket holders are contacted directly. More practical info on our spring 2023 programme can be found on this page.

What Remains is a story about beginning and ending, about standing at the extreme of a life line, at the point where you begin as a child or where you end as an elder. The poetry of changing as a human being, of making memories and the fear of losing them.

In What Remains, Zoë Demoustier brings together two generations: children at the start of life and older dancers who are leaving life behind. The outcome of this encounter is a physical and dancing game between old and young that exposes the ephemeral body. In a movement language in which roles can be reversed, both are strong in their vulnerability. A child carries his grandparent, an older dancer regains his childlike freedom again; a jumper is put on by the other. Who takes care of whom? In the similarities and differences, they find each other.

On stage are four elderly people, five children and one musician. The children are aged between 8 and 10 and come from different neighbourhoods in Brussels and Flanders. The older generation consists of professional dancers. These dancers embody the forgotten body, the body that should no longer be visible on stage. Who are these people, this forgotten group? Are they forced to stand still because of a changed body?


choreography Zoë Demoustier | performers Misha Demoustier, Jef Stevens, Karin Vyncke, Irene Schaltegger, Alice Monserez, Chizzy Chinaedu, Charlotte Maes, Kyora Kaiwa Stoffer, Luwe Van Gucht & Charlie Van Cauwenberghe | dramaturgy Danielle van Vree | assistant choreography Oihana Azpillaga | artistic advice Annemie Boonen, Misha Demoustier, Oihana Azpillaga & Wim Vandekeybus | costume & research Annemie Boonen | music & sound design Misha Demoustier & Rint Mennes | music research Misha Demoustier & Sebastiaan Wets | sound on tour Rint Mennes / Schröder | light advice Varja Klosse | light on tour Thomas Glorieux / Benjamin Verbrugge | interviews Yelena Schmitz | production Ultima Vez | co-production STUK Leuven, BRONKS Theater for young audiences, HET LAB Hasselt, Krokusfestival Hasselt | assistance Emma Hons, Karlijn Vanoppen, Sarah Migairou Feldman, Dauwke Van Kerckhoven, Chisom Lois Onyebueke Chinaedu | with the support of Tax Shelter measure of the Belgian Federal Government, Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter empowered by Belfius. / Ultima Vez is supported by the Flemish Community and the Flemish Community Commission of the Brussels-Capital Region | thanks to Kristien De Coster, Inne Goris, Kaïs Ung, Albertine Guilloteau Croizé, Hélène De Vrieze, Tom Herbots, Lana Van Dierdonck, Lore Stessel, Aaron Wouters & Klaartje Lambrechts
Wed 3 May 2023 20:30
Thu 4 May 2023 20:30


  • Kolonel Begaultlaan 21
  • 3012 Leuven


€ 16/12

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