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    • (CHINA P.R.)

    • GRAND THEATER

    • 18, 19 & 20 October, 2019

    • CARMEN /  Johan Inger

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    • Picture: Jesús Vallinas
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    • 22 and 23 November, 2019 - 20:30h

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Quiebro. Win Vandekeybus 2006

Quiebro Dancer: Susana Riazuelo
  • Choreography and Directed by: Wim Vandekeybus
  • Music: Charo Calvo and Marc Ribot
  • Set Design: Wim Vandekeybus
  • Lighting Design: Ralf Nonn, Wim Vandekeybus
  • Costumes: Isabelle Lhoas, with the collaboration of Frédéric Denis
  • Assistant Choreographers: Iñaki Azpillaga, Elena Fokina
  • Sound Design: Benjamín Dandoy
  • Assistant to Wim Vandekeybus: Greet Van Poeck
  • Worldpremiere by the Compañía Nacional de Danza in the Teatro de la Zarzuela, Madrid, 10th of November 2006.

On the stage we see a body gradually disintegrate before finally breaking down into its independent constituent elements. What would happen if these elements tried to live independently of one another, tried to create their own identity? Could they survive individually, without a greater unifying force or would they need a sense of community, a common goal, a common belief system? A soul perhaps?.

In Quiebro Wim Vandekeybus and thirteen dancers from the Compañía Nacional de Danza examine the notion of individuality versus community, with each of the dancers represents a physical and mental body. The piece explores subject areas and dichotomies such as mind and soul, anonymity and identity, life and death. To the music of New York guitarist Marc Ribot and the electro-acoustic composer Charo Calvo, Quiebro's challenge to us lies in the confrontation between the classical aesthetic language of the CND’s dancers and the physical vocabulary and theatrical inspiration of Wim Vandekeybus.

Since setting up his own dance company, Ultima Vez, based in Brussels, Wim Vandekeybus has created over twenty pieces with a similarly extensive international cast of dancers and musicians. As Vandekeybus did not have the benefit of formal dance training, his choreography tends to have its basis in his cinematographic imagination. The title is very often the starting point for one of his creations: “It's like I set everything moving. Invariably I pick a title which is open ended, like a circle that allows new elements to enter” (Vandekeybus in De Standaard, 22nd of April 2000). The dancers are chosen for their personality and what they bring with them, more than for their technical skills. Vandekeybus's work lies in an abstraction based on the various aspects his dancers bring to the piece and structured by the creative spirit that is fostered by their improvisation.

“My productions are like deserts which the dancers have to cross. Without rest, without refuelling. Return is not an option as it would take just as long to get back as to continue.”

Wim Vandekeybus in De Morgen 28th of September 2006.
Costumes made by: Company Wardrobe
made by: José Luis Alonso Fernández
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