Rehearsal photos © Illias Teirlinck, JozefDevillé
Ends of worlds
How can we say something about the future through the lens of the past? In 'Ends of worlds' choreographer and curator Michiel Vandevelde examines the recent history of western modern and contemporary dance, from Isadora Duncan to Anna Halprin, amongst others. Their dances and choreographies are read as codes and signs from the past that infiltrate the future. Which ideological remains are reflected through these dances? What if the traces of these dances are to survive humankind as we know it? How would they be interpreted?
The year is 0.2300. The bodies of the dancers: reproduced homo sapiens. The stage: a historical reconstruction. The dance: an evocation of a past space-time construct. In five acts of speculation about the past from the future, the present is inevitably reflected upon. Choreography becomes a form of science-fiction. Whilst time traveling, not only is the history of dance misrepresented and reimagined, but also past disasters are remembered.
Amanda Barrio Charmelo
Mario Barrantes Espinoza
Klein Verzet vzw
De Vlaamse Overheid