Artists        Calendar        About        Contact  

Mark


© 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. 


CREDITS

Choreography
Michiel Vandevelde

Dance
Jara Vlaeminckx, Bryana Fritz, Amanda Barrio Charmelo, Mario Barrantes Espinoza

Costume
Lila John

Dramaturgy
Esther Severi

Technique
Tom Bruwier

Production
Disagree. vzw

Co-production
Kaaitheater
PACT Zollverein
Buda
Pianofabriek

Distribution
Something Great

Financial management
Klein Verzet vzw

Residencies
Stuk
DeSingel
Kaaitheater
PACT Zollverein
Buda
Pianofabriek

Supported by
De Vlaamse Overheid



Mark