Ends of worlds


Artist: Michiel Vandevelde
Country: Belgium
Type: Dance / Performance
Year of creation: 2019

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

Technical Director
Tom Bruwier

Production
Disagree. vzw

Co-production
Kaaitheater 
PACT Zollverein 

Buda
 
Pianofabriek 

Distribution
Something Great  

Financial management
Klein Verzet vzw 

Residencies
STUK- House for Dance, Image and Sound
DeSingel - International Art Campus

Kaaitheater

PACT Zollverein
 
Arts Centre Buda 

Pianofabriek 


Supported by
De Vlaamse Overheid



Photographs: Ends of Worlds ©  Illias Teirlinck, Jozef Devillé