Three friends. Their ideas about what art should be and how much it should be allowed to cost, are rather different. Kuno Bakker, Gillis Biesheuvel and Frank Vercruyssen appear in Kunst, a brilliant tragicomedy by Yasmina Reza.
In previous solo performances, choreographer Ula Sickle and sound artist Yann Leguay examined the interaction between movement, voice, sound and light. In Prelude, they work with Norwegian vocalist Stine Janvin Motland. With her use of extended vocal technique, Motland explores the limits of the human voice, entering into dialogue with the amplified elements present on stage. Has the body become an extension of technology?
Natali Broods, Sara De Roo and Willem de Wolf come together in a performance about the Marx sisters (daughters of Karl), about their and our emancipation, about ideological and artistic freedom, about paternalism and liberation, about work, family and children. About hustle and bustle and pressure.
In 2003 Rachel Corrie travelled to Gaza to work as a volunteer giving aid to Palestinian civilians in the conflict with Israel. She died in Rafah when she threw herself, as a human shield, in the path of an approaching Israeli army bulldozer. My name is Rachel Corrie caused a great deal of commotion in England (premiere 2005) and America because of its political overtones and outspoken stance. Now Laura Van Dolron too is taking the bit between her teeth.
Choreographer Andros Zins-Browne and dancer Chrysa Parkinson reinterpret Swan Lake (Le Lac des Cygnes). The presence of the original narrative is no more than implicit. The end result is a holographic installation of a physical body that gradually disappears into its virtual double.