Benjamin Vandewalle & Platform-K [BE]

Common Ground

Common Ground
Common Ground

27.10 – 28.10.2018

The worlds of Benjamin Vandewalle, Kobe Wyffels, and Hannah Bekmans couldn’t be more different. One loves jumpstyle and toilet humour, another loves ballet and self-written love songs, while the third loves to observe the world through his camera lens and is secretly an accomplished beatboxer. If it weren’t for this production, the three probably never would have met, but it is their love of dance that has brought them together here. In Common Ground, they search for intersections and differences through movement. One moment they are performing fragile and intimate duets, but the next a competitive test of strength erupts. Sometimes they understand each other, but misunderstandings sometimes result in redefining the rules of the game. Common Ground is a shared space in which they can encounter, explore, and provoke each other in all their difference. What can they learn from one another?

• Benjamin Vandewalle – artist-in-residence at Kaaitheater – has not performed onstage himself since 2013. This production is a return to his earlier dance work. Kobe Wyffels and Hannah Bekmans are both affiliated with Platform-K, the Ghent-based dance space that trains people with a disability to be professional dancers.


creation Benjamin Vandewalle | by and with Benjamin Vandewalle, Kobe Wyffels, Hannah Bekemans | music composition Fulco Ottervanger | music performed by Christian Mendoza | costume design Sofie Durnez | lighting design & technique Marlies Jacques | dramaturgy Charlotte De Somviele | photography Yuri Van der Hoeven | production Platform-K & Vooruit | support Konekt, Lucky Trimmer, Stad Gent, Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen & Vlaamse Overheid

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