Benjamin Vandewalle & Yoann Durant [BE]

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25.01 – 27.01.2017

Sound choreography

For his new performance, the choreographer Benjamin Vandewalle enters into a collaboration with the composer and musician Yoann Durant. The audience is blindfolded and spread out across the space. Sounds move around and in between them. You are immersed in a physical soundscape that explores the visual power of sound.

Hear is a sound choreography that uses the voice as a moving body. A visual composition of noises and sounds challenges your senses. Vandewalle and Durant always work with a choir of performers from the city in which they are performing: every performance becomes an audio drama with a unique, local voice.

• Benjamin Vandewalle (ex-PARTS) will be artist-in-residence at Kaaitheater from 2017. Playing with observation and perception is a common thread running through his work. He previously staged the installation performances Birdwatching and One/Zero at Kaaistudios. During Festival Kanal, he went into Molenbeek with Birdwatching 4x4 and Inter-view.

"You have to hear this!" - BRUZZ out


concept, creation and composition Benjamin Vandewalle & Yoann Durant | performance local volunteers | external ears Peter Lenaerts, Sunna Ardal, Leonie Persyn, Samir Hachichi, Nadira Hachichi, Sarah Klenes | executive production Caravan Production (Brussel, BE) | coproduction Vooruit (Gent, BE) & Trafó (Budapest, HU) in the frame of the European Network [DNA] DEPARTURES AND ARRIVALS co-financed by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union, Kaaitheater (Brussel, BE), Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof (Neerpelt, BE),  Lieux Publics (Marseille, FR) | residencies workspacebrussels (Brussel, BE), Kaaitheater (Brussel, BE), Vooruit (Gent, BE) | support the Flemish authorities

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