Thomas Hauert & Scott Heron [BE/CH & US]
LIKE ME MORE LIKE ME
01.02 – 04.02.2012
In Like Me More Like Me, formerly known by its working title H:H, Thomas Hauert collaborates with American performance artist Scott Heron, a familiar face from the New York avant-garde scene. Although the two artists create very different work – Hauert is admired for his improvisation-based choreographic language while Heron makes singular performances layered with camp – they share a mistrust of social and aesthetic conventions, as well as a love of intense and innocent physicality.
To belong to a community is one of the deepest human needs. Having both started dancing as kids in their family living room, on opposite sides of the Atlantic, the two creators know how a private world can develop out of, or outside of, surrounding culture. Their encounter blithely rattles the opposition between uniqueness and “two-ness,” centre and fringe, body and mind, reason and feeling.
concept, direction & performance Thomas Hauert & Scott Heron | light design Jan Van Gijsel | production ZOO/Thomas Hauert (Brussels) | co-production Montpellier Danse, Charleroi/Danses, Kaaitheater (Brussels), PACT Zollverein (Essen) | support
Ministère de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles - Service de la Danse,
Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, Ein
Kulturengagement des Lotterie-Fonds des Kantons Solothurn | thanks Mat Voorter, Grand Studio