Claire Croizé & Etienne Guilloteau [FR/BE] ECCE
Celebrating life with death
In their new creation, Claire Croizé and Etienne Guilloteau reach towards the horizon. Five dancers and five musicians perform a polyphonic piece of singing and dance, composed around 15th- and 16th-century polyphonies about death, sadness and pain. Nevertheless, there is also space for lightness and joy. Indeed, in addition to being unknown and mysterious, dying is a banal and ‘everyday’ event. From the moment you are born, death is constantly approaching: life in freefall. By acknowledging death, Croizé and Guilloteau aim to celebrate life to the full.
• The transience of our existence is a vital element in the work of Claire Croizé and Etienne Guilloteau. They have performed both individually and as a pair at the Kaaitheater before, with productions like Synopsis of a Battle (2013), Feu (2015) and EVOL (2016). For Mer-, they are collaborating with the Pluto ensemble conducted by Marnix De Cat, which specializes in Renaissance and Baroque polyphony, but also connects it with new music.
concept & choreography Claire Croizé, Etienne Guilloteau | danced by Claire Godsmark, Emmi Väisänen, Young Won Song, Mikko Hyvönen, Tarek Halaby | music Pluto-ensemble (Marnix De Cat) | singers Marnix De Cat, Kristen Witmer, Adriaan De Koster, Tore Denys, Harry van der Kamp | musical dramaturgy Marnix de Cat, Claire Croizé, Etienne Guilloteau | light design Hans Meijer | costume design Anne-Catherine Kunz | production ECCE | co-production Concertgebouw Brugge | in collaboration with STUK-House for Dance, Image & Sound, wpZimmer, workspacebrussels | support Provincie West-Vlaanderen