ZOO / Thomas Hauert [BE]
18.03 – 19.03.2014
As a child, the choreographer Thomas Hauert was already fascinated by the ‘radiophonic pieces’ or radio plays he heard on the radio. They evoke whole worlds without using images. They are his inspiration for MONO. For this creation Hauert collaborated with the Colombian composer Fredy Vallejos, whom he got to know at IRCAM in Paris. They devised a piece with neither a linear story nor fixed characters, a polyphonic and abstract mosaic of intense impressions that surround the spectators and lead them into a disconcerting experience.
In MONO Hauert once again proves himself to be a master in mixing composed and improvised passages. He is accompanied on stage by six dancers from his company and the violist Noémie Bialobroda. Together they provide the sound and movement in a space that endlessly rearranges itself. They cause a short circuit in our rational thinking and immerse us in a sensitive and empathic experience.
Concept and direction Thomas Hauert | Dance created and presented by Thomas Hauert, Fabián Barba, Liz Kinoshita, Sarah Ludi, Albert Quesada, Gabriel Schenker, Mat Voorter, Samantha van Wissen | Viola Noémie Bialobroda | Musical and sound composition Fredy Vallejos | Other music Salvatore Sciarrino, Tre notturni brillanti for solo viola ; Henri Vieuxtemps, Capriccio in C minor for viola solo, Op. 55 | Set- and light design Bert Van Dijck | Costumes Chevalier-Masson | Production ZOO/Thomas Hauert | Co-production Charleroi Danses, Centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles ; Ircam / Spectacles vivants-Centre Pompidou, Paris ; Centre chorégraphique national de Rillieux-la-Pape – direction Yuval Pick ; STUK Kunstencentrum, Leuven; Project stemming from the In Vivo / Ircam program | With the support of Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles – Service de la Danse / Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council / Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie / Ein Kulturengagement des Lotterie-Fonds des Kantons Solothurn / Wallonie-Bruxelles International | ZOO/Thomas Hauert is in residence at Charleroi Danses and associated artist at Kaaitheater (Brussels)