Benjamin Vandewalle / CAMPO [BE]
Point of View
25.10 – 26.10.2013
A universe full of paradoxes
Choreographer Benjamin Vandewalle is fascinated by everything to do with perception. In Point of View, his latest installation performance, he wants to break away from our traditional way of looking. What happens if we observe movement from different angles simultaneously? In a choreography for dancers, cameras and projection, he creates an invocatory feedback loop that completely opens up our traditional view of a dance performance. Like parallel worlds, real and virtual bodies intertwine to form a universe full of paradoxes. Is there really any unambiguous reality in a world in which every perception is given a personal interpretation?
• We have previously presented Benjamin Vandewalle’s Birdwatching, a performance he created with the artist Erki De Vries, a dazzling choreography of dancing walls and dancers who seemed to move in another world. Last summer Vandewalle created a street version called Birdwatching 4x4. For Festival Kanal 2012 he took it through the centre of Molenbeek and it was one of the best projects of the festival. Benjamin Vandewalle also operates in South Africa and Mozambique, where he has worked with the Nyakaza dance course, with which he set up the Comfusao project.
concept Benjamin Vandewalle | dance Kim Ceysens, Tale Dolven, Zoltán Vakulya & Benjamin Vandewalle | dramaturgy Marnix Rummens | coach scenography Erki De Vries | music dramaturgy Alain Franco | executive producer CAMPO | co-production CAMPO, Vooruit, Départs & Kaaitheater | thanks to Peter Aers, Philip Van Loocke & Peter Vermeersch