Anne Teresa & Jolente De Keersmaeker/PARTS [BE]

SOMNIA

29.05 – 01.06.2019

Anne Teresa and Jolente De Keersmaeker will create a location-based production in a clearing in the woods. A group of 44 dancers who are in the final year of their training at PARTS and 13 musicians engage in a dialogue with their natural surroundings: gravity, the musical sounds of nature, and the various rhythms of life outside the city. The underlying narratives come from Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream and from the novella Somnium (1608) by the astronomer Johannes Kepler, an intriguing mix of science and fantasy. The performance explores dance as a game of gravity, guided by fantastical stories, and in a space-time beyond the boundaries of urban theatre.


with Rita Alves (PT), Maureen Bator (FR), Cassandre Cantillon (BE), Calvin Carrier (UK), Wai Lok Chan (HK), Aminata Diallo (FR), Synne Enoksen (NO), Papis Faye (SN), José Fernandez (ES), Carolina Ferreira (PT), Némo Flouret (FR), Rafael Dos Santos (BR), Jonas Gineika (LT), Tessa Hall (NZ), Hanako Hayakawa (JP), Hyeonseok Lee (KR), Thomas Higginson (UK), Mei-Ning Huang (TW), Cheyenne Illegems (BE), Keren Kraizer (IL), Georges Labbat (FR), Robson Ledesma (BR), Eimi Leggett (JP), Ivan Lucadamo (ES), Lydia McGlinchey (AU), Audrey Merilus (FR), Vasco Mirine (MZ), Fouad Nafili (MA), Azusa Namba (JP), Timothy Nouzak (AT), Stanley Ollivier (FR), Alban Ovanessian (FR), Jean-Baptiste Portier (FR), Margarida Ramalhete (PT), Luis Ramirez Munoz (CO), Myriam Rosser (ES), Julia Rubies (ES), Cintia Sebök (HU), Joshua Serafin (PH), Mariana Silva (BR), Judith Van Oeckel (BE), Mooni Van Tichel (BE), Gustavo Vieira (BR), Mamadou Wague (FR) | created with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Jolente De Keersmaeker | location Kasteelpark Gaasbeek | production P.A.R.T.S. | co-production Rosas, tg STAN, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Agentschap Natuur & Bos, Kasteel van Gaasbeek | presentation Kaaitheater, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Agentschap Natuur & Bos, Kasteel van Gaasbeek | P.A.R.T.S. is supported by the Flemish Ministry of Education | special thanks to De School van Gaasbeek, Drinks Limbourg, de gemeente Lennik

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