Daniel Linehan / Hiatus [US/BE]

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12.06 – 13.06.2020

Daniel Linehan draws inspiration from the British philosopher and ecologist Timothy Morton. Central to his work is the idea that nothing ever really disappears. Everything we discard or emit remains present somewhere, like an echo of past actions that we cannot ignore. Along with five other dancers and musician Michael Schmid, Linehan creates a choreography in which the lighting, the scenography, the costumes, the movement, and the music each dominate the stage in turn, and then fade to make space for the others. This constant cycle of emergence and disappearance creates an interplay in which unnoticed elements suddenly demand your attention, eliciting unsuspected moments of wonder.

• Daniel Linehan studied dance in Seattle and in Brussels, at PARTS. His work explores interactions between dance and non-dance, unusual combinations, oppositions and parallels between texts, movements, images, songs, videos, and rhythms. Almost all of his work has been shown at Kaaitheater, including most recently Body of Work, Un Sacre du Printemps, and Flood.


concept & choreography Daniel Linehan | creation & performance Gorka Gurrutxaga Arruti, Anneleen Keppens, Daniel Linehan, Victor Pérez Armero, Michael Schmid, Louise Tanoto | dramaturgy Alain Franco | scenography 88888 | costume design Frédérick Denis | production Hiatus | co-production deSingel, Centre chorégraphique national d'Orléans | residencies deSingel, de Warande, STUK, Centre chorégraphique national d'Orléans, CC de Factorij | international tour planning Damien Valette | Daniel Linehan/Hiatus is Creative Associate at deSingel International Arts Campus (Antwerp, BE) and supported by the Flemish authorities 2017-2021.