Jan Decorte / Campo [BE]
06.10 – 07.10.2010
Jan Decorte has been using dance and dancers in his theatre productions for many years (a.o. Charlotte Vanden Eynde and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker). But the written word was always the chief source for every project. In Tanzung, however, he is for the first time starting out resolutely from movement. During the rehearsal process, the actors Sigrid Vinks and Tibo Vanden Borre and dancer Taka Shamoto develop a range of varied material: movements, actions, sung excerpts and so on. Decorte reacts to all this with dance improvisations, with the motto ‘taking every movement seriously’. He has also written six poems about love in English.
● Jan Decorte’s mastery lies above all in the simplicity he always manages to achieve in whatever means he employs. His linguistic idiom is stripped down and unlike any other. The principle underlying the structure of his productions is repetition, as is also used in rituals, in ancient Greek theatre and in Japanese Noh theatre. However, he never uses this structure as a rigid entity; his projects often emanate a beneficial lightness.
7 PM & post-performance talk on October 7th
What if you don’t want to go out too late or have plans for later in the evening? Just want a snack after work and then go straight to the theatre? Want to go home by the last tram or bus (but one)? Why not try an early-evening show at 7 PM! Full programme on www.kaaitheater.be/7pm.
direction Jan Decorte | cast Jan Decorte, Sigrid Vinks, Taka Shamoto & Tibo Vanden Borre | scenography Johan Daenen & Jan Decorte | light design Luc Schaltin & Jan Decorte | costumes Sofie D'hoore, Jan Decorte & Sigrid Vinks | production Campo (Gent) | co-production Kaaitheater & BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen)