ZOO/Thomas Hauert & Dick van der Harst [BE]
25.05 – 28.05.2011
Group and individual, abstract and concrete, form and formless, product and process. By exploring these fields of tension in choreographic works that are as rebellious as they are sophisticated, Thomas Hauert is developing a veritable micropolitics of bodies. Three years after Accords, Hauert is back with a show that takes his quest for choreographic writing in a real-time dialogue with the body’s intelligence and intuition to new heights. In You’ve changed, everything starts from a choreography improvised like a system integrated into unforeseeable behaviour. Similar to a chain reaction, it led to the creation of a video, then music, then another piece of music, then another improvisation, then lights, all these propositions finally responding to one another on stage, unleashing a game of almost psychedelic interactions between the arts. For Hauert, as for the composer Dick van der Harst who is behind the music, increasing the levels of complexity is the least of the elegant offerings available to the audience.
‘The company ZOO of Thomas Hauert practices the most intelligent, sensitive, witty, surprising, courageous, virtuosic and political form of dance I have seen in a long time.’ – Ballet-Tanz Jahrbuch 2009
concept & direction Thomas Hauert | dance created & presented by Thomas Hauert, Fabián Barba, Liz Kinoshita, Albert Quesada, Gabriel Schenker, Theodossia Stathi, Gabor Varga, Samantha van Wissen | music Dick van der Harst | musicians for the recording Dick van der Harst, Inez Carsauw, Lander Gyselinck, Jouni Isoherranen, Els Van Laethem, Simone Vierlinger | set & light design Jan Van Gijsel | electronic music & sound design Peter Van Hoesen | costumes OWN | music lyrics Paola Bartoletti | presentation Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Kaaitheater | production ZOO (Brussels) | co-production Kunstenfestivaldesarts, alkantara festival (Lisbon), La Bâtie - Festival de Genève, Kaaitheater (Brussels), Théâtre national de Bordeaux en Aquitaine, LOD (Ghent), Centre chorégraphique national de Franche-Comté à Belfort, Theaterhaus Gessnerallee (Zürich), Dampfzentrale (Bern) | support Ministère de la Communauté française – Service de la Danse, Vlaamse Overheid, Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie | residencies & studios Centre chorégraphique national de Franche-Comté à Belfort in the context of the studio hosting Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication/DRAC Franche-Comté & the convention Culturesfrance/Conseil régional de Franche-Comté (Belfort), Charleroi/Danses, Centre chorégraphique de la communauté française (Charleroi), Kaaitheater (Brussels), Ultima Vez (Brussels), Rosas (Brussels) | project coproduced by NXTSTP, with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union
Created in Lisbon in June 2010