In Spite of Wishing and Wanting

Dance

In 1999, In Spite of Wishing and Wanting caused a huge stir. For the first time, Wim Vandekeybus created a performance not about the chemistry between men and women, but a primal desire in a world of men alone – fierce, wild, naive and playful. Spellbinding footage and dance sequences, supported by David Byrne’s sensual soundtrack, flow into monologues about fear, a desire for security and the magic of sleep.

The fear of being possessed by something or someone also has its reverse side: the longing to change into something or someone else. Fear and desire circle around the same core. This desire to transform is the central theme of In Spite of Wishing and Wanting.

In 2016 a completely new cast takes on the challenge of this world hit.

Running time : 1h50

UPCOMING DATES

  • 2017-12-21 00:00:00 - De Factorij, Zaventem - Belgium
  • 2018-01-12 00:00:00 - L'ONDE, Vélizy-Villacoublay - France
  • 2018-01-12 00:00:00 - L'ONDE, Vélizy-Villacoublay - France
  • 2018-01-17 00:00:00 2018-01-18 00:00:00 - MC: 2 , Grenoble - France
  • 2018-01-17 00:00:00 2018-01-18 00:00:00 - MC: 2 , Grenoble - France
  • 2018-03-02 00:00:00 2018-03-03 00:00:00 - Quickcenter, Connecticut - USA
  • 2018-05-17 00:00:00 - Le Manège, Maubeuge - France
  • 2018-05-17 00:00:00 - Le Manège, Maubeuge - France
  • 2018-05-20 00:00:00 - Teatro Bellini, Naples - Italy
  • 2018-05-24 00:00:00 - La Passerelle, Saint-Brieuc - France
  • 2018-05-24 00:00:00 - La Passerelle, Saint-Brieuc - France

PAST DATES

  • 2017-12-12 00:00:00 2017-12-15 00:00:00 - KVS, Brussels - Belgium
  • 2017-12-08 00:00:00 - Ter Dilft, Bornem - Belgium
  • 2017-11-30 00:00:00 - Espaces Pluriels, Pau - France
  • 2017-11-28 00:00:00 - Théâtre Des Salins, Martigues - France
  • 2017-11-23 00:00:00 2017-11-24 00:00:00 - Trafó, Budapest - Hungary
  • 2017-11-17 00:00:00 - Château Rouge, Annemasse - France
  • 2017-11-14 00:00:00 - CCHA, Hasselt - Belgium
  • 2017-11-12 00:00:00 - Tanzstage, Regensburg - Germany
  • 2017-10-27 00:00:00 - Westrand, Cultuurcentrum Dilbeek vzw, Dilbeek - Belgium
  • 2017-10-24 00:00:00 - CC Diest, Diest - Belgium
  • 2017-10-19 00:00:00 2017-10-20 00:00:00 - Schauspiel, Cologne - Germany
  • 2017-10-13 00:00:00 - European Theatre Festival Eurothalia, Timisoara - Romania
  • 2017-09-26 00:00:00 2017-09-27 00:00:00 - Festival Internacional de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires - Argentina
  • 2016-03-31 00:00:00 - Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Amsterdam - The Netherlands
  • 2016-03-11 00:00:00 2016-03-12 00:00:00 - Teatro Central de Sevilla, Sevilla - Spain
  • 2016-03-09 00:00:00 - Teatro Alhambra, Granada - Spain
  • 2016-01-26 00:00:00 2016-02-05 00:00:00 - KVS, Brussels - Belgium

CREDITS

CREDITS REVIVAL 2016

DIRECTION, CHOREOGRAPHY, SCENOGRAPHY Wim Vandekeybus
ORIGINAL MUSIC & SOUNDSCAPE David Byrne
"FUZZY FREAKY" REMIX DJ Food
PERFORMED BY Rob Hayden, Eddie Oroyan, Yassin Mrabtifi, Guilhem Chatir, Grégoire Malandain, Luke Jessop, Luke Murphy, Flavio D'Andrea, Knut Vikström Precht
ARTISTIC ASSISTANT Greet Van Poeck
CHOREOGRAPHIC ASSISTANTS Iñaki Azpillaga, German Jauregui
STYLIST Isabelle Lhoas ASSISTED BY Isabelle De Cannière
TECHNICAL COORDINATION Davy Deschepper

PRODUCTION Ultima Vez
COPRODUCTION KVS

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CREDITS ORIGINAL PERFORMANCE 1999

CHOREOGRAPHY & DIRECTION Wim Vandekeybus
ORIGINAL MUSIC & SOUNDSCAPE David Byrne
"FUZZY FREAKY" REMIX DJ Food
CREATED WITH & PERFORMED BY Nordine Benchorf, Saïd Gharbi, Benoît Gob, German Jauregui Allue, Juha-Pekka Marsalo, Igor Paszkiewicz, Ali Salmi, Giovanni Scarcella, Piotr Torzawa Giro, Gavin Webber, Wim Vandekeybus and as the hangman Christophe Olry
ALSO PERFORMED BY Max Cuccaro, Jordi Galí Melendez
ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR  Georg Weinand
SCENOGRAPHY Wim Vandekeybus
MOVEMENT ASSISTANT Iñaki Azpillaga
COSTUMES Lies Van Assche & Isabelle Lhoas
COSTUME ASSISTANT Els Mommaerts
LIGHT CREATION Richard Joukovsky & Wim Vandekeybus
LIGHT ENGINEER Francis Gahide
STAGE MANAGER Christophe Olry
SOUND ENGINEER Benjamin Dandoy

PRODUCTION Ultima Vez
COPRODUCTION Teatro Comunale di Ferrara; Festival d'estiú Barcelona Grec '99; Luzerntanz; the KVS, Brussels
Ultima Vez was subsidised by the Flemish Community - Administration for Culture - and the National Lottery.
Ultima Vez was guest dance company at the Teatro Comunale di Ferrara, and is structurally coproduced by the Festival of Flanders Brussels - Europe.