Ancient Souls New Myths

Dance

The imperative nature of the myth lies in its ability to bring clarity to the mechanisms of a classical conflict. Not by what the myth shows us, but by what it does not show. Without the everyday noise of news reports and opinion pieces, the view shown in the myth offers an insight into ancient souls. It is these archaic souls of ours that find it impossible to become modern and today raise hell.

Wim Vandekeybus’ fascination for the universal nature of ancient myths was already demonstrated in the figures of Orpheus and Eurydice in Blush (2002). His new creation, Ancient Souls New Myths, revolves around one particular primal conflict: the necessity and (im)possibility of emancipation. For this dance mythology he will be working with the writer Pieter De Buysser and ten dynamic Ultima Vez performers. Sound will be added in the form of a filmic soundtrack that transports the audience to oracles, melancholy, catharsis and euphoria.

UPCOMING DATES

  • 2018-10-20 00:00:00 2018-10-20 00:00:00 - KVS, Bruxelles - Belgique

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CREDITS

DIRECTION, CHOREOGRAPHY, SCENOGRAPHY Wim Vandekeybus
CREATED WITH & PERFORMED BY Ultima Vez performers
TEXT Pieter De Buysser
DRAMATURGY Aïda Gabriëls
LIGHTING DESIGN Davy Deschepper, Wim Vandekeybus
COSTUME DESIGN Isabelle Lhoas ASSISTED BY Isabelle De Cannière
TECHNICAL COORDINATION Davy Deschepper 
SOUND ENGINEER Bram Moriau 
STAGE MANAGER Tom de With
PRODUCER Ultima Vez 
CO-PRODUCER KVS (Brussels)

WITH THE SUPPORT FROM Tax Shelter measure of the Belgian Federal Government, Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter empowered by Belfius

Ultima Vez is supported by the Flemish Authorities & the Flemish Community Commission of the Brussels Capital Region.