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 our archaic character that finds it impossible to become modern and raises 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, TrapTown, takes you to a parallel universe, stripped of defined time and space. Primal conflicts dominate and the necessity and (im)possibility of emancipation rises to the surface. For this dance mythology Vandekeybus will be working with the writer Pieter De Buysser and a troupe of Ultima Vez performers. Sound will be added in the form of a filmic soundtrack created by Trixie Whitley and Phoenician Drive that transports the audience to oracles, melancholy, catharsis and euphoria.
2018-10-20 00:00:00 - KVS, Brussels - Belgium
2018-10-20 00:00:00 2018-10-31 00:00:00 - KVS Brussels, Brussels - Belgium
2018-11-03 00:00:00 2018-11-04 00:00:00 - Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, Amsterdam - The Netherlands
2018-11-09 00:00:00 2018-11-10 00:00:00 - Dampfzentrale Bern, Bern - Switzerland
2018-11-27 00:00:00 2018-11-29 00:00:00 - 30CC Schouwburg, Leuven - Belgium
DIRECTION, CHOREOGRAPHY, FILM Wim Vandekeybus
CREATED WITH & PERFORMED BY Maria Kolegova, Tanja Marín Friðjónsdóttir, Kristina Alleyne, Sade Alleyne, Kit King, Flavio D’Andrea, Alexandros Anastasiadis, Yusuf Mufutau
TEXT Pieter De Buysser
STORYLINE Wim Vandekeybus, Pieter De Buysser
MUSIC Trixie Whitley, Phoenician Drive
SCENOGRAPHY Gijs Van Vaerenbergh and Wim Vandekeybus/Ultima Vez
ARTISTIC ASSISTANT, DRAMATURGY Aïda Gabriëls
LIGHTING DESIGN Davy Deschepper, Wim Vandekeybus
COSTUME DESIGN Isabelle Lhoas
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.