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©Sara Claes

HUSH

Creation '22-'23

26/03/22   Festival Ardanthé, Paris, work-in-progress showing

14/10/22   Tanzhaus Zürich, work-in-progress showing

10/22         CC Berchem, première, exact date coming up

'22-'23       Oortreders, Musica, exact date coming up 

05/23         C-TAKT Festival, exact date coming up

work-in-progress video available on demand

 

A duet between body and voice.

Surrounded by spectators on all sides, Claes and Vandewalle improvise both vocal composition and dance movement, within a fluid framework of compositional tasks and tools. This demanding challenge generates a surprising and continuously transforming aural and visual landscape, which is entirely different each time the duet is performed. 

As in previous work, Ine Claes experiments with strategies of disorientation and multitasking, resulting in a specific type of concentration that has the capacity to alter the experience of both time and space for the spectator, who might also feel slightly disoriented. In recent months, she carried out research into acoustic vocal looping with vocalists including Lynn Cassiers, Maja Jantar, and Justine Maxelon. In this duet she set out to further explore the potential of this technique, what it produces in the body, and how it may move the body in space.

 

Claes and Vandewalle remain intently attuned to their surroundings and retain a continuous connection with one another throughout the performance. Their instant composition, of both voice and movement simultaneously, results in a fascinating sense of tension and a variety of unexpected connections, disconnections, and resonances between their bodies, and between the diverse range of sounds and movements they generate. 

 

Musical and choreographical concept, realization and performance: Ine Claes

Created & performed with: Benjamin Vandewalle 

Sound design: Marc Doutrepont

Light design: Gaspar Schelck 

Costume design: Frédérick Denis

Scenography: Erki De Vries

Outside eye: Jan Martens

Outside ear and rehearsal assistant: Mathieu Calleja

Dramaturgy: Sara Jansen 

A kamikamka production

Coproduction C-TAKT and Théâtre de Vanves

Supported by CC Berchem, 0090, Musica and Tanzhaus Zürich 

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