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I choke, You choke, let's All choke together.


In the desert

I saw a creature, naked, bestial,

Who, squatting upon the ground,

Held his heart in his hands,

And ate of it.

I said, “Is it good, friend?”

“It is bitter—bitter,” he answered;


“But I like it

“Because it is bitter,

“And because it is my heart.

(Stephen Crane)



An unceasing flow of visual and vocal "detox".

Fragmented images, steady grooves, impulsive sound explosions and chanted text form the basis for this solo work. In her "survival of the fittest" Ine questions our need to control. We are looking at an almost compulsive personage, expressing the most bizarre twists in human kind. A personage trying to keep control no mather what. We are caught in her thoughts that keep spinning or we are left in an empty surrealistic desert. With her voice and body Ine creates in a virtuoso way a very own world of sound and moving picture that surprises and places everyting upside down.


Creation for the music festival Ecouter pour l'instant 2017 in France, on invitation by Toma Gouband. With the support of the Flemish Government. 

In residency at Nadine, Centre for Contemporary Art in Brussels in April 2017. 


Choreography and Composition: Ine Claes

Outside eye and ear: Mathieu Calleja

Light Design: Jim Clayburgh

Assitant lights: Eleanor Bryce

Sound Engineer: Marc Doutrepont

Scenography: Ine Claes, Jim Clayburgh and Mathieu Calleja

Costume: Ine Claes & Sabine Molenaar

Media: Toussaint Colombani

Lenght: 40 minutes

Thank you CC Jacques Franck, Toma Gouband, Sara Claes,  Rita Smets, 

Paul Claes, Michel Van Dyck, Koen Moerenhout

This work is dedicated to Bart Verhaegen.

Supported by the Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie and Vlaanderen Cultuur.  

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