Street protests against the Vietnam War, demonstrations for climate protection, or gatherings of right-wing extremist groups in the USA show societies in upheaval. In contrast, a video recording of the famous solo The Goldberg Variations by the American dancer Steve Paxton. In 1986, he shaped postmodern dance to the music of Bach with a new understanding of movement: Improvisations, everyday movements, and spontaneity opened up new possibilities of expression. How is art influenced by socio-political context? Where do we stand today? In his latest piece, Michiel Vandevelde spins a thread between past and future, between crises and creativity. Just as the accordion creates an extraordinary musical background for these variations, the dance trio also displays a repertoire of movements that is a testimony to great diversity. A reflection on the state of dance today, on the state of democracy and on different forms of physicality.
Note: The performance will also be broadcast live on screen at fabrik Garten. Free admission.
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Choreography: Michiel Vandevelde Dance: Oskar Stalpaert, Audrey Merilus and Michiel Vandevelde Live music: Philippe Thuriot Costumes: Tutia Schaad Assistant costumes: Camil Krings Dramaturgy: Kristof van Baarle Scenography: Michiel Vandevelde, with the support of Tom Callemin Technique: Maxim Van Meerhaeghe, Ferre Carron and Maarten Snoeck Advice light: Tom Bruwier Production: Platform-K International distribution: Something Great Co-production: Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Kaap Thanks to: Kaaitheater and CAMPO With the support of: Vlaamse Overheid, Nationale Loterij, Stad Gent, Konekt, de Koning Boudewijnstichting Duration: approx. 65 minutes