Présentation

Designed so as to allow us forget for some fifty minutes the past year’s challenging moments, Thierry Smits is back with his new creation in toe just in time for this year’s summer solstice. 2020 was unquestionably a traumatic experience on an international scale unseen in our time. Despite this, we have been witnessing everyone’s astonishing willingness to stay in touch and to connect. And all this without ever losing that wish: “I hope to see you again.”

 

Summertime is at once thus an opportunity to come together again and a showcase for a research project whose central themes are solar and chromatic warmth, the amplitude of movement and the human relationships nourished by it.

Here, Smits, a master craftsman in contemporary creations on the borderline between dance and performance, proposes a powerful comeback to choreography focussed on movement. In order to achieve this, he has assembled a top-notch ensemble that is hardly new to the domain. Created for five dancers and five musicians from all over Europe, the piece bring together seven nationalities. There are two additional key scenographic ingredients: light and colour. Musicians and dancers move around on a white carpet, whose drawing power and way of reflecting light contribute to constructing a vibrant and lustrous universe.

The radiant energy emanating from this piece is underpinned by a musical creation directly inspired by a baroque repertoire. The ancient sounds that accompany the dancers’ bodies will at times be interpreted by The WIG Society Chamber Music Ensemble quintet, while at other times in wrapped in Jean-François Lejeune’s outright contemporary electronic composition.

Coproduction: Charleroi danse, La Coop asbl and Shelter Prod, Théâtre-Varia

With the support of taxshelter.be, ING and the Belgian Tax Shelter

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DATE CONTENU
2021/06/18 18 > 29.06.2021
Théâtre Varia, Brussels
Réservations
 
2022/03/22 22.03 > 16.04.2022
Studio Thor, Brussels
 

Dates

Designed so as to allow us forget for some fifty minutes the past year’s challenging moments, Thierry Smits is back with his new creation in toe just in time for this year’s summer solstice. 2020 was unquestionably a traumatic experience on an international scale unseen in our time. Despite this, we have been witnessing everyone’s astonishing willingness to stay in touch and to connect. And all this without ever losing that wish: “I hope to see you again.”

 

DATE CONTENU
2021/06/18 18 > 29.06.2021 Théâtre Varia Brussels
2022/03/22 22.03 > 16.04.2022 Studio Thor Brussels

Distribution

— Chorégraphie

Thierry Smits

— Danseur.euse.s

Giada Castoni, Victoria Kennett, Nelson Reguera, Alessandro Sollima, Dries Verstreepen

— Musicien.ne.s

The WIG Society Chamber Music Ensemble : Elias Bartholomeus, Matteo Gemolo, Conor Gricmanis, Blanca Prieto, Lisa Schweiger

 

— Assistant chorégraphe

Vincenzo Carta

— Création costumes

Stefania Assandri

— Assistanat création costumes

Miguel Penaranda-Olmeda

 

— Création sonore

Jean-François Lejeune

— Création lumière et construction

Ralf Nonn

 

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