Présentation

When the polyptych is presented in its entirety, it is spring that first proclaims itself with Fluid Mechanics, in which nature and the human body alike find themselves in a state of effervescence. This is followed by Tan, smouldering summer, and Moss&Mold, autumn’s decay, and ultimately ICE, winter’s fatal bite and agony, culminates the seasonal trajectory.

 

For this large-scale production, Thierry Smits intentionally plunges into the world of multimedia performance-installations, intensifying his use of screens, projections, lighting, sound and props on stage, as diverse as they are unexpected, but which all punctuate a certain idea of the seasons in all their metaphorical potential with human life that is born, flourishes, withers and dies.

In Fluid Mechanics, the dancers’ bodies interpret spring and burgeoning nature through a series of fluid exchanges and scenes that connote sexual desire in all its irrepressible surge. The insistence to consummate the other gives rise to an impression of a pornographic and baroque universe. The notion of contamination crops up, metaphorically imposing itself upon this exuberance which foreshadows summer’s ravaging explosion.

DATE CONTENU

Dates

When the polyptych is presented in its entirety, it is spring that first proclaims itself with Fluid Mechanics, in which nature and the human body alike find themselves in a state of effervescence. This is followed by Tan, smouldering summer, and Moss&Mold, autumn’s decay, and ultimately ICE, winter’s fatal bite and agony, culminates the seasonal trajectory.

 

DATE CONTENU
2020/05/09 09.05.2020 CC Evergem Evergem
2020/05/15 15.05.2020 Théâtre Het Vervolg/Derlontheater Maastricht (NL)
2020/05/17 17 > 19.05.2020 Théâtre Varia Brussels
2020/05/24 24.05.2020 De Velinx Tongres
2020/11/07 07 > 10.11.2020 Kaaitheater Brussels
2020/11/20 20 > 21.11.2020 Kaaitheater Brussels
2020/12/15 15.12.2020 De Velinx Tongres
2020/01/08 08.01.2020 Stadsschouwburg Groningen (NL)
2020/02/17 17 > 18.02.2020 Musiekteater Baltoppen Ballerup (DK)
2020/02/22 22 > 23.02.2020 New Territories Glasgow (UK)
2020/06/02 02 > 03.06.2020 International Dance Week Festival Zagreb (CRO)
2020/12/09 09 > 13.12.2020 Théâtre Varia Brussels
2020/01/23 23.01.2020 CC Berchem Anvers
2020/01/31 31.01.2020 Les Ecuries Charleroi
2020/03/07 07.03.2020 Kortrijkseschouburg Courtrai
2020/05/27 27.05.2020 Arnhemseschouwburg Arnhem (NL)

Distribution

— Chorégraphie

Thierry Smits

— Danseurs

Benjamin Bac, Lucius Romeo-Fromm, Michael Sears, Erica Trivett

— Autres danseurs en tournée

Ludvig Daae, Gabriella Iacono, Nitay Lehrer

— Decor sonore

Maxime Bodson

— Musique

Antonio Vivaldi, Les Quatre Saisons

— Textes

Peter Verhelst (Fluid Mechanics)

 

— Scénographie et accessoires

Peter Maschke

— Eclairages et coordination technique

Thomas Beni

— Dramaturgie et images

Jacques André

— Costumes

Olivier Bériot

— Assistant costumes

Luc Gering

— Régie son

Benoît Ausloos

 

— Déléguée de production

Iris Oehrle

— Communication

Frederic Bourgeois

— Production

Compagnie Thor

— Avec l’aide de

Théâtre de la Balsamine, CNCDC Châteauvallon, Kaaitheater

— Avec le soutien de

Ministère de la Communauté française de Belgique – Direction générale de la Culture, Service de la Danse; Commissariat général aux Relations internationales de la Communauté française de Belgique

 

Videos

V.-Nightmares / Fluid Mechanics - Trailer