COLOURED SWAN: KHOISWAN + ELDORADO
15.10.201918:00 - 20:45KVS, BrusselKVS BOX
16.10.201920:00 - 22:30KVS, BrusselKVS BOX
Michael invites artists from various disciplines and backgrounds to join her on her quest and to share their personal stories. Every encounter leads to a solo performance, created for and with the artist. Together the various swans, in all their diversity, make up one overarching, everevolving creation. A hybrid of dance, theatre, music and image – just as mixed as its makers. This autumn the first and second Coloured Swans, KhoiSwan and Eldorado, which were created last season, return to KVS! You can watch them together on one evening as a double bill. And on 8 May 2020, we invite you to the premiere of the third Coloured Swan (Harriet’s reMix).
KHOISWAN / Moya Michael, Tracey Rose
In KhoiSwan Moya Michael and visual artist Tracey Rose explore their shared roots and heritage. They investigate where they stand today, as women of colour and descendants of the Khoi, an indigenous people who lived in the area of South Africa currently known as the province Western Cape. Dance and performance meld with video, song and text in this poetic journey.
ELDORADO / Moya Michael, Tracey Rose, David Hernandez
Dancer and choreographer David Hernandez has been living and working in Belgium for over 25 years, and is a leading voice in the dance world. Eldorado stems from his personal experiences as a citizen of the United States, of Latino descent, and as an immigrant performer in Europe. His story is the springboard for a wider narrative of hybridisation and ‘in-betweenism’.
‘KhoiSwan is intelligent, stirring and challenging. But Moya Michael’s natural performance makes it easily accessible. Her extraordinary movement is majestic and must be experienced.’
15.10.2019 - Aftertalk
COLOURED SWAN 2: ELDORADO CONCEPT & CHOREOGRAFIE / CONCEPT & CHORÉOGRAPHIE / CONCEPT & CHOREOGRAPHY Moya Michael IN SAMENWERKING MET & UITGEVOERD DOOR / IN COLLABORATION WITH & DANSÉ PAR / IN COLLABORATION WITH & PERFORMED BY David Hernandez VIDEO & SCENOGRAFIE / VIDÉO & SCÉNOGRAPHIE / VIDEO & SCENOGRAPHY Oscar Cassamajor, Špela Tušar, Moya Michael KOSTUUMS / COSTUMES Povilas Bastys SOUNDSCAPE & GELUID / SOUNSCAPE & SON / SOUNDSCAPE & MUSICMitsuaki Matsumoto LICHTONTWERP / CONCEPTION LUMIÈRES / LIGHT DESIGN Pier Gallen UITVOEREND PRODUCENT / PRODUCTEUR EXÉCUTIF / EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Kosmonaut SPREIDING / DISTRIBUTION Cokot/ Julie Le Gall & Hanna El Fakir COPRODUCTIE / COPRODUCTIONDance Umbrella Festival, KVS, Centre For Fine Arts (Bozar), Vooruit MET DE STEUN VAN / AVEC LE SUPPORT DE / WITH THE SUPPORT OF The Flemish Government Delegation In South-Africa, Flemish Community Commission (VGC Brussels), Flemish Authorities (VG) SPECIALE DANK AAN / MERCIE BEAUCOUP À / SPECIAL THANKS TO Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative, The Goodman Gallery, Zelda Production, Inge Floré, Miek Scheers, Steven Lorie, Patrick Van Neck, Dianne Weller