© Wim Vandekeybus
Sat 21.11.2020 - Sat 28.11.2020

Hands do not touch your precious me

Wim Vandekeybus / Ultima Vez

In Hands Do Not Touch Your Precious Me, Wim Vandekeybus sets out in search of an unspeakable, constantly mutating original truth. For this new creation he collaborates with composer Charo Calvo, eight dancers, and – for the first time – with performer and visual artist Olivier de Sagazan. Together they balance living flesh sculptures between the utopian and the gruesome, the powerful and the fragile. 

In their work, both Vandekeybus and de Sagazan explore the boundaries of human-ness and embodied-ness over and over. For this purpose, Vandekeybus developed his typical impulsive movement language full of contradictions, conflict, risk, recognisability and vulnerability. De Sagazan has been popping up all over the world for over twenty years with his mysterious ‘transfigurations’. For the soundtrack, Calvo, who has been involved with Ultima Vez since the early years, starts from acoustic improvisations, movements and spoken word. The way de Sagazan shapes his transfigurations with clay and paint, combined with the physical texture of Calvo’s electro-acoustic music, resonates with the movement language of Ultima Vez. 


REGIE & CHOREOGRAFIE / MISE EN SCÈNE & CHORÉGRAPHIE / DIRECTION & CHOREOGRAPHY Wim Vandekeybus GECREËERD MET & OPGEVOERD DOOR / Olivier de Sagazan, Lieve Meeussen, Maria Kolegova, Mufutau Yusus, Borna Babic, Maureen Bator, Davide Belotti, Pieter Desmet, Anna Karenina Lambrechts MUZIEK GECOMPONEERD DOOR / MUSIQUE COMPOSÉE PAR / MUSIC COMPOSITION Charo Calvo KOSTUUMONTWERP / CONCEPTION COSTUMES / COSTUME DESIGN Isabelle Lhoas LICHTONTWERP / CONCEPTION LUMIÈRES / LIGHTING DESIGN Wim Vandekeybus & Francis Gahide PRODUCTIE / PRODUCTION Ultima Vez COPRODUCTIE / COPRODUCTION KVS, Teatro Comunale di Ferrara, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg MET DE STEUN VAN / AVEC L'APPUI DE / WITH THE SUPPORT OF Tax Shelter Of The Belgian Federal Government, Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter Empowered By Belfius. Ultima Vez Is Supported By The Flemish Authorities And The Flemish Community Commission Of The Brussels Capital Region
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