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Sat 21.11.2020 - Sat 28.11.2020
A dialogue between the universes of Wim Vandekeybus, Olivier de Sagazan and Charo Calvo.

Hands do not touch your precious me

Wim Vandekeybus / Ultima Vez & KVS
21.11.2020
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28.11.2020

With Hands do not touch your precious Me, Wim Vandekeybus creates a mythical tale of confrontation and transformation, light and darkness, death and rebirth. For this he collaborates with the composer Charo Calvo, eight dancers and – for the first time – with performer and visual artist Olivier de Sagazan. Together they create a world in which bodies balance like living, fleshly sculptures between the utopian and the gruesome, the powerful and the fragile.

The poetic, mysterious title is a verse taken from a hymn by the Sumerian High Priestess Enheduanna to the goddess Inanna. Of all the myths surrounding the goddess Inanna, her spectacular descent into the underworld is the most intriguing. Innana is the divine embodiment of the paradoxes of human existence, and her deeds are a reflection of the tensions and contradictions that every person is forced to navigate in life. Inscribed on clay tablets in cuneiform over 4,000 years ago, these are some of humankind’s most ancient stories. 
 
Both Wim Vandekeybus’ productions and Olivier de Sagazan’s performances work on the borderline of what it means to be ‘corporeal’ and to be ‘human’. Vandekeybus developed his movement language based on impulsive and instinctive reactions when confronted with situations of physical risk and danger. At the core of de Sagazan’s work is the transfiguration of the body and the face with clay and paint into a lump of anonymous flesh. Vandekeybus’ and de Sagazan’s exploration of human limits finds a musical echo in the material and physical texture of Charo Calvo’s electroacoustic music.

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Credits

REGIE & CHOREOGRAFIE / MISE EN SCÈNE & CHORÉGRAPHIE / DIRECTION & CHOREOGRAPHY Wim Vandekeybus GECREËERD MET & OPGEVOERD DOOR / CRÉÉ AVEC ET INTERPRÉTÉ PAR / CREATED WITH AND PERFORMED BY Olivier de Sagazan, Lieve Meeussen, Maria Kolegova, Mufutau Yusuf, Borna Babić, Maureen Bator, Davide Belotti, Pieter Desmet, Anna Karenina Lambrechts ARTISTIEKE CREATIE MET KLEI / CRÉATION ARTISTIQUE AVEC L'ARGILE / ARTISTIC CREATION WITH CLAY Olivier de Sagazan MUZIEK GECOMPONEERD DOOR & GEPRODUCEERD DOOR/ MUSIQUE COMPOSÉE & PRODUITE PAR / MUSIC COMPOSED & PRODUCED BY Charo Calvo AANVULLENDE ORIGINELE MUZIEK / MUSIQUE ORIGINALLE ADDITIONELLE / ADDITIONAL ORIGINAL MUSIC (RED DANCE) Norbert Pflanzer LIVE CAMERA Wim Vandekeybus ARTISTIEK ASSISTENT / ASSISTANT ARTISTIQUE / ARTISTIC ASSISTANT Margherita Scalise DRAMATURGIE / DRAMATURGY Erwin Jans KOSTUUMONTWERP / CONCEPTION COSTUMES / COSTUME DESIGN Isabelle Lhoas GEASSISTEERD DOOR / ASSISTÉE PAR / ASSISTED BY Isabelle de Cannière ACCESSOIRES / ACCESSOIRES / ACCESSORIES Cèline de Schepper LICHTONTWERP / CONCEPTION LUMIÈRES / LIGHTING DESIGN Wim Vandekeybus & Thomas Glorieux TECHNISCHE COÖRDINATIE & PODIUMTECHNIEK / COORDINATION TECHNIQUE & RÉGIE PLATEAU / TECHNICAL COORDINATION & STAGE MANAGEMENT Thomas Glorieux GEASSISTEERD DOOR / ASSISTÉ PAR / ASSISTED BY Benjamin Verbrugge 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 wordt ondersteund door de Vlaamse Autoriteiten en de Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie van het Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest / Ultima Vez Is Supported By The Flemish Authorities And The Flemish Community Commission Of The Brussels Capital Region / Ultima Vez is supported by the Flemish Authorities & the Flemish Community Commission of the Brussels Capital Region

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