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Fri 12.02.2021 - Sat 13.02.2021

Sonico - The Heart Is the Muscle We Like to Work Out

Lisi Estaras, Ido Batash & Sonico Ensemble

Lisi Estaras, Argentinian, and star of Les ballets C de la B, returns to her early love: the tango. But not quite as you know it. 

It takes two to tango. In classical tango, a man and woman dance together in strict, traditional roles. It is the ultimate example of perfection and balance, sensuality and symbolism. But what if we break those traditional roles and look at them with fresh eyes? Lisi Estaras and fellow dancer-choreographer Ido Batash take up this challenge. 

Ariel Eberstein and his Brussels-based tango quintet, Sonico, bring Eduardo Rovira’s avant-garde music to life, and together this team develops the tango into a less perfect form, with humour and tenderness. The result is SONICO: The Heart is a Muscle We Like to Work Out: raw, physical, clownlike and disarming – an ongoing exercise in meeting the other. 


CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAFIE & DANS / CONCEPT, CHORÉGRAPHIE & DANSE / CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY & DANCE Lisi Estaras & Ido Batash MUZIEK / MUSIQUE / MUSIC Eduardo Rovira SONICO MUZIKANTEN / MUSICIENS SONICO / SONICO MUSICIANS Camilo Cordoba (guitar), Ivo De Greef (piano), Lysandre Donoso (bandoneon), Ariel Eberstein (double bass), Stephen Meyer (violin) DRAMATURGIE / DRAMATURGIE Sara Vanderieck SET / DÉCOR / SET DESIGN Peter De Blieck LICHTONTWERP / CONCEPTION LUMIÈRES / LIGHTING DESIGN Kurt Lefevre KOSTUUMS / COSTUMES Kim Wille ADMINISTRATIE, PRODUCTIE & TOUR MANAGEMENT / ADMINISTRATION, PRODUCTION & DIRECTRICE DE TOURNÉE / ADMINSTRATION, PRODUCTION & TOUR MANAGEMENT Nicole Petit INTERNATIONALE DISTRIBUTIE / DISTRIBUTION INTERNATIONALE / INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION PLAN B – Creative Agency for Performing Arts Hamburg - Carmen Mehnert & Anne Schmidt PRODUCTIE / PRODUCTION MonkeyMind vzw I MonkeyMind Company Gent in collaboration with Sonico Brussels COPRODUCTIE / COPRODUCTION Le Manège Maubeuge (F), De Grote Post Oostende (B), MA Scène Nationale – Pays de Montbéliard (F) RESIDENTIES / RÉSIDENCES / RESIDENCIES Tanzhaus Zürich (CH), BAMP Bruxelles (B) MET DE STEUN VAN / AVEC L'APPUI DE / WITH THE SUPPORT OF les ballets C de la B, Vooruit Gent (B)
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