B**** & Azad
Brussels-based artist Yiphoon Chiem combines influences from martial arts such as Kungfu, classic Khmer dance, hip hop and breakdance, weaving them together to create a highly idiosyncratic style.
B**** honours the archetype of the woman of multiple powers. Travel along through the history of injured women and tortured and disowned mothers. A solo in striptease mode, an unveiling of the masks we wear.
The performance also explores the shadow side of our selves. A walk through the various phases of life, and that which follows: death, the spirit realm, and rebirth.
Azad means free.
This first solo explores identity and judgment, but also the complexities of femininity in a world that does not understand all the issues. Couldn't this body, which is constantly referred to as a burden, actually be a source of power? And how can we achieve a sense of freedom when our identity is constantly defined by the oppressive labels imposed on us? Perhaps it is beyond the physical body that freedom lies?
REGIE & CHOREOGRAFIE / MISE EN SCÈNE & CHORÉGRAPHIE / DIRECTION & CHOREOGRAPHY Yipoon Chiem VIDEO Elen Sylla Grollimund DECOR&KOSTUUMS / DÉCOR&COSTUMES / SET DESIGN&COSTUMES Caroline Fainke LICHT / LUMIÈRES / LIGHTING Steven Brys COACH Mike Van Alfen CHOREOGRAFISCH ADVIES / AIDE À LA CHORÉGRAPFIE / CHOREOGRAPHICAL SUPPORT Alesandra Seutin ( Cie Vocal Dance) MUZIEK / MUSIQUE / MUSIC Louc Sadu / YipOOn / Torben H. MET DANK AAN / MERCI À / THANKS TO Zinnema, Citylab, LézartsUrbains, KVS, WIPCOOP, la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles
CREATIE & PERFORMANCE / CRÉATION & INTERPRÉTATION / CREATION & PERFORMANCE Lila Magnin MET DANK AAN / REMERCIEMENTS À / THANKS TO Claudia Bruno, Mercedes Dassy, Annlydie Groenen, Moya Michael, Stanley Ollivier, Jeanne Sauvat, Lorena Spindler MUZIEK / MUSIQUE / MUSIC Lila Magnin LICHT / LUMIÈRES / LIGHTING Florentin Crouzet-Nico KOSTUUMS / COSTUMES Aniyora Vegter SPREIDING / DIFFUSION / DISTRIBUTION Camille Philippot Get Down-Dancers Management COPRODUCTIE / COPRODUCTION Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg (KVS), Mars - Mons Arts de la Scène MET DE STEUN VAN / AVEC LE SOUTIEN DE / WITH THE SUPPORT OF GC Essegem, wp Zimmer, CC Jacques Franck, BAMP, Mestizo Arts Platform (WIPCOOP), Kopergietery