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SPIEGEL

Wim Vandekeybus looks in the mirror

In 1986 Wim Vandekeybus founded Ultima Vez. Since then this outstanding company has been at the forefront of dance theatre, consistently astounding audiences worldwide. Vandekeybus’ work pushes dancers beyond their limits in a powerful fusion of live action, film and music that seethes with energy, danger, emotion and sensuality.
 
To celebrate twenty years, Wim Vandekeybus has composed Spiegel (Mirror), an evening featuring some of the most remarkable scenes from his early work as well as more recent productions. The master of movement, uses nine dancers to press the limits of physical possibility. Flirting with danger they strive to make sense of the world through daring movement sometimes more animal than human. Not for the fainthearted – the result is powerful and erotic.
 
Vandekeybus' dramatic movement is woven together with music by composers such as David Byrne and Thierry de Mey. Touring the world - don’t miss your chance to experience the work of a truly unique artist.

“For all those who discover the universe of Wim Vandekeybus for the first time, Spiegel will be like a body blow.  The rolls, the jumps, the fights, the throwing of bricks, the bodies suspended in mid air have lost nothing of their vital energy, their force at the edge of rupture.  For those who have followed the career of the choreographer and his ensemble, Spiegel allows them to relive some great moments, but also to observe the real coherence of the physical work within Ultima Vez.” Le Soir

“No one had ever done what Vandekeybus did: introducing real danger to the stage.  Everyone who was there remembers the scene which has been revived in Spiegel.  Dancers who race around the stage throw stones at each other.  In the nick of time they always manage to avoid an accident.  Yet it’s no circus.  Here Vandekeybus explores a concept of dance, or movement art, that no one else has.” De Morgen

This production contains nudity.

Produced by Ultima Vez. Co-produced by KVS (Brussels), Pact Zollverein / Choreographisches Zentrum Nrw (Essen), Theatre De La Ville (Paris). Ultima Vez is supported by the Flemish Government & the Flemish Community Commission of the Brussels Capital Region.
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