The East always exerted an inexplicable attraction on Arco Renz. The German choreographer worked with classical Khmer dancers (‘Crack’), the Vietnam National Ballet and Asian hip hop acrobats (‘Hanoi Stardust'). But in his third solo performance, 'EAST', Renz questions the seemingly obvious contrast between West and East. Are we not all caught up in the same stereotypes? And are our imaginary projections about Asian people and places actually accurate?
For ‘EAST’ dancer and choreographer Arco Renz drew from his personal work and travel experiences in Asia and in Europe. This confrontation leads to a clash between the oriental heritage and western modern dance whereby Renz' movements simultaneously generate recognition and alienation. This effect is reinforced by artist Lawrence Malstaf’s spherical installation, Fujimoto Takayuki’s LED lighting and a live dialogue with two DJs.
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concept, choreografie & dans / choreography & dance: Arco Renz - set design: Lawrence Malstaf – lichtdesign / light design: Fujimoto “Kinsei” Takayuki - muziek / music: Phu Pham & Marc Appart – kostuumontwerp / costume design: Jean-Paul Lespagnard - choreografische samenwerking / choreographic collaboration: Nuria Guiu Sagarra - productie assistant / production assistant: Linda Sepp - Kobalt Works company manager: Ine Vander Elst - productie / production: Kobalt Works vzw - coproductie / co-production: Asian Arts Theatre (Gwangju) - gecreëerd in residentie bij / created in residences at: Les Brigittines, Natanakairali Centre (Kerala), Peripheral Centre (Tromsø), Hanoi Rock City (Hanoi), West Kowloon Cultural District (Hong Kong), CCDC Dance Centre (Hong Kong), Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre (City University of Hong Kong & Vooruit - veel dank aan / special thanks to: Tang Fu Kuen, Helly Minarti, Sankar Venkateswaran, Kee Hong Low, Anna CY Chan, Eisa Jocson, Pichet Klunchun, Thierry Bae, Master Lee Kong, Jessie Golding, Master Chui Kam Ki,…