A forced duet
Two men on a stage - one (him) seemingly lifeless and slow, the other (he) active and trying to seduce his partner into a dance. However, that attempt is turning ‘he’ himself into an inanimate thing. ‘Raphaël’ is a quest for the overlaps between subject and object, between intimacy and perversion - two bodies pushing the boundaries of what appears to be a pure dichotomy, to then let these boundaries blur in a mutual complicity.
Alexander Vantournhout and Bauke Lievens are joining forces once more. With the acclaimed 'ANECKXANDER' – at SMELLS LIKE CIRCUS last season - they became 2014 laureates of Circus Next and they won several prizes at TAZ (Theater aan Zee). ‘Raphaël’ is their second shared adventure and once again fits within Bauke Lievens' research project ‘Between being and imagining: towards a methodology for artistic research in contemporary circus’, funded by KASK School of Arts.
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beeld © Bart Grietens
met / with: Raphaël Billet & Alexander Vantournhout - van / by: Alexander Vantournhout & Bauke Lievens - dramaturgisch advies / dramaturgical advice: Dries Douibi - choreographical eye: Femke Gyselinck - external eyes: Anneleen Keppens, Geert Belpaeme & Lili M. Rampre - artistiek advies / artistic advice: Tuur van Baelen - lichtontwerp / light design: Bert Van Dijk - techniek / technics: Rinus Samyn - spreiding / distribution: Frans Brood Productions - coproductie / co-production: Nona, Perplx, TAZ, Subsistances (Lyon) & La Brèche (Cherbourg) - werkplaats / workplace: De Warande, Le Bateau Feu (Duinkerken), STUK, Nona, Campo, P.A.R.T.S, La Brèche, Subsistances, De Pianofabriek & Ballets du Nord (Roubaix) - met de steun van / with the support of: Provincie West-Vlaanderen, Vlaamse overheid & Stad Roeselare - in the frame of DNA - co-funded by the Creative Programme of the European Union