|do 01.03.18||20:00 - 22:00||Theaterzaal||
|vr 02.03.18||20:00 - 22:00||Theaterzaal||
|za 03.03.18||20:00 - 22:00||Theaterzaal||
Elite sports with an exhibitionistic twist
“My opinion about this mix between boxing and ballet? One needs the other, and vice versa.” - Koen Augustijnen
Round 1, all the similarities in a row. Both dancers and boxers learn to train and monitor their body to the extreme. A physical and mental elite sport, with an exhibitionistic twist. Both want to tease and please their audience.
Round 2, there are also differences. A dancer improvises, a boxer reacts instinctively. The boxer is like a gladiator, a public character, morbid and masochistic in nature.
Round 3, the finale.
Left jab, right jab, uppercut: boxing is a little like dancing and vice versa. When the boxing ring transforms into a dance floor, it creates a sublime choreography. How can boxing and dance influence each other? What can boxers and dancers learn from each other? And do they have similar rituals before a performance? Koen Augustijnen and Rosalba Torres Guerrero go looking for the hidden and vulnerable side of the boxer. In 'B' (working title) question and answer blend into one theatrical performance.
Augustijnen and Torres Guerrero are joined by artist Jan-Bernard Koeman (scenography), composer and musician Sam Serruys (live soundscapes) and five professional boxers - including lightweight champion Junior Bauwens - as well as four contemporary dancers. In the past, Koen Augustijnen - who once started out at Les Ballets C de la B - and Rosalba Torres Guerrero - former Rosas - collaborated on the acclaimed 'Badke', in which Palestinian dancers surrendered to the folk dance dabke.
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do 01 t/m za 03.03 - 20:00 Theaterzaal
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€18 / 16 / 14 / 8
aftertalk do 01.03
concept, regie / direction & choreografie / choreography: Siamese Cie / Koen Augustijnen & Rosalba Torres Guerrero - dans / dance & boks / boxing: Karim Kalonji (B), Tayeb Benamara (F), Muhammad Samahnah, Maali Maali (Palestina), Giulia Piana (I), Arturo Franco Vargas (E) en Sophia Rodriguez (B-VEN), Chamill Maissons (B), Malick Mbaye (B) & Aubrey Zabo (B) - dramaturg: Dirk Verstockt - muziek / music & soundscape: Sam Serruys - video: Studio Racasse - decor: Jean-Bernard Koeman - kostuums / costumes, productieassistent / production assistant & tourmanager: Nicole Petit - productie / production: Gloed vzw - coproductie / co-production: Charleroi Danses, Kunstencentrum Vooruit Gent, Victoria Deluxe Gent, Torino Danza, Les théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, La Villette Paris, La Rose des Vents Villeneuve d’Ascq & Le Manège Maubeuge - met dank aan / with thanks to: Action Zoo Humain - beeld (c) Chris Van der Burght / Studio Racasse