Wim Vandekeybus whisks the audience away into a parallel universe detached from time and space and devotes himself to his fascination with myths. In his new creation “TrapTown”, which celebrates its Swiss premiere at Tanz in Bern, the Belgian choreographer follows the tracks of oppression and freedom,fear and comfort, love and despair. At the centre is a fundamental conflict: the necessity and (im)pos­sibility of emancipation. For his new work, Vandekeybus collabo­rated with the author Pieter De Buysser. On stage, eight perform­ers from the company Ultima Vez perform to the cinematic sound of Trixie Whitley and Phoenician Drive. There is no shortage of excit­ing elements such as oracles, melancholy, catharsis, and euphoria.

Ultima Vez was founded in 1986 by choreographer, director, and filmmaker Wim Vandekeybus. The company has always remained true to its idiom of movement: tension, conflict, passion, intuition, and instinct. The internationally renowned company is a frequent guest at Tanz in Bern.

Credits

Leitung, Choreografie, Film: Wim Vandekeybus. Erstellt mit & aufgeführt von: Maria Kolegova, Tanja Marín Friðjónsdóttir, Kristina Alleyne, Sade Alleyne, Kit King, Flavio D’Andrea, Alexandros Anastasiadis, Yusuf Mufutau. Text: Pieter De Buysser. Handlung: Wim Vandekeybus, Pieter De Buysser. Musik: Trixie Whitley, Phoenician Drive. Szenografie: Gijs Van Vaerenbergh & Wim Vandekeybus/Ultima Vez. Dramaturgie: Jerry Killick, Fernando Vandekeybus. Assistenz Choreografie: German Jauregui. Assistenz Regie: Aïda Gabriëls. Lichtdesign: Davy Deschepper, Wim Vandekeybus. Kostümdesign: Isabelle Lhoas. Technische Leitung: Davy Deschepper. Tontechnik: Bram Moriau. Bühnenleitung: Tom de With. Produktion: Ultima Vez. Koproduktion: KVS (Brussels). Mit Unterstützung von: Steuervergünstigungen der belgischen Bundesregierung, Casa Kafka Pictures Steuervergünstigungen durch Belfius. Ultima Vez wird von den Flämischen Behörden und der Kommission der Flämischen Gemeinschaft der Region Brüssel-Hauptstadt unterstützt.