TrapTown

World première October 20th 2018, KVS, Brussels, Belgium. 

The imperative nature of the myth lies in its ability to bring clarity to the mechanisms of a classical conflict. Not by what the myth shows us, but by what it does not show. Without the everyday noise of news reports and opinion pieces, the view shown in the myth offers an insight into ancient souls. It is our archaic character that finds it impossible to become modern and raises hell.

Wim Vandekeybus’ fascination for the universal nature of ancient myths was already demonstrated in the figures of Orpheus and Eurydice in Blush (2002). His new creation, TrapTown, takes you to a parallel universe, stripped of defined time and space. Primal conflicts dominate and the necessity and (im)possibility of emancipation rises to the surface. For this dance mythology Vandekeybus will be working with the writer Pieter De Buysser and a troupe of Ultima Vez performers. Sound will be added in the form of a filmic soundtrack created by Trixie Whitley and Phoenician Drive that transports the audience to oracles, melancholy, catharsis and euphoria.

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22 Jan 2019, Tue

Toneelschuur Haarlem
The Netherlands

23 Jan 2019, Wed

Toneelschuur Haarlem
The Netherlands

25 Jan 2019, Fri

Brugge
Belgium

29 Jan 2019, Tue

1 Feb 2019, Fri

Schauspiel Cologne
Germany

2 Feb 2019, Sat

Schauspiel Cologne
Germany

14 Feb 2019, Thu

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5 Apr 2019, Fri

DIRECTION, CHOREOGRAPHY, FILM

Wim Vandekeybus

CREATED WITH & PERFORMED BY

Maria Kolegova, Tanja Marín Friðjónsdóttir, Kristina Alleyne, Sade Alleyne, Kit King, Flavio D’Andrea, Alexandros Anastasiadis, Yusuf Mufutau

TEXT

Pieter De Buysser

STORYLINE

Wim Vandekeybus and Pieter De Buysser

MUSIC

Trixie Whitley, Phoenician Drive

SCENOGRAPHY

Gijs Van Vaerenbergh and Wim Vandekeybus/Ultima Vez

MOVEMENT ASSISTANT

German Jauregui

ARTISTIC ASSISTANT 

Aïda Gabriëls

LIGHTING DESIGN

Davy Deschepper, Wim Vandekeybus

COSTUME DESIGN

Isabelle Lhoas

TECHNICAL COORDINATION

Davy Deschepper

SOUND ENGINEER

Bram Moriau

STAGE MANAGER

Tom de With

PRODUCER

Ultima Vez

CO-PRODUCER

KVS (Brussels)

 

WITH THE SUPPORT FROM

Tax Shelter measure of the Belgian Federal Government, Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter empowered by Belfius

Ultima Vez is supported by the Flemish Authorities & the Flemish Community Commission of the Brussels Capital Region.