Birds (Work in Progress)
Seppe Baeyens/Ultima Vez

Sat 14.11. | 12 am & 5 pm
Zoo-Gesellschaftshaus Frankfurt am Main

For everyone age 8 and older
Language no problem
Length: 70 Min.

DAS THEATER KOMMT – A project of the Kulturamt Frankfurt am Main

 

From passing by to watching, from watching to performing, from performing to passing by, from passing by to performing, from performing to watching. Birds, the piece Seppe Baeyens is currently working on, explores the magic triangle of dance and performance in public spaces. For the work-in-progress performance, which Seppe Baeyens is designing especially for Frankfurt, he will transform the empty Zoogesellschaftshaus and the square in front of it into a stage space, creating the setting for an unforeseeable collective event. As an experiment in being together, Birds searches for a common language in public spaces – with movements, objects, actions that can already be found in public places. As in Seppe Baeyens' previous projects, the spectators are equal accomplices in the performance: everyone, regardless of age, body and gender, is invited to participate in their own way and to use dance as a language to experience the magic of connecting with each other.

Concept, Direction, Choreography: Seppe Baeyens
Co-Development & Performance: An intergenerational group of 15 performers and musicians
Music: Stef Heeren, Kwinten Mordijck
Dramaturgy: Kristin Rogghe
Stage space: LUCA School of Arts
Movement Assistant: Yassin Mrabtifi
Costumes: Lieve Meeussen
Production, Tour Management: Ultima Vez
Photos: Danny Willems

 

A co-production of Ultima Vez, KVS Brussels, STUK Leuven, Festival de Marseille, tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf, supported by residencies at STUK Leuven, tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf, CAMPO Ghent, Berliner Festspiele, KVS Brussels. Supported by tax benefits from the Belgian government, Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter, made possible by Belfius. Ultimaz Vez is funded by the Flemish Community and the Commission of the Flemish Community in the Capital Region of Brussels. The guest performance is part of DAS THEATER KOMMT, a project of the Cultural Office of the City of Frankfurt am Main, supported by the Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain.