Tue 12 Oct ’2120:00 - 22:10Pauze 20:50Hertog Jan Zaal
Earthy, raw and passionate, that's the best way to describe the dance in Mauro Bigonzetti's Cantata. In this rousing power piece, the choreographer brings different characters from an Italian village to life, inspired by the infectious, pumping music by women's folk group Assurd, Enza Pagliara. In powerful ensemble dances, men and women measure themselves against each other, with legs swinging in all directions and upper bodies ferociously shaking outwardly. It is difficult to stay unmoved by this exuberant ode to Italian folk culture, to love, and perhaps above all, to madness.
Driven by a number of deaths in his family, the worldwide acclaimed Flemish-Moroccan choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui made In Memoriam as a tribute to his ancestors. The connection between reality and memory is at the heart of this work. In an imaginary underworld, the dancers explore polarizing forces such as attraction and repulsion, and gentleness and aggression in order to investigate the meaning of the word 'harmony'. The result is both serene and hallucinatory. Video images by Gilles Delmas play an important part in the dance.