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In Performance: Is You Me at deSingel (Antwerp, Belgium)

Is You Me
deSingel (Antwerp, Belgium)

Wed17 Mar 2010 20:00
Thu18 Mar 2010 20:00
Fri19 Mar 2010 20:00

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You probably know Louise Lecavalier as a star dancer in La La La Human Steps. Her quick pirouettes and acrobatic dives are legendary, and her slim, androgynous appearance is always fascinating. She is an icon, a fifty-year-old blonde angel with an aura. The choreographer and performer Benoît Lachambre, who appeared with Meg Stuart in the ‘Forgeries. Love and other matters’, is her sparring partner on stage.

In ‘Is you me’, the two partners examine the relationship between image and dance to the live accompaniment of music by the composer Hahn Rowe and computer drawings by Laurent Goldring. In a pristine white landscape, the two dancers journey between 2D and 3D. They are anonymous, as their appearance is barely visible. Soon they are covered in scratches, drawings and colours projected from Goldring’s computer and are gradually transformed into cartoon figures. Will these strange human bodies survive the technological tsunami rushing towards them? (-from de Singel Website)

COMPANY
par.b.l.eux

DANCE
Benoît Lachambre, Louise Lecavalier

MUSIC PERFORMANCE
Hahn Rowe

STAGE DESIGN
Laurent Goldring

COPRODUCTION
Théâtre de la Ville (Parijs), MODAFE 2008 (Seoul), Mercat de les Flors (Barcelona), PACT Zollverein Choreographishes Zentrum (Essen,D), Festival TransAmériques (Montréal), Fabbrica Europa (Firenze)

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Caden Manson is Editor In Chief and Curator of Contemporary Performance Network and co-founder and artistic director of Big Art Group, a New York City performance company founded in 1999.

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