What the Body Does Not Remember - T1986893846The amazing debut of Wim Vandekeybus and Ultima Vez in 1987 stunned the world of dance at the time. Vandekeybus and composers Thierry de Mey and Peter Vermeersch received the prestigious Bessie Award in New York for this ?brutal confrontation of dance and music: the dangerous, combative landscape of What the Body Does Not Remember.' 28 years later and with a new cast, the show still stands as one of the most exciting pieces of dance ever made and is once again on an unmissable world tour. Vandekeybus' first piece of choreography balances on the razor edge of attraction and repulsion. Dancers are driven to act and react at high speed and with split second timing, to each other, and the music. Moments of humour thread through explosions of aggression, fear and danger in this adrenaline-fuelled distinctly physical performance.Presented byDance Touring Partnership.
|17 Mar 15 to 18 Mar 15||Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne :: V568|
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Ultima Vez - T1916679222Fast, restless, instinctive movements play a central role in the work of Belgian choreographer-filmmaker Wim Vandekeybus. He creates dance that is so aggressive and full of adrenaline, it transforms the stage into a battlefield. His latest production, booty Looting, involves six performers, a musician and photographer. In it all elements - music, movement, spoken word and photography - play an equal role. Belgium newspaper De Standaard describes the production as 'a choreographic work full of blood, sweat and electricity... the performers race across the stage like panting coyotes to the rumbling of Bliweert's electric guitar. The photographer skips like a consummate paparazzo amongst them.' The ever-imaginative creative of these '100,000 volt' choreographer often take their inspiration from mythical figures and stories. In booty looting, Vandekeybus leads us through tales of plundering, Medea and death by Xerox machine, along the way exploring notions of creation, destruction, memory and distortion. A picture kills the present and freezes the past. Memories take root in these frozen moments and grow.
|12 Nov 13 to 13 Nov 13||Southbank Centre, West End :: V423|
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Spiegel - T137643463For Spiegel, [Wim Vandekeybus] has composed an evening of remarkable scenes from his work. The company explores his early works as well as more recent productions. Using 9 performers who have worked with the company before as well as newcomers, Spiegel is a retrospective of the energy and emotions behind twenty years of Ultima Vez performances. This is an opportunity to get to know the early work of Wim Vandekeybus, and for fans this will be a nostalgic journey through the evolution of Ultima Vez.
|16 Mar 07 to 17 Mar 07||Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne :: V568|
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|12 Mar 07 to 13 Mar 07||Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry :: V156|
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|9 Mar 07||Lighthouse (previously known as Poole Arts Centre), Poole :: V910|
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|6 Mar 07 to 7 Mar 07||Gardner Arts Centre, Brighton :: V653|
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|2 Mar 07||Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe :: V749|
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|27 Feb 07||The Playhouse, Oxford :: V803|
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|20 Feb 07 to 21 Feb 07||Playhouse, Nottingham :: V457|
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|16 Feb 07 to 17 Feb 07||The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499|
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Ultima Vez - T1935778095Vandekeybus sets out to test the limits of physical possibility. Throwing themselves across the stage, dodging bricks and flirting with danger, these stunning dancers have astonished audiences with daring movement that is often more animal than human.
|9 Feb 07 to 10 Feb 07||Sadler's Wells Theatre, Inner London :: V224|
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Blush - T01594991957Wild rock music by David Eugene Edwards and words from Peter Verhelst, form the background to an avalanche of images. A woman makes love to a man as he snores. An immense wall of bags is constructed, then brutally crushes two dancers. Diving from the stage into the screen, dancers seamlessly reappear on film, transformed into water-nymphs in an underwater netherworld. WebsiteChoreographer Wim Vandekeybus. Music David Eugene Edwards. Lyrics Peter Verhelst. Director Wim Vandedeybus.
|20 Feb 04 to 21 Feb 04||Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne :: V568|
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|17 Feb 04 to 18 Feb 04||Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623|
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|11 Feb 04||Hall for Cornwall, Truro :: V1183|
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|7 Feb 04 to 8 Feb 04||Sadler's Wells Theatre, Inner London :: V224|
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|27 Jan 04 to 28 Jan 04||Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry :: V156|
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Blush - T624087675Vandekeybus' work seems to push dancers and technology beyond their limits, so fasten your seat belts for an energetic, emotion-filled production mixing dance, theatre and film in a kaleidoscope of visual imagery, text and music. With 10 of the finest dancers from Spain, Russia, Slovakia, Belgium, America and France, including Vandekeybus himself, this is breathtaking, action packed sheer dance magic. This production contains scenes which some may find offensive and is not suitable for children.Director Wim Vandekeybus. Music David Eugene Edwards. Performer Peter Verhelst (text). Performer Ultima Vez (text).
|30 Jan 04 to 31 Jan 04||Playhouse, Nottingham :: V457|
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|26 May 99 to 27 May 99||Southbank Centre, West End :: V423|
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