Interdisciplinary dance performance with music by Casper Clausen (Efterklang) and (vocal) revelation Timo Tembuyser
"Where do we wander
If we won't go inside?"
After 'Vacuum' (with David Poltrock and Adriaan de Roover) and 'Dance Of The Seven Veils' (with Astrid Stockman and Colin H. Van Eeckhout, among others), AB is joining forces again with the transdisciplinary company oester for a brand new performance: The Wild Stage.
Welcome to the The Wild Stage! A journey into our own human nature. Hop on, hop off, dissect and confront yourself, sweat or burst into tears.
Inspired by Kurt Weill & Bertolt Brecht's 'Mahagonny Songspiel' (1927), oester explores the stratification of our human need for escapism. Aïda Gabriëls invites Casper Clausen (Efterklang, Liima), Timo Tembuyser, Adriaan de Roover and Baroque Orchestration X's Pieter Theuns and Jon Birdsong to develop musical compositions together into multilayered soundscapes by means of improvisation. Vocally led by Casper Clausen and Timo Tembuyser, The Wild Stage meanders between pop, baroque and electronics, between the contemporary and the classical. On stage, the quintet is completed by three dancers. Together they lead you to a kaleidoscopic sanctuary of encounters with yourself and the other.
Oester's artistic practice focuses on transdisciplinary collaborations in which choreography, sound, body and space are inextricably interwoven. All musical compositions, images and choreography are created together with the performers.
With The Wild Stage you descend into your own shadow and meet yourself in the middle of the crowd. Are you in? Or are you out?
concept I mise en scène Aïda Gabriëls
created with and interpreted by Casper Clausen, Mustav Ahmeti, Matteo Sedda, Pieter Theuns (B.O.X.), Timo Tembuyser, Jon Birdsong (B.O.X.), Adriaan de Roover et Rob Hayden
Libretto Ylona Supèr
dramaturgy Ylona Supèr, Tessa Vannieuwenhuyze
choreography Germán Jauregui
stage design Mia Fryk
costumes Maarten Van Mulken
sound Korneel Moreaux, Pieter-Jan Buelens
lighting Harry Cole, Bram Vandeghinste
visuals Francis Vanhee
production Sebastiaan Peeters
dramaturgy on stage Anuschka Carl