|10 December 2019
||The Center for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor Cricoteka|
Directed by:Michiel Vandevelde
Tickets70 / 50
In 1928 a Brazilian artist and theorist Oswald de Andrade wrote his famous Manifesto Antropófago. Rather than rejecting the culture of those who colonised Brazil, it advocates eating it, digesting it, and shitting it out in a different form. Europe has always been the coloniser. Yet, inspired by the work of Andrade, Vandevelde asks what could we as citizens consider invasive in the context of Western public space?
Through different performances Vandevelde has cannibalised (or reappropriated) dance materials from popular video clips, using them as a vocabulary he juxtaposes against appropriated texts. It started with Love Songs (Veldeke) (2013, fABULEUS), which laid the foundation for a dance vocabulary (based on reappropriation) with a group of nine youngsters. In the solo Antithesis, the Future of the Image (2015), Vandevelde ventured deeper into that vocabulary and its transformations, and contrasted it with projected texts about the relations between the image, the technology and the ideology. Our Times (2016) explores the superficiality of the same dance vocabulary, while the performers reflect on the status of thought in contemporary societies.
In the solo Andrade, danced by Bryana Fritz, only the cannibalised dance remains, while the vocabulary is explored in its abstraction. The duet will be a synthesis of dance materials, and a different music will be used for the performances mentioned above. This will be a total remix to produce an illogical, bizarre, unnameable dance belonging to a culture yet to be discovered.
Produced as part of the Kroki 2019 International Contemporary Dance Festival. Cofinanced from the funds of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund.
Choreography: Michiel Vandevelde
Dance and creation: Bryana Fritz
Costumes: Lila John
Lights directors: Michiel Vandevelde, Tom Bruwier