CC de Grote Post
Hendrik Serruyslaan 18A
This performance is a tribute to the sea and its power and beauty.
Our butoh dancers will take you on an emotional journey through the different moods that the sea evokes, from soothing waves to violent storms. The performance will be accompanied by live music by Steven Vrancken, to make the experience all the more intense.
The Dactylo Zaal is the perfect location for this intimate and spell-binding production.
Don’t miss the chance to become acquainted with butoh and the deep significance of the dance style.
The choreography is by Solange Theys.
The dance style is modern and greatly influenced by Japanese butoh.
Dance Compagnie 50/Fifty is a new, young dance company set up in September 2018 for not-quite-so-young dancers of 50 years and above. The ambition of the initiative is to expand the field of contemporary dance for 50-plussers in Flanders and to offer this motivated group of dancers a podium and voice. The dancers develop their own dance language and identity as performer in workshops that include contact improvisation and ground and Japanese butoh techniques. Their first choreography was UnSea, led by Solange Theys. Solange’s style is a blend of different dance forms, but butoh is dominant. Her power is that she focuses on the development of the expressiveness of her dancers and less so on their technique.
Wikipedia describes dance as ‘a form of non-verbal communication between people, but it is also performed by animals (courtship).’
Butoh dancers give expression to repressed feelings and thoughts, the ‘darker’ side of people. By confronting their own subconscious, they endeavour to initiate change in themselves, but also the audience.