het Theater Festival

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“First is a performance like a primal scream.”



Geert Belpaeme / l’hommmm

With First, Geert Belpaeme composes a prelude with movement. For his first dance solo, he draws inspiration from the children’s programme Tik Tak, geometry and the essay ‘The first man was an artist’ by expressionist Barnett Newman. This mix delivers the leitmotiv that sets everything in motion: the longing to be a line.

First starts out from the idea that us humans, through language itself, are the creators of the reality in which we live. First is a pamphlet, an ode to beginning, danced by the first human for the last human: ‘I still feel we are in a prelude of history. Or again at the prelude. What matters is the beginning. What matters is to constantly begin.’

creation & play Geert Belpaeme | creation Mats Van Herreweghe | music & play Heleen Van Haegenborgh | scenography Ezra Veldhuis & Bosse Provoost | light Geert Vanoorlé | production l’hommmm | with the support of KASK School of Arts Gent, Vooruit, Pact Zollverein, wpZimmer, KAAP & Roel Verniers Prijs 2016 (TheaterFestival, t-heater & Circuit X)
€16 (standard) / €12 (-25/65+, professionals) / €8 (-19)
duration: 60 min.