Seppe Baeyens / Ultima Vez & KVS
For most performances, the audience sits neatly arranged in the theatre, leaning back in comfortable seats while the performers stand at a distance on stage. With INVITED, choreographer Seppe Baeyens tries to formulate his artistic response to the question: how can the audience participate in creating the choreography of a performance? With dance as a common language, he aims to create a community in a limited time and space in which the boundaries between the cast and the audience are blurred.
INVITED comprises a diverse and intergenerational group of performers who mirror today’s society. The scenography both unites and divides, becomes visible and invisible, and leads the audience and the performers through the collectively written story.
A performance for both young and old. Ultima Vez’s 94-year old neighbour is also taking part!
direction & choreography Seppe Baeyens | created with Emile Van Puymbroeck, Luke De Bolle, Chisom Onyebueke Chinaedu, Leonie Van Begin, Rosa Boateng, Oihana Azpillaga, Ischa Beernaert, Esther Motvanya, Roel Faes, Trui De Mulder, Adnane Lamarti, Seppe Baeyens, Frank Brichau, Stephan Verlinden, Elisabeth Wolfs & Leon Gyselynck | original live music Stef Heeren, Kwinten Mordijck & Karen Willems | dramaturgy Kristin Rogghe | scenography & light design Ief Spincemaille | costumes Lieve Meeussen | movement assitant German Jauregui | artistic advice Wim Vandekeybus | technical coordination Tom De With | production Seppe Baeyens/Ultima Vez | coproduction KVS | with the support from Tax Shelter measure of the Belgian Federal Government, Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter empowered by Belfius. The scenography is inspired by ‘ROPE - Possibilities of Binding’ commissioned by N.O.W [New Open Working Process for the Performing Arts] with the support of extrapole, Fabbrica Europa, Indisciplinarte, Latitudes Contemporaines, Lókal, Mom/El Vivero, Trafó, wpZimmer. N.O.W is co-funded by the Creative European Program of the European Union.