For his theatrical creation, dancing and futuristic, the multifaceted artist Wim Vandekeybus gives free reign to multiple sound dimensions on stage and meets IRCAM. With the vigor of the fist time, he catapults all the tools to transform the voices and soundscape as if the stage were a monstrous siphon, swallowing and projecting the technology of the present. Mockumentary takes place in a far-off future, while a destructive force is destroying all life on Earth. With the help of a child, a small group of people is able to find a safe place. An ironic portrait of a “savoir”—a fictive figure—through the testimony of seven characters. In this world of noise and fury, utopia and disaster are separated by a thread.
MOCKUMENTARY OF A CONTEMPORARY SAVIOUR French Premiere
Wim Vandekeybus Director, Choreographer
Anabel Lopez, Maria Kolegova, Yun Liu, Daniel Copeland, Saïd Gharbi, Jason Quarles, Flavio D’Andrea Creation and Performance
Bart Meuleman, Ultima Vez Text
Jerry Killick Artistic Assistant
Aïda Gabriëls Dramaturgy
Wim Vandekeybus, Meryem Bayram Scenography
Charo Calvo Music and Sound Creation
Manuel PolettiIRCAM Computer Music Design
Bram Moriau is assisted by Martin Antiphon (IRCAM) Sound diffusion
Maxim Daish Belay Saviour Voice
German Jauregui Motion Assistant
Davy Deschepper,Wim Vandekeybus Light Creation
Isabelle Lhoas is assisted by Isabelle de Cannière Costume Design
Tom de With General Stage Manager
Zephyr Wildlife, Saskia Verreycken SFX
Concert broadcast live by France Musique, from 8pm to midnight with Dominique Boutel and Arnaud Merlin.
Warning: This performance contains flashing lights which may not be suitable for people with photosensitive epilepsy. This performance contains nudity which some viewers may find disturbing.
Director (b. 1963)
After studing psychology, Wim Vandekeybus auditioned for Jan Fabre who offered him a role in 1985. A year later, he founded Ultima Vez. “For me, the form needs to be diffe...