From January, 29th to February, 1st

ÚLTIMA VEZ / WIM VANDEKEYBUS Landhol: What the body does not remember


Agression, fear and danger

Wim Vandekeybus’s surprising debut with his company Última Vez in 1987 shook the dance world. In New York, Vandekeybus and the composers Thierry de Mey and Peter Vermeersch won the prestigious Bessie Award for their “brutal confrontation between dance and music: the dangerous, combative landscape of What the body does not remember.”

Now the show is back on a world tour with other performers, twenty-five years after it was staged to great acclaim at the Mercat de les Flors. Vandekeybus’s original choreography moves on the dangerous dividing line between attraction and repulsion. Sometimes the result is confrontation, first between two dancers, then between two groups, between the dancers and the music, and between the dancers and an intricate and fascinating play of lines. But, above all, it is an explosion of aggression, fear and danger.

Even today, after almost thirty years and a string of films and videos, Wim Vandekeybus continues to seek novelty and innovation. “For me, the form has to be different every time,” he explains. “This is why on one occasion I might create an extremely musical show (nieuwZwart), then for my next project make a film based on the experiences of one man (Monkey Sandwich), why I might then create a show for young people from whom I usually keep well away (Radical Wrong), and then switch to a classical mythology play (Oedipus/Bêt noir), or even an analytical piece in which photography plays a major part (Booty Looting).”

Direction, choreography and scenography Wim Vandekeybus
Performers  Zebastián Méndez Marín, Aymara Parola, Maria Kolegova, Livia Balazova, Eddie Oroyan, Pavel Mašek, Jorge Jauregui Allue, Revé Terborg, German Jauregui Allue
Original music Thierry De Mey, Peter Vermeersch
Rehearsal director Eduardo Torroja
Styling Isabelle Lhoas, assistant Frédérick Denis, Isabelle de Cannière
Technical coordination Davy Deschepper
Lighting design Francis Gahide
Lighting on tour Davy Deschepper
Sound on tour Bram Moriau

Production Última Vez
With the support of Charleroi Danses, Centre Chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles
Co-production KVS
Show originally produced in 1987. Revived in 2013-2014

Acknowledgements Louise De Neef, Benjamin Dandoy

On January 30th after the show will be a meeting with the artists in MAC venue

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Direction Wim Vandekeybus

Performers Charo Calvo, Marian del Valle, Yves Delattre, Patrick Dieleman, María Icaza, Dorothée Morel, Caroline Rottier, Simone Sandroni, Eduardo Torroja, Wim Vandekeybus

Other performers Nicolas Crow, Muriel Hérault

Music Thierry De Mey, Peter Vermeersch

Music performance Maximalist!

Director’s assistant Eduardo Torroja

General assistant Octavio Iturbe

Stage manager Pascal Joris

Production Última Vez, Louise De Neef, Nadia Cornelis

Co-production Centro di Produzione Inteatro Polverigi, Festival de Saint-Denis, Festival d’Eté de Seine-Maritime, Toneelschuur Produkties Haarlem

With the support of Vlaams Theater Circuit




Useful information

Season: 2014-2015

From January, 29th to February, 1st

20:30h, Sunday 18h

Sala MAC


Running time: 1h 20'


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