Love is a dangerous game to play with.
An ode to human frailty.
An intense and compelling performance that alternates between poetic tranquillity and the brute power of dance.
Vrouenraets uses charismatic dancers, each of whom embodies the theme of love versus violence as a reflection of her original cultural background.
Choreographer Joost Vrouenraets
His recent work PANDORA (2016), which was developed in association with Stadttheater Aachen, forms a bridge between the themes of ‘mankind searching’ and ‘mankind uprooted’ and emerges from the current issues of migration, refugees, and the attack on human values.
The performance is made up of rousing ensembles, ingenious partner work and virtuoso solos. Starting from a theatrical and poetic situation the dancers excel in Vrouenraets’s athletic and complex kinetic idiom. As an important contrast of body control, the dancers are challenged in situations of exhaustion and seeking out their physical limits, giving rise to the personal and human fragility that plays a crucial role in the expression of Vrouenraets’s theatrical dance forms.
Mami Izumi from Japan, Maïté Guérin from France, Franscesca Imola from Italy, Anna Senognoeva from Russia and Roshanak Morrowatian from Iran.
Loran Delforge (Belgium) has composed the music for Pandora. Inge Zeppenfeld (Germany) is responsible for the dramaturgy and fashion designer Frédérick Denis (Belgium) for the costume design.