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Dance(R) (work in progress) / Goldberg Variations

Mohamed Toukabri / Simon Lenski & George van Dam

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December Dance 2019

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Fri 06 Dec 2019 20.00
City Theatre
introduction by Pieter T'Jonck 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 21.30

Standard €12.00 - €21.00

Reduction -26 €6.00 - €10.50

Reduction 65+ €10.80 - €18.90

Exceptionally surprising dancing diptych at the City Theatre

For his Dance(R) - Tunisia Mohamed Toukabri returns to his native Tunisia, after more than 10 years in Brussels. Together with eight young dancers from the Ballet de l’Opéra de Tunis, he questions the dancer’s position and role in society. Before the interval, we get to see this work in progress, performed exclusively for December Dance. After the interval, George van Dam and Simon Lenski take a contemporary approach to Bach's Goldberg Variations. With an eye on performance and visual art, they add context to this iconic work and develop its internal structure, whilst preserving its musical integrity. George van Dam performs the Goldberg Variations on harpsichord in their entirety. Simon Lenski fulfils the role of dancer-performer, drawing on his insight into the score as a musician.  Unconventionally conventional. Or to quote Friedrich Schiller: Be a child of your time, but do not become its product.

An artistic process can have productional repercussions. The premiere of Dance (R), for example, will not take place as originally planned in November, in Tunis, but in the spring of 2020. We are consequently unable to present the final performance on 6 December. We can, however, offer an exclusive insight into the work in progress, in combination with the extra performance Goldberg Variations.

credits

Dance(R) (work in progress):
Mohamed Toukabri: choreography, concept & costume design
Ballet de l’Opéra de Tunis (Rania Barhoumi, Hichem Chebli, Nour Mzougui, Bedis Hached, Wael Merghni, Wafe Thebti, Ilys Triki, Emna Mouelhi): dance
Diane Fourdrignier: dramaturgy
Gwen Laroche: light

production : Théatre de l’Opéra (Cité de la Culture Tunis)

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Goldberg Variations:
Johann Sebastian Bach: music
Simon Lenski: concept, performance & dance
George van Dam: concept & harpsichord
Ken Hioco: lighting design
Pierre Willems: lighting
Mark Dedecker: sound
Kasia Torz: production

In co-operation with Lizzy Timmers, Maarten van Otterdijk and Henrike Commichau.
In co-production with Theaterhaus Jena and Needcompany.
Part of the development of Goldberg Variations was done in Jena in the context of the dance festival Theater in Bewegung, and was presented under the title BACH! on November 6th 2019.

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Dance(R) (work in progress):
Mohamed Toukabri: choreography, concept & costume design
Ballet de l’Opéra de Tun...

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In collaboration with Cultuurcentrum Brugge

Fri 06 Dec 2019 20.00
City Theatre
introduction by Pieter T'Jonck 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 21.30

Standard €12.00 - €21.00

Reduction -26 €6.00 - €10.50

Reduction 65+ €10.80 - €18.90

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