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Mer- — Claire Croizé & Etienne Guilloteau / ECCE


  • 20.00 Sint-Walburgakerk
  • 21.35 Expected end time
  • Nagesprek door Steven De Belder


Dance with live music, in the Sint-Walburgakerk

Mer- is the baptism of fire of Claire Croizé and Etienne Guilloteau (ECCE) as Concertgebouw resident artists. Five dancers move to religious and profane polyphonic works about life, death, grief and pain. The five singers of the Marnix De Cat Ensemble bring this Renaissance music back to vibrant life. The title Mer- is a reference to the Indo-European roots of the French 'mourir', but also a reference to the sea, la mer. 

Dancing to polyphony

Lecture-performance by Claire Croizé & Etienne Guilloteau on 27 Sep.

A unique opportunity to get to know a world premiere from the inside
Free admission with your ticket for this performance 

Program and performers


Compositions by, among others, Johannes Ockeghem, Pierre de La Rue, Josquin Desprez, Jean Richafort, Jean Mouton & Guillaume Dufay.


Claire Croizé & Etienne Guilloteau: choreography & concept
Claire Godsmark, Emmi Väisänen, Young Won Song, Mikko Hyvönen & Tarek Halaby: creation & dance
Marnix De Cat: musical direction & countertenor
Kristen Witmer: soprano
Adriaan De Koster & Tore Denys: tenor
Harry van der Kamp: bass
Hans Meijer: lighting design
Anne-Catherine Kunz: costumes
Gisèle Charles: costume assistance

production: ECCE vzw
coproduction: Concertgebouw Brugge
in collaboration with STUK, wpZimmer & workspacebrussels
with the support of Provincie West-Vlaanderen & Vlaamse overheid