showtitle #63 BLACK MARK

2008

After a process of reducing choreography to its bare essence, Marc Vanrunxt took a new step in the reinvention of his craft. This time he went for heterogeneity, investigating how choreography can function when it has been stripped of its core, when it searches for its reflection in a landscape of elements which have their origins elsewhere.

showtitle #63 BLACK MARK is a performance without a singular starting point, a process in which different histories meet. Marc Vanrunxt invited several artists with whom he has collaborated in the past to make a contribution to his piece. There are no rules: the form, the size, the length and the medium of these contributions have not been defined. So there will always be a surprise attached to the works that will be inserted into the process by author and theatre maker Bart Meuleman, make-up artist Inge Grognard and artists Robert Cash, Sophie Nys, Danai Anesiadou and Koenraad Dedobbeleer. The choreography itself has a heterogeneous origin too: Vanrunxt develops a new stage in his ongoing collaboration with Marie De Corte and Etienne Guilloteau, bringing these dancers for the first time.

The scene is the place where forms and movements meet, where they initiate temporary and unexpected relationships before they continue their own pathway. What binds these artistic processes is a fundamental curiosity and their almost accidental presence at the same place and the same time. The spectator will be the epicentre of this dismantled Gesamtkunstwerk.                                                                           Text : Steven De Belder

Credits

Choreography  Marc Vanrunxt

Dance  Marie De Corte -  Etienne Guilloteau - Eva Kamala Rodenburg

Scenography  Koenraad Dedobbeleer

Artistic contributions Bart Meuleman, Inge Grognard, Robert Cash, Sophie Nys, Danai Anesiadou

Costumes  a selection from the collections of maison martin margiela

Light design & technician Stefan Alleweireldt

Production  Kunst/Werk

In collaboration with Kaaitheater, Monty and Vooruit

With the support of The Flemish Community

Performances

  • 31/01/08 Kaaistudio's, Brussels