SOLATIUM | THOMAS STEYAERT (BE)

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4Culture Association and  WASP Studios have the pleasure to invite you on Thursday and Friday, the 12th and 13th of May, at 8PM, at the premiere of SOLATIUM, a dance performance signed by the Belgium based choreographer THOMAS STEYAERT and performed by 4 young Romanian dancers.

UPDATE: The next show will be on the 4th of June at 7.30PM.

Admission based on donations that will be directed towards WASP Mobility Fund.

Reservations at: contact@waspmagazine.com

Solatium is a stage work inspired by the Belgium post-metal band Amenra. The four young dancers on stage perform an extremely physical interpretation of screaming bodies, endless falling, repetitive patterns of loss and memory in order to find and transmit consolation. Consolation for very personal matters such as sickness, loss of friends and family members or an empathic relation regarding the pain of others.”

Thomas Steyaert

Choreography: Thomas Steyaert

Created with and performed by: Georgeta Corca, Simona Dabija, Corina Tătărău and Eliza Trefaș

Music: Amenra

Light and set design: Bas Devos, Thomas Steyaert

Producer: Andreea Căpitănescu

Production: 4CULTURE ASSOCIATION and WASP STUDIOS

Co-production: Life Long Burning, ICI – CCN Montpellier / Languedoc-Roussillon

 With the support of eXplore festival

Co-funded by AFCN – The National Administration of Cultural Fund, and Culture Programme of the European Union.

About Thomas Steyaert

 For various years Thomas Steyaert worked with Wim Vandekeybus/Ultima Vez. From 2006 he decided to make his own work and founded Ponyhill vzw, a collective of artists active in dance, performance, music, photography, film and visual art. Thomas Steyaert was also part of a group of artists connected to the KVS (Royal Flemish Theater, BE) and Ultima Vez which organized cultural exchange programs between Belgium and the Democratic Republic of Congo (2007-2010). Since 2009 Thomas Steyaert is working with Raul Maia on an ongoing artistic process based on the development of a real-time, non-representational kinetic movement system. Until now the research resulted in two stage performances, The Ballet of Sam Hogue and Augustus Benjamin (eXplore dance festival 2011, iDANS, 2011, ImPulsTanz 2012, Fabrik Potsdam, etc.) and The Ballet of Albertina Macchiavello, Johnny McLay and Ignatz van Stereo (STUK, Leuven, Workspace Brussels, WUK, Vienna), in many site specific performances and in several video works. In 2014 Thomas was invited by 4Culture Association to create score#21 – Method of Elimination, at WASP – Working Art Space an Production, in Bucharest.  The last few years Thomas became a close collaborater with Haris Pasovic from  East West   Theatre   Company,  Sarajevo BIH. He also works together with Nermin Hamzagic and Selma Spahic, two artists based in Sarajevo and connected to MESS international theater festival. Early 2016 he started the collective ‘Moving Island’, based in Sarajevo. The collective focusses mainly on social-artistic work. Thomas also teaches workshops, paints, creates soundscapes and music.

Premiere: 12 & 13.05.2015, 8pm @ WASP – Working Art Space and Production

Address: Ion Minulescu 67-93, E building, 2nd floor, 3rd district, Bucharest.

 „ The project does not necessarely represent the position of the National Cultural Found Administration. AFCN is not reponsible of the content of the project or of the way the results of the project can be used. These are wholy the responsability of the financing beneficiary.”

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