Balancing Bodies

No stage, no numbered seats, no lights that dims. Just an ordinary room with office chairs on wheels. You take a seat, along with dozens of other spectators, and you roll through space. Four performers run around you. Inviting you to read a letter, open a gift, make a painting. Together with these four, the audience is drawn into a space that surprises and blurs the boundary between performer and spectator. A world colored by the unexpected.

In Balancing Bodies, both performers and spectators find themselves in an unpredictable space. A theatrical universe full of surprises and unexpected twists, one in which performers invite each spectator to an intimate and revelatory exchange. For Woest, the interplay between performer and spectator is central, the nucleus around which the piece orbits. Balancing Bodies is dynamic, playing with and undermining the codes of theater and life and creates a space in which nothing is as it seems. Come and experience it for yourself!

Dutch review in Theaterkrant **** "Balancing Bodies is a tough balancing act between the body as an object and objects as bodies. Woest seeks a balance between performer and audience, young and old, between foolishness and seriousness, between playfulness and organization. And they find that. Work done."

Direction: Manon Avermaete • Performance: Wannes de Porre, Sarah Vingerhoets, Evelyne Rossie, Paulien Truijen • Soundscape: Steven Holsbeeks • Scenography: Indianen • Dramaturgy: Gerhard Verfaillie • Production: Paulien Truijen  • Co-produced by: P2 (coproduction platform CC Hasselt and Theater aan het Vrijthof) • Photography: Jeroen Trispel • With support of: Tweetakt Festival, Krokusfestival, De Brakke Grond, Dansmakers, Brakke Grond, Monty.

2018
14/10/18
Nederlandse Dansdagen, Maastricht (NL)

in Ainsi, Maastricht

07/10/18
De Krakeling, Amsterdam (NL)

Assitej Showcase

14/09/18
Young Dance, Zug (CH)


 

12/09/18
Young Dance, Zug (CH)


 

15/04/18
Tweetakt Festival, Utrecht (NL)

16.00 and 19.30 at Trekkerschuur at Neude, Utrecht.
 

14/04/18
Tweetakt Festival, Utrecht (NL)

16.00 and 19.30 at Trekkerschuur at Neude, Utrecht.

11/04/18
Tweetakt Festival, Utrecht (NL)

19.30 at Trekkerschuur at Neude, Utrecht.
 

10/04/18
Tweetakt Festival, Utrecht (NL)

19.30 at Trekkerschuur at Neude, Utrecht.
 

13/02/18
Krokus festival, Hasselt (BE)

14.00 & 16.30 Studio De Queeste, Hasselt

ATTENTION! busses are leaving half an hour before start performance from CC Hasselt.

info and tickets: website Krokusfestival

12/02/18
Krokus festival, Hasselt (BE) | PREMIERE

premiere!

14.00 & 16.30 Studio De Queeste, Hasselt

ATTENTION! busses are leaving half an hour before start performance from CC Hasselt.

Info and tickets: website Krokusfestival

2017
15/10/17
Festival Jong! Maastricht (NL) | work in progress
2016
23/04/16
CC Hasselt, Hasselt (BE) | presentation after first research

Day of the dance, a double bill with Vera Tussing

Performance schedule: 17.00 and 20.00 |  More info

10/04/16
Tweetakt, Utrecht (NL) | presentation after first research

Testing fase with audience.

13.00 and 17.30 at Neude, Utrecht

Tickets through this link.

2015
03/10/15
CC 252, Ekeren (BE) | presentation after first research

14.00 en 16.00

Tickets en info via deze link

10/02/15
Hit The Stage / Monty, Antwerpen (BE) | presentation after first research