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Michiel Vandevelde- Paradise Now

zat 03/03/2018 > zon 04/03/2018

‘Paradise now (1968-2018)’ is a performance with 13 youngsters. The legendary performance ‘Paradise now’ from The Living Theatre serves as a starting point. Michiel Vandevelde looks with a new generation of youngsters to how the world has evolved during these 50 years between 1968 and 2018. What has remained from the questions, desires and values of the sixties? How were ideas developed during the past years? How do the youngsters look to this history and how would they see their future?

In this new creation Vandevelde looks back in order to be able to say something about the future. In a world where ideology has been defeated, where climate change is a concrete threat to our existence, and where digital technology had drastically reshaped public discourse, it seems no longer possible to think the future. Yet by scanning the past 50 years in a wild choreography of iconic images acted out by young bodies, a horizon of possibilities might occur.

Choreography: Michiel Vandevelde Performers: Zulaa Antheunis, Sarah Bekambo, Jarko Bosmans, Bavo Buys, Wara Chavarria, Judith Engelen, Abigail Gypens, Lore Mertens, Anton Rys, Margot Timmermans, Bo Van Meervenne, Esra Verboven, Aron Wouters Costume: Lila John Choreographic assistance: Zoë Dumoustier Dramaturgy: Kristof van Baarle Feedback: Esther Severi, Dries Douibi Production: fABULEUS

TOURDATES
- 8, 9 & 10 May 2018, 20h30, STUK, Leuven (BE)
- 12 & 13 May 2018, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels (BE)
- 26 May 2018, Vooruit, Ghent (BE)