Dances of Death



  • 26.10 > 08.11.2020

A dan­se maca­b­re’ for the 21st century 

The con­cept of the dan­se maca­b­re’ has been a con­stant throug­hout Western cul­tu­ral his­to­ry. Michiel Vandevelde and his five dan­cers explo­re various dan­ces of death’, from the Middle Ages to the pre­sent. In the 21st cen­tu­ry, with its rising sui­ci­de rate and cli­ma­te disas­ters, death is per­haps just as ubi­qui­tous as it was back then. How can the inten­se­ly phy­si­cal expe­rien­ce of dan­ce help us to deal with death and loss nowa­days? Discover a clas­sic dan­ce con­cept that has been rein­ter­pre­ted espe­ci­al­ly for Bruges! 

Choreography: Michiel Vandevelde | Dance: Amanda Barrio Charmelo, Audrey Merilus, Mario Barrentes Espinoza, Robson Ledesma, Julia Rubies Subiros, Samuel Baidoo, Hanako Hayakawa | Dramaturgy: Esther Severi | Vocalist: Kara Leva | Costume design & mas­ks: Heide Vanderieck | Costume design — skirts: Ester Manas | Technician: Maarten Snoeck | Production: Disagree vzw | Finanacial mana­ge­ment: Klein Verzet vzw | International dis­tri­bu­ti­on: Something Great | copro­duc­ti­on: December Dance (Concertgebouw Brugge & Cultuurcentrum Brugge), Kaaitheater, KWP Kunstenwerkplaats, KAAP, STUK & PACT Zollverein. 

In col­la­bo­ra­ti­on with Cultuurcentrum Brugge with the sup­port of the Flemish Government and VGC. Residencies: Dans in Brugge, Kaaitheater, Kunstenwerkplaats & CC De Factorij