In his latest piece Michiel Vandevelde spins a thread between past and future, between crises and creativity.
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The Goldberg Variations

Michiel Vandevelde (Brüssel)  

12 – 13 Aug 2020 | Potsdamer Tanztage 2020Dance / performance

Street protests against the Vietnam War, demonstrations for climate protection, or gatherings of right-wing extremist groups in the USA show  societies in upheaval. In contrast, a video recording of the famous solo The Goldberg Variations by the American dancer Steve Paxton. In 1986, he shaped postmodern dance to the music of Bach with a new understanding of movement: Improvisations, everyday movements, and spontaneity opened up new possibilities of expression. How is art influenced by socio-political context? Where do we stand today? In his latest piece, Michiel Vandevelde spins a thread between past and future, between crises and creativity. Just as the accordion creates an extraordinary musical background for these variations, the dance trio also displays a repertoire of movements that is a testimony to great diversity. A reflection on the state of dance today, on the state of democracy and on different forms of physicality.

Note: The performance will also be broadcast live on screen at fabrik Garten. Free admission.

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Credits

Choreography: Michiel Vandevelde 
Dance: Oskar Stalpaert, Audrey Merilus and Michiel Vandevelde 
Live music: Philippe Thuriot 
Costumes: Tutia Schaad 
Assistant costumes: Camil Krings 
Dramaturgy: Kristof van Baarle 
Scenography: Michiel Vandevelde, with the support of Tom Callemin 
Technique: Maxim Van Meerhaeghe, Ferre Carron and Maarten Snoeck 
Advice light: Tom Bruwier 
Production: Platform-K 
International distribution: Something Great 
Co-production: Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Kaap Thanks to: Kaaitheater and CAMPO 
With the support of: Vlaamse Overheid, Nationale Loterij, Stad Gent, Konekt, de Koning Boudewijnstichting
Duration: approx. 65 minutes