Looking back at nine years of performance making and choreographing, Michiel Vandevelde directs a video as exhibition. Travelling through fragments of performances the underlaying threads and questions of his work are unraveled. From the birth to the death of the image. From ‘Love Songs (veldeke)’ (2012) till ‘Dances of Death’ (2021).
Shot in single takes with a drone, we roam through the empty building of PACT Zollverein. Each room holds their own ›ghosts of the past‹ on which the next room builds further. We encounter dancers, dances, sounds and texts. In a wild remix, the different sensibilities of the work are brought forth. ›Ghosts of the past‹ is a travel through time, navigating through a personal history as well as evoking histories of dance.
Direction, choreography, concept, editing: Michiel Vandevelde Dancers: Arthur Hollants, Michiel Vandevelde, Oskar Stalpaert, Bryana Fritz, Jara Vlaeminckx, Amanda Barrio Charmelo, Mario Barrantes Espinoza, Júlia Rúbies Subirós, Hanako Hayakawa, Robson Ledesma, Folkwang Tanzstudio Costumes: Lila John, Heide Vanderieck, Tutia Schaad, Ester Manas Drone operator: Martin Hartmann/Düsseldrone Dramaturgical advice: Kristof van Baarle Sound editing: tbc. Titles: Ward Heirwegh Produced by: PACT Zollverein
A project within the framework of the Alliance of International Production Houses supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.