Very often, the person who brings news – good or bad – feels an emotional charge more intense than the person for whom it is destined... Created in 1989, and revived this year with a new cast of young dancers, Les porteuses de mauvaises nouvelles (The Bearers of Bad Tidings) is Wim Vanderkeybus's award winning study of the physical and theatrical implications of this state.
Choreography, direction, scenography:
Original music: Thierry De Mey
Artistic assistant & rehearsal director: Eduardo Torroja
Assistant rehearsal director Belgium: Muriel Hérault
Assistant rehearsal director Portugal: Marta Silva
Performed by: Jorge Jauregui Allue, Berit Jentzsch, Raúl Maia, Gabrielle Nankivell,
Josef Palm, Hélder Seabra, Eleonore Valère, Vania Vaneau
Photo © Wim Vandekeybus
Originally produced by Ultima Vez/ Addison De Wit in co-production with: Ancienne Belgique (Brüssel), La Rose des Vents (Villeneuve d'Ascq), C.N.D.C. (Angers), Festival de Saint-Denis, Festival d'Eté de Seine-Maritime, Sommerszene (Salzburg). With the support of the Government of Flanders and the Flemish Theatre Institute
Revival production: Co-production Ultima Vez and the Companhia Instável in collaboration with the Teatro Nacional S. João (Porto), PACT Zollverein/Choreographisches Zentrum NRW (Essen) und dem Teatro Comunale di Ferrara. With the support of danceWEB Europe/the Culture 2000 Programme of the European Union and the Ministério da Cultura/IA and Núcleo de Experimentaçe;ão Coreográfica. Ultima Vez is supported by the Government of Flanders the Flemish Community Commission of the Brussels Capital Region.