Wim Vandekeybus’s internationally renowned company Ultima Vez appears for the first time in Germany with an all new cast of eight young performers who began working together at the start of this year. Famous for his radically physical and explosive choreography, the Flemish artist experiments in ›nieuwZwart‹ (New Black) with different forms of physicality and explores themes such as humankind’s ambivalence to the existence of the present, how the body transforms in response to its environment and how natural instinct is both inevitable and irrevocable.
Accompanied live on stage by the compelling sounds of the eclectic and adventurous Belgian rock musician Mauro Pawlowski - guitarist with the Belgian band dEUS – Ultima Vez’s young performers draw the audience into a new world of wild, untamable energy.
Mercat de les Flors (Barcelona)
Direction, choreography and scenography: Wim Vandekeybus
Created with and performed by: Tanja Marín Friðjónsdóttir, Dawid Lorenc, Bénédicte Mottart, Olivier Mathieu, Máté Mészáros, Ulrike Reinbott, Imre Vass & Kylie Walters
Created with: Gavin Webber
Original music: Mauro Pawlowski
Live music: Mauro Pawlowski, Elko Blijweert (guitar), Jeroen Stevens (percussion)
Production: Ultima Vez (Brussels)
Co-production: KVS (Brussels), Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Mercat de les Flors (Barcelona), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Le manège.mons/Centre Dramatique (Mons)
Ultima Vez is supported by the Flemish Community and the Flemish Community Commission of the Brussels Capital Region
The German premiere is supported by the Kunststiftung NRW.