Fumiyo Ikeda / Tim Etchells

  • Fri 20.11.09 20 h
  • Sat 21.11.09 20 h

›in pieces‹ is a collaboration between Tim Etchells and Fumiyo Ikeda, a solo performed by Ikeda. Comical, puzzling, emotional, intimate and veiled by turns in pieces combines movement, dance, written text, improvised speech and concerns itself with memory, with the processes of remembering and forgetting, exploring these both as they are felt and articulated by the body and as they are made manifest in language.

Formed out of fragments – one sense of the ›pieces‹ of the work’s title – the performance comprises an unstable, absurd, surprising, poetic and occasionally numbered catalogue containing remembered phrases, movements, narratives, emotional states, music and songs. Somewhere in the space between these things – between movement and speech, between past remembered and the unfolding present moment of the stage – the event of the performance takes place.

»It’s not only Ikeda who enjoys this but also we, the audience, who are given the freedom by her to see our own fantasies and memories in her actions. Those who already think they know Ikeda will get to know her here for the very first time.« ballet-tanz, July 2009

Premiere: 04.06.2009 
Kaaitheater Studio (Brussels) 

Direction and text: Tim Etchells

Creation and performance: Fumiyo Ikeda

Assistant director: Sara Jansen

Light design: Nigel Edwards

Stage: Richard Lowdon

Costume: Ann Weckx

Technical director: Peter Fol
Production management: Hanne Van Waeyenberge (Rosas) 

Production: ROSAS (Brussels)

Co-production: Sadler's Wells (London), Kaaitheater (Brussels), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Théâtre Garonne, Festival d' Automne à Paris, Théâtre de la Bastille (Paris)
Supported by the British Council
With thanks to: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Guy Gypens, Eileen Evans and Gareth James (Forced Entertainment), Anne-Catherine Kunz, Jitske Vandenbussche
The German premiere is supported by the Kunststiftung NRW



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