wip | ice skates and other cruelties | camille paycha (be)
21.12.2020 I 6.00 pm I 10 €
During this work-in-progress evening, artists show parts of their unfinished work!
After each presentation, the artists have ten minutes on stage to ask their questions - to you!
With this format, we want to support artists in their creation process and offer them the opportunity for valuable exchange and feedback, as well as a stage for the presentation of their work before the premiere.
Length: 45 minutes + 10 minutes talk
From age of ten
"Ice Skates And Other Cruelties" consists in a choreography for one human body and the material of glass which explores the following questions :
How can one thing be two things at the same time ? In other words, how to escape the binary thinking ?
How can a material extend the reach of human awareness of its surroundings ?
How do we survive under the layers of crap that cover us ? Does making them visible destroy them ?
In Ice Skates And Other Cruelties you will see smooth moves and sharp glass. You may also see sharp moves and smooth glass. Hopefully a carved body will slice the glass. We will try to avoid that carved glass slices the body.
This performance, which takes place on a synthetic ice rink, draws the lines of a constantly transforming landscape where something cruel can find its poetry and something beautiful can reveal all its violence. Behind her layers of glass, Camille Paycha aims at triggering our collective imagination by making space both literally and figuratively.
"Ice skates and other cruelties" is shortlisted company of circusnext 2020-21.
This year, the selection for the work-in-progress took place within the European platform circusnext, which is dedicated to the promotion of artists in the field of contemporary circus.
The WIP evening is supported by the "circusnext platform", which is co-financed by the Creative Europe Programme of the EU.
SHORTLISTED CIRCUSNEXT 2020-2021. PROJECT CO-FUNDED BY THE CREATIVE EUROPE PROGRAMME OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
Coproductions: Perplx (Kortrijk, BE), De Grote Post (Oostende, BE).
Residencies: Circuscentrum (Gent, BE), De Grote Post (Oostende, BE), PERPLX (Kortrijk, BE), Cirqueon (Praha, CZ).