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2014
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Ultima Vez (Brussels)

Talk to the Demon

UK Premiere
Directed and choregraphed by Wim Vandekeybus

‘ Vandekeybus’s dances combine startling and often extreme imagery with highly physical and dangerous-looking movement that is almost as exhausting for the audience to watch as it is for the dancers to perform’ Financial Times

What's the secret of dance? Watch the Talk to the Demon trailer

An inspiration and collaborator of Guest Director Hofesh Shechter, choreographer Wim Vandekeybus relishes defying his audience's expectations. 

Dark and daring, Talk to the Demon pushes the boundaries of dance into the realm of physical theatre as Wim explores the demon within us all and the innocence of childhood.

A theatrical dissection of demons and demonising, ideals and idealising, we’ll take you on a wild ride; through visceral and arresting movement, light and dark, percussion and silence that will leave your heart racing.

Working with a soundscape and spoken word, Talk to the Demon features astonishingly powerful performances from two children alongside a cast of adults. 

Co-programmed in partnership with South East Dance

Performed by: Elena Fokina, Luke Jessop, Jerry Killick, Gala Moody, Yassin Mrabtifi, Manuel Ronda, Laso Dankambary, Luke De Bolle, Samuel De Lille, Martha Killick

Year
2014
When
Tue 13 & Wed 14 May, 8pm
Tickets
£10, £15, £17.50, £20
Under 26s £10
Festival Standby £10
Other info
Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes approx

Age 14+

This show contains on-stage smoking of herbal cigarettes

Post-show discussion on Tue 13 May with the company Morning After event with Wim Vandekeybus and Hofesh Shechter on Wed 14 May, 11am

Image: Danny Willems

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