Journey (Koen De Preter)

A man and a woman are on stage. Two dancers, two generations. Koen de Preter is a 32-year-old choreographer and performer, Alphea an 88-year-old dancer and pedagogue.

In JOURNEY they explore their limits. A performance unfolds about the here and now, about the power of the human body.Together they bridge the gap between young and old, including 60 years of dance history, in a balancing act between wanting to and being able to. Two people with the same dream: to keep on dancing all of their lives.

For several years, Koen De Preter had the desire to work together with older performers. Older people are strikingly underrepresented in our streets or on stage. When he met Alphea Pouget in 2010 in Provence, his desire immediately became reality. He was captivated by her personality on stage and the grooves in her skin. With JOURNEY Koen wants to question our contemporary obsession with youth.

 

choreography: Koen De Preter I dance: Alphea Pouget & Koen De Preter I dramaturgy: Annette Zwoll I light and technician: Ready Vermeulen I costumes: Elisabeth Kinn Svensson I production manager: Jana Debruyne and Luca Lemmens I executive Producer: Koen De Preter & Klein Verzet I coproduction: Arts Centre Vooruit Ghent, C-Mine Cultural Centre Genk, TAKT Dommelhof Neerpelt I with support of: the Flemish Government, CDC Les Hivernales Avignon, Berchem Cultural Centre, Arts Work Space Pianofabriek Brussels, 30CC Cultural Centre Leuven, Vélo Théâtre Apt and Arts Works Space Campo Ghent I distribution: Vincent Company

 

More information and performance dates on www.koendepreter.com

A rascally AND SOMETIMES aptly brittle PORTRAIT OF A FIERY ENCOUNTER. THIS IS THE WAY WE TOO WANT TO GROW OLD. (Knack)

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