Group: Jordi L. Vidal Company
Age: for ages 6 years and above
Duration: 25 min
A tender, adventurous and passionate meeting between two persons. An Encounter is a willful and dynamic performance that combines floor acrobatics, dance and physical theatre. Touching in its intimate scale, full of comings and goings verging on slapstick. An Encounter is a performance that is bubbling with smiles, surprises and emotions, asking the most human of questions: how do we connect with other human beings?
“A wonderful acrobatic dance duet that was supposed to be part of Step 2020 and that we just had to have for the 2022 edition of the festival!” – Step
About the performance
Concept, Direction, Choreography: Jordi L. Vidal
Performers: Youri De Gussem and Julie Querre
Costumes, Props: Noelle Deckmyn, Perrine Langlais and Sylvianne Besson
Choreography Coach: Michou Swennen
Acrobatic and Slapstick Coaches: Anthony Lefebvre, Gonzalo Alarcon
Acting and Dramaturgy Coaches: Despina Psimarnou, François-Xavier Randour
Video: Fa Bamovska
Photos: Adina Ionescu-Muscel, Mattias Walton
Creation Residencies: La Roseraie, Institut Dalcroze, Cirqu’conflex, Espace Catastrophe, CAR Centre d’arts de la rue Ath, CS Garcia Lorca Belgium
Supported by: Espace Catastrophe and SACD Belgium
First version of the performance was co-produced by “Tous en Piste pour BXL” COCOF, Belgium.
About the company
The Jordi L. Vidal company produces performances that combine dance, theatre and circus, for indoor and outdoor settings. With over 600 performances, their shows have been presented at numerous venues and festivals around the globe. The company’s creative horizon spans multidisciplinary work combining movement with chamber music ensembles, video creations and art installations as well as site-specific work.