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. It works just as well in a traditional theatre setting as in the foyer, on the street or why not somewhere else entirely? 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 dance duet that is acrobatic, challenging, humorous, recognizable (although it is better not to try it yourself) and above all fascinating from start to finish!” – Gerhard Verfaille
About the performance
Concept, Direction, Choreography: Jordi L. Vidal
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.