Group: Cie. Woest
Country: The Netherlands/Belgium
Age:for ages 8 years and above
Duration: 45 min
No stage, no numbered seats, no lights that dims. Just an ordinary room with office chairs on wheels. You take a seat, along with the rest of the audience, and you roll through space. Four performers run around you. Inviting you to read a letter, open a gift, make a painting. In Balancing Bodies, both performers and spectators find themselves in a universe full of surprises and unexpected twists. It’s a performance playing with the relationship between audience and the performers, creating a space in which nothing is what it seems.
“In a space: an audience on wheeled chairs, free to move. A mysterious white box, free to move. Four dancers, free to move. Together they form a surprising and exciting performance.” – Gerhard Verfaille
About the performance
Direction: Manon Avermaete
Performance: Wannes de Porre/Piet Van Dijcke, Sarah Vingerhoets, Evelyne Rossie/Mayke Van Kruchten, Paulien Truijen/Carli Gellings
Soundscape: Steven Holsbeeks
Dramaturgy: Gerhard Verfaillie
Production: Paulien Truijen
Co-produced by: P2 (co-production platform CC Hasselt and Theater aan het Vrijthof)
Photography: Jeroen Trispel
With support of: Tweetakt Festival, Krokusfestival, De Brakke Grond, Dansmakers, Brakke Grond, Monty.
About the company
Woest creates dance theatre for public spaces, giving its audience a fresh experience of their own environment. Their performances are characterized by floor and partner work, as well as physical risk. Over the years they have built a big fan base within the world of street theater, where the outside world is seen as both stage and a source of inspiration. Woest is run by Manon Avermaete and Paulien Truijen.