The dancer and choreographer Seppe Baeyens has been closely involved with the work of Ultima Vez since 2011. In 2015, under the wing of Wim Vandekeybus’ company, he created his first largescale dance production, Tornar, with an intergenerational cast of professional and amateur dancers. Tornar was very well received in Belgium and abroad and was selected for Het Theaterfestival.
Seppe Baeyens’ new production for 2018 will draw material from intensive research into (stage) space and co-authorship in contemporary dance. In INVITED, Baeyens formulates his artistic response to the question of how the audience can help write the choreography of a performance. Taking dance as a common language, in the space of one hour he wants to look for an alternative way of living together and thereby establish a community embracing the cast and the audience.
INVITED consists of a varied intergenerational group of performers who reflect society. The audience will also play an important part.The stage design is an essential part of INVITED. It is intended to reduce the distance between the performers and the audience by making them jointly a part of a single clear (democratic) form.
Direction & choreography: Seppe Baeyens / Created with: Emile van Puymbroeck, Luke de Bolle, Chisom Onyebueke Chinaedu, Leonie Van Begin, Rosa Boateng, Oihana Azpillaga, Ischa Beernaert, Esther Motvanya, Roel Faes, Trui de Mulder, Adnane Lamarti, Seppe Baeyens, Frank Brichau, Stephan Verlinden, Elisabeth Wolfs, Leon Gyselynck / Original music: Livestef Heeren, Kwinten Mordijck, Karen Willems / Dramaturgy: Kristin Rogghe / Scenography & light design: Lef Spincemaille / Costumes: Lieve Meeussen / Movement assistant: German Jauregui / Artistic Advice: Wim Vandekeybus / Technical coordination: Tom de With.
Production: Seppe Baeyens / Ultima Vez / Coproduction: KVS / With the support from: Tax Shelter Measure of the Belgian Federal Government, Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter empowered by Belfius.