Change of Plans (2023)
Femke Gyselinck & GRIP & Platform-K
Together with Zanne Boon and Oskar Stalpaert (two dancers from the inclusive dance company Platform-K), choreographer Femke Gyselinck walks the bumpy field of tension between choreography as a series of arrangements (or plans) and how those plans then come to life. They find that their plans are immediately thrown into disarray as soon as you dance together on a stage with an irregular design and erratic height differences.
The title of the performance refers to some lines from ‘My Future’, a song by Billie Eilish in which she looks back on the past while also looking forward with a sense of hope to the future. Femke Gyselinck didn’t call on Billie Eilish, but on musicians Hendrik Lasure (piano, keyboard) and Adia Vanheerentals (sax) to compose an original score for the show and perform it live.
Together, the five performers seek playful answers to the question raised by the title. How do you change a dance plan? Change of Plans lets you experience how exciting it is to watch dancers who have to keep adjusting their plans to one another. Not an act of sabotage, but an invitation between three dancers who each in their own way handle the given choreography very differently.
Change of Plans is a duet between piano and sax and between dance and music.
PREMIERE: April 06-08, 2023, VIERNULVIER (Ghent, BE)
CONCEPT: Femke Gyselinck
PERFORMANCE: Zanne Boon, Femke Gyselinck, Hendrik Lasure, Oskar Stalpaert, Adia Vanheerentals
MUSIC: Hendrik Lasure (composition, piano, keys), Adia Vanheerentals (composition, sax)
SCENOGRAPHY: Aslı Çiçek
COSTUME DESIGN: Nel Maertens, Veronika Vimpelova
DRAMATURGY: Wannes Gyselinck
LIGHTING DESIGN: Elke Verachtert
SOUND: Milan Van Doren
PRODUCTION: Platform K, GRIP
COPRODUCTION: VIERNULVIER (Ghent, BE), kunstencentrum nona (Mechelen, BE), KAAP (Bruges/Ostend, BE), STUK (Louvain, BE), Perpodium
INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION: A Propic – Line Rousseau, Marion Gauvent, Lara van Lookeren
RESIDENCIES: CAMPO, VIERNULVIER, KWP Kunstenwerkplaats
INTERNSHIP: Lien Agten
WITH THE FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF: the Flemish Government, Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government, Cronos Invest, the Belgian National Lottery, the Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie
Photo: Robbrecht Desmet
6 Change of Plans – Kunstencentrum Viernulvier, Gent (BE) PREMIERE
7 Change of Plans – Kunstencentrum Viernulvier, Gent (BE)
8 Change of Plans – Kunstencentrum Viernulvier, Gent (BE)
13 Change of Plans – Kunstencentrum Nona, Mechelen (BE)
14 Change of Plans – Kunstencentrum Nona, Mechelen (BE) festival GET A GRIP
26 Change of Plans – CC de Werft, Geel (BE)