THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS
A dance performance that balances between advanced Tik Tak and Bauhaus for beginners. This synesthetic symphony of form and colour is a joy to behold!
Steven Michel is fascinated by sound, rhythm, animation and image. The result of this fascination is They Might Be Giants, a solo performance of both dance and concert.
Michel takes his audience to a place where music and image excite our imaginations and confuse our perceptions. What is ‘actually’ happening here? They Might Be Giants poses questions about the relationships between the artificial, the natural, the lively, the lifeless, the ethereal and the monumental.
Let yourself be surprised by this young choreographer and his optical fantasia, where our ears can see and our eyes can hear!
Inspired by visual music and artificial perception, They Might Be Giants is a dance-concert hybrid that questions the ambiguous relationships between audio and vision, sight and perception, science and fiction. Light, scenography, music and physical presence are treated on an equal level, in order to create a visual symphony, a networked and synthesized environment of transformative gestalts, unpredictable scenarios and orchestrated visions. An optical fantasia unfolds where the ear can see and the eye can hear, inviting the spectator to travel through parallel universes of sound and image, in which the art/entertainment distinction is blurred.
From and with: Steven Michel
Music: Anna Meredith
Lichting design: Hans Meijer
External eye: Jan Martens
Costume advice: Hannah Christeson
Production: Curtain Call Productions
International bookings: A propic, Line Rousseau & Marion Gauvent
Coproduction: workspaceBrussels, TAKT Dommelhof, Cement Festival, CAMPO
Thanks to: STUK, wpZimmer, GRIP
With financial support of: the Flemish Community Commission of the Capital of Brussels
19 January 2018 Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam (NL)
26 January 2018 They Might be Giants – Festival trente trente, Bordeaux (FR)
27 January2018 Festival trente trente, Bordeaux (FR)
3 September 2017 | Indiscipline, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR
9 March 2017 | Theater Kikker, Utrecht, NL (GRIP EVENINGS)
18 March 2017 | CCBE, Berchem, BE (GRIP double bill)
31 March 2017 | CdC Le Gymnase, Festival le Grand Bain, Roubaix, FR (Carte Blanche Jan Martens)
27 April 2017 | CC ter Vesten, Beveren, BE (in double bill with Ode to the Attempt by Jan Martens)
29 April 2017 | Day of dance, CC-MINE, Genk, BE (Grip triple bill with Ode to the Attempt by Jan Martens)
11 May 2017 | CC Brugge BE (in double bill with Ode to the Attempt by Jan Martens)
19 May 2017 | Schouwburg Arnhem, Nl (in double bill with Ode to the Attempt)
3 June 2017 | Bourla antwerpse kleppers, Antwerpen BE (in double bill with ODE TO THE ATTEMPT by Jan Martens)
18 February 2016 | CAMPO | Gent, BE (world première)
19 February 2016 | CAMPO | Gent, BE
20 February 2016 | C-MINE | Genk, BE
26 February 2016 | Kc NONA, Mechelen, BE
11 March 2016 | Beurschouwburg | Brussels, BE
12 March 2016 | Beurschouwburg | Brussels, BE
19 March 2016 | TAKT Festival | Neerpelt, BE
22 March 2016 | Festival CEMENT| ‘s-Hertogenbosch, NL (Dutch première)
23 March 2016 | Festival CEMENT| ‘s-Hertogenbosch, NL
24 March 2016 | Festival CEMENT| ‘s-Hertogenbosch, NL
26 March 2016 | Festival Artdanthé, Théâtre de Vanves, Vanves, FR (French première)
9 April 2016 | CC Brugge, BE
19 May 2016 | Stuk Leuven, BE