THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS is a dance performance that balances between advanced Tik Tak and Bauhaus for beginners. With this solo performance Steven Michel gives form to his fascination for sound, rhythm, animation and image. Bringing to life an imaginary universe on stage, he takes the audience to a place where music and image excite their imagination and confuse their perception of what is actually happening.

Out of an ongoing fascination for the audio-visual relationship in performance, Steven Michel treats the elements ‘light’, ‘scenography’, ‘music’ and ‘physical presence’ equally in THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS. The movement he creates is interwoven with the music by Anna Meredith, the light design by Hans Meijer and the scenography which was designed by the artist duo Sarah&Charles. The result of this approach is a synesthetic symphony: an optical fantasia where the ear can see and the eye can hear. The audience is invited to travel parallel worlds of sound and image, where the distinction between art and entertainment fades. With its form, THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS poses questions about the relationships between the artificial, the natural, the lively, the lifeless, the ethereal and the monumental.

PREMIERE: 18 February 2016, CAMPO Ghent (BE)
BY AND WITH: Steven Michel
SCENOGRAPHY: Sarah&Charles
MUSIC: Anna Meredith
COSTUME ADVICE: Hannah Christeson
ADVICE: Jan Martens
DURATION: 40 minutes
PRODUCTION: Curtain Call Productions
INTERNATIONAL DIFFUSION: A Propic / Line Rousseau and Marion Gauvent
CO-PRODUCTION: workspacebrussels, TAKT Dommelhof, Cement Festival and CAMPO
WITH FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF: the Flemish Community Commission of the Brussels-Capital Region
THANKS TO: STUK, wpZimmer and GRIP

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5 cc Lokeren, Lokeren (BE)

19 Théâtre des Ursulines (le carré), Château Gontier (FR)

19 Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam (NL)

26 They Might be Giants – Festival trente trente, Bordeaux (FR)
27 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 | CAMPO | Gent, BE (world première)

19 February | CAMPO | Gent, BE

20 February | C-MINE | Genk, BE

26 February | Kc NONA, Mechelen, BE

11 March | Beurschouwburg | Brussels, BE

12 March | Beurschouwburg | Brussels, BE

19 March | TAKT Festival | Neerpelt, BE

22 March | Festival CEMENT| ‘s-Hertogenbosch, NL (Dutch première)

23 March | Festival CEMENT| ‘s-Hertogenbosch, NL

24 March | Festival CEMENT| ‘s-Hertogenbosch, NL

26 March | Festival Artdanthé, Théâtre de Vanves, Vanves, FR (French première)

9 April | CC Brugge, BE

19 May | Stuk Leuven, BE

Photo by: Giannina Urmeneta Ottiker

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