Letters to Dance
11 May20:00 - 21:00in, GentMinardschouwburg
12 May20:00 - 21:00in, GentMinardschouwburg
13 May20:00 - 21:00in, GentMinardschouwburg
‘Letters 2 Dance’, the new production by Femke Gyselinck (‘Moving Ballads’, ‘Flamer’), is a choreographic version of ‘Gymnastics of the Mind’, a research project inspired by the book ‘ABECEDA’ from 1926. Gyselinck, together with Sue Yeon Youn and Luka Svajda, investigates the relationship between movement and typography, between dance and typographic imagery. In this way, she develops her own dance alphabet, which is left to you, the viewer, to decipher.
The dancers share the stage with the eclectic musician-composer Liesa Van der Aa. Together they arrange the letters based on musical samples. The result interweaves dancing, speaking and listening. Aslı Çiçek’s scenography further enhances this interplay between the literal and the metaphorical. Lightly coloured, transparent surfaces appear like pages on the stage, with the dancing bodies standing in for the point of the pen.
concept & dance: Femke Gyselinck - dance performance: Sue-Yeon Youn & Luka Švajda - composition & execution music: Liesa Van der Aa - scenography: Aslı Çiçek - costumes: Heide Vanderieck - dramaturgy & coaching: Wannes Gyselinck - technical direction & sound: Brecht Beuselinck - lighting design: Thomas Vermaercke - assistant director: Emma Meerschaert - production & distribution: Caravan Production - co-production: C-Mine, KAAP, KC nona, Arts Centre Voo?uit, STUK, Workspacebrussels & Het Laatste Bedrijf - with the support of: the Flemish government - in co-production with: LOD muziektheater