Rui Barros

Dance of the Seven Veils

Aïda Gabriëls / oester
Wed 25 Aug - Sat 22 Apr
25 Aug
22 Apr

"Young director Aïda Gabriëls assembles a dream cast for Dance of the Seven Veils, which, in a gothic setting, remodels the story of the Biblical Salome into a poignant rite of mourning and love" ★★★ - Knack Focus

“A spectacular show with an exciting and evocative soundscape” - Arts Talk Magazine

Salome has been turning heads for centuries with her infamous Dance of the Seven Veils. Like many others, her ultimate surrender to seduction was hatched by a series of multiple male artists. Dance of the Seven Veils strips Salome of athe dominant, male horny gaze and considers the core of universal human nature, revealing and concealing inner contradictions. An unveiled Salome dances her dance in her palace of stereotypes: the inescapability of human primal forces on a silver platter.

Director Aïda Gabriëls invites musicians Colin H. Van Eeckhout (CHVE & Amenra) and Pieter-Jan Van Assche (Innerwoud) together with soprano Astrid Stockman for a sweltering banquet beyond the boundaries of their own genre. Fuelled by their multilayered soundscape, German Jauregui joins the entourage for a dance, releasing primal forces and fears. Visual artist Rui Barros manipulates and gets manipulated by his very own creations.


concept & direction Aïda Gabriëls music Astrid Stockman, Pieter-Jan Van Assche & Colin H. van Eeckhout dance German Jauregui live scenography Rui Barros libretto Ylona Supèr dramaturgy Ylona Supèr & Tessa Vannieuwenhuyze costume design Kjell de Meersman & Noa Kapchitz light design Davy Deschepper sound Korneel Moreaux intern technics Sam Verlinden production management Sebastiaan Peeters production oester co-production Muziektheater Transparant, LOD muziektheater, Ancienne Belgique & Perpodium in collaboration with Kunstencentrum Vooruit & Inspiratum/Axel Vervoordt with the support of the Flemish government