An Old Monk

"About the body and the mind and how impossible it is for them to be in tune with one another. Except perhaps during a little dance." - Josse De Pauw

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Do a little dance.

A man does a little dance.

Body pressed against a dream-body.

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A man doesn’t dance anymore or far too rarely.

Vain attempts to become a monk.

The great yearning is for silence and aloneness.

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And then from nowhere the fancy for a little dance comes upon him.

Curious whether the pleasure of living is still part of it.

The old monk does a little dance. And then another. And another.

 

A joint venture by Kris Defoort and Josse De Pauw was an old idea. Their work schedules had never previously allowed it, but then we had it: An Old Monk. Josse De Pauw performs a piece he wrote himself, with music by Kris Defoort inspired by Thelonius Monk. About wanting to live at all costs.

“A wonderfully successful and jazzy ode to life.”
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Credits

  • TEXT Josse De Pauw
  • COMPOSER Kris Defoort
  • THELONIUS MONK inspired by
  • WITH Josse De Pauw & Kris Defoort (piano), Lander Gyselinck (drums), Nicolas Thys (electric bass)
  • IMAGES Bache Jespers & Benoît Van Innis
  • PRODUCTION LOD muziektheater & Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne

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