Balancing Bodies

No stage, no numbered seats, no lights that dims. Just an ordinary room with office chairs on wheels. You take a seat, along with dozens of other spectators, and you roll through space. Four performers run around you. Inviting you to read a letter, open a gift, make a painting. Together with these four, the audience is drawn into a space that surprises and blurs the boundary between performer and spectator. A world colored by the unexpected.

In Balancing Bodies, both performers and spectators find themselves in an unpredictable space. A theatrical universe full of surprises and unexpected twists, one in which performers invite each spectator to an intimate and revelatory exchange. For Woest, the interplay between performer and spectator is central, the nucleus around which the piece orbits. Balancing Bodies is dynamic, playing with and undermining the codes of theater and life and creates a space in which nothing is as it seems. Come and experience it for yourself!

Dutch review in Theaterkrant **** "Balancing Bodies is a tough balancing act between the body as an object and objects as bodies. Woest seeks a balance between performer and audience, young and old, between foolishness and seriousness, between playfulness and organization. And they find that. Work done."

Direction: Manon Avermaete • Performance: Wannes de Porre/Piet Van Dijcke, Sarah Vingerhoets, Evelyne Rossie/Mayke Van Kruchten, Paulien Truijen/Carli Gellings • Soundscape: Steven Holsbeeks • Scenography: Indianen • Dramaturgy: Gerhard Verfaillie • Production: Paulien Truijen  • Co-produced by: P2 (coproduction platform CC Hasselt and Theater aan het Vrijthof) • Photography: Jeroen Trispel • With support of: Tweetakt Festival, Krokusfestival, De Brakke Grond, Dansmakers, Brakke Grond, Monty.

2020
16/05/20
Rotondes, Luxembourg (LU)


 

15/05/20
Rotondes, Luxembourg (LU)
25/04/20
CCHa, Hasselt (BE)

Dag van de dans
 

2019
02/11/19
The Kennedy Center, Washington DC (US)


 

01/11/19
The Kennedy Center, Washington DC (US)


 

31/10/19
The Kennedy Center, Washington DC (US)


 

30/10/19
The Kennedy Center, Washington DC (US)


 

29/10/19
The Kennedy Center, Washington DC (US)
18/06/19
Blickenfelder, Zurich (CH)

Info


 

17/06/19
Blickenfelder, Zurich (CH)

Info

 


 

16/06/19
Blickenfelder, Zurich (CH)

Info


 

07/05/19
Tanzhaus Dusseldorf (DU)

School performance 10.00

06/05/19
Tanzhaus Dusseldorf (DU)

School performance 10.00

05/05/19
Tanzhaus Dusseldorf (DU)

15.00

04/05/19
Tanzhaus Dusseldorf (DU)

Start: 15.00

27/04/19
Dag van de Dans, Waregem (BE)

Start: 19.00

Info & Tickets

07/04/19
De Werf, Aalst (BE)

15.00 and 17.00

Info & tickets

31/03/19
Storm op Komst / De Warande, Turnhout (BE)

Start 14.00 and 16.00 At Festival Storm op Komst

More info.

17/02/19
GC De Kroon, Sint Agatha-Berchem (BE)

Start: 15.00

More info

2018
14/10/18
Nederlandse Dansdagen, Maastricht (NL)

Info & tickets

in Ainsi, Maastricht

12/10/18
UWC / school performance, Maastricht (NL)
11/10/18
Bernard Lievegoedschool, Maastricht (NL)

schoolperformances

07/10/18
De Krakeling, Amsterdam (NL)

more info: website Krakeling

Assitej Showcase

12/09/18
Young Dance, Zug (CH)


 

15/04/18
Tweetakt Festival, Utrecht (NL)

16.00 and 19.30 at Trekkerschuur at Neude, Utrecht.
 

14/04/18
Tweetakt Festival, Utrecht (NL)

16.00 and 19.30 at Trekkerschuur at Neude, Utrecht.

11/04/18
Tweetakt Festival, Utrecht (NL)

19.30 at Trekkerschuur at Neude, Utrecht.
 

10/04/18
Tweetakt Festival, Utrecht (NL)

19.30 at Trekkerschuur at Neude, Utrecht.
 

13/02/18
Krokus festival, Hasselt (BE)

14.00 & 16.30 Studio De Queeste, Hasselt

ATTENTION! busses are leaving half an hour before start performance from CC Hasselt.

info and tickets: website Krokusfestival

12/02/18
Krokus festival, Hasselt (BE) | PREMIERE

premiere!

14.00 & 16.30 Studio De Queeste, Hasselt

ATTENTION! busses are leaving half an hour before start performance from CC Hasselt.

Info and tickets: website Krokusfestival

2017
15/10/17
Festival Jong! Maastricht (NL) | work in progress