Lucky Shots

Can you circumvent or overcome the laws of gravity?         This question was the starting point for Lucky Shots, the new performance of Cie. Woest. Sprung from the desire to achieve that which is physically impossible; defy gravity. Call it naive or provocative, arrogant or rebellious.

Last summer Cie. Woest went to work. They fought gravity and experimented with new ideas and movements. It soon became clear that they would not succeed in their mission. They were convinced that their technical and dance backgrounds would enable them to develop new mechanisms or even laws to overcome gravity. But they are ‘only’ dancers who, in their desire to be weightless, got face to face with the naked truth. More than once they had to swallow their pride. Failure, however, inspired them beyond the original question: it yielded new insights and interesting movement material. ‘Falling down’ either embarrassingly or fatally, the new starting point for Lucky Shots was born. A verb that owes its existence to gravity, and therefore, the ideal theatrical challenge.

Lucky Shots is a wink to the human desire to be superhuman. Cie. Woest discovered, in her quest for an answer to gravity, a new freedom. They grow strategy out of their failure. The result is a fragmented representation. Spectators are showered with snapshots of life; different accidents, absurd images and silly situations. The laws of gravity are undeniably real. But within the theatrical context of Lucky Shots, the five performers make the rules.

 

Direction: Manon Avermaete · Cast: Courtney Robertson, Hannah Rogerson, Jessica van Cauteren, Melanie Weijters, Paulien Truijen, Maartje Pasman · Music: Steven Holsbeeks · Production:  Paulien Truijen · Photography: Amaury Avermaete · Special thanks to: Noemi Wagner, Sarah Vingerhoets · Realised with the support from:

     

2017
16/09/17
Aarschot Beweegt, Aarschot (BE)
10/09/17
FiraTarrega, Tarrega (ESP)

18.00 at Plaça Europa

09/09/17
FiraTarrega, Tarrega (ESP)

18.30 at Plaça Europa

08/09/17
FiraTarrega, Tarrega (ESP)

18.30 at Plaça Europa

06/08/17
Duizel in het Park, Rotterdam (NL)

 

 

05/08/17
Duizel in het Park, Rotterdam (NL)


 

 

04/08/17
Duizel in het Park, Rotterdam (NL)


 

18/07/17
MiramirO, Gent (BE)

15.00 and 18.30 at Veermanplein, Gent

More info: https://www.miramiro.be/voorstellingen/lucky-shots-cie-woest/


 

17/07/17
MiramirO, Gent (BE)

15.00 and 18.30 at Veermanplein, Gent

More info: https://www.miramiro.be/voorstellingen/lucky-shots-cie-woest/

09/07/17
Deventer Op Stelten (NL)

12.30 and 15.00. Lcoation: Nieuwe Markt Deventer

Info: https://www.deventeropstelten.nl/index.php/cie-woest

08/07/17
Deventer Op Stelten (NL)

12.30 - 15.00 and 20.30. Location: Nieuwe Markt Deventer

Info: https://www.deventeropstelten.nl/index.php/cie-woest

07/07/17
Deventer Op Stelten (NL) PREMIERE

Official premiere: 20.30. Location: Nieuwe Markt Deventer

Info: https://www.deventeropstelten.nl/index.php/cie-woest

24/06/17
Reuring Festival, Purmerend (NL)

Try-outs at 12.45 and 15.00. Location: Willem Eggertstraat in Purmerend.

Info: http://www.reuring.com/voorstellingen/cie-woest/

2016
28/08/16
Spoffin, Amersfoort (NL)
27/08/16
Spoffin, Amersfoort (NL)

presentation work in progress


 

26/08/16
Spoffin, Amersfoort (NL)

presentation work in progress