The Karaoke Dialogues on tour
The Karaoke Dialogues (CREATION 2014)
13, 14 and 15 May 2014 at 20:00, Opéra de Lille
21, 22 and 23 May 2014 at 20:30 et 24 May 2014 at 18:00, Kaaitheater, Brussels
30 May 2014 at 20:00, deSingel, Antwerp
2, 3, and 4 June 2014 at Théâtre de la Commune, Aubervilliers
Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine Saint Denis
11 and 12 June 2014 at 20:30 à l’ ADC, Salle des Eaux-Vives, Geneva
In The Karaoke Dialogues, Linehan investigates the choreographic possibilities of karaoke, which he applies to the great classics of European literature. Imagine that Kafka goes to the karaoke bar and performs a dialogue of Plato, who is in the next room reading Cervantes from a screen. Karaoke meets dance meets philosophy.
The texts – which deal with laws, crimes, and other legal problems – are borrowed from many sources, but are blended together as if they tell the story of a single legal process. By using the dialogues as the basis for an intricate choreography, the seven dancers amplify the peculiarities of each text. The words determine the rhythm of the dance. Each dancer shifts back and forth between their individual approach to the text scores and the group dynamics of a collective choreography. The Karaoke Dialogues offers an unconventional perspective on how we can give voice and body to what we read.
Concept, choreography Daniel Linehan Dance, creation Cedric Andrieux, Yumiko Funaya, Néstor García Díaz, Kennis Hawkins, Anneleen Keppens, Anne Pajunen, Víctor Pérez Armero Dramaturgy Aaron Schuster Scenography 88888 Lighting design Jan Fedinger Costume design Frédérick Denis Technical coordination Elke Verachtert
Executive Production Caravan Production (BE) International distribution Damien Valette (FR) Co-production Opéra de Lille (FR), Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels, BE), Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis (FR) Vooruit Arts Center (Ghent, BE), PACT Zollverein (Essen, DE) Residencies Kaaitheater (Brussels, BE), deSingel International Arts Campus (Antwerp, BE), Opéra de Lille (FR), PACT Zollverein (Essen, DE). With the support of the Flemish authorities