Dancing Darlings is a performance labyrinth with many different rooms created by Ellen Vanderstraeten and Elise Gyshelen with the mentorship of Bart Cappelle, Ruud Gielens and Geert Opsomer.
A performative journey that reflects on the relationship between the self and the other, the interior and exterior.
Dancing Darlings talks about the desire to be loved. The desire to structure a self.
Stage and audience intertwine when spectator and performer get lost in a voyeuristic game of watching and being watched.
During four days different bodies were invited to go,
alone and for one hour, on a journey with three performers within a sensorial multimedia labyrinth.
The visitor follows and constructs a relation with the performers that tell their stories trough moving images that unravel a complex matrix of fictions and truths,
characters that resist singular identification to stay within the mania of exception,
through touch with objects & other bodies creating together a ritual about what it means to be a live.
18/06/17 - 21/06/17 Performance and installation, Nijverheidkaai Brussels (BE)
Dancing Darlings - Performers: Ellen Vanderstraeten, Elise Gyshelen, Sanne Weber // Supported by Royal Intstitute for Theater, Cinema and Sound // Special Thanks Ruud Gielens, Myrthe van der Mark, Silke Reyntjens, Emre Ku, Nora Vanderstraeten, Yann Leguay, Christopher Rupprecht