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Ultima Vez / Wim Vandekeybus

Hands do not touch your precious Me

  • 6/26/2022
  • Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg 1 Rond-point Schuman, L-2525 LUXEMBOURG
  • Contact : +3524708951


With 10 performers

In an international career of more than 30 years, influential Belgian choreographer Wim Vandekeybus has continued to work across disciplines. He often uses video but always puts the vital energy of the body at heart of his work, aiming to test its limitations with gravity-defying acrobatics.
He was a mentor for TalentLAB 2021, when he presented TRACES, on the theme of heritage. His 2018 mythological narrative TrapTown took his multimedia innovation to a new level, creating astonishing sets and a seamless live experience.
In Hands do not touch your precious Me, composer Charo Calvo contributes an electroacoustic score, while Wim Vandekeybus takes to the stage with French visual artist Olivier de Sagazan and eight other dancers. De Sagazan begins to transform himself into a primal living sculpture, covering his body and face in wet clay. Then he reaches out for another body to start again.

“With this performance, Wim Vandekeybus chucks a thousand-year-old myth directly into our laps. He does not force it upon us, but uses kilograms of clay, a brilliant soundscape and eight talented bundles of muscles who move almost faster than light to show how, […], every person and each people continuously struggle to be a different and preferably better version of themselves.”
Els Van Steenberghe, Knack

Direction & choreography Wim Vandekeybus
Created with & performed by Olivier de Sagazan, Lieve Meeussen, Wim Vandekeybus, Maria Kolegova, Mufutau Yusuf, Borna Babic, Maureen Bator, Davide Belotti, Pieter Desmet, Anna Karenina Lambrechts

Artistic creation with clay Olivier de Sagazan
Music composed & produced by Charo Calvo
Additional original music (Red Dance) Norbert Pflanzer
Additional original music Jeroen Van Herzeele
Live camera Wim Vandekeybus
Artistic assistant Margherita Scalise
Dramaturgy Erwin Jans
Costume design Isabelle Lhoas assisted by Isabelle De Cannière
Accessoires Cèline De Schepper
Technical coordination & stage management Thomas Glorieux assisted by Benjamin Verbrugge
Sound engineer & live video operator Schröder
Light design Wim Vandekeybus & Thomas Glorieux

Production Ultima Vez
Co-production Kvs Brussel; Teatro Comunale Di Ferrara

With the support of Tax Shelter measure of the Belgian Federal Government, Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter empowered by Belfius

Ultima Vez is supported by the Flemish Community & the Flemish Community Commission of the Brussels Capital Region.