New terms turn up in the ecological debate, such as ‘resilience’. Resilience is then contrasted with ‘sustainability’. It is a term that posits a world in which radical and unexpected change will become the norm, asking us to consider how we prepare for and accommodate change. This theme profoundly interests choreographer Ula Sickle and sound artist Yann Leguay. In their previous projects they examined the relationship between man and technology. Prelude develops this theme.
True to the form, Prelude, is the preface to a longer work to come, but also a powerful performance in its own right. Sickle and Leguay work for the first time with Norwegian vocalist and performer Stine Janvin Motland, whose use of extended vocal technique pushes the limits of the human voice. In this concert-performance she dialogues with the technical elements present on stage, her voice acting as a guiding thread and a warning call.
creation Ula Sickle, Stine Janvin Motland & Yann Leguay | performance Stine Janvin Motland | choreography/stage direction Ula Sickle | live sound Yann Leguay | vocal arrangements Stine Janvin Motland | lighting design Elke Verachtert & Ula Sickle | executive production Caravan Production (Brussels, BE) | co-production Kaaitheater (Brussels, BE), MA Scène Nationale – Pays de Montbéliard (FR)
Premiere 7 – 8 november, Kaaitheater, Brussels (BE)