9

9

Canadian dance company CAS PUBLIC has been travelling the globe with impressive dance shows for young or elder audiences. In co-production with KOPERGIETERY, they will be creating the dance performance ‘9’.
 
9 revolves around Beethoven’s magisterial 9th Symphony. 
A special musical masterpiece that was completed by Beethoven by the time he had already become completely deaf.
Choreographer Hélène Blackburn starts from and finds inspiration in Cai Glover, himself an ‘atypical’ dancer in the sense that he, also, is deaf. 
How do you ‘listen' a musical masterpiece without hearing?
How do you experience and understand the world when one of your senses fails?
 
Together with four dancers he takes up the challenge of pushing back the boundaries of silence, of transcending differences – otherness – and transforming bodies into language.

 

Get a splendid introduction to Cas Public’s work process on: www.creation-9.com

PRODUCTION: CAS PUBLIC & KOPERGIETERY
CREATION: Hélène Blackburn, Johan De Smet
CHOREOGRAPHY: Hélène Blackburn
DIRECTOR: Johan De Smet
DANCERS: Nicholas Bellefleur, Cai Glover, Robert Guy, Daphnée Laurendeau, Danny Morrissette
MUSIC: Martin Tétreault
OPERA SINGER: Jolien De Gendt
FILM: Kenneth Michiels
WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF children of the Ghent neighbourhood Rabot
LIGHT DESIGN: Emilie B-Beaulieu
PROMOTIONAL PICTURES: Damian Siqueiros

Age
9+