Departures and Arrivals



The Lover

THE LOVER is a poetic performance about the complex coexistence of human with his surrounding nature. A lonely creature wanders around in a devoured and abandoned land. A survivor instinct and curiosity for the transformed environment drives its vulnerable body. THE LOVER is a reflection on our western civilisation, where an ostensible self-governing and artificial economy defines our living standards and in which the gap between human and nature increases. THE LOVER is the first collaboration between the Icelandic choreographer Bára Sigfúsdóttir and the French photographer and visual artist Noémie Goudal. After her debut solo On the other side of a sand dune Bára Sigfúsdóttir creates a new solo in which her choreographer signature is eloquent. In THE LOVER, the moving body of Bára Sigfúsdóttir interacts with the photography and installation of Noémie Goudal. The unique choreographic language of Sigfúsdóttir meets the work of Goudal mixing illusion, scenography and photography thus obtaining surreal and poetic landscapes.

Première: March 27, 28 2015, Beursschouwburg Brussels

Length: about 60 minutes

Concept, Choreography and performance: Bára Sigfúsdóttir

Concept and photography: Noémie Goudal

Scenography: Noémie Goudal in collaboration with 88888

Soundscape: Borko

Production: Curtain Call Productions

Coproduction: Workspace Brussels, TAKT Dommelhof, Vooruit (in the frame of the European Network DNA (Departures and Arrivals). Co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union.)

With the support of: wpZimmer, Dansens Hus Stockholm, de Warande, De Werf, CAMPO and Bora Bora Aarhus With the financial support of: the Flemish Government

The Lover is made possible with support from [DNA] Departures and Arrivals/European commission Culture Program