Departures and Arrivals



Birdwatching 4x4
2014/10/06 › 2014/10/08
Vandewalle, Benjamin

Between dance and scenography, Birdwatching 4x4 is a site-specific performance developed from an initial version designed for the stage. Using a mobile observation box and a mirrored wall moved by dancers, the performance reflects the poetry of daily life in a blend of real elements and optical illusions. The public and dancers are constantly put to the test in a game of revelation and concealment during which reality reveals itself from often unexpected perspectives. From this game, a new choreography is born which completely redefines our relationship with space offering a poetic means of passing through the surrounding landscape.


Concept, choreography_Benjamin Vandewalle

Scenography_Pieter Huybrechts, Benjamin Vandewalle

Original concept scenography_Erki De Vries, Benjamin Vandewalle

Dance_Mercedes Dassy, Peter De Vuyst, Yentl De Werdt, Benjamin Kahn, Vera Tussing, Albert Quesada, Benjamin Vandewalle Music Nico Sall

Production, distribution, administration_Caravan Production (Brussels, BE)

International distribution_Fanny Bordier Co-production Kaaitheater (Brussel, BE), Vrijstaat O. (Oostende, BE), Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof (Neerpelt, BE), DÉPARTS Residencies TAKT Dommelhof (Neerpelt, BE), Vrijstaat O. (Oostende, BE) , Scheld’apen (Antwerpen, BE) Thanks to Aernout Vandewalle, Marnix Rummens, CB Service

This performance has received a Writing aid and a Creation Aid by the IN SITU network, in the frame of the META project. The co-producers are Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof (Neerpelt, BE), Københavns Internationale Teater (Copenhague, DK), Oerol (Terschelling, NL) and Les tombées de la nuit (Rennes, FR) With the support of the Flemish Authorities, the Flemish Community Commission of the Brussels-Capital Region, the European Commission (DGEAC – Culture programme)

30 minutes per performance
Maximum 4 performances a day
20 audience members per performance

This presentation was possible with the support of [DNA] network - Departures and Arrivals/European Commission Culture Program.