Departures and Arrivals



2018/04/23 › 2018/04/24
Benjamin Vandewalle & Yoann Durant & Soharóza ,

Hear is an auditive choreography that unfolds around and in between the audience. Choreographer Benjamin Vandewalle and composer Yoann Durant are developing a human soundscape that explores the physical power of sound. For every edition of Hear, they work with a choir of local volunteers. This way, every performance has a unique voice. In Budapest they will collaborate again with Soharóza.
Benjamin and Yoann are concerned with sound but go beyond its emitter, receptor and aesthetics. The matter of sound - the being, the becoming, the existence and the visual reality of sound as such.  Hear doesn’t emphasize your physical body, yet its limits are tested, shifting and expanding to other bodies. You are here in Hear. And over there. And there. Sound is everywhere and all the time.

Soharóza – founded in 2008 – experiments and improvises with human voice, language, movement, folk music as well as composed pieces: continually searching for new forms and sounds. The choir performed a slang-opera in a cave, organized gastronomical concerts, hosted a show in an abandoned power-station, and participated in flashmobs in Turkish baths – just to name a few of their unique appearances. The group recorded a studio album entirely of their own material, using different choral improvisational methods. They have recently performed at Trafó in a catwalk-concert, called Taboo Collection. The ensemble’s leader, Dóra Halas, gained her doctorate at the Budapest Music Academy, specializing in Choir Improvisation.
Since graduating from P.A.R.T.S., choreographer Benjamin Vandewalle has created exciting performances and interactions that play with observation and question our way of looking at reality. Hearis another step in his exploration of the perception of movement. He has created a sound choreography with composer and musician Yoann Durant and a choir of volunteer


Concept, creation, composition 
Benjamin Vandewalle & Yoann Durant
With members of Soharóza : Al-Farman Petra, Asbóth Szaffi, Biksz Judit, Birtalan Ilona Liliána, Bogdán Tamás, Botka Dóra, Eckhardt Fanni, Elek Judit Sára, Eörsi Sarolta, Halas Dóra, Justin Laura, Karosi Roland, Kégl Lóránt, Lokody Ákos, Lovász Ákos, Nagy Kata, Nagy Lilla, Perényi Luca, Rácz Dóra, Remes Zsófia, Simon Júlia, Somogyi László, Szilvay Máté, Tárnoki Tamás, Tossenberger Tamás, Tóvári Krisztina
External ears Peter Lenaerts, Sunna Ardal, Leonie Persyn, Samir Hachichi, Nadira Hachichi, Sarah Klenes
Executive production Caravan Production (Brussel, BE)
Co-production Vooruit (Gent, BE) & Trafó (Budapest, HU) in the frame of the European Network [DNA] DEPARTURES AND ARRIVALS co-financed by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union, Kaaitheater (Brussel, BE), Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof (Neerpelt, BE), Lieux Publics (Marseille, FR)
Residencies workspacebrussels (Brussel, BE), Kaaitheater (Brussel, BE), Vooruit (Gent, BE)
With the support of the Flemish authorities
Supporter: Három Holló