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INTER-VIEW
2015/09/03 › 2015/09/05
Budapest, Hungary
WANDEWALLE, Benjamin
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With Inter-View, Benjamin Vandewalle reduces the theatrical phenomenon to its essence, bringing it back to its etymological meaning - « to watch, to contemplate» - which is also its beginning. Placed in the public space, three boxes looking like puppet theatres or fairground in and out stands, offer themselves to the passers-by’s curiosity.

His small theaters are boxes in which is seated one participant. The audience is outside, and one byone, people come and seat. Then, they put their head inside the hole in order to meet the participant and have an unusual meeting, a real face to face. A simple opening enables to put the head inside each box... What happens next is a big surprise...

Choreographer Benjamin Vandewalle is fascinated by observation. To look and be looked at: these two actions guide all of his creations. In Inter-View, the essence of the look or the gaze is explored without any script except the magic of a spontaneous visual encounter. When he graduated from P.A.R.T.S in 2006, he had started the project by creating the Théâtre de la Guillotine, a micro-theatre for only one spectator. Placed in the hall of a theatre, a box welcomed the visitors who dared put their head in it... for a very poetic visual and sensory encounter

Benjamin Vandewalle is one of the most important young Flemish dance artists today. He works both in traditional theatre spaces and urban spaces. He studied classical ballet, works as a dancer, choreographer and dance instructor, teaches at workshops, and has directed a documentary film as well. His performances and installations can be interpreted as experimental spaces, because they all are based on our perception of space. Vandewalle combines dance, scenery, light and sound all in order to test and strengthen our everyday skills of observation.

In Shosha Van Kranendonk’s work the body and the paint form an intimate duet. She’s fascinated by interaction and communication. She uses movement and paint to express and communicate with the surrounding. In her researches she’s exploring how bodies and different kind of arts interact with each other and how is possible to involve the public. Among others she has been working with C.R.E.W., Ultima Vez and Willi Dorner’s Company and made a European tour with her SOLO performance.

CREATION BENJAMIN VANDEWALLE
ASSISTANCE SHOSHA VAN KRANENDONK
SET DESIGN BENJAMIN VANDEWALLE, JAN PALINCKS, BRAM ROMBOUTS
PRODUCTION LE MANÈGE DE REIMS - SCÈNE NATIONALE
COPRODUCTION KAAITHEATER (BE)