Departures and Arrivals



2016/05/25 › 2016/05/26
Eliceche, Cecilia Lisa

For UNISON, Argentine dancer and choreographer Cecilia Lisa Eliceche addresses one of choreography’s most famous concepts: the unisono or simultaneous performing of the same movement. She questions whether we can commemorate a community on the basis of this classic and formal choreographic ‘tool’. Eliceche is interested in examining and redefining the way we experience being together in society. She also tries to implicate ideas from feminist texts by Donna Haraway and Judith Butler, among others, into the dance discipline.

Eliceche’s experiences as a dancer and choreographer have encouraged her to create a performance in which she attempts to connect shape and politics. She consciously chooses to imbue a political meaning within her work, while simultaneously allowing for free interpretation.


Concept & direction: Cecilia Lisa Eliceche. Practical & conceptual mentorship: Manon Santkin . Alternately performed by: Eveline Van Bauwel, Gilles Polet, Michael Helland, Tarek Halaby, Manon Santkin, Cecilia Lisa Eliceche. Music: Christophe Albertijn. Technical creation: Johanes Vochten. Research & creation: Michael Helland, Gilles Polet, Eveline Van Bauwel, Cecilia Lisa Eliceche, Steven Michel, Boglarka Borcksoc, Pablo Esbert Lilienfeld, Guiomar Campos Acosta, Elisa Yvelin. Production creation 2014: STUK (Leuven). Production re-run 2015: wpZimmer (Antwerp). Co-production: Workspacebrussels (Brussels), Vooruit (Ghent) with the support of Départs / European Commission (Culture Program) and DNA (Departures and Arrivals / co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union). Residencies: STUK (Leuven), Workspacebrussels (Brussels), Vooruit (Ghent), wpZimmer (Antwerp), La Casa enscendida (Madrid), TAKT Dommelhof (Neerpelt)

This presentation was made possible with support from [DNA] Departures and Arrivals/European commission Culture Program