Departures and Arrivals



2015/04/15 › 2015/04/16
Kinoshita, Liz

The eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull in 2010 and the following shutdown of European air traffic, helped choreographer Liz Kinoshita reflect upon our globetrotting lifestyles today. In VOLCANO she uses mechanisms of the “musical” genre from ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s, to share reflections on the hectic lives of contemporary performers and travellers. 
Together with three excellent performers, Liz Kinoshita created a smart and fresh performance, in a mix of self-composed songs, dance and stage presence. Pushed by the steady rhythm of the tap dance and the emotion of the songs, VOLCANO shares the lifestyles led, the tour routes taken, the feats required to make everything possible, and the reflections that arise when a volcanic eruption is bringing our feet back on the ground.



14.06.2014 Work in progress showing, Working Title Platform – The Studio Sessions, Kaaistudio’s, Brussels (BE)
21, 22.11.2014 Monty Kultuurfaktorij, Antwerpen (BE) PREMIERE
15, 16.04.2015 MDT, Stockholm (SE)
22.04.2015 Vooruit, Gent (BE)
25.04.2015 Kick-off Dag van de Dans, STUK Kunstencentrum, Leuven (BE)
28.10.2015 Cultuurcentrum Westrand, Dilbeek (BE) 



Concept, direction: Liz Kinoshita

Creation, performance: Liz Kinoshita, Clinton Stringer, Salka Ardal Rosengren, Justin F. Kennedy

Dramaturgic advice: Chrysa Parkinson

Musical advice: Chris Peck

Scenographic advice: Tim Wouters

Technician: Jitske Vandenbussche

Executive production: Caravan Production (Brussels, BE)

Co-production: workspacebrussels (Brussels, BE), Vooruit Arts Centre (Gent, BE) , Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek (Brussels, BE)

Residencies: Monty Kultuurfaktorij (Antwerp, BE), MDT (Stockholm, SE), STUK Kunstencentrum (Leuven, BE), MAKE – an initiative of Cork Midsummer Festival, Project Arts Centre, Theatre Forum and Tiger Dublin Fringe (Annaghmakerrig, IE)

With the support of the Flemish Authorities, Konstnärsnämnden, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee (SE),

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