Vessel

Close

Vessel

Damien Jalet/Kohei Nawa

Shows

Sorry, there are currently no available shows.
Vessel
Damien Jalet/Kohei Nawa
4th rank fr € 17,50 - 1st rank fr € 36

“I want to address the energy we had in the womb, that primal energy of our very first breath,” so says choreographer Damien Jalet. He and visual artist Kōhei Nawa have, together with a group of seven dancers, created a fascinating and visually stunning work, based on the contradictions of the body.

hall: Rabozaal
duration: to be determined
language no problem

Vessel
Vessel

The primal energy of our very first breath.

Choreographer Damien Jalet and visual artist Kōhei Nawa have, together with a group of seven dancers, created a fascinating and visually stunning work, based on the contradictions of the body, between regeneration and decay, between solid and fluid, between anatomy and mythology. With a stage design consisting of literally liquid forms, they try to create a dynamic amalgamation between the stage and the bodies of the dancers. The music is by composer Marihiko Hara.

Anyone who sees Vessel, penetrates to the core of an emerging matter as if under hypnosis, observes from the inside organic processes that take shape in a moving, primitive mass. In this, each performer - according to the words of Georges Bataille – 'combines Birth and Death in the same outburst. He is not a man. Neither is he a god.'


Damien Jalet started his career in 1998 as a dancer with Wim Vandekeybus. He often engages in multidisciplinary partnerships. For example, for Babel (words) he worked with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, for Les Médusés with thirty artists in the Louvre in Paris. And at the invitation of the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben, he provided the choreography for the contemporary opera Il cielo sulla terra by Stefano Scodanibbio for the Stuttgart Opera. He also collaborated on Suspiria (2018), a horror film by Luca Guadagnino with, among others, Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson.

Damien Jalet
Choreograph
Damien Jalet

De Frans-Belgische choreograaf en danser Damien Jalet begon zijn loopbaan als danser bij Wim Vandekeybus. Naast theater studeerde hij etnomusicologie en polyfonische zang. Hij legt in zijn werk vaak complexe banden tussen dans en andere kunstvormen zoals beeldende kunst, mode, theater en muziek. Jalet gaat vaak multidiscplinaire samenwerkingsverbanden aan. Voor Babel(words) werkte hij samen met Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, voor Les Médusés met dertig dertig kunstenaars in het Louvre in het Parijs. En op uitnodiging van de Italiaanse filosoof Giorgio Agamben verzorgde hij de choreografie voor de hedendaagse opera Il cielo sulla terra van Stefano Scodanibbio voor de Opera van Stuttgart.

In 2013 kreeg Jalet de titel van Chevalier de l’Ordre des arts et des lettres. Tot zijn meest recente werken behoren THR(O)UGH voor het Hessisches Staatsballett en Babel 7.16 (Festival d’Avignon). Hij was guest artistic director van de UK National Youth Dance Company (2016-2017) en creëerde in 2017 Skid voor de Göteborgs Operans
Danskompani. Ook werkte hij mee aan Suspiria (2018), een horrofilm van Luca Guadagnino met onder andere Tilda Swinton en Dakota Johnson.

View Profile

More dance

Language NP Language no problem Assembly Hall Kidd Pivot / Crystal Pite & Jonathon Young Dance Assembly Hall
Close Assembly Hall Kidd Pivot / Crystal Pite & Jonathon Young
22 Apr '24 to 24 Apr '24
The latest production by the Canadian company Kidd Pivot, founded by choreographer Crystal Pite, celebrates its Dutch premiere at ITA in April.
Language NP Language no problem WE, the EYES ICK Dans Amsterdam / Emio Greco & Pieter C. Scholten Dance WE, the EYES
Close WE, the EYES ICK Dans Amsterdam / Emio Greco & Pieter C. Scholten
02 May '24
WE, the EYES aims to question perspectives in a society in crisis and claims change.
Language NP Language no problem Hatched Ensemble Mamela Nyamza Dance Hatched Ensemble
Close Hatched Ensemble Mamela Nyamza
20 May '24 to 21 May '24
HATCHED ENSEMBLE is the extension of Mamela Nyamza’s original and highly acclaimed solo work HATCHED created in 2008, an autobiographical work which the Choreographer reflected on her life as a mother, lesbian and artist.
Language NP Language no problem SPRING Introdans Dance SPRING
Close SPRING Introdans
21 May '24 to 22 May '24
To celebrate spring and life, Introdans presents Spring, a programme centred around the work of Mauro Bigonzetti.
Language NP Language no problem Elements of Freestyle ISH Dance Collective Dance Elements of Freestyle
Close Elements of Freestyle ISH Dance Collective
28 May '24
A spectacular show that includes skating, freerunning and BMX, after which you will see urban arts with new eyes.
Language NP Language no problem Eu não sou só eu em mim Grupa Cena 11 Dance Eu não sou só eu em mim
Close Eu não sou só eu em mim Grupa Cena 11
14 Jun '24 to 16 Jun '24
One of Brazil’s most important and daring dance companies will present an energetic piece that questions and affirms identity and unicity through dance, technology and philosophy.
Language NP Language no problem The Romeo Trajal Harrell, Schauspielhaus Zürich Dance Ensemble Dance The Romeo
Close The Romeo Trajal Harrell, Schauspielhaus Zürich Dance Ensemble
25 Jun '24 to 27 Jun '24
Picture a single dance for everyone, inspired by a world as it might have been. Choreographer Trajal Harrell’s The Romeo imagines this dance for people of all origins, genders and generations, of all tempers and moods.