WE, the EYES

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02 May '24

WE, the EYES

ICK Dans Amsterdam / Emio Greco & Pieter C. Scholten
WE, the EYES
02 May '24
ICK Dans Amsterdam / Emio Greco & Pieter C. Scholten

In WE, the EYES, the survivors after a devastating fire are searching for true life, for connection with their instincts, intuition and with each other. The group makes its way from total darkness to the light, to new forms of existence, life and identity. Somewhere there seems to be fire. How can they play lustily with the fire again without burning up? How do they find a balance between fatalism and hope, between end times and future, between burning down and building up, between breath and breathlessness?

Run time 80 minutes
Genre dance
Language language no problem

WE, the EYES


A dominating screen in the shape of a monolith orates seven times with frenzied images between reality and fiction. Is it a deluded medium or seer, an educator or demagogue, a liar or philosopher? Ten performers burn loose, beat the drum, shout it out, throw mud, stoke the fire, dance the souls out of their bodies. In short, the playground as a force field for learning to look, to see and not to see. A sanctuary to deplore, accept to tilt glances and change perspectives.

WE, the EYES depicts a micro-society that emerges out of nowhere at a given moment and brings bodies together in the here and now. How can we be fellow human beings now? What forms of empathy are possible? What will we discover together when we are "WE".
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What will our identity then consist of? To the music and sound of rock, bodysound, electronic, experimental and classical music, the performers break through to a new world, fuelled by vocals, beats and rhythms of percussion. The bodies are mass and individual, guilt and innocence.

WE, the EYES aims to question perspectives in a society in crisis and claims change. After WE, the BREATH, it is the second performance in the WE Cycle. ICK is convinced that we are going to experience profound changes in the time to come, but we are currently blind to the deeper dimension that inhibits us. The WE projects give a stage to the journey, which we are taking together as humanity.

Reviews

de Volkskrant

'an important life mission contained in beautiful total theatre'
©Zani Casadio
©Zani Casadio

CREDITS


concept and choreography Emio Greco, Pieter C. Scholten
performers dancers ICK-Ensemble
percussion Agostinho Sequeira & Dániel Bolba
vocals Pink Oculus
video Ruben van Leer
sound design Salvador Breed
lighting Henk Danner, Israel Del Barco
costumes Clifford Portier
dramaturgy Florian Hellwig
technical producer Israel Del Barco
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co-production Le Manege, Scène National de Maubeuge, Ravenna Festival
a production of ICK Dans Amsterdam
world premiere 23 June 2023, Ravenna Festival - Italy
performers in video Helena Volkov, Sedrig Verwoert, Edward LIoyd and Suzan Tunca
courtesy of Hugo van der Veldt

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