[COMPLET] Wim Vandekeybus (BE)
In Spite of Wishing and Wanting
Les Colporteurs → Château Rouge
In Spite of Wishing and Wanting (2016), presented at Château Rouge, is a reinterpretation of the successful eponymous show created in 1999. In a raw and incandescent world devoid of women, twelve men find themselves prey to their urges. We witness a pack of humans, full of rage and fury, grappling with each other to better understand what keeps them alive. The stage becomes an arena of confrontations, struggles and embraces, drawing from dance and the martial arts and punctuated by unsettlingly sensual pas de deux. Considered by the Belgian choreographer as the “abecedary” of his work, this 2016 version also integrates a short film shot with new protagonists, as well as music by David Byrne (of Talking Heads) which throbs to the performers’ heartbeats.