Compagnie Irene K. / Belgium
Artistic Direction: Irene Kalbusch
Dramaturgie: Dave van Robays
Conseiller litéraire: Luca Scarlini
Dance + development of the choreographic material: Aude Cartoux, Valéria Garré, David Golinval, Maria Lopez, Shantala Pepe
Music: Gerhard Sporken, Pirly Zurstrassen
Stage design: Remi Tamburini
Costumes: Sabine Kreiter
Light concept: Jean-Louis Gille
Duration: 60 minutes
Max Ernst has always inspired my choregraphic work. I have refered to his works many times, even if only in passing.
The encounter of the literary advisor Luca Scarlini, who possesses an extensive knowledge of Ernst’s works, was not fortuitous.
The interviews have shown me the complexity of the artist’s work. I have therefore attached importance to recurrent themes such as: relations with the body, with religion and mysticism, with transformation and metamorphosis, the animal kingdom, and with the hand.
I have dared to make a personal and emotional interpretation of Max Ernst’s work
The play is inspired by collage, a technique often employed by Ernst. Some disparate elements are combined to create one, new element.
The show, as with Max Ernst’s work, is marked with wonderful, fairy-like and abstract pictures.