Out of Context - for Pina

les ballets C de la B (Belgium)

23, 24/5|Saturday, Sunday|8pm (23/5); 3pm (24/5)     Macao Cultural Centre Small Auditorium     Tickets: MOP 150, 120

“One of the most influential dance theatre companies in the world.” – The Guardian, United Kingdom


Concept and Direction: Alain Platel
Dramaturgy: Hildegard De Vuyst
Direction Assistant: Sara Vanderieck
Lighting Design: Carlo Bourguignon
Sound Design and Electronic Music: Sam Serruys
Costume Design: Dorine Demuynck
Light Engineer: Bartold Uyttersprot

Danced and created by: Elie Tass, Emile Josse/Quan Bui Ngoc, Hyo Seung Ye, Kaori Ito, Mathieu Desseigne Ravel, Mélanie Lomoff, Romeu Runa, Rosalba Torres Guerrero and Ross McCormack

2011 Canadian Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Production in dance Performed at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London, in 2010 
Best Dance Performance of 2010 by Les Inrockuptibles magazine in France
 Production of the Year of 2010 by Tanz magazine in Germany

In Out of Context – for Pina, director Alain Platel continues his search for a language of movement connected to the unconscious, the arbitrary, the uncontrolled. The movement material covers the entire range of dyskinesia and dystonia, in other words: spasms, convulsions, tics. Revstlessly and nervously.

As a former special-needs educator working with children with motor and multiple disabilities, Alain Platel understands deformities and muscle impediments. Rather than censuring, he celebrates the beauty that the malformed and the misshapen have wrung, the laid-bare crux of human emotion expressed through movements and gestures. An award-winning homage to his close friend, the late German choreographer Pina Bausch, in Out of Context – for Pina, Platel attempts to devise a new physical language, from which, out of chaos, we can decipher rational undertones and find peace.

Ghent based les ballets C de la B is run as a collective. Encouraging its performers to become choreographers, several important artists have emerged from its stable, notably Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (who performed his work Sutra in the 20th Macao Arts Festival).

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Duration: approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes, no interval
* This show may be disturbing for some members of the audience