The two phenomenal dancers Hilde Elbers and Heather Ware found each other in the wish to refine their craft and decided to create a solo for each other. In this double bill, their deeply rooted fascination for the force of nature, which can quickly change from liberating to threatening, is made tangible. They only have each other, their bodies, and the physical space around them. The raw The Barren Lands balances between conflict and surrender. Elbers invites us to find shelter and wilderness in our own bodies. In A Fine Kind of Madness we see a body in conflict. Ware explores the dangerous exchange between safety and man’s instinctive desire to risk his own safety.
concept and performance Hilde Elbers, Heather Ware | music Arthur van der Kuip en Jakob Koranyí | light design Ellen Knops | dramaturgy Anne-Marije van den Bersselaar en Moos van den Broek | special thanks to Leine Roebana, ICKamsterdam
The Beauty of Falling Apart is a coproduction of DansBrabant and Podium Bloos with the support of the Performing Arts Residency program of Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (CA).
duration 60 minutes