Spielzeit 26.08. - 09.10.

You’ve Changed

German premiere

Concept and Director
Creation and Performance
Thomas ­Hauert, Fabián Barba, Liz Kinoshita, Albert Quesada, Gabriel Schenker, Theodossia Stathi, Gabor Varga, Samantha van Wissen
Dick van der Harst
Musician for the recording
Dick van der Harst, Inez Carsauw, Lander ­Gyselinck, Jouni Isoherranen, Els Van Laethem, Simone Vierlinger
Set Design and Lighting Design
Jan Van Gijsel
Sound Design
Peter Van Hoesen
15. September 2010
15. September

Thomas Hauert’s ZOO, a group of independents who together practice the most intelligent, most sensitive, funniest, most surprising, bravest, most virtuouso and most political form of dance that I’ve seen for a long time.  / Katja Werner, ballettanzYearbook 2009

Thomas Hauert und ZOO’s new piece is a continuation of their work on the relationship between music and dance. In You’ve changed, however, the movement was created in advance of the music and the inherent musicality of that dance serves as a model for the commissioned score by renowned musician Dick van der Harst. This composition – written for a three-piece band and three female voices – reacts to the movements which are consistently being generated afresh on stage out of the group’s constant intuitive communication, establishing a wealth of reciprocal connections between what the audience can hear and what they can see. In a virtuoso and unpredictable manner You’ve changedalso presents an interaction between the filmed movement projected during the performance and the live movements of the performers, of the camera and the lights.

The piece is a declaration of love for dance as a form, as a language and as a craft – the realization of a micro-utopia, taking movement and change as its point of departure and giving people both the freedom and the responsibility of acting. An invitation to reflect on our ideals and the changes in ourselves. 

A visiting performance presented for the Ruhrtriennale by PACT Zollverein/Tanzlandschaft.

Producers: ZOO.  Co-producers: Festival Alkantara (Lisbon), KunstenFestivalDesArts (Brussels), La Bâtie – Festival de Gèneve, Kaaitheater (Brussels), Théâtre National de Bordeaux en Aquitaine, Lod (Ghent), Centre Choréographique de Franche-Comté à Belfort, Theaterhaus Gessnerallee (Zurich), Dampfzentrale (Berne).

Co-produced by NXTSP with support from the Cultural Programme of the European Union.

With support from: Vlaamse Overheid, Ministère de la Communauté Française – Service de la Danse, Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, Wallonie-Bruxelles Théâtre/Danse.

Residencies and studios: Centre Choréographique National de Franche-Comté à Belfort, Charleroi Danses, Centre Choréographique de la Communauté Française de Belgique (Charleroi), Kaaitheater (Brussels), Ultima Vez (Brussels), Rosas (Brussels).