12th Festival 2002

Main programme

Freitag 15. Nov. // 22.00 – 23.00 Uhr
Samstag 16. Nov. // 22.00 – 23.00 Uhr
Neue Szene

Compagnie eaRIS, Brüssel

»Looking through eardrums«
(»Ein Blick durchs Trommelfell«)

Tanzstück für Zirkusbälle und Musik



France Perpête, Pieter Schuermans, Toon Schuermanns


Pieter Schuermans


Michel Delvigne


Natacha Belova


France Perpête, Dancersin, Toon Schuermans, Jongleur


Lieven Baert, Violoncello, Nele Cornillie, Violine, Pieter Schuermans, Kontrabass, Hans Van Hulle, Klarinette

A charming theatrical performance, somewhere between variety theater, dance and concert. A story without history, told with sounds, thrown balls and bodies. With a juggler, dancer and four musicians, the musical journey leads to the realm of the imagination. Filigreed choreography through which each sixteenth note becomes one with the movement. A performance full of charm that, in a strange way, successfully joins together with an ambitious composition falling under the label »contemporary music.«

In an extremely lively fashion, movement, visual theater and sounds are combined. One senses the trust between the various arts when the juggler becomes the metronome for the musician and the dance frees itself from the juggler's time. Three languages communicate with each other without words, and the sounds of the flying balls take over the order of the room and the flow of time.

Pieter Schuermans received his training for the flute, double bass and composition in Tessenderlo, Italy and Louvain, Belgium. He gave numerous concerts and, for several years, has been composing for chamber orchestras, symphony orchestras and choruses. His brother Toon graduated from the National Art Center for Circus in Chalons-sur-Saône, France and the School for Circus Art in Brussels. He gives workshops and international juggling courses. France Perpête was originally a gymnast and then a dancer in the company Incidence and has created several choreographies. The musicians are employed by various symphony orchestras in Belgium.

Uraufführung: 16.04.2002, Brüssel

Internetseiten der Compagnie: www.llasbl.be

Produktion: Théâtre de L'L, Festival »Danse en vol«, Brüssel

Die Compagnie wird unterstützt durch Direction générale de la Culture de la Communauté française, Programm »1500 heures pour danser« de la SACD, Contredanse, Wallonie-Bruxelles Théâtre, Scoot, Kiosque, Commune d'Ixelles a I'initiative de I'Echevinat de la Culture.

Das Gastspiel in Leipzig erfolgt mit freundlicher Unterstützung von Le Commissariat Général aux Relations Internationales de la Communauté française de Belgique.

Mit freundlicher Unterstützung der Stadtwerke Leipzig