23rd Festival 2013 / Programme

Main programme

Samstag 09. Nov. // 17.00 – 18.00 Uhr

Ab 14 Jahre

Sonntag 10. Nov. // 17.00 – 18.00 Uhr

Schaubühne Lindenfels

les ballets C de la B / Miguel Moreira & Romeu Runa, Gent



»The old king«
(»Der alte König«)   (Videoausschnitt  )


Konzeption und Choreografie:

Miguel Moreira, Romeu Runa

Künstlerische Beratung:

Alain Platel



Pedro Carneiro, Richard Wagner »Tristan und Isolde« (Auszug)



Dino Alves



João Garcia Miguel



Romeu Runa


Miguel Moreira

A person moves outside of the world, half bird, half man. He fights against the obstacles that beset him and only perseveres with a great deal of effort. Full of loneliness he freezes, in a place where he seems to be the only survivor. There is no more society in this space, only physical struggle and emptiness.

A book, forgotten knowledge. Like long-lost myths, the records of the ancestors rise. Like the old, lonely King Marke who had to give his wife Isolde to another, Tristan, the bird creature struggles to raise itself above the tendrils of popular fables. It attempts to build a platform to the collective being and overcome its shadow existence. The impulse for the dance solo »The old king« was a photograph of the Portuguese photographer Daniel Blaufuks. It pictures a peculiar lonely man, smoking, in fog, with a book on his lap.

Romeo Runa, born in 1978 in Cova da Piedade / Portugal, is an outstanding dancer and has performed in multiple pieces by the famous choreographer Alain Platel. Miguel Moreira was born in 1973 in Mozambique, trained at the circus school Chapitô in Lisbon and has directed various shows. Company les ballets C de la B, founded by Alain Platel in 1984 in Ghent, has also developed into a platform for young choreographers over the years.

Uraufführung: 18.07.2012, Festival d’Avignon, Cloître des Célestins
Kontakt: www.lesballetscdela.be
Produktion: les ballets C de la B
Koproduktion: CNB – Teatro Camões, Lissabon / Teatro Cine de Torres Vedras / Centro Cultural Município do Cartaxo / Centro Cultural Vila Flor, Guimarães / Teatro Municipal – Útero Associação Cultural, Faro / La rose des vents, Villeneuve d’Ascq / Torinodanza, Turin