In 1987 Wim Vandekeybus and Ultima Vez stunned the world of dance with What the Body Does Not Remember. Twenty-eight years later it is still one of the most thrilling pieces of theatre ever made. Humour threads through explosions of aggression, fear and danger in this adrenaline-fuelled distinctly physical performance.
Ultima Vez What the Body Does Not Remember LIGHTHOUSE, POOLE FRI 27 & SAT 28 FEBRUARY 7:45pm Book tickets at www.lighthousepoole.co.uk or on 0844 406 86666
The amazing debut of Wim Vandekeybus and Ultima Vez in 1987 stunned the world of dance at the time. Vandekeybus and composers Thierry de Mey and Peter Vermeersch received the prestigious Bessie Award in New York for this ‘brutal confrontation of dance and music: the dangerous, combative landscape of What the Body Does Not Remember. Twenty-eight years later and with a new cast, the show still stands as one of the most exciting pieces of dance ever made and is once again on an unmissable world tour.
Vandekeybus’ first piece of choreography balances on the razor edge of attraction and repulsion. Dancers are driven to act and react at high speed and with split second timing, to each other, and the music. Moments of humour thread through explosions of aggression, fear and danger in this adrenaline-fuelled distinctly physical performance.
“Tough, brutal, playful, ironic and terrific” The New York Times
Presented by Dance Touring Partnership. The UK tour is funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Arts Council of Wales. Co-produced by KVS. Co-producers of the original performance Centro di Produzione Inteatro Polverigi, Festival de Saint-Denis, Festival d’Eté de Seine-Maritime, Toneelschuur Produkties Haarlem.