KABINET K (BE)
PRESENTED AS SUITABLE FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
A gang of children balancing on a thin line of joy and struggle in a performance that demonstrates their resilience, hope and idealism. An exercise in standing straight, in resistance to a constant, invisible threat. They develop their own medicine against the chaos of a world that is too big to comprehend, to understand; to control.
RAUW/RAW is an emotional, sensitive and atmospheric performance about playing, dreaming, pretending: being a child even if it is not possible. It is about growing up in difficult circumstances, seen from a child’s perspective. It is also about the adults that have to take care of them, who are impenetrable, sometimes seen close up, but most often from afar. RAUW/RAW is performed with live music from Thomas Devos, who like a bard on the battlefield, celebrates the courage of the little warriors.
KABINET K is a contemporary dance company founded and run by choreographers Joke Laureyns and Kwint Manshoven, who originally have a background of philosophy and design, respectively. KABINET K’s performance works are designed to connect equally with young audiences and adults. They are sparked by mingling of untrained bodies with professional performers. In their work, children and professionals work side by side as equal artistic partners.
KABINET K create rich metaphors and powerful poetic connections. They seek to open up minds and worlds among the audiences, whether they are 8 years old or 80.
‘The seven little dancers precisely emanate the group spirit this performance is about – something that is mainly manifested through glances and other details which make it impossible to be insincere.’ Sarah Vankersschaever, De Standaard