Cirkuliacija'19: Sek mane
Be Flat (Belgija) „Sek Mane“
Parkūro spektaklis, kviečiantis iš naujo pažinti savo miestą
Šiame spektaklyje atlikėjai susiduria ir žaidžia su miesto viešomis erdvėmis „čia ir dabar“. Atlikėjų duetas kviečia savo publiką, „sekėjus“, į akrobatinę ir teatrinę kelionę po urbanistinę aplinką ir kasdienes situacijas joje. Spektaklio turinį diktuoja kaskart kita aplinka, kurioje jis rodomas, todėl kiekvienas spektaklis – unikalus. Gatvės tampa scena, pastatų fasadai – dekoracijos, grindinys – šokių danga, o pravažiuojančių mašinų garsai – fonine muzika.
Atlikėjai: Ward Mortier ir Thomas Decaesstecker
Dramaturgas: Craig Weston
Bilietais prekiauja TIKETA
In this performance Ward Mortier and Thomas Decaesstecker confront and play with the public space, here-and-now. The duet takes their audience and fellow travellers, the followers, on an acrobatic and theatrical journey through the urban environment, encountering along the way a diverse range of “everyday” situations. The content of each performance is largely determined by the specific area that has been made available to Be Flat, so every performance is by nature unique. The streets become the stage, urban facades a backdrop, cobblestones a dance floor, with the honking of passing cars as a fitting soundscape.
Be Flat aims for an equality between audience and artist. ‘Followers’, locals and passers-by form together the audience for the performance. Everybody - including those with physical challenges - are welcome to enjoy and take part in the event.
The local inhabitants who live along the route also become actively involved during rehearsals and the performance, creating a bond between artists, inhabitants and the organiser. This social contact can also work as a stimulus to encourage passers-by and locals from the neighbourhood to attend and enjoy other performances taking place during the festival.
The ‘followers’ are each given their own folding camp stool and they are invited to let go of their inhibitions and actively participate in the play as they see fit throughout the performance. By playing around with absurd situations in the common public space, Be Flat hopes to stimulate creativity long after the performance is over.
In everyday life, each place and every moment has its own (in)formal rules. During the performance, these rules are sometimes provocatively put into question. For example the current “natural” response to an irregular situation is to use one’s smartphone to record the event, and later to post that experience on social media, thereby further developing one’s virtual identity. The ‘followers’ of Follow Me are confronted with this growing dependence; during the performance they are forbidden to use their smartphones, thereby thrown into the here-and-now experience that Follow Me aims to offer
Makers / circus artists: Ward Mortier and Thomas Decaesstecker
Dramaturgy: Craig Weston
External eye: Sander De Cuyper