Photos by Frances d’Ath
The Vase is Cie.OFEN’s interpretation of Ariel Dorfman’s play “Purgatorio”, which in turn is a modern take on Eurypides’ ancient classic “Medea”. This highly complex work presents a repetition across time, each work referencing its predecessor, up to The Vase; which draws on its own autobiographical stories of love, deceit and betrayal.
Gala Moody and Michael CarterMusic:
Michael Carter, Gala Moody
” ..grandiose performance of two wonderful dancers” – – Klaus Dilger (Tanzweb Wuppertal)
“You want to see work like this… It’s a fucking hard, brave work.” – Supernaut.info
“The final phrase [of the performance] provides the total picture. What makes this performance even more special is that the dancers themselves were responsible for light and sound.” – Margot Croubels
Premiered 03 October 2015 at Ulti’mates Festival, Schouwburg Kortrijk (Belgium).
The creation of The Vase was supported by:
Centro Danza Canal (Esp), Compañía Nacional de Danza (Esp), Ultima Vez (Be), Leigh Warren & Dancers (Aus), RITCS Molenbeek (Be).