The Vase

Photos by Frances d’Ath


The Vase is inspired by 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.

Concept & performance:
Gala Moody and Michael CarterMusic:
Sascha BudimskiLight design:
Michael Carter, Gala MoodyProduction:
Cie.OFEN Management  


” ..grandiose performance of two wonderful dancers” – – Klaus Dilger (Tanzweb Wuppertal)

“You want to see work like this…  It’s a fucking hard, brave work.”  –

“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 : June 2017 at die börse Wuppertal (Germany)


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).


Performances of The Vase were supported by: 



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