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July 13, 2020 - July 25, 2020
Dance of Seven Veils
In a day where gender and the question of ownership are on the agenda in our society, Salomé is in the center of this research of truth. The dance of the veils is disguising and revealing oneself. Playing with the layers of our inner personae. Until we shed all veils and stand naked. Naked to the truth of our being. Defined by who we are. Liberated from gender, age, race and culture. Based on R. Strauss’ adaptation we recreate her infamous dance of the seven veils. Aiming to erase the stereotypical image of Salomé as victim of the male eye. Directed by one of her own, a woman. A sculptor will generate live on-stage new images of the moving body in order to capture and research the ability of reinventing the historic iconography of Salomé.
COMPOSITIE Colin H. Van Eeckhout (voice, hurdy gurdy, guitar, percussion and electronica), Pieter-Jan Van Assche (voice, double bass and electronica)
SCULPTOR Rui Barros
LIGHT Davy Deschepper
CONCEPT | DIRECTION DRAMATURGY Aïda Gabriëls, Ylona Supèr
PRODUCTION CO-PRODUCTION tbc Vlaamse Opera / Muziektheater Transparant Consouling Sounds
Support and coproduction O Espaço do Tempo
Photo Getty Images