Geert Belpaeme / l'hommmm 

Residency: First
28/08 > 10/09/2017 – Studio

Performer Geert Belpaeme composes a prelude through movement. He wants to be a line, merging his long, thin limbs with a new movement vocabulary. In his solo show First, his starting point is the philosophical idea that through language, we, humans, are the creators of the reality in which we live.

He based his new performance on Tik Tak, string theory – a quantum mechanical description of gravity – and the essay The first man was an artist by expressionist Barnett Newman. He aims to discover the essence of the drawn figure, only a shape yet alive. For this purpose, Belpaeme draws from the Japanese writing: the graceful act of drawing, and the final image converted into motion and choreography.

Première: 20 & 21/12/2017 – Vooruit (Ghent)

Geert Belpaeme (1984) is theatre maker and performer. In 2010, he graduated at the Drama department of KASK School of Arts in Ghent, where he is an associated teacher and researcher. Together with Mats Van Herreweghe, he set up the theatre company l'hommmm, which creates performances on the fine line between theatre and dance. Belpaeme also created the collective de polen, with Bosse Provoost, Kobe Chielens and Lieselotte De Keyzer. He works as a coach for Alexander Van Tournhout and circus Katoen.

Concept & creation: Mats Van Herreweghe & Geert Belpaeme – Played by: Geert Belpaeme – Production: l’hommmm – Supported by: KASK School of Arts, Vooruit, Pact Zollverein, wpZimmer & KAAP – Made possible by the Roel Verniers Prijs 2016 (het TheaterFestival, t-heater & Circuit X)


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