PROJECT

I’m Sorry It’s (Not) A Story (2009)

“A blond girl in a light blue dress, on heels. I’ve barely begun to watch her, when it happens: a hand moves over her body as if it has a mind of its own. And I realize that I”m glad she’s back. Little gestures and simple movements make for a surprisingly fascinating performance.”

Hans Maarten Post on Utopia Parkway

“Simple, but brilliant.”

Pieter T’Jonck in De Morgen

In her previous performances Charlotte Vanden Eynde often worked with objects and video in such a way that she was flirting with fine arts. In I’m Sorry It’s (Not) A Story she expresses her associative language of images with pure movement and dance. She is looking for the ‘image’ and poetry in movement. Vanden Eynde performs on the balance between theatricality and abstraction. She experiments with meaning and emotion, but keeps the viewer guessing after what he is supposed to see. I’m Sorry It’s (Not) A Story asks a personal interpretation of its audience. Whoever expects to be able to discover a story will be disappointed. But whoever refuses to see a story will be in trouble. I’m Sorry It’s (Not) A Story is exactly that, a story that is not a story, yet is a story… for those who want it to be.

This performance is dedicated to Lhasa de Sela, the Canadian singer, who died of breast cancer on the 1st of January 2010 at the age of 37. Her song Cara de la Pared/Face to the Wall is used in the piece.

Past Dates

May 2016

28/05
ccBE (Berchem)

March 2016

23/03
STUK (Leuven)
24/03
STUK (Leuven)

January 2016

21/01
Kaaistudio's (Brussel)
22/01
Kaaistudio's (Brussel)

April 2011

28/04
kc Buda (Kortrijk)
22/04
Buda festival (Kortrijk)
23/04
Kaaitheater (Brussel)
24/04
Kaaitheater (Brussel)

March 2011

25/03
Malpertuis (Tielt)
30/03
cc Strombeek ()

October 2010

02/10
Théâtre de la Cité Internationale (Paris)

July 2010

01/07
Arts Stations Foundation (Poznan (PL))

April 2010

23/04
Kaaistudio's (Brussel)
24/04
Kaaistudio's (Brussel)

March 2010

04/03
STUK (Leuven)
11/03
de Velinx (Tongeren)

February 2010

04/02
De Brakke Grond/Something Raw (Amsterdam)
05/02
De Brakke Grond/Something Raw (Amsterdam)

January 2010

12/01
Théâtre de L'Usine (Genève)
13/01
Théâtre de L'Usine (Genève)
28/01
Vooruit (Gent)
29/01
Vooruit (Gent)

December 2009

08/12
Concertgebouw Brugge/December Dance (Brugge)

October 2009

16/10
wpZimmer/Amperdans (Antwerpen)
17/10
wpZimmer/Amperdans (Antwerpen)

Credits

Concept and dance: Charlotte Vanden EyndeCoach: Nada GambierMusic: Brigitte Fontaine (Où Vas-Tu Petit Garçon), Lhasa (De Cara a la Pared \ Face to the Wall remixed by David De Beukelaer)Lights: Ann-Sophie HosteTechnique: Elke VerachtertProduction: wpZimmerCo-production: Kaaitheater (Brussels), Vooruit (Ghent)Supported by: Départs / European Commission (Culture program) and Flemish GovernmentIn collaboration with: STUK (Leuven), Buda (Kortrijk)