By Daniel Linehan
With Erik Eriksson, Michael Helland, Anneleen Keppens, and Victor Pérez Armero
Sound design by Peter Lenaerts
Scenography by 88888
Costumes by Frédérick Denis
deSingel (Antwerp) February 24-25, 2017
Kaaitheater (Brussels) April 28-29, 2017
Montpellier Danse (Montpellier) July 3-4, 2017
Julidans (Amsterdam) July 15, 2017
Les Théâtres de la Ville (Luxembourg) October 11, 2017
Le Lieu Unique (Nantes) November 14-15, 2017
Centre Pompidou (Paris) January 17-20, 2018
Flood is a choreography of entrances and exits: simple actions that go hand in hand with a certain tension. What does a person do when he enters? Where does he go to when he exits? And when will he be coming back? Linehan wants to focus our attention on the importance of entering and then exiting again. In between, he always positions an ‘event’ that stands for ‘something’ that is no longer in use, for example a dance to the rhythm of Morse code, a discussion in a dead language, or a demonstration of a forgotten theory. After every event, the dancers take ritual leave of the out-of-date or forgotten thing.
In the midst of our throwaway society and the flood of new technologies and ideas, Linehan questions the cultural domination of the new. At the same time, he considers what is disappearing, and what is becoming superfluous at an ever-faster pace.
Production by Hiatus, executive production and diffusion in Belgium by Caravan Production, international diffusion by Damien Valette
Photo by 88888 and Jean Luc Tanghe