Ultima VezWim Vandekeybus

Traces, 22. May

22. May

Nature’s revenge in the form of magnificent dance.

  • Duration105 min
  • Price165 - 450
  • StageMain stage

Dates & times

The choreographer behind Traces, Wim Vandekeybus, is one of the foremost and best-known choreographers in Europe. In this energetic and gripping production, he takes us into an era when nature was at the centre of things. With a physically brilliant and strongly theatrical expression, he creates a mesmerising production, accompanied by a suggestive soundscape of rock music. It starts with a scene in which the balance of nature is disturbed by a murder and a motorway being cut through the forest. It ends in a threatening, yet comical way, with nature getting its revenge, and a bear playing a key role.

Background material


  • Direction and choreography

    Wim Vandekeybus

  • Created with and performed by

    Alexandros Anastasiadis
    Borna Babić
    Maureen Bator
    Davide Belotti
    Pieter Desmet
    Maria Kolegova
    Kit King
    Anna Karenina Lambrechts
    Magdalena Oettl
    Mufutau Yusuf

  • Music composed and recorded by

    Trixie Whitley
    Shahzad Ismaily
    Ben Perowsky
    Daniel Mintseris

  • Special guest on guitar

    Marc Ribot

  • Movement assistants

    German Jauregui
    Iñaki Azpillaga
    Flavio D’Andrea

  • Storyline

    Wim Vandekeybus

  • Dramaturgy

    Erwin Jans

  • Costume design

    Isabelle Lhoas A

  • Assisted by

    Isabelle De Cannière

  • Scenography

    Wim Vandekeybus
    Tom de With

  • Stage management

    Thomas Glorieux

  • Lydtekniker

    Christian Schröder

  • Light design

    Wim Vandekeybus
    Francis Gahide

  • Light on tour

    Helmut Van den Meersschaut

  • Bear costume design

    Jan Maillard

  • Set paintings

    Patrick (Bob) Vantricht

Production: Ultima Vez
Co-production: Europalia Romania, Concertgebouw Bruges, KVS Brussels and La Rose des Vents Villeneuve d’Ascq
With the support of: Tax Shelter measure of the Belgian Federal Government, Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter empowered by Belfius.
Ultima Vez is supported by the Flemish Authorities and the Flemish Community Commission of the Brussels Capital Region.

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