After a wonderful première series at KAAP, MA Scène Montbéliard and Kunstencentrum NONA last spring, Lisi Estaras will bring her solo performance to the stage of Belgium’s famous summer festival Theater aan Zee. Ticket sales start today at 9am – don’t wait & be sorry!
“If you really want to be understood, look for a good translator” Marlene Dumas
Choreographer and dancer Lisi Estaras celebrates her 50th birthday with a solo. A solo of 50 minutes. A performance consisting of 50 thoughts on identity, gender, sexuality and the life and body of a dancer.
Estaras has always been fascinated by the place of words and language in dance, and for the first time she puts this central theme on stage. What does the performer think while performing movements? Because saying what we say is not always the same as showing what we say.
Inspired by the work of Ludwig Wittgenstein and interviews with other 50-year-old women, #THISISBEAUTY became a fictional autobiographical, physical and verbal performance in which Lisi Estaras questions the absurd limits of communication.
Concept, choreography and dance Lisi Estaras Dramaturgy Sara Vanderieck Soundscape Tom Daniels Light design Helmut Van den Meersschaut Costume design Marie Szersnovicz Costume atelier Odile Dubucq Philosophical advice Carla Carmona Artistic advice Kristien De Proost Production management & communication Hilde Debuck MonkeyMind Company Management Nicole Petit Distribution Plan B – Creative Agency for Performing Arts / Carmen Mehnert & Anne Schmidt Production MonkeyMind Company/MonkeyMind vzw Coproduction Festival Bits of Dance Brugge (B), MA Scène Nationale Montbéliard (F) Residencies KAAP Brugge, MA Scène Nationale Montbéliard, Tanzhaus Zürich, BAMP Brussel With the support of CAMPO, les ballets C de la B and KC nona (studio) Thanks to Rose, Liora, Mirko and Ludwig
This project is created with a project grant from the Flemish Government – Culture