Infamous Offspring

Wim Vandekeybus / Ultima Vez
Photo: Wim Vandekeybus
Depot 1
09 & 10 March 2024
next dates & Tickets Schauspiel Köln Schanzenstraße 6-20, 51063 Köln
Sat 09 Mar 19.30 Schauspiel Köln Schanzenstraße 6-20, 51063 Köln
Sun 10 Mar 18.00
In INFAMOUS OFFSPRING, Belgian Wim Vandkeybus brings together musician Warren Ellis, flamenco dance star Israel Galván and a young, international cast to present his new dance/film/theater piece. Revolving around Hephaestus, god of fire, who was cast out after his birth by his parents Zeus and Hera, family soaps and archetypal stories about the dysfunctional family, themes such as power, seduction, aggression, humiliation, exclusion, manipulation, beauty and cunning are dealt with. Ancient tales create a recognisable hierarchy between today's parents and their children — a blended family in which the parents are filmed charakters and their descendants are a group of notorious but sensitive dancers. An impressive interaction of media consisting of dance, text, music and film will be presented.
direction & script: Wim Vandekeybus
music: Warren Ellis
Dancers: Iona Kewney • Maria Zhi Tortosa Soriano • Lotta Sandborgh • Cola Ho Lok Yee • Samuel Planas • Rakesh Sukesh • Paola Taddeo • Adrian Thömmes • Hakim Abdou Mlanao
Text: Fiona Benson
Artistic assistant and dramaturgy: Margherita Scalise
Movement assistants: Maria Kolegova and Alexandros Anastasiadis
Costume design: Isabelle Lhoas
Stage design: Wim Vandekeybus
Light design: Wim Vandekeybus and Benjamin Verbrugge
Production: Heleen Schepens
Consultancy on mythology: Nadia Sels
Sound design film: Arthur Brouns
Pictures: Wim Vandekeybus and Danny Willems