The Middle Ages (2015)

The Middle Ages is a performance for five dancers about a time which is inherently ‘middle’- ambiguous, fluid, either both-and or neither-nor. Through an (over-the-top) use of costumes and a rigorous investment in movement, the performance attempts to occupy an ambiguous place and time, where historical references overlap and fold over one another. The performers' time-travel through the history of movement becomes increasingly layered and abstracted, while the speed of the performance, or rather, time in general becomes generally warped. Actions and events are compressed and stretched by the performers, lending an uncertainty to the time which the performance speaks of and the timing in which it occurs. Drawing on sources as far-fetched as time travel, historical costume dramas and reenactments, and the theoretical physics of the uncertainty of time itself, The Middle Ages asks, not what are we, but when are we? When is now?

Previous Dates:

November 21,22
HAU 2, Marx' Gespenster, Berlin

October 9,
Buda, Kortrijk

April 29-30, 2015
Kaaitheater, Brussels

March 25-26, 2015
MDT, Stockholm

March 12-14, 2015 (Premiere)
Vooruit, Possible Futures, Gent

Concept/ Choreography- Andros Zins-Browne
Created & Performed by Sandy Williams, Dragana Bulut, Jaime Llopis, Kennis Hawkins, Tiran Willemse & Andros Zins-Browne
Costumes - Sofie Durnez
Sound Design - Peter Lenaerts
Light Design and Technique - Nick Symons
Produced by Mokum/ Margherita ProductionsBrussels)
Co-Produced by Kaaitheater (Brussels), Vooruit (Gent), Kunstencentrum Buda (Kortrijk), MDT (Stockholm), PACT-Zollverein (Essen), HAU (Berlin)
Presented and/or supported by STUK (Leuven), wpZimmer (Antwerp), HAU (Berlin), Netwerk (Aalst), Nadine (Brussels)

The Middle Ages is made possible with support from Départs/ European commission Culture Program