Of raving gods and the dogs who made them
A human gods surreal comic tragedy rolling to the sound of thunder
When Gods walk, thunder strikes.
When humans forget, a God dies.
Humans no longer remember their Gods; Gods no longer remember their reason.
Plunged into a reality that is slipping, fading, falling and disintegrating the Gods of the old aged home are faced with a dilemma: create something to belong to or give up the game.
Ponyhill is an organisation for young artists creating projects in dance, theatre, music and film, founded by the Belgian choreographer/dancer Thomas Steyaert (ex-Ultima Vez) and musician/sound engineer Mathijs Bertel.
After Thomas Steyaert’s solo De Dans van Vulpes Vulpes (2005) Ponyhill now presents Of raving gods and the dogs who made them, a creation by Thomas Steyaert, the Autralian dancer Gabrielle Nankivell and the Portuguese Raul Maia – both also former Ultima Vez dancers.
CONCEPT: RAUL MAIA, GABRIELLE NANKIVELL, THOMAS STEYAERT
PERFORMANCE: RAUL MAIA, GABRIELLE NANKIVELL or ANNA MacRAE, THOMAS STEYAERT
MUSIC: BRECHT AMEEL, MATHIJS BERTEL
FILM: BAS DEVOS
LIGHTING DESIGN: DAVY DESCHEPPER, FRANCIS GAHIDE
LIGHTING ENGINEERING: DAVY DESCHEPPER
SOUND ENGINEER: MATHIJS BERTEL
PRODUCTION PONYHILL (BE)
CO-PRODUCTION CULTUURCENTRUM DE SPIL (ROESELARE, BE), CC CASINOKOKSIJDE (BE)
RESIDENCIES KUNSTENCENTRUM BUDA (KORTRIJK, BE), CASA DO POMBAL (ALVARELOS, PT)
WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE CULTURE 2000 PROGRAMME OF THE EUROPEAN UNION IN THE FRAME OF ENHANCED DANCEWEB EUROPE, THE PROVINCE OF WEST-FLANDERS
IN COLLABORATION WITH ULTI’MATES/ULTIMA VEZ