“Dancers float like astronauts. Or maybe as ghosts, with fluttering clothes instead of spacesuits…It looks beautiful.” – Dick van Teylingen, Theaterkrant
Projected each night of the Festival, Un-retained is a project by Sandman – a collaboration between choreographer Sabine Molenaar, multimedia artist Gertjan Biasino and composer Jochem Baelus. They combine dance, audiovisual production and digital techniques such as projection mapping and holographic projection to form an enthralling synergy. With each presentation this video mapping installation is molded in tune with that specific in- or outdoor location, creating a timeless and weightless story of being human.
Bodies – floating and pliable at about ten meters high between the buildings in the city center. Timeless,weightless. We stand still and look up. As a matter of course we breathe with the breathless apparitions.
Then they dissolve in the vacuum. A poetic visual story that brings silence into an overwhelming world, let us forget time, space and gravity; it slows our heartbeat and plunges us into a universe of tranquillity. The experience that both overwhelms and invites contemplation becomes tangible through a seamless combination of the everyday familiarity of real bodies and hidden technical ingenuity.
A spectacle of calm and modesty. Grand and at the same time intimate.
Exact location to be revealed – please check back closer to the festival or email [email protected] for more information.
Concept & Choreography: Sabine Molenaar
Technical Concept: Gertjan Biasino
Composer: Jochem Baelus
Performers/freedivers: Gunther Polle, Corentin Dockx, Thierry Dockx, An Meirsman, Thibault Dockx, Sabine Molenaar + Umiko Dockx Molenaar
Freediving advice: Thibault Dockx
Production manager: Filip Timmermans
Camera: Alexandra Brixy
Camera: Cinediving/ Wim Michels
Camera-assistent: Adrien Lengrand
Safety freediving: Jeroen van Haudt
Postproduction/ Video mapping: Gertjan Biasino
Dramaturgical advice: Nienke Rooijakkers
Executive producers: DansBrabant & Kosmonaut
Coproduction: DansBrabant, GLOW Eindhoven
Image Credit: Sandman