After a series of duets and a quartet, dancer and performer Pieter Ampe is going solo. He immersed himself in a world of transformations, an environment where standards are continuously shifting and blurring, where emancipation and sexual and emotional energy go hand in hand.
Are we aware of how others perceive us? Which energy do we emanate through our bodies? Do we need to be liberated? Pieter Ampe will find out. The chance that he will seduce you with grand gestures is very real, but the regained sensuality could be no less externalised by subtle hip movements. In any case, it is a solo performance to eagerly look forward to: the coming of age of a man and his body.
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So you can feel is a tender, intelligent self-portrait in which the duration of the performance is cleverly used to show the transformation from a wounded soul numbed by pain to one that has healed.
Ampe explores the boundaries between body and identity, character and truth, machismo and queerness.
It is about sadness, self-deception, impossible longings, weird appetites, and about how while all this makes you stronger, it does not necessarily make you happier.
De la mélancolie, l'aveuglement, les désirs impossibles, les envies bizarres, et la façon dont tout cela vous rend plus fort, mais pas nécessairement plus heureux.
Ampe explore les frontières entre le corps et l'identité, le personnage et la vérité, le machisme et l'attitude queer.
by & with Pieter Ampe music Jakob Ampe outside eyes Jakob Ampe, Pol Heyvaert, Laura Eva Meuris & Femke Platteau coaching Alain Platel & Sarah Thom technical Piet Depoortere many thanks to Juan Betancurth, Sarah Bleasdale, Rickard Borgström, Tim Darbyshire, Michael Dudeck, Nuno Lucas, Jessica Massart, Tommy Noonan & Boris Zeebroek production CAMPO co-production Moving in November (Helsinki, FI), Kaaitheater (Brussel, BE) & BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen, NO) with support of de Vlaamse Gemeenschap, de Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen & de Stad Gent