Two people in swimming trunks lift up a third person in a bikini. The third person has raised their right arm. A pink tulle curtain hangs behind them.
© Vince VDH
Two people in swimming trunks lift up a third person in a bikini. The third person has raised their right arm. A pink tulle curtain hangs behind them.
© Vince VDH

Ayelen Parolin

Zonder

No Summer Festival without good fun: failure has never been so beautiful as in this gleeful stage disaster disguised as a dance piece.

Tickets:

28 / 18 / 9 (conc. from 9 Euro, 50 % conc. with Festivalkarte)

Dates

German Premiere

Thursday

8/22/24

7:00 PM

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Friday

8/23/24

7:00 PM

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Saturday

8/24/24

6:00 PM

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Sunday

8/25/24

7:00 PM

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In this mischievous creation by choreographer Ayelen Parolin, everything goes wrong, much to the delight of the audience: an obsessed trio tries to dance their way through Strauss’ popular hit “An der schönen blauen Donau” and repeatedly falls out of sync. But they can’t give up, the show must go on, no matter how much chaos breaks out on stage. ZONDER is the name of this latest dance prank by the Argentinian choreographer from Brussels, with which she has created a great ode to senselessness, the illogical and therefore also to art. The piece debunks the pseudointellectuality of contemporary dance as well as the idea that it is the audience’s own fault if they don’t understand anything. After her hit SIMPLE, in which she simplified Merce Cunningham’s classic “Summerspace” into Dadaist fun, Ayelen Parolin proves once again that humor is still the best way to explore the human condition – if executed as well as in ZONDER.

Three people make an effort to move in different directions. Their gestures are very expressive and they stretch their arms and legs away from them. They are wearing clothes in different, bright colors.
© Kampnagel
Two people are dancing in front of a white backdrop, their costumes are in shades of purple and red. The perspective is oblique so that the floor appears uneven.
© Kampnagel
A person wearing green shorts and a red top leans forwards on a white stage in a lunge.
© Stanislav Dobak
A person in a purple shirt and pink pants turns away from two other people standing in the background with a distorted face.
© Kampnagel
One person stretches both fists, arms outstretched in the air. The mouth is wide open.
© Kampnagel
A dancer stands in the foreground of the picture and stretches both arms upwards. In the background are two people who have spread their legs and stretched out their arms.
© Kampnagel
A dancer stands in the foreground of the picture and directs his gaze towards two people standing behind him.
© Kampnagel
Two people in swimming trunks lift up a third person in a bikini. The third person has raised their right arm. A pink tulle curtain hangs behind them.
© Vince VDH

Concept Ayelen Parolin Created and performed by Piet Defrancq, Naomi Gibson, Daan Jaartsveld Artistic Collaboration Julie Bougard Technic Direction & Light Design Laurence Halloy Sound Design Julie Bougard Set and Costume Design Marie Szersnovicz Light Laurence Halloy Set Ondine Delaunois Sound Ondine Delaunois Dramturgy Olivier Hespel Preparation Daniel Barkan, Alessandro Bernardeschi, Michael Schmid

Production RUDA asbl in coproduction with Théâtre National Wallonie Brussels, Charleroi danse, SurMars Mons, le Théâtre de Liège, le Manège Scène Nationale - Reims, Atelier de Paris / CDCN.

Set & Costume Production in the Workshops at Théâtre National Wallonie Bruxelles in co-production with La Coop asbl et Shelter Prod.

Supported by taxshelter.be, ING and the Belgian federal government tax-shelter, Wallonie Bruxelles International.

Ruda / Ayelen Parolin has been an associated artist of the Théâtre National De Bruxelles since 2022.