Wednesday, August 20, 2008
TONE BRULIN IN PUUR WIN VENDEKEYBUS DANCE
PUUR, Wim Vandekeybus’ latest creation for 13 performers - amongst whom the 79-year old Flemish actor and playwright Tone Brulin - premièred during the Singapore Arts Festival in May 2005.
Director, choreographer, actor and photographer Wim Vandekeybus was born on June 30th, 1963 in Herenthout (Belgium). Brought up in a rural environment as a son of a veterinarian, Vandekeybus was often in contact with animals in their natural environment. These experiences had a great emotional impact on him. Animals, their movements, their instinctive reactions and their trust in their own physical power are often integrated into his performances.
He began his studies in psychology in Leuven, but did not complete them, irritated, as he says himself, by the surplus of ‘objective science’. His interest in the complex relationship between body and spirit remained. A workshop with the Flemish theatre director and playwright Paul Peyskens brought him into contact with theatre. He followed some dance courses (classic, modern, tango) and took up film and photography.
U TUBE - Woven Hand & Ultima Vez - PUUR