The eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull in 2010 and the following shutdown of European air traffic, helped choreographer Liz Kinoshita reflect upon our globetrotting lifestyles today. In VOLCANO she uses mechanisms of the “musical” genre from ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s, to share reflections on the hectic lives of contemporary performers and travellers.
Together with three excellent performers, Liz Kinoshita created a smart and fresh performance, in a mix of self-composed songs, dance and stage presence. Pushed by the steady rhythm of the tap dance and the emotion of the songs, VOLCANO shares the lifestyles led, the tour routes taken, the feats required to make everything possible, and the reflections that arise when a volcanic eruption is bringing our feet back on the ground.
Concept, direction Liz Kinoshita Creation, performance Liz Kinoshita, Clinton Stringer, Salka Ardal Rosengren, Justin F. Kennedy Dramaturgic advice Chrysa Parkinson Musical advice Chris Peck Scenographic advice Tim Wouters Technique Jitske Vandenbussche
Executive production Caravan Production (Brussels, BE) Co-production workspacebrussels (Brussels, BE), Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek (Brussels, BE) , Vooruit (Gent, BE) in the frame of the European Network [DNA] DEPARTURES AND ARRIVALS co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union Residencies Kultuurfaktorij Monty (Antwerp, BE); MDT (Stockholm, SE); STUK Kunstencentrum (Leuven, BE); MAKE – an initiative of Cork Midsummer Festival, Project Arts Centre, Theatre Forum and Tiger Dublin Fringe (Annaghmakerrig, IE) With the support of the Flemish Government; Konstnärsnämnden, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee