Pieter Ampe & Guilherme Garrido/CAMPO: STILL STANDING YOU
Pieter Ampe and Guilherme Garrido open up a boxful of dance passages and in their own mischievous way give us a glimpse of their kaleidoscopic view of friendship. With a dance idiom entirely their own – distinct from anything else going on in contemporary dance – they shamelessly seek out what they mean to each other. What is the relationship between them? Are they friends, partners, lovers, rivals or even enemies? The only instrument they can use is their own body, the irony of their displays of muscle, the intensity of this boyish friendship, the capacity to turn one’s own limitations into virtuosity and the ability to combine all this into a dynamic performance in which ruggedness, anger and love are entwined in one great physical and all-encompassing embrace.
Choreography and dance: Pieter Ampe, Guilherme Garrido
Production: CAMPO, Gent
Co-production: STUK, Leuven & Buda, Kortrijk
Artistic residency: Espaço Alkantara
Outside eye: Rita Natálio, Louise Van den Eede
The performance will be followed by a conversation.