Celestial Spunk

Celestial Spunk is a solo for a body that is mortal, sexed and cultural. Helium-filled balloons form a constellation around the protagonist, serving both as costume and stage design. The balloons integrate the dancer’s body through strategic piercings and provide an incentive for travel via a series of celestial impulses.

CAST​

  • Conception and performance : Rudi van der Merwe

  • Music : Clive Jenkins

  • Light : Laurent Valdès

  • Consultants : Cindy van Acker, Sylvie Kleiber and Victor Roy

  • Costumes : Aline Courvoisier

  • Administration : Laure Chapel – Pâquis Production

  • Production : Skree Wolf

  • Co-Production : ADC – Geneva, théâtre Sévelin 36 – Lausanne

  • Studio residencies : ADC – Geneva, théâtre Sévelin 36 – Lausanne, Nyakaza Space – Soweto (ZA), Tanzhaus Zürich, Cindy van Acker

  • Support : Ville de Genève, Loterie Romande, SSA (Société Suisse des Auteurs) in the framework of ‘Danse et Dramaturgie 2012’ that is supported by Pour-cent culturel Migros as well as ProHelvetia – fondation suisse pour la culture.

  • Skree Wolf received a grant from the Swiss Dance Collection for the video documentation of Celestial Spunk.

  • With thanks to : ADC, théâtre Sévelin 36, Psyche Carstens, Roberto Fratini Serafide, Margaret Makoka, Songezo Mcilizeli, Susana Panadès Diaz, Nico and Adré Russouw, Jozsef Trefeli, Cindy van Acker, Sibusiso Vilakazi.

 

PERFORMANCES​

  • 26-30 September and 3-7 October 2012, ADC de Genève, Geneva

  • 12, 13 March 2013, festival les printemps de Sévelin, Lausanne

  • 14 March 2013, Les Repérages – Rencontres Internationales de la Jeune Chorégraphie, Lille

  • 8 November 2014, tanz ist festival, Dornbirn