'Daidalos', a performance created by Raumteid | created and performed by Wolf Govaerts, Belinda van der Stoep | direction, stage design Arno Synaeve | direction, musical direction Steven Prengels | production Raumteid | with the support of Stad Gent, les ballets C de la B | thanks to Valerie Desmet, Herwig Onghena, Jan Mergaert, Serge Vandenhove, Fien Synaeve, Jorre Biesmans, Jonas De Visscher, Björn De Feyter, Willem Van Vooren | photography Jonas De Visscher | opening night September 4th 2020
© Jonas De Visscher
'Daidalos' is an encounter between Wolf Govaerts and Belinda van der Stoep. While both literally and metaphorically building a stage for each other, they immerse themselves into some archetypes of Greek mythology and the opera 'Ariadne auf Naxos' from Richard Strauss. Rather than literally bringing them to the stage - even though that briefly happens - they want to reflect on both dwelling as on moving forward.
There are no more deserts. There are no more islands. Yet there is a need for them. In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion; in order to serve men better, one has to hold them at a distance for a time. But where can one find the solitude necessary to vigor, the deep breath in which the mind collects itself and courage gauges its strength?
Albert Camus, 'The Minotaur or, The Stop in Oran'
Raumteid is a platform for projects with a visual and musical foundation led by Arno Synaeve, Steven Prengels and Wolf Govaerts.
Raumteid is based in Ghent, Belgium.
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