Electric Life

Lennert Vanhove and Annabel Van Acker in Electric Life.
© Clara Hermans

Choreographers Elisabeth Borgermans and Thomas Vantuycom take Stravinsky's masterpiece Petrouchka as a source of inspiration for a new dance creation with nine young dancers between the ages of 16 and 25.

They depart from a new and profound reading of the music, leaving behind the original staging from 1911. Stravinsky's penchant for contrast, rhythm and speed is typical of the modern man at the beginning of the last century, when life became electrified in every way.

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Electric Life received reviews in De Standaard, Etcetera, Veto, and Theaterkrant.

Elisabeth Borgermans, Thomas Vantuycom
Nolan Decreton, Lauryn De Ruyck, Kiko Labarque-Persyn, Celien Mertens, Louis Staquet, Annabel Van Acker, Tess Van der Sanden, Maïté van Genugten, Lennert Vanhove
Igor Stravinsky, Alain Franco, Raphaël Hénard
Music dramaturgy
Alain Franco
Alexandra Sebbag
Kurt Lefevre
Perpodium, Brussels Philharmonic, Concertgebouw Brugge, STUK Leuven
With the support of
the city of Leuven, the Flemish government, the Tax Shelter of the Belgian federal government