To the tones of countertenor and MM Laureate Logan Lopez Gonzalez, Igor Shyshko explores the limits of body and mind in a dance opera. How do we free ourselves from the yoke we impose on our bodies? And is spiritual enlightenment, once achieved, dream or reality?
Ever since that first bite in the forbidden apple, we have no longer gone through life in a state of ignorance, unashamed of our bodies. Virtually all religions and ideologies have subjected our physical shell to strict rules, restrictions and rituals. We deny it food, lash it, exhaust it, whether in acts of penance, cleansing or initiation. We immerse it in water, sing, dance, cover it up or reveal it … In search of a state of bliss or to forget the inanity of human existence?
But what if we were to look at the body differently? As the vehicle that puts us in touch with a deeper and different form of consciousness, separate from any worldly phenomenon. What if we seek enlightenment within ourselves? This is exactly what Malus aims for. From his experiences as a yogi, Igor Shyshko tries to break through the logic of seeing and being seen. His body struggles, works and repeats to remain empty. To recreate his own ‘dream reality’ in the space between music and song, light and sculpture. Malus, with the soothing vocal lines of Logan Lopez Gonzalez and in a musical dramaturgy by Alain Franco, is not so much a commentary on our time as it is a meditation.
-30 / +65 years old: € 10
Choreography & danceIGOR SHYSHKOCountertenor LOGAN LOPEZ GONZALEZMusical dramaturgy and montage ALAIN FRANCOScenography and costumes KATLEEN VINCKLightingCAROLINE MATHIEUArtistic adviseMARC VANRUNXT
ProductionKUNST/WERK & KVS & LA MONNAIE / DE Munt