23.09.'05 /friday/

20:00 h.

Macedonian Opera and Ballet

Puur is one of the works that make you wonder why artists like to choose dreary themes such as genocide for their art-making. If you avoid horror movies because of the blood, gore and suspense, then this work may be rather off-putting…

Puur wasn’t just a dance piece, but one with a message about senseless, horrifying genocide that was drummed home with occasional dialogue and a film, projected intermittently between dance segments…

Puur was marked by flashes of choreographic genius like this, as dancers executed variations of confrontational and coercive contact movements. In some instances, it looked like Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art, especially the segment that saw dancers throwing long poles at each other and using them as props...

Sharon Cheah Ui-Hoon


World premiиre 27.05.’05. Singapore Arts Festival (SG)

in co-production with Festival d’Avignon, PACT Zollverein/Choreographisches Zentrum NRW (Essen), Thйвtre de la Ville (Paris), Singapore Arts Festival and Cankarjev Dom (Ljubljana).

With the support of the Culture 2000 program of the European Union, the Cultural Actions Program of the SACD (Belgium) and l’ADAMI (France).



Direction, choreography, scenography:

Wim Vandekeybus



and performed by

Laura Aris Alvarez

Tone Brulin

Elena Fokina

Robert Hayden

Krijn Hermans

Milan Herich

German Jauregui

Jorge Jauregui

Linda Kapetanea

Thi-Mai Nguyen

Manuel Ronda

Helder Seabra

Won-Myeong Won



David Eugene Edwards

Fausto Romitelli



Greet Van Poeck

Titus Muizelaar


Costumes & styling

Isabelle Lhoas