Flemish dance shows take to Baxter stage

A scene from (B) with Giluia Piana and Alka Matewa.

PICTURE: Denny Willem

On Tuesday June 4 and Wednesday June 5, les ballets C de la B will present Requiem pour L. and on Friday June 7 and Saturday June 8, Siamese Cie will present (B).

Requiem pour L., directed by Alain Platel from les ballets C de la B, is a philosophical work that translates anxieties about mortality into art. The piece, inspired by Mozart’s unfinished burial hymn, has a cast of 14 musicians and singers from across the globe.

Composer Fabrizio Cassol has reconstructed Mozart’s composition and merges it with jazz, opera and African music.

(B), created by choreographic duo Koen Augustijnen and Rosalba Torres Guerrero from the Siamese Cie company, is an interaction between seven dancers and three boxers with a focus on the continual drive to stay alive and keep “fighting” for a better life, no matter the challenges faced.

The set represents a boxing arena where two worlds and two disciplines spar with each other.

The Flemish dance season is presented by the Government of Flanders in association with the Baxter Theatre. There is an age restriction of 14 on (B) and 16 on Requiem pour L.

Tickets cost from R80 to R150 through Webtickets.