Performance Lecture The Sound of Movement


presentation of the Anthology Rudi Laermans on April 1st 2009, 8.00pm, in Vooruit/Ghent

“It sounds incredibly naïve, but I’ve always considered dance and music as twins, because a series of movements shows the body in a musical condition. A series of movements makes a sound body and follows an inaudible melody, a sound line that is strictly visual.” (Rudi Laermans)

It’s this intuition that forms the starting point for the lecture/performance that Rudi Laermans will perform together with Viennese musician and composer Burkhard Stangl. Text and music (improvised live) are inspired by a video essay with excerpts from dance performances and Asian kung fu films. This one-off performance is part of the presentation of a selection of Laermans’s texts about contemporary dance on our website.

Credits Concept en performance lecture: Rudi Laermans Music: Burkhard Stangl Video montage: Inneke Van Waeyenberghe Co-production: Sarma, Vooruit Financial support: Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie Special Thanks to: Willem Jan Wellens