We are immortal as long as we live. In Vanishing Point, a cast of dancers and acrobats ranging from their early thirties to late sixties unravel what it means to age. A poetic series of images with a great physical impact, about the desire to stop time. With a new, exciting composition by house composers Strijbos & van Rijswijk and Davide Bellotta, Panama Pictures knows how to interweave dance with acrobatics and live music into a compelling mix.
The past grows, the future shrinks. To what extent are you still who you once were? There comes a time when you end up more and more in the margins and life seems to be pulsating elsewhere. The vulnerability of your body becomes tangible and everything slows down.
Vanishing Point is an intimate quest for transience. A poetic series of images with a great physical impact, about the desire to stop time. With the vanishing point as a dot on the horizon, where all our endeavours come together. But where everything also disappears...
Vanishing Point is set in a fragmented, architecturally designed space with round and straight walls, corners and passageways that play with extreme perspectives and contrasts. A no man's land where the performers disappear and appear, where they waver, take risks, and defy fate. Where their bodies - climbing, hanging, balancing - falter and become untameable.
Like no other company, Panama Pictures knows how to interweave dance with acrobatics and live music into a compelling mix. The soundtrack of Vanishing Point is a new, exciting composition by house composers Strijbos & van Rijswijk and Davide Bellotta, starring Davide Bellotta and musician Budy Mokoginta playing a modular analog synthesizer live; with this 'old,' unpredictable technique they bring new beats to life, combined with live guitar music and soundscapes.
With Panama Pictures, prize-winning choreographer Pia Meuthen presents her authentic signature: unpolished and raw, where dance, circus and music flow into each other with a natural ease. Panama Pictures is with its LNP programming a pioneer in the Netherlands and an often welcomed guests in theatres abroad.
Choreografie: Pia Meuthen
Dans en acrobatiek: Francesco Barba, Eddy Becquart, Davide Bellotta, Fabian Krestel, Tarek Rammo
Live muziek: Davide Bellotta & Budy Mokoginta
Muziekcompositie: Strijbos & van Rijswijk, Davide Bellotta
Decorontwerp: Sammy Van den Heuvel
Kostuumontwerp: Sanne Reichert
Lichtontwerp: Bart Verzellenberg
Dramaturgie: Angelique Willkie
Dramaturgisch advies: Julian Vogel, Guido Jansen
Choreografische assistentie en training: Miquel de Jong
Met Vanishing Point schept Panama Pictures een perfect getimede, gevoelvolle roadmovie voor dolende zielen. (Brabants Dagblad)