Dans Kapot plays “A Small World”

Dans Kapot plays “A Small World”

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Playing on the threshold of a dance piece and a concert, A Small World reflect on acts of communal celebration in the connection between dance and music; inside events and interaction it searches for the places we come from, places that can be the beating heart of a body or the vibration of an instrument, places that can become a small world for everyone to feel invited. In a horizontal stage setting 3 musicians and 3 dancers, but most of all 6 people, shift from exuberant energetic scenes to poetic images and to moments exposing the sensitivity of each person’s bodies. Dancing and playing music together they create a performance where the audience is welcomed to feel, empathize, observe, and, along with the performers, to rejoice in a moment of communal joy.

Duration: ~ 60’

Direction/Choreography: Alexandros Anastasiadis, Margherita Dello Sbarba
Creation and performance: Kit King, Margherita Dello Sbarba, Alexandros Anastasiadis, Viktor
Perdieus, Jakob Warmenbol, Giotis Damianidis
Music: Don Kapot
Dramaturgy: Greet Van Poeck
Costume design: Dolça Mayol
Light design: Ryoya Fudetani
Stage technician: Max Maes
Management: Michael Wolteche – Enthusiast Music
Project Coordinator: Alexandros Anastasiadis
Co-Production: Jazzlab Series, Kunstencentrum NONA, Werf Records, Kunstencentrum KAAP
With the help of CC De Factorij, Ultima Vez/Wim Vandekeybus
and the support of the Kunstendecreet of the Flemish Ministry for the Arts, Youth and Media

Dans Kapot challenges the border between dance and music. The group, formed by three musicians and three dancers, explores ways in which the two disciplines can interact and inform each other, thus researching on hybrid working methodologies as well as creating genre challenging performances. The result is an energetic, extroverted mix of music and dance, played in a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces. The current members of the group are the jazz trio Don Kapot, consisting of Giotis Damianidis, Jakob Warmenbol and Viktor Perdieus, along with the dancers Alexandros “Greco” Anastasiadis, Margherita Dello Sbarba and Kit King. The group started with the artistic meeting of Giotis and Alexandros, which quickly led them to record a video clip for the band and to play their first improvised show in the Dansand festival 2021. The following year, the group created Op Straat a vibrant intervention in public space, with the intention of bringing artistic work to non conventional spaces. They took to the streets and schools of Brussels, where unprepared passersby were treated to a spontaneous celebration of color and music. The project’s appeal compelled WERF Records and JazzLab to include the six-member gang in their 30th anniversary celebrations. With their support and that of Kunstencentrums KAAP and NONA, the group engaged in the creation of A Small World, a concert-performance intended for a mix of unconventional venues, outdoor spaces and theaters, with the artistic direction of Alexandros and Margherita

Tijs Soete