Fri, June 16, 2023  - 18h30 et 21h
Sat, June 17, 2023  - 18h30 et 21h
Sun, June 18, 2023  - 17h et 19h30
Centre Pompidou, Galerie 3

Duration : 1h30

Full price: 18€
Discount Price: 14€
ManiFeste & Youth Pass: 10€

A part of Moviment event

Holding Present is an event imagined by the Brussels-based ensemble Ictus and the choreographer Ula Sikle, where the division of labor between dancers and musicians, performers and audience, becomes blurred. Musical instruments break out of the field of traditional lutherie: they become autonomous sound objects, sometimes conjuring up protests. It is literally a question of "occupying space". Inspired by political gatherings both visually and sonically, this performance observes how an individual gesture leads to the power of a collective action. Holding Present entangles existing compositions and creations. What does Holding Present ultimately mean—this alert, grasping the present—when it is played out in a cultural institution.? Ula Sickle and Ictus define their injunction as the creation of a collective space and a common construction.


French Premiere

Ula Sickle concept, choreography
Tom Pauwels (Ictus) concept, musical direction 
Alvin Lucier, Pauline Oliveros, Stellan Veloce, Didem Coşkunseven (commissioned by Ictus and IRCAM-Centre Pompidou) composition
Augustin Muller IRCAM electronics (for the work by Didem Coşkunseven)
Sylvain Cadars IRCAM sound diffusion
Gert Aertsen original instruments
Amanda Barrio Charmelo, Marina Delicado, Marie Goudot, Ruben Martinez Orio, Michael Schmid, Mohamed Toukabri, Tom Pauwels, Ula Sickle creation and performance
Ofer Smilansky lighting and sound design  
Richard Venlet stage design
Wang Consulting costumes
Persis Bekkering dramatugry assistance

Production Ictus & Outline. Coproduction IRCAM/Les Spectacles vivants-Centre Pompidou, Concertgebouw Brugge, KWP (in Pianofabriek). With the support of Tax Shelter du Gouvernement fédéral belge and the Canada Council for the Arts.

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