2010 –

Jan Decorte has been using dance and dancers in his theatre productions for many years (a.o. Charlotte Vanden Eynde and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker). But the written word was always the chief source for every project. In Tanzung, however, he is for the first time starting out resolutely from movement. During the rehearsal process, the actors Sigrid Vinks and Tibo Vanden Borre and dancer Taka Shamoto develop a range of varied material: movements, actions, sung excerpts and so on. Decorte reacts to all this with dance improvisations, with the motto ‘taking every movement seriously’. He has also written six poems about love in English.
Jan Decorte’s mastery lies above all in the simplicity he always manages to achieve in whatever means he employs. His linguistic idiom is stripped down and unlike any other. The principle underlying the structure of his productions is repetition, as is also used in rituals, in ancient Greek theatre and in Japanese Noh theatre. However, he never uses this structure as a rigid entity; his projects often emanate a beneficial lightness.



production: Campo
coproduction: Bloet
text & direction: Jan Decorte
with: Jan Decorte, Sigrid Vinks, Taka Shamoto, Tibo Vandenborre
scenography: Jan Decorte, Johan Daenen
costumes: Jan Decorte, Sigrid Vinks, Sofie D’Hoore
lighting: Jan Decorte, Luc Schaltin


23/09/201020.30uCampo Gent
24/09/201020.30uCampo Gent
25/09/201020.30uCampo Gent
30/09/201020.30uCampo Gent
01/10/201020.30uCampo Gent
02/10/201020.30uCampo Gent
06/10/201020.30uKaaitheater Brussel
07/10/201020.30uKaaitheater Brussel
08/10/201020.30uMonty Antwerpen
09/10/201020.30uMonty Antwerpen
16/10/201020.30uBrakke Grond A'dam
20/10/201020.00uLiers Cultuurcentrum
23/10/201020.30uOktoberdans Bergen
24/10/201020.30uOktoberdans Bergen
27/10/201020.15uCC Maasmechelen
29/10/201020.30uPumpenhaus Münster
30/10/201020.30uPumpenhaus Münster
10/11/201020.30uDe Velinx Tongeren
12/11/201020.30uRotterdamse Schouwburg
16/11/201020.30uStuk Leuven
17/11/201020.30uStuk Leuven
01/08/201119.00uTAZ Oostende
02/08/201115.00uTAZ Oostende