• About
    The film adaptation of TANZMANSCHINE explores the dynamics between space, performer, and audience. Created by Niek Vanoosterweyck in collaboration with Pieter Vandenhoudt, the film reimagines the performer’s journey, offering viewers an unparalleled perspective on live performance.

    The film creates a conceptual space that directs a performer through what is essentially a “framed club night.” However, the crux of the film is the notion of agency: What happens when the performer gains the ability to influence that space in real time? This question challenges traditional relationships between the performer, the space, and the audience.

    Captured through the “eyes of the machine,” the film traces the performer’s voyage uniquely. It allows viewers to see Niek’s performance from an entirely new perspective that would be otherwise unimaginable during a live event. This viewpoint essentially captures the duality of man versus machine, merging both the technical elements and live performance into a single frame.

    Originally, TANZMANSCHINE was slated to tour various theatre festivals. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the project came to an abrupt halt. Seizing this obstacle as an opportunity, Niek Vanoosterweyck decided to adapt his piece to a digital medium, ensuring its accessibility to anyone with an online connection.

    Concept Niek Vanoosterweyck
    Performer Niek Vanoosterweyck
    Camera Pieter Vandenhoudt
    Edit Pieter Vandenhoudt
    Sound design IGNOTA

    Premiered on 30/06/2020 at CONNECT Festival
    Showed on NPO2EXTRA

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