• About
    Tanzmanchine creates a space which directs and guides the performer through a club night into an installation. It tackles the being, the personality, and the performer’s movements.
    A framed club night. However, what if you were able to direct that frame? What happens when a performer can direct space at the moment itself? Furthermore, how does the relationship between performer, space, and audience change?
    The film captures the performer’s journey through the eyes of the machine. It grants the possibility to see Niek’s performance from a different perspective, which is impossible to imagine during the play. The battle of man vs machine is fought out before you, by combining the technical aspects and the live performance onto a single frame.

    This film was created within the context of the COVID-19 outbreak. As Tanzmanchine was about to do its rounds through the theater festivals, it was put to a grinding halt. Niek Vanoosterweyck decided to bring his piece to a different medium. So it would be accessible to anyone with an online connection. In collaboration with Pieter Vandenhoudt, they created a digital version of Tanzmanchine, a film that manifests its own interpretation of the questions Tanzmanschine raised.

    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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