Celestial Spunk

Celestial Spunk

  1. Celestial Spunk is a solo for a body that is mortal, sexed and cultural. Helium-filled balloons form a constellation around the protagonist, serving both as costume and stage design. The balloons integrate the dancer’s body through strategic piercings and provide an incentive for travel via a series of celestial impulses.

CAST

  • Conception and performance : Rudi van der Merwe
  • Music : Clive Jenkins
  • Light : Laurent Valdès
  • Consultants : Cindy van Acker, Sylvie Kleiber and Victor Roy
  • Costumes : Aline Courvoisier
  • Administration : Laure Chapel – Pâquis Production
  • Production : Skree Wolf
  • Co-Production : ADC – Geneva, théâtre Sévelin 36 – Lausanne
  • Studio residencies : ADC – Geneva, théâtre Sévelin 36 – Lausanne, Nyakaza Space – Soweto (ZA), Tanzhaus Zürich, Cindy van Acker
  • Support : Ville de Genève, Loterie Romande, SSA (Société Suisse des Auteurs) in the framework of ‘Danse et Dramaturgie 2012’ that is supported by Pour-cent culturel Migros as well as ProHelvetia – fondation suisse pour la culture.
  • Skree Wolf received a grant from the Swiss Dance Collection for the video documentation of Celestial Spunk.
  • With thanks to : ADC, théâtre Sévelin 36, Psyche Carstens, Roberto Fratini Serafide, Margaret Makoka, Songezo Mcilizeli, Susana Panadès Diaz, Nico and Adré Russouw, Jozsef Trefeli, Cindy van Acker, Sibusiso Vilakazi.