After the first big show 'When The Birds Fly Low The Wind Will Blow' that was successfully received everywhere, company HelKa vzw worked with great enthusiasm on their new project "LORE", for which they wrote out a grant file to realize this. In July 2015, however, Minister of Culture Sven Gatz decided not to honor 79 positively advised projects, including 'LORE'. An incomprehensible decision for many younger makers, with serious consequences, also for Helder Seabra.
However, the company does not get caught up in the matter and decided, in consultation with the programmers of "LORE", to develop a fully-fledged but feasible alternative with the meaningful title "In Absentia", a creation with three dancers and two musicians.
Felt loss, seen and carried by 5 men. You can cry, laugh and experience. Even as a man. The loss of someone dear, the loss of speech, the loss of a fantastic book, the loss of a friendship, a love, the loss of a project that cannot be created.
Five men investigate and experience the emotional, mental and physical impact of loss. Men react differently than women. Is that why men look for a more physical way to express themselves?
Helder Seabra, dancer and choreographer from Portugal, was a key figure in the creations of Wim Vandekeybus and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Since a few years he has mainly focused on making his own dance creations.
Concept, Direction and Choreography
Created with and Performed by
Ricardo Ambrózio, Jeffrey Schoenaers / Joris Baltz, Helder Seabra
Original Live Music
Elias Devoldere, Stijn Vanmarsenille
Kim Rens and Helder Seabra
Photos and Video
de Warande, Turnhout & BeMove GCV
cc De Spil, Roeselare - cc Berchem, Antwerpen - cc Gasthuis, Aarschot
Supported by Janine Benoit, Welkyn Trade and all kisskissbankbankers.