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Jaime Llopis : Samantha

We call this dance Samantha just like many people do when they give their dog a human name. Samantha is not a dog, but although she could be human, she's not a person(a). A solo without a person(a), Samantha is the refutation of a solo.

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In a game of cat-and-mouse, she sometimes plays the mouse, sometimes the cat; while escaping from becoming someone, she is threatened by many other ones. She does not move according to the makeup of her own identity, but rather follows the expanding multiplicity of personas that traverse her. She is blind. She is many at once. Calling Samantha on stage is like trying to stage a paradox. The one of a character with no identity. An anonymous multiplicity of forces that never crystallise in a person(a).

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Bernard Van Eeghem & Dolores Bouckaert receive research grant from the Flemish Government

Bernard delves deeper into Fernando Pessoa's Ode MarĂ­tima by researching how this epic poem can be translated into (moving) images. During her research, Dolores invites fellow artists to encounter her and props from previous pieces, guided by Martha Nussbaum's acclaimed work The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy.


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