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TINKLING I

Program: Scenography
Location: On tour (Belgium & Netherlands)
Client: d e t h e a t e r m a k e r
Scale: 4 m²
Year: 2017
Status: Completed

Team: Jason Slabbynck i.c.w. Talitha De Decker (choreography), Benjamien Lycke (music and visuals), Lukas Proot (technical support) and the help of Jordan Slabbynck

Photography: Wannes Cré

Press:
Focus WTV – X-TRACT toont jong podiumtalent
De Standaard – De beloften van het jonge theater

Project description:
Choreographer Talitha De Decker (1991) is fascinated by simplicity in movement, but complex figures hide in her seemingly simple dance movements. Together with a composer, an architect and two dancers, Talitha interprets the sporting challenge of the Filipino folk dance Tinikling, in which the performers maneuver skillfully between moving bamboo sticks.

The result is a “danceable” floor filled with a grid of LED strips where every pixel can each be controlled separately. These strips project geometric lines or shapes and thus translate the rhythmic movements of the bamboo pieces with which the dancers interact as a kind of contemporary “Dance Revolation” arcade game. But the scenography goes one step further by making it possible to place the floor panels upright as walls. This creates a visual universe in which the two dancers try to keep up with the tempo of the projected patterns. This makes the scenography more than a background, it forms, as it were, a third dancer.

A lot of cultural performance, especially the scenography, are attached to the black box in which they are performed. To break free from this and to make it possible to perform the dance performance anywhere, this scenography has been designed as a separate entity. The scenography was not designed afterwards in the service of the dance performance, but simultaneously, so that it had to take this into account and even adjust to it. It forms the physical demarcation within which one can work and also provides the necessary lighting. The design consists of three identical panels that are easy to move and mount. A large piano hinge provides the possibility to connect and hinge the panels together. Due to this flexibility and openness it can also be used in other ways. For example, it was already used as visuals for performances, as a stand-alone lighting installation and as an interactive showcase for electronics giant Huawei.

Culture must break free from their protective institutions without fear of losing their quality. Architecture, also on the scale of a scenography, can help facilitate this. INTER / ACT is a good example of this.

Project process





Figure It Out
Scenography
Figure It Out
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House DD78
Nest
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Nest
Birdhouse
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Birdhouse
Belfry
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Belfry
vloethemveld
Art
vloethemveld
Composte
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Composte
House RV17
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House RV17
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51°30’48.6”N 0°05’17.9”W
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Atelier for an artist
House LVG66
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House HK22
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House HK22
House DD74
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House DD74
Groeninge Museum
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Groeninge Museum
Arc de L’Europe
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Arc de L’Europe
The Liquid Wall
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The Liquid Wall
HOUSE SL82
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HOUSE SL82
TINKLING I
Scenography
TINKLING I
HOUSE DM85
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HOUSE DM85
HOUSE CB22
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HOUSE CB22
HOUSE VG93
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HOUSE VG93
MONU
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MONU
ACUBENS
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ACUBENS
A/MAZE/ING
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A/MAZE/ING