première MONSTRARE ET/OU MONERE Milø Slayers

 

A hunched back, speaking without a mouth. Arms that go their own way. Legs that swaying themselves. Until, at the bottom of the spine, a mouth peeps out of the trousers. Do all those body parts belong together? And where is the head? From the darkness only a voice is finally heard, like a thunderous eruption from deep within.

Monstrare et/ou Monere, the solo debut of Milø Slayers, explores the border between human and monster. Not as in Hollywood, but from a deeper consciousness that wants to wriggle out of fixed categories. Can an identity become something fluid? Where does the normal (normative) body turns into a body that is seen as deformed?

Milø Slayers has been part of the dance company Slayers since 2013 and studied art and choreography at ISAC in Brussels until 2020. During WIPCOOP 2019, Milø Slayers showcased this creation as Work In Progress after which he found the necessary support to take next steps. In Monstrare et/ou Monere, his choreographic background in hip-hop fuses with the structures of abstract contemporary dance, under a play of light that constantly distorts familiar human relationships.

Concept & dance Milø Slayers | Light design Max Adams | Costumes Lila John | Movement research Stéphane Bourhis | Production Kunstenwerkplaats with Dans in Brugge, Vooruit & STUK | Dramaturgy Wouter Hillaert | Thanks to Daniel Blanga Gubbay, Elsemieke Scholte, Alain Platel, Mestizo Arts Platform/WIPCOOP, BUDA, Ultima Vez, Les Ballets C de la B, Charleroi danse, BATARD, KVS, ISAC