• in frame of: Almost Summer Festival
  • première
  • duration: 1h30
  • in Dutch
  • tickets: €7 / €18 dayticket
  • book tickets: through this link

Calculated Risk by artist-equilibrist Kasper Vandenberghe consists of three intimately intertwined parts: a ritual, an installation and a story. The course is a poetic search for how vulnerable we can still allow ourselves to be and how we can understand vulnerability as a force. In this way, Vandenberge dances on the loose rope between two deeply human desires: the desire for balance versus a bottomless leap into the unknown.

During the ritual, he climbs on a scaffolding clad in a protective suit and then drops down like a rock from a height of 4.20 meters. It is calculated recklessness. It is an ode to the fragility and extraordinary resilience that reveals the kinship between the creative artist and the playing child. Every one of Vandenberghe’s steps is accompanied by a text from Peter Verhelst. The installation makes the monks' work behind his meticulous research into trial and error visible. Finally, during his story he discusses various aspects of the calculated risk. And because of a delayed assembly of his fall movement, Vandenberghe's entire enterprise suddenly appears in a different light.

  • A production by : movedbymatter / Kasper Vandenberghe
  • concept, direction and performance: Kasper Vandenberghe
  • text The Ritual : Peter Verhelst
  • scenography The Ritual: Pepijn Gyssels
  • construction The Ritual: Rico Naessens
  • motion engineer The Ritual: Wiebe Van Gansbeke
  • physical coaches The Ritual: Arne Sabbe en Simon Bruyninckx (collectif Malunés)
  • research The Ritual : Fisheye team
  • costume design The Installation: Kasia Mielczarek
  • text The Story: Kasper Vandenberghe
  • camera and montage The Story: Pieter Van Campe
  • sound design The Story: Frederik De Clercq
  • dramaturgy: Matthias Velle
  • artistic advice: Katrien Bruyneel
  • technique: Randy Thielemans
  • technical advice: Philip Van de Gehuchte
  • production manager: Yacoba Corral Davalos
  • financial director: Wouter Vermeylen
  • financial advice: Wim Viaene
  • photography: Kris Dewitte en Thomas Nolf
  • Co-production: Workspace Brussels - C-takt
  • With the support of: De Vlaamse Gemeenschap Circusdecreet - Fisheye Wetteren - Abrisso Anzegem - SONHOUSE Sound production Agency
  • Residency: Circuscentrum Gent - Kunstencentrum Campo Gent - Kunstencentrum BUDA Kortrijk - Verbeke Foundation - Vooruit Gent - Workspace Brussels - Grote Post Oostende
  • Special thanks: Koen Vandenberghe en Mieke Ronsmans - Hypnoclinic Antwerpen - prof. Marc De Kesel - dr. Sandra Balliu - dr. Tom Lootens - Geert Staelens - Carl Gydé - Tom Maeyens - Jasper Delbecke - Annabel Reid

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