In Vide Krisztina de Châtel brought the external world inside, using video projections to show the Dutch dyke landscape. Krisztina de Châtel’s choreographies seek out the boundaries of the human dimension and explore the tension between the dancers and the space around them.
Vide was the first choreography in which Krisztina added a virtual space to the limited space of the theatre. As such, this choreography marked a turning point in Krisztina’s development and gave new impetus to the research into the relationship between virtual worlds and the live dance performance.
The fascinating thing about Vide is the spatial effect of the physical dialogue between the dancers on the floor and their counterparts on the screen. Every movement expresses intransigence and force. (NRC Handelsblad)
premiere 24 January 1997, Toneelschuur, Haarlem
choreography Krisztina de Châtel
dance Ann Van den Broek, Jack Gallagher, Heike Kreutzer, Massimo Molinari, Troy-Paris Mundy, Natascha Siegertsz
music Kevin Volans – Dancers on a Plane: 5th String Quartet
videoprojection Henk van Dijk
stagedesign/costumes Albert Jan van der Stel
light Michiel van Blokland
photography Ben van Duin