love at first sight #6

festival van (nieuwe) makers 16 — 25 2021 antwerp

The Incantation Ploy

Carly Rae Heathcote

Two bodies stand in on stage. Who do they stand in for?
The one pauses and dreams of a world of their own, of a romance with that world.
The other has a duty to fulfil.
One becomes the lover, enamoured and caught in between dream and reality.
The other calls out – the mystic-incarnate, open and receiving.
And so they situate themselves, tall and proper, with the taste of incredibly important words on their lips.
You can see it in the way they stand – an anticipation of gravitas.
But their voices come shooting out.

The Incantation Ploy is a piece composed of seven songs or spells, traveling through ways of creating a narrative. The ever-shifting personas search for a constant romance or intoxication with the world, in and through impossible matches. They are constantly confronted by estrangement, possibly due to a failure of communication, possibly due to an unbridgeable gap.

concept, script & direction Carly Rae Heathcote in collaboration with Musia Mwankumi, Anna Franziska Jäger, Manuela Vilanova - with Musia Mwankumi, Anna Franziska Jäger - concept & visualisation Carly Rae Heathcote, Manuela Vilanova - sound design Lila Tirando a Violeta, Manuela Vilanova - dramaturgical advice Jana De Kockere - mentors Luanda Casella, Tom Engels - costume advice Stefania Assandri, Miguel Peñaranda - with thanks to Frederik Le Roy, Simon De Winne, Bardia Mohammed, Fabrice Delecluse, Mats Vandroogenbroeck, Nathan Ooms, Jonas Baeke, Gerhard Jäger, Lander Gyselinck, Maria Ortiz Elbal, Nathan Ishar, Kazematten, the School of Gaasbeek, Art Basics for Children, CAMPO, Drama department at the School of Arts|KASK Ghent

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