Julie Pfleiderer & Ictus Ensemble


A concert transforming itself into a performance and a live radio play

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Performance / Music Austrian Premiere in English with German translation / in collaboration with Wien Modern
{safe space} {follow my voice} {Wien Modern}

Based on Todd Haynes’ film Safe (1995), director Julie Pfleiderer, composer Oxana Omelchuk, author Pieter Delfosse, performer Caroline Daish and three musicians from the renowned Ictus ensemble create a portray of contemporary hypersensitivity: SAFE is an immersive journey that stimulates all our senses.

, © Jochen Schmitt-Thelen

Julie Pfleiderer & Ictus Ensemble – SAFE. A concert transforming itself into a performance and a live radio play

, © Julie Pfleiderer

Julie Pfleiderer & Ictus Ensemble – SAFE. A concert transforming itself into a performance and a live radio play

© Ictus
, © Ictus

Caroline Daish

A woman suffers from increasingly intense allergic reactions that make it impossible for her to lead a normal life. What we do not know is whether she is the victim of an ubiquitous invisible threat or whether she is an ingenious manipulator trying to withdraw from the world.

SAFE by Pfleiderer and Ictus is a hybrid experiment combining performance and contemporary music. What starts out as a concert develops into an artful live audio drama. The Western world today tries to explain everything. But what can we do against phenomena, issues and blind spots to which we cannot find any final answers?

Director Julie Pfleiderer works in the fields of performance, sound art and film at the interface of documentation and fiction. Her works have already been shown at numerous theatres and festivals all over Europe, including steirischer herbst Graz, brut Wien, Beursschouwburg Bruxelles, Vooruit Ghent or Gessnerallee Zürich. In 2014, her film Infinite Jetzt won the Special Jury Award for Experimental Film at the Film Festival of New Orleans. www.julie-pfleiderer.de

Ictus, a Brussels-based ensemble for contemporary music, has been working in the field of performing arts on various occasions. So far, they have realised 14 co-productions with choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and ROSAS, including Amor Constante and Vortex Temporum. The ensemble also cooperates with other choreographers on a regular basis, e.g. with Wim Vandekeybus, Eleanor Bauer and Fumiyo Ikeda. www.ictus.be


Direction & concept Julie Pfleiderer Composition & concept Oxana Omelchuk Performance & concept Caroline Daish Ictus Tom Pauwels (guitar), Gerrit Nulens (percussion), Hanna Kölbel (cello) Sound direction Alex Fostier Text Pieter Delfosse Choreography Christine De Smedt Set design, costumes & lights Jochen Schmitt-Thelen

A co-production by Kaaitheater, Ars Musica, Ictus, BUDA Kortrijk, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek Brussels, Wien Modern and brut Wien. With the kind support of the government of Flanders.

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Dates & Tickets

November 2018

Tue. 27.11.2018, 18:00
17 € / 13 € / 9 €

Wed. 28.11.2018, 18:00
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Wed. 28.11.2018, 20:30
17 € / 13 € / 9 €

Thu. 29.11.2018, 18:00
17 € / 13 € / 9 €

Thu. 29.11.2018, 20:30
17 € / 13 € / 9 €

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