Cadavre Exquis

Kassys in collaboration with Nature Theater of Oklahoma (US), Tim Crouch (UK) and Nicole Beutler (DE/NL) / 2012

the performance

Kassys creates this new project in collaboration with Nature Theater of Oklahoma (US), Tim Crouch (UK) and Nicole Beutler (DE/NL). They will do this according to the principle of a Cadavre Exquis, which is also the title; each company will make a part of 15 minutes that starts with the last image of the previous part, without knowing what preceded that last image. Everything else is open: the set may get changed or even destroyed, extras can being added, a dance performance can suddenly become a film or the other way around and the story can go either way.

credits

Directors
Liesbeth Gritter (Kassys), Pavol Liska & Kelly Copper (Nature Theater Van Oklahoma), Tim Crouch & Nicole Beutler (NBprojects)
Performers
Esther Snelder, Hannah Ringham, Jarid Rychtarik, Bas Van Rijnsoever
Coordination
Mette Van Der Sijs
Lighting design and technique
Adriaan Beukema
Business manager
Merrill Abrahamsm
Coproducers
Kunstencentrum Vooruit (Gent), Under The Radar Festival (New York), Kunstencentrum Buda (Kortrijk), Culturgest (Lissabon), Mousonturm (Frankfurt), Zuricher Theaterspektakel Festival (Zürich)

premiere 26 April 2012
premiere 26 September 2012
▲ previous dates
▼ previous dates
2012
Apr20
Cadavre Exquis
Kunstencentrum Vooruit Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Gent (BE)
Try-Out
Apr21
Cadavre Exquis
Kunstencentrum Vooruit Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Gent (BE)
Try-Out
Apr24
Cadavre Exquis
Kunstencentrum Vooruit Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Gent (BE)
Try-Out
Apr25
Cadavre Exquis
Kunstencentrum Vooruit Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Gent (BE)
Try-Out
Apr26
Cadavre Exquis
Kunstencentrum Vooruit Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Gent (BE)
Premiére (BE)
Apr27
Cadavre Exquis
Kunstencentrum Vooruit Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Gent (BE)
Apr28
Cadavre Exquis
Kunstencentrum Vooruit Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Gent (BE)
May02
Cadavre Exquis
Kunstencentrum NONA Kunstencentrum NONA, Mechelen (BE)
May04
Cadavre Exquis
Buda Buda, Kortrijk (BE)
May09
Cadavre Exquis
Espoo City Theatre Espoo City Theatre, Espoo (FI)
May10
Cadavre Exquis
Espoo City Theatre Espoo City Theatre, Espoo (FI)
May11
Cadavre Exquis
Espoo City Theatre Espoo City Theatre, Espoo (FI)
Aug31
Cadavre Exquis
Theaterspektakel Zürich Theaterspektakel Zürich, Zürich (CH)
Sep01
Cadavre Exquis
Theaterspektakel Zürich Theaterspektakel Zürich, Zürich (CH)
Sep01
Cadavre Exquis
Theaterspektakel Zürich Theaterspektakel Zürich, Zürich (CH)
Sep02
Cadavre Exquis
Theaterspektakel Zürich Theaterspektakel Zürich, Zürich (CH)
Sep13
Cadavre Exquis
Sadler's Wells Sadler's Wells, London (UK)
Sep14
Cadavre Exquis
Sadler's Wells Sadler's Wells, London (UK)
Sep20
Cadavre Exquis
Culturgest Culturgest, Lissabon (PT)
Sep21
Cadavre Exquis
Culturgest Culturgest, Lissabon (PT)
Sep22
Cadavre Exquis
Culturgest Culturgest, Lissabon (PT)
Sep23
Cadavre Exquis
Culturgest Culturgest, Lissabon (PT)
Sep26
Cadavre Exquis
Frascati Frascati, Amsterdam (NL)
Premiere (NL)
Sep27
Cadavre Exquis
Frascati Frascati, Amsterdam (NL)
Sep28
Cadavre Exquis
Frascati Frascati, Amsterdam (NL)
Sep29
Cadavre Exquis
Frascati Frascati, Amsterdam (NL)
Oct03
Cadavre Exquis
Chasse Theater Chasse Theater, Breda (NL)
Oct04
Cadavre Exquis
Chasse Theater Chasse Theater, Breda (NL)
Oct10
Cadavre Exquis
Lux Lux, Nijmegen (NL)
Oct11
Cadavre Exquis
Rotterdamse Schouwburg Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam (NL)
Oct12
Cadavre Exquis
Grand Theatre Grand Theatre, Groningen (NL)
Oct13
Cadavre Exquis
Grand Theatre Grand Theatre, Groningen (NL)
Oct24
Cadavre Exquis
Plaza Futura Plaza Futura, Eindhoven (NL)
Oct26
Cadavre Exquis
Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt (DE)
Oct27
Cadavre Exquis
Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt (DE)
Oct30
Cadavre Exquis
Theater Kikker Theater Kikker, Utrecht (NL)
Oct31
Cadavre Exquis
Theater Kikker Theater Kikker, Utrecht (NL)
Nov15
Cadavre Exquis
Karavaan Karavaan, Hoorn (NL)
Nov17
Cadavre Exquis
Next Festival Next Festival, Kortijk (BE)
2013
Apr24
Cadavre Exquis
Exodos Festival Exodos Festival, Ljubljana (SI)
2014
Jan17
Cadavre Exquis
Sydney Festival Sydney Festival, Sydney (AU)
Jan18
Cadavre Exquis
Sydney Festival Sydney Festival, Sydney (AU)
Jan19
Cadavre Exquis
Sydney Festival Sydney Festival, Sydney (AU)

reviews

Each maker elaborated on the last sixty seconds of the previous section. The result is a multi-faceted, surprising and humorous presentation. ***
(Erica Smits, Theaterkrant, 26/9/2012)

Is it a worthwhile experiment, or an exercise in developmental madness? Both simultaneously, it seems.
(Van Badham, theguardian.com, 18/1/2014)

This is an interesting and overall successful experiment which is alternately comic and touching and is performed with a warmth it is difficult not to absorb.
(Sophie Lieven, onestoparts.com, 13/9/2012)