28 May 2022, 8:00 pm

re-creatures May 2022
La Pelanda
re-creatures May 2022
La Pelanda

Performance, 50’

Teatro 2, Pelanda
Admission free while places last

Strobe lights will be used during the performance


This collaborative performance from vocalist Stine Janvin and choreographer Ula Sickle evokes the ritual of coming together on a dance floor around music in the late hours of the night. While gathering in a nightclub has been almost impossible over the past years due to the new reality brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, Echoic Choir takes on the challenge of using 'physical distancing' rules as artistic parameters.

Relying on the power of acoustic voices and spatial resonance, the project aims to create a collective and immersive sensorial event, by placing performers and audience in a shared space. Sound, choreography and lights create a strong synesthetic experience that channels the embodied experience of being on a late-night dance floor. Revisiting this setting and its sensory memories, albeit within new parameters, allows for new perspectives on a familiar scenario. The spectators are invited to participate in the work through their listening and their physical presence, realising a new kind of collective ritual.


Ula Sickle (CA/PL) is a choreographer and performer, living and working in Brussels (BE). From a background in contemporary dance, she works across disciplines, drawing from contemporary music and the visual arts. She studied in Toronto and Paris, before attending PARTS, Performing Arts Research and Training Studios in Brussels and Le Fresnoy in Tourcoing. In 2017-18 she was artist in residence at Ujazdowski Center for Contemporary Art in Warsaw and WIELS in Brussels. Ula’s performances have been presented in theaters and festivals across Europe including the Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), Wiener Festwochen (Vienna), Tanz Im August (Berlin), Moving in November (Helsinki) and Les Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis (Paris), among others. Ula is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Flemish Authorities. 


Stavanger-born vocalist, performer and sound artist Stine Janvin works with the extensiveflexibility of her voice, and the ways in which it can be used to channel physicality ofsound. Created for variable spaces from theaters, to clubs and galleries, and morerecently websites and digital platforms, the backbone of Janvin’s projects focus onexploring performance formats, vocal instrumentation and potential dualities of the naturalversus artificial, tangible/digital, and minimal/dramatic. Her most recent works areSOLD (a dog and pony show) and renowned Fake Synthetic Music, from which sheearned a Honorary Mention of the Prix Ars Electronica 2019. Janvin is a fellow at Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD in 2020.



concept, composition: Stine Janvin 
concept, choreography: Ula Sickle  
with Sidney Barnes, Annalise van Even, Roman Ole, Stine Janvin, Ula Sickle (originally with Rishin Singh, Michelle Cheung)
libretto, Dramaturgy: Persis Bekkering   
costumes: Wang Consulting
lights: Marcel Weber (MFO), Ofer Smilansky  
sound: Raphaël Hénard (also with Olivia Oyama)
research: Amanda Barrio Charmelo, Lisa Vereertbrugghen  
shuffle steps: Harrison and Hlyan  
graphic design: D-E-A L  
coproduction: Wiener Festwochen, MUNCH (Oslo), STUK House for Dance, Image and Sound (Leuven),  Dampfzentrale Bern  
with the support of the Flemish Community, the Flemish Community Commission,  DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program
residencies: Kunstenwerkplaats (Brussels), DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program, Dampfzentrale Bern  
executive production, diffusion: Future Works  

part of

5 - 28 May 2022
Pelanda is opening its doors to the public with a new movement of artistic appearances by re-creatures. Installations and performance events staged from March to the summer at an ever-growing rhythm will breathe life into the space in synergy with the other educational, research and production activities that are played out in Mattatoio.
Padiglione 9B, Performer: Prinz Gholam
13 luglio, ore 12-13
13 luglio, ore 12-13
13 luglio, ore 12-13