FREE FROM STANDARDS AND RULES. Are there other, more liberating ways to tell the story of creation?
Uchronia is a remake of our world. In Uchronia (meaning literally no-time and also relates to utopia ‘no-place’) Vincent Riebeek traces back the origin of movement to its very beginning, proposing different ‘what ifs?’ within the knowledge mankind has towards its own creation. With collages and tableaux vivants, the performers invite the audience to imagine what is possible. A practice that allows us to forge the future we would like to have. Riebeek: "My intention is to create a liberating experience that is emancipating for both the audience and the artist.”
For Riebeek, the idea of homelessness is liberating. Everything is possible, nothing is bound by conventions of time and place. This is precisely the underlying theme of his new work Unchronia. In Unchronia, Vincent traces the origins of dance and of humanity itself, and then invents new scenarios for the existing stories of creation.
direction and concept Vincent Riebeek performance and creation Rose Acras, Antonio Maia, Nicolas Roses, Slim Soledad, Victoria Caram (video) outside eye Julien Alembik technical direction Paul Beumer design backdrop Irie Wata video art Jeremy from AlexEtJeremy movement coach Gabrielle Transcending distribution and production DANSCO funded by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst (AFK), NORMA Corona Fonds, ARSENIC Centre d’art scénique contemporain, Lausanne Sophiensaele Berlin, Julidans, Amsterdam with the support of Gessnerallee, Zürich Veem House for Performance, Amsterdam
Vincent Riebeek began as an autodidact, completely free from the standards and rules of dance. He only completed his formal dance training in 2018. Vincent Riebeek decided to fully embrace his outsider status. He makes provocative work that balances on the intersection ofart and entertainment. He pushes the boundaries of what dance and performance can be. Riebeek does not hesitate to draw on all possible genres, from classical ballet to circus. As he says himself: "Sneaking himself in, where he questions the spaces where he does not 'belong'."