Needcompany

Probabilities of Independent Events

Tour Dates

Duration: 75 mins. Without break

May 4, 2022

Zug

20:00

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May 5, 2022

Zug

20:00

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May 8, 2022

Bienne/Biel

18:00

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May 10, 2022

Monthey

20:00

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May 13, 2022

La Tour-de-Trême

20:00

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May 15, 2022

Mézières VD

17:00

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May 18, 2022

Fribourg

20:00

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Ticket information

Theater Casino Zug

Zug

Artherstrasse 2-4

www.theatercasino.ch +41 41 729 05 05

Theater Casino Zug

Zug

Artherstrasse 2-4

www.theatercasino.ch +41 41 729 05 05

Nebia

Bienne/Biel

Rue Thomas-Wyttenbach 4

www.nebia.ch +41 32 321 31 83

Théâtre du Crochetan

Monthey

Avenue du Théâtre 9

www.crochetan.ch +41 24 475 79 09

Salle CO2

La Tour-de-Trême

Rte de la Ronclina 4

www.co2-spectacle.ch +41 26 913 15 46

Théâtre du Jorat

Mézières VD

Rue du Théâtre 12

www.theatredujorat.ch +41 21 903 07 55

Equilibre

Fribourg

Place Jean-Tinguely 1

www.equilibre-nuithonie.ch +41 26 350 11 00

Belgian Needcompany has been bringing colourful combinations of art forms to the stage for over thirty years. With Probabilities of Independent Events, the company takes audiences on a hilarious ride, telling a boisterous and uninhibited tale full of youthful enthusiasm. The stage is transformed into a grotesque fantasy world where everything is possible and nothing can go wrong. The different performers come together as a lively whole, a wild assortment of artists dressed in gaudy costumes. They mix self-sung pop and folk songs by Queen, Zappa and Co. with energy-laden dances, theatre pieces and performances – which all comes together to create in an effervescent, contagious live music collage. The message is as simple as it is brilliant: Long live being together, enjoying life and, of course, kitsch! Probabilities of Independent Events was originally developed with students from the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp. Now the company has created a new and exclusive version for the Migros Culture Percentage Dance Festival Steps. Together with young graduates from the College of Higher Education for Contemporary and Urban Stage Dance in Zurich (HF ZUB), choreographer Grace Ellen Barkey will bring the debut performance of the successful piece to the stage at Theater Casino Zug. This is a night where fun is guaranteed!

Grace Ellen Barkey

Grace Ellen Barkey

The artist, choreographer and performer Grace Ellen Barkey was born in Surabaya, Indonesia, and has lived and worked for over 30 years in Brussels. Together with Jan Lauwers, she founded Needcompany (1986) and has successfully carried out her own projects since 1992. Her artistic work moves between theatre, dance and visual/fine arts. Music plays a central role in her work and includes everything from Gustav Mahler to Sonic Youth. In 2013, the legendary American avant-garde collective The Residents wrote the music for her creation MUSH-ROOM. Together with the fine artist Lot Lemm, Barkey established the label Lemm&Barkey in 2004. Over the years, the versatile artist has continuously expanded and developed her work in different directions. In addition to works for the stage, she also creates installations, which have been exhibited in different museums, including BOZAR (Brussels), Benaki Museum (Athens), Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Paris), CC Strombeek, Museum Dr. Guislain (Ghent) and Triennale Hasselt/“SuperBodies”. Picture: Maarten van der Put

Needcompany

Needcompany

The company was founded in 1986 by the artist couple Jan Lauwers and Grace Ellen Barkey. Maarten Seghers joined in 2001. Lauwers, Barkey and Seghers work together as a core team in an interdisciplinary manner, combining theatre, dance, performance, visual/fine arts and creative writing. Their artistic work can be seen far beyond the borders of Belgium. Needcompany has presented itself as an international, multilingual, innovative and interdisciplinary company from the beginning. Picture: Phile Deprez

Programme:

Probabilities of Independent Events

Artistic directors Needcompany:

Grace Ellen Barkey, Jan Lauwers, Maarten Seghers

Choreography:

Grace Ellen Barkey

Choreography assistant:

Sung Im Her

Dramaturgy:

Elke Janssens

Musical director and arrangements:

Rombout Willems

Needcompany orchestra and performers:

Sung Im Her, Jules Beckman, Jan Lauwers, Simon Lenski, Maarten Seghers, Emily Hehl, George van Dam, Rombout Willems

Dancers ZUB:

Arlette Dellers, Jana Dünner,  Sheyla Carmelita Gomez de la Cruz, Sofie Heller, Sofia Kovaleva, Michaela Kvet, Zoé de Reynier, Pia Ringel, Elisa Pinos Serrano, Branca Scheidegger, Selina Sigrist, Christian Waespi

Costumes:

Charlotte Seeligmuller

Stage manager:

Koen de Saeger

Technical director and lighting designer:

Ken Hioco

Sound:

Pierrick Drochmans

Monitor mix:

Bart Aga

Production director:

Marjolein Demey

Original version:

Dancers: Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp

Co-production: Concertgebouw Brugge

Supported by: the Belgian Federal Government’s Tax Shelter

Special thanks to: Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp – AP Hogeschool, Yasemin Kandemir, Karel Tuytschaever, Nienke Reehorst, Tax Shelter Financing Fund nv, Melissa Thomas, Christel Simons

Premiere: 5 December 2019 at Concertgebouw Brugge

Production:

Needcompany

Co-production:

Theater- und Musikgesellschaft Zug, Migros Culture Percentage Dance Festival Steps

Supported by:

Flemish agencies

Premiere:

4 May 2022 at Theater Casino Zug as part of the Migros Culture Percentage Dance Festival Steps

Age recommendation:

8 years and older

Einführungen / Nachgespräche:

4.5.2022 Theater Casino Zug, Einführung
5.5.2022 Theater Casino Zug, Einführung

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