Performances 2022

Performances 2022

Ultima Vez / Wim Vandekeybus (BE)
Scattered Memories

© Wim Vandekeybus

The impact this man has had on late modern dance from the late 1980s onwards is enormous. Wim Vandekeybus started an aesthetic revolution at the age of 24 when he founded the company Ultima Vez and presented his first piece, What The Body Does Not Remember. The Belgian double talent – Vandekeybus is not only a dancer and choreographer but also a photographer and filmmaker – began his artistic career 35 years ago; it has been marked by dynamics, conflict and a language of movement in which intuition, impulse and instinct combine with energy, risk and danger. Wim Vandekeybus’ works revolve around the obsessive investigation of the question: How do humans react to extreme situations? This has become his distinguishing feature, and, with a focus on raw emotion, physical strength and daring, he has repeatedly put his unique brand of dance to the test. The company celebrates its 35th anniversary with a special project: Scattered Memories for a large ensemble contains all the elements that exemplify the significance of Ultima Vez.

World Premiere

Duration: 100 Min
Please note that stroboscopic effects are used during the performance.

Due to flight delays, the world premiere of Ultima Vez / Wim Vandekeybus’ Scattered Memories at Volkstheater on 27 July at 21:00 has to be postponed to 28 July at 19:00. The dress rehearsal will now take place on 27 July.

If you have purchased tickets for 27 July, we offer you the following two options:

You can keep your ticket for 27 July at 21:00 and attend the dress rehearsal. Artistic director Karl Regensburger promises a highlight for dance lovers: Take advantage of this unique opportunity for a look behind the scenes and feel the excitement before the premiere. There may still be interruptions and final adjustments on this evening.

Or rebook free of charge for one of the other two dates – 28 July, 19:00 or 29 July, 21:00 – by e-mail to or by telephone at +43.660.151 25 61, +43.650.682 13 79 or +43.1.523 55 58 39 (Mon – Sun 11:45–19:00).
27.7.2022, 21:00
28.7.2022, 19:00
29.7.2022, 21:00
© Wim Vandekeybus
© Wim Vandekeybus
© Wim Vandekeybus


Choreography: Wim Vandekeybus
Artistic assistant: Margherita Scalise
Movement advice: Iñaki Azpillaga, German Jauregui Allue
Dancers: Alexandros Anastasiadis, Laura Aris Álvarez, Borna Babić, Maureen Bator, Tim Bogaerts, Damien Chapelle, Pieter Desmet, Saïd Gharbi, Rob Hayden, Germán Jauregui Allue, Luke Jessop, Kit King, Maria Kolegova, Anna Karenina Lambrechts, Anabel Lopez, Tanja Marin Friðjónsdóttir, Lieve Meeussen, Yassin Mrabtifi, Magdalena Oettl, Eddie Oroyan, Aymara Samira Parola, Wim Vandekeybus, Mufutau Yusuf
Costumes: Isabelle Lhoas
Light design: Benjamin Verbrugge 
Sound design: Schröder
Production: Ultima Vez

Ultima Vez is supported by the Flemish Government & the Flemish Community Commission of the Brussels-Capital Region and by the Tax Shelter measure of the Belgian federal government

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