Zoë Demoustier / Ultima Vez (BE)
Unfolding an Archive

© Tom Herbots

The daughter of a war photographer explores her father’s archive. Belgian photo artist Daniel Demoustier has filmed conflicts and disasters in around 100 countries including Afghanistan, Lebanon, Haiti, Liberia and Syria. But the son of a dancer has also worked with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Wim Vandekeybus and Milo Rau, and all three of his children are involved in dance. In this piece, dancer Zoë Demoustier moves through the atrocious world full of violence as captured for the media by her father. In the process, she takes the impressions that the father’s job has left in the relationship with the now grown-up child as a starting point for an artistic reappraisal. In Unfolding an Archive, dance, acting and sound document the traces of working with the archive records, while the brutality of the images remains in the background.

Austrian Premiere

Duration: 60 Min
Price: 24 Euro
Reduced: 20 Euro

In Dutch with English surtitles.
This performance contains explicit content.
5.8.2024, 21:00
7.8.2024, 19:00
© Tom Herbots
© Tom Herbots
© Tom Herbots


Choreography and performance: Zoë Demoustier
Live sound: Willem Lenaerts
Sound concept: Willem Lenaerts and Rint Mennes
Video and sound archive: Daniel Demoustier
Lighting design: Harry Cole
Light and technical support: Pieter Kint
Costume design: Annemie Boonen
Interview and editing: Yelena Schmitz
Research: Annemie Boonen and Willem Lenaerts
Dramaturgy: Elowise Vandenbroecke
Coaching: Danielle van Vree
Co-production: STUK (BE)

With the support of the City of Leuven (BE), 30CC (BE), Platform In De Maak Residences STUK (BE), Ultima Vez (BE), Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond (BE) and Voetvolk Atelier Rubigny (BE)

Thanks to: Shila Anaraki, Oihana Azpillaga, Jonas Beerts, Anna Bentivegna, Stijn De Cauwer, Elliot Dehaspe, Dirk De Lathauwer, Lahja Demoustier, Misha Demoustier, Hannes Dereere, Josine De Roover, Pieter Desmet, Klaas De Somer, Willem Malfliet, Hildegard De Vuyst, Silke Huysmans, Karen Joosten, Koen Theys, Maarten Van Cauwenberghe, Gerlinde Van Puymbroeck, Veerle Van Schoelant, Niek Vanoosterweyck, Bart Vanvoorden, Remo Verdickt, Cas-co Leuven, Dag van de Dans and Danstuin