Be Festival

The ballet of Sam Hogue and Augustus Benjamin by Thomas Steyaert and Raul Maia (Belgium/Portugal)

The Ballet of Sam Hogue and Augustus Benjamin is an artistic process developing a real-time, non-representational kinetic movement system. Throughout their process Sam and Augustus have performed their ballet on a daily basis in streets, parks, museums, official buildings, beaches, backyards, and occasionally in theatres. The result is that of a ritual ‘mystic ballet’.

Thomas Steyaert and Raul Maia met for the first time in 2006 when taking part in the revival of Wim Vandekeybus’ Les porteuses de mauvaises nouvelles. Since then, they have taught and created dance works together including Of Raving Gods and the Dogs who made them with the Australian dancer Gabrielle Nankivell and Mist. Mist was the result of a cultural exchange program between Belgium and the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda, in co-operation with the KVS (Royal Flemish Theater).

Director/Choreographer: Thomas Steyaert/Raul Maia
Dramaturge:  Tawny Andersen
Lighting design: Bas Devos
Performers: Thomas Steyaert, Antia Diaz

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