Archive NEXT 2012

Welcome To The Jungle

Andros Zins-Browne (Belgium / United States)

30 minutes

What is what ? Who is who ? Where does the body end and where does the reflection begin ?

Welcome to the jungle takes the audience along to a wilderness of trees, bushes and animals. The performance-installation presents a jungle of the senses, a wilderness of pseudo-natural stimuli where nothing is what it seems. There’s too much and at the same time there’s nothing. The space is full of its own emptiness. The spectator enters a palace of mirrors and works his way from beginning over middle to end. Meanwhile smells, wind, fog, temperature fluctuations and other sensory impressions map out an immaterial but extraordinarily sensual track. In this way, a strange, freakish environment is created, which no longer corresponds with the laws of nature.

The American dancer and choreographer Andros Zins-Browne (°1981, New York) is very concerned about global weirding – a term that specifies global warming and its effects. Consequently, he makes this phenomenon the core of his performance.

Zins-Browne obtained a bachelor’s degree in Modern Culture and Media from Brown University. Then he cames to Brussels where he graduated from P.A.R.T.S. in 2006.

Concept & Choreography Andros Zins-Browne / Set Design Erki De Vries, Andros Zins-Browne / Sound Design Peter Lenaerts / Perfume Design Laurent-David Garnier / Light Design Hans Meijer / Production Management Tiziana Penna / Artistic Assistance Sidney Leoni, Femke Gyselinck / Additional assistance Danaë Bosman / Technical Direction Vincent Malstaf / Technician Kristof Vande Walle / Players Isah De Zutter, Vik Van den Broeck, Camille Vermeire, René Wynants, Lynn Smeuninx, Mona Staut, Hendrik De Boeck, Rein Lootvoet, Gijs van Ammers, Freek Hannes, Misha Demoustier, Marie Van Kuyck / Production wp Zimmer (Antwerp) / Co-Production Jan Van Eyck Academy (Maastricht), Pact-Zollverein (Essen), Kaaitheater (Brussels), Vooruit (Ghent), kunstencentrum BUDA (Kortrijk), deSingel (Antwerp) / Supported by the Flemish Government / Additional support Het Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), Netwerk (Aalst) and DEPARTS & the Culture Program of the European Commission