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VULCANIZE ME

Two women struggle under the pressure of societal norms, only to properly explode afterwards

Audrey Apers

Location: Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond, Grote Zaal

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duration of the performance: 1 h

Vulcanize me is an absurd quest of two women trying to break free from a seemingly stuck situation. They search for a system where there is room to explode. A space where bodies rebel, where untamable women, mother goddesses and biker babes rule. Their words can sometimes be incoherent and erratic. They refuse to surrender to a prevailing morality, which delights in going under or being swept away. Like little craters, they open up new possibilities…. 

An explosive theatrical performance in which rasping vocals and expressive physicality clash. 

Biography

Audrey Apers (1991, Belgian) studied at the Royal Ballet School of Antwerp and then obtained her bachelor’s degree in Modern Theater Dance at the Amsterdam School of the Arts.
From 2013 to 2017 she danced with SALLY Dansgezelschap Maastricht, LeineRoebana Amsterdam, Arno Schuitemaker and Romeo Castellucci. For the period 2018-2020 she was artist in residence at SALLY Dance Company Maastricht’s Dance Lab program for young artistic development. There she created 3 different works ; Daydream Space, Remote and Labour of Love. Audrey obtained her Master in Theater Directing from RITCS Erasmushogeschool Brussels in 2023. During her master’s program, Audrey created the performance Gravity is a Regime. She was both director and performer in this work which playfully attempts to question the absoluteness of gravity and other seemingly immutable structures. Since graduating, Audrey has also been active as a performer and dramaturge in the work of others. Meanwhile, she continues to work on a new production “Under Your Spell” that will premiere in 2025. 

credits

Direction & concept Audrey Apers in collaboration with Kaat Arnaert & Nona Buhrs  

Performance Kaat Arnaert & Nona Buhrs 

Music Composition Cedric Dambrain 

Costume design  Guilia Cauti 

Light Design & Special effects Joaquin de Rycke  

Dramaturgy advisor  Astrid Bonte  

Special effects  DIVI-DIVI  

Thanks to Petra Van Dyck, Aurelie Dimarino, Sara Vanderieck, Patrick Stevens, Matthias Tuinstra, Toon Minne, Jan Deboom 

Supported by RITCS Hogeschool Brussel, GC De Rinck Anderlecht, de School van Gaasbeek