Dates / Schedules
12 and 13 march 2020 | 09:00pm
The Ballet of Paul Ace and Sunny Lovin is the third stage performance by the pair of creative artists Raul Maia and Thomas Steyaert. As in all of their creations, the artistic practice of “non-representational physical communication” lies at the origin of all the materials that they have developed, with their main aim being to develop forms of communication/sustainable physical language between performers without the use of recognisable gestures/movements. Each new project reformulates and rethinks the artistic potential of their practice, in order to create a new artistic discourse and a new aesthetic experience.
This third stage performance introduces objects that serve as mediators in the communicative act between the performers. The objects become animated as a consequence of the physical dialogues. Maia and Steyaert communicate while being confined to static, or limited, physical configurations, which seem to dictate a new form of language between the performers. The sum of the different physical languages reveals an experience that is full of absurdities, where the random and the pre-defined co-exist in just one language.
Artistic direction and performance Thomas Steyaert / Raul Maia
Sound Peter Kutin / Raul Maia / Thomas Steyaert
Set design Raúl Maia / Thomas Steyaert
Lighting Sabine Wiesenbauer
Costumes Irma Saje
Production assistant Clélia Colonna
Funding Cidade de Viena MA7 and Bundeskanzleramt Österreich Kunst und Kultur BKA
Co-production of WUK and Im-Flieger
Support Wild Card programme as part of the Life Long Burning project
Residencies Jatka 78 (CZ) / Tala Dance Center (HR) / Espaço do Tempo (PT) / Sítio / Casa do Pombal (PT), Rivoli Teatro Municipal do Porto (PT), Im Flieger(AT).
This project is included in the programming of the CUMPLICIDADES 2020 Festival.