Dance Umbrella: Before We Go (PG*)
25 October 2017
On sale to Members Tuesday 13 June, 10am
On sale to public Thursday 15 June, 10am
In this enigmatic and quietly moving film a trio of terminally-ill patients go backstage at the La Monnaie Opera House in Brussels and there interact and perform with actors, musicians and dancers. Together they attempt to creatively express the fears and questions arising from their situation.
Among the choreographers and performers featured are Montreal-based Benoit Lachambre, artist Simone Aughterlony, and American choreographer Meg Stuart, with her Brussels-based troupe Damaged Goods.
An unusual, almost unclassifiable, blend of documentary and staged encounters and performances, the film discloses its context and thematics gradually and obliquely – we are never told but infer from references in the conversations, songs and impromptu exercises that the protagonists’ remaining time is short.
Belgium 2014 Dir Jorge León 82 min
Presented in partnership with Dance Umbrella