With "nothing's for something" Heine Avdal and Yukiko Shinozaki are making a return to the theatre. Having focused primarily on space and the relationship between performers and spectators in their previous works, in this project their aim is to once again explore the body. "nothing’s for something" is therefore also a questioning of their own assumptions, of the ‘originality’ -if it actually exists- of their own motives.
With Paul Klee, who danced while he painted, Rainer Maria Rilke, the perfectionist of form and method and Georges Perec, the master of stories of everyday life, as sources of inspiration, "nothing’s for something" wants to make visible what is hidden and expose the reality behind the visible world.
concept and direction: Heine Avdal, Yukiko Shinozaki / originally created and performed by: Heine Avdal, Taka Shamoto, Yukiko Shinozaki, Oleg Soulimenko / also performed by: Ingrid Haakstad, Ondrej Vidlar / sound design and electronics: Fabrice Moinet, Johann Loiseau / lighting design and technical direction: Hans Meijer / drawing and graphic: Brynjar Åbel Bandlien, Christelle Fillod / dramaturgy: Marianne Van Kerkhoven (Kaaitheater) / creative assistant: Saori Miyazawa / electronic assistant: Matthieu Virot / technical support: Culture Crew / music: The Blue Danube - Johann Strauss
production: fieldworks vzw, Heine Avdal / co-production: Kaaitheater (Brussels), APAP Network, Kunstencentrum Buda (Kortrijk), BIT-Teatergarasjen (Bergen), STUK (Leuven) / in collaboration with: WP Zimmer (Antwerp), Netwerk (Aalst), Vooruit (Ghent), MDT (Stockholm), Black Box Teater (Oslo), Teaterhuset Avantgarden (Trondheim), INKONST (Malmø) / with the support of: Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, Norsk Kulturråd, Fond For Lyd og Bilde, Fond for Utøvende Kunstnere / with thanks to: Petar Kufner, Vida Mehri, Alejandro Avila, Louise Crabbé, Carolina Goradesky, Kevin Strompers, Ghislain Knops, Kevin Knops, Didier De Munter, Carlos Rodrigues, Steve Timmermans, Anne-Catherine Kunz, Mikiko Sagawa, Sara Jansen, David Pledger - Dance Massive festival (Melbourne), Urszula Dawkins
world premiere: March 23 2012 at Kaaitheater, Brussels, Belgium.