Wim Vandekeybus

Wim Vandekeybus (°Herenthout, 1963) creates Mockumentary of a contemporary saviour for KVS.

Who was your childhood hero?

Jesus, The Red Knight (a cartoon character), Bruce Lee, Muhammad Ali.

When you were a child, what did you want to become?

First I wanted to be a farmer, then a vet, then a jockey, then a gymnast, then a photographer, then a kung-fu master, then an actor, then an anthropologist, then a film-maker… but never a choreographer.

What was your most unforgettable experience on stage?

When a few members of the audience at the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris started shouting ‘Arrêtez-les’ and others ‘Laissez-les continuer’ and then started fighting each other while we were performing Mountains Made of Barking.

Who would be a hero to you now?

An unknown child with no home or parents.

Why are you making Mockumentary of a contemporary saviour for the KVS?

So as to make something new again where I try to question myself and every existing theatrical form in a personal way. To measure the power of fiction against the authenticity of the moment when actors or dancers meet the audience and try to make it an unforgettable experience.

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