“InAsMuch as Life is Borrowed” Ultima Vez Wim Vandekeybus

Inasmuch as Life is borrowed...
World première April 26th 2000, deSingel, Antwerp (BE)
“Inasmuch as Life is borrowed….” is a dance performance with 11 male and female dancers/actors. The musical score is composed by Marc Ribot: mainly known for his work with Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, the Lounge Lizards, the Jazz Passengers ,John Zorn and his own ‘Los Cubanos Postizos’.  The performance also includes a short film directed by Wim Vandekeybus and written in collaboration with Jan De Coster.
 ‘Nature’s indifference’ and how humans deal with it will be a dramaturgical theme for the creation. Beside this, as a second area of the relationship between Nature and Humanity, the two most important ‘natural events’ in everyone’s life – birth and death – are concerned and will be thematized in the performance on stage as well as in the film which is an integral part of the performance.
PHOTO MAARTEN VANDEN ABEELE
PHOTO MARCO CASELLI
PHOTO WIM VANDEKEYBUS
PHOTO MARCO CASELLI
THE MUSIC
 
COMPOSITIONS & GUITAR 
Marc Ribot
PRODUCER 
JD Foster
ENGINEER 
Eddie Sperri, Patrick Derivaz
CLARINET & BASS CLARINET 
Ned Rothenberg
VIOLIN & VIOLA 
Jill Jaffee
BASS 
Brad Jones, Chris Wood
PERCUSSION 
Sim Cain, Christine Bard
PIANO & PUMP ORGAN 
Ted Reichman, Anthony Coleman
MIXING & EDITING 
Pierre Vervloesem
RECORDED AT 
Sorcerer Sound, New York, NY.