Choreographer, director, filmmaker (b. 1963)
Upon completion of his studies in psychology, in 1985 Wim Vandekeybus auditioned for Jan Fabre who offered him a role in The Power of Theatrical Madness. A year later, he founded Ultima Vez. Since his first performance, What the Body Does Not Remember (1987), Wim Vandekeybus has continually searched for novelty, "For me, the form should be different each time. This is why, once I created a very musical show (nieuwZwart or Speak low if you speak love), and, the next time, I placed one man in front of a film of a classical mythological film that I directed (Oedipus/bêt noir), or I did a performance-analysis where theatricality plays a major role (booty Looting or Talk to the Demon)." In each of his productions, Wim Vandekeybus is loyal to his language of movement. Tension, conflict of the body and mind, risks and drives. Physicality, passion, intuition, instinct. These pillars take on a different form every time.