created & performed by: Pieter Ampe, Guilherme Garrido, Hermann Heisig & Nuno Lucas
Duration: 60 min
Premiere: les Brigittines, Brüssel, Kunstenfestivaldesarts , May 2012/
further performances u.a. in Gothenburg, Lisbon, Tallinn, Ghent, Lausanne, Berlin, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Geneva
Production: CAMPO Ghent
Co-production: Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), Alkantara (Lisbon), Tanz im August/ Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin) & La BâtieFestival de Genève Co produced by NXTSTP with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union
"a coming community" is rooted in the creation of several duet works: "Pongo Land" as a collaboration by Nuno Lucas and Hermann Heisig, and "Still difficult duet" & "Still standing you" as works by Pieter Ampe and Gui Garrido. The striking similarities and contradictions in both their work and personal lives made Pieter, Hermann, Gui and Nuno dream of joining forces to create a quartet. In "a coming community", inventing a group becomes a craft. The four men search for ways to relate and present them-selves as a team in any way and with any price.
By executing or witnessing actions like Blowing up Balloons, playing music, or dancing on one leg, the 4 constantly navigate somewhere inbetween Enthusiasm, Anxiety, Embarrassment and Beauty. "a coming community" speaks about coexistence as a process of negotiating different desires and bringing each other to places onedidn't think of going alone.