Since a couple of years, Flemish choreographer Ugo Dehaes is fascinated by the person behind the dancer. For this research he gathers large groups to work on very physical performances.
Last season he portrayed eight female dancers in 'WOMEN', all aged between 30 and 60. The response was overwhelmingly positive and show got rightfully selected for Het Theaterfestival.
For 'Grafted' Ugo Dehaes gathered 5 dance-couples to work on an even bigger show. These couples work together for years - most of them are also together as a couple in real life - and in 'Grafted' they work only and always with each other. They are completely fused together, comparable to an organ that is sewn into a new host-body or a branch grafted to an old tree.
The dancers work hard to defy gravity, playing with the mechanics of ballet or even acrobatics. But throughout this spectacular choreography we mainly see people struggling with each other and themselves to keep their relation alive.
Expect a powerful, but sober show with a wink to the earlier, more visual work of Ugo's oeuvre.