For Movement’s Sake

For Movement's Sake

For Movement’s Sake

For Movement’s Sake is a full evening dance performance by David Hernandez to the music of Dieterich Buxtehude  (scroll to the bottom for full performance video)

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Concept & Choreography   David Hernandez  in collaboration with

Dance    Renate Graziadei, Nina Hanel, Colas Lucot

Production   Lenneke Rasschaert                            (Cacao Bleu vzw)

Scenography                     Katrijn Baetens, Saskia Louwaard

Light                                    Hans Meijer

Technique                          Bert Van Dijck

Dramaturgical Advice      Moos van den Broek

Photography                      Bart Grietens

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David Hernandez can draw from years of experience as a choreographer, both in creating his own oeuvre as well as working with Meg Stuart and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker several times. The physical theatricality he developed in the early years of Damaged Goods and his approach to music and movement that led to a collaboration with Rosas and becoming a member of Graindelavoix, give his movement research a very particular starting point. In For movement’s Sake, Hernandez continues his research of pure movement and its relation with music. Baroque composer Buxtehude’s music is combined with Hernandez’ choreography. The title For movement’s Sake refers to Merce Cunningham‘s declaration that dance lets itself be read, that there is no other reason for movement than the actual, pure movement. Hernandez creates a unique language of movement, shifting between gesture and aesthetics, showcasing it’s ability to communicate. For Movement’s Sake is a dance performance with a peculiar scenographic setting that shows the performers in a perpetual metamorphosis.For Movement's Sake - Bart Grietens -92

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Watch an interview with David Hernandez about” For Movement’s Sake” below



“Awesome”  De Standaard


“Dance, scenography and music come together to create a vulnerable, human performance”  Sarah Vankersschaever  De Standaard


“The three dancers from For Movement’s Sake weave their dance around that beautiful poetry on stage…”   Sarah Vankersschaever  De Standaard


Full performance video

shot at STUK, Leuven January 2014