A personal story of a body in revolt
If you had one shot, or one opportunity
To seize everything you ever wanted
Would you capture it or just let it slip?
( Eminem - Lose yourself )
Ropes are hanging from the ceiling, like snakes or ladders to the higher planes of creativity. Eminem’s words are whispered by the dancer: the road to success is hard, the pressure is real. He’s standing, challenging us with his gaze.
SHAMELESS is a dance portrait, in which the dancer invites us into his inner world. He shows the struggle between ruling the stage and surrendering fully and vulnerably to the public. After dancing for Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten for the past 13 years, dancer Victor Callens plays freely with ICK’s dance archive, mixing it with ballet and clip-dance. The dancer’s body becomes a living archive of art. He lays all his cards out and plays the joker in a challenging game with the audience.
A younger Victor talks to us through projections: an insight of the inner dialogues of a dancer’s mind. His vulnerability clashes with his strong presence on stage. A hero ready to battle any obstacle on his way to success: generous, unfiltered, shameless. Is the audience an ally or an enemy in this battle?
Are you ready for this SHAMELESS body, or do you just let it slip?