Still a bird is a performance installation created by Rebecca Lenaerts.
This wordless performance, on the crossroads between theatre, dance and visual arts, explores the tension between appearing and disappearing, between physical and fantasy world.
Birdwoman is born, lives, plays and dances until she disappears again into another world.
We are silent witnesses of a creature in constant transformation between object-animal-human.
The performance invites us to look more closely and to enter into a world of imagination, fairy tales and wonderment.
Rebecca Lenaerts started collecting bird feathers on the streets of Berlin in 2015. Looking at the ground, while walking took on a different dimension. It became a search and find. Collecting the feathers grew into a ritual of washing, drying, treating and preserving. Friends and acquaintances start giving her feathers too. The collection expanded rapidly. In November 2018 she start sewing the feathers one-by-one on a blanket. A monk's work. During a creation process of nine months Lenaerts created a feather cloak. Birdwoman was born. In ancient mythology, Birdwoman is the gatekeeper between the human and animal world.
25 - 27 February 2020, Krokusfestival Hasselt
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Concept and performance : Rebecca Lenaerts
Dance and choreography consultant : Tijen Lawton
The feather cloak was created in the studio of visual artist Sonia Anicéto.
Photos: yozyphotography & Shana Boogers
Production : HETLAB Hasselt
With support from : Flanders state of the Art & PUSH+ (Creative Europe)
Production support & distribution : rhizom-art