In her new creation, Liz Kinoshita reaches into her mechanisms of the musical research for this performance to focus on one particular mechanism, the ’11 o’clock number’, traditionally found in musicals as the second to last number wherein a protagonist makes a pivotal realisation through a soliloquy-like address, generally with plenty of emotion, conviction, drive and heart. Historically it can be a show-stopper or a melancholic reflective moment. Liz has an interest in how we conduct ourselves, and what power there is in listening to and observing each other’s methods for dealing with today’s quandaries… Do we pray, do we indulge, do we lash out, do we acquiesce? The title 11 O’clock lends itself to the conation of the 11th hour, of impending catastrophe, of an immediacy and directness, to be delivered on stage. As always Liz strives to make performance in which the audience feels addressed and energized. 11 O’clock aims to come face to face with our truths through dance, song and direct rhetoric.
- About Liz Kinoshita
Liz Kinoshita was born in Toronto, Canada and moved to Europe in 2002. She studied at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels, Belgium 2004-2008. Liz has since worked with ZOO/Thomas Hauert, Tino Sehgal, Good Move/Eleanor Bauer, Hiatus/Daniel Linehan, among others, as well as making her own work with collaborators such as Clinton Stringer, Justin F. Kennedy, and Salka Ardal Rosengren. In 2013 she started her research into the mechanisms of the musical. In 2014 she created VOLCANO, a contemporary dance backstage musical performance. In 2017 Liz premiered Radical Empathy (commissioned by Den Danske Scenekunstskole) and You Can’t Take It With You, an in-the-round performance about waste vs necessity. Liz was part of Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker’s choreographic team for West Side Story on Broadway. Liz’s new creation 11 O’clock is set to be shared on stage and screen in 2021.
Concept and direction: Liz Kinoshita. Creation and performance: Némo Flouret, Liz Kinoshita, Irene Occhiato. Creation: Sophia Dinkel, Justin F. Kennedy, Clinton Stringer. Instrumental music: Bart Maris, Eitan Efrat. Lighting design: Tim Wouters. Technique: Elke Verachtert. Costumes: Anne-Catherine Kunz. Artistic advice: Chrysa Parkinson. Sound advice: Chris Peck, Bart Celis. Executive production: Caravan Production (Brussel, BE). Coproduction: CC Brugge (Brugge, BE), PACT Zollverein (Essen, DE), Kunstenwerkplaats – KWP (Brussel, BE), MDT (Stockholm, SE). Residencies: Danspunt (Gent, BE), De Grote Post (Oostende, BE), De Factorij (Zaventem, BE), KAAP (Brugge, BE), STUK (Leuven, BE), Kunstenwerkplaats – KWP (Brussel, BE), CC Brugge (Brugge, BE). With support of The Flemish Authorities. Special thanks to Salka Ardal Rosengren, Ariane Clark, Louise Tanoto, Sylvie De Pauw, Dick van der Harst, Jacinte Armstrong, Studio Zaman (Brussels, BE), Tanzhaus Zürich (Zürich, CH).