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    Originally performed with students from the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp at Concertgebouw Brugge in 2019, Grace Ellen Barkey & Needcompany will re-stage Probabilities of Independent events exclusively for the Migros Culture Percentage Dance Festival Steps with young graduates of the Höhere Fachschule für Zeitgenössischen und Urbanen Bühnentanz in Zurich. Anything is possible. It can’t fail.

    AMOPERA is the first part of a triptych around the idea of 'meta-opera', which aims to reflect on the medium of opera. This first instalment - the love part - is an intense collaboration between Klangforum Wien and Needcompany on opera and music theatre from the past hundred years.


    Haunted by the night and inspired both by her ancestors and the Javanese theatre of shadows wayang, Grace Ellen Barkey, who was born in Surabaya, Indonesia, enters into a dialogue with the obscure and searches for forms of re-imagination in her installative performance MALAM / NIGHT.


    Grace Ellen Barkey is working on new site-specific installations.

    In her installation at the 'Coup de Ville 2020' artistic circuit in Sint-Niklaas, Barkey starts from Bambi's perspective. Can we still look at nature innocently?


    With Day and Night Grace Ellen Barkey occupies Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam. Several installations invite the viewer to become part of her sense-oriented work.

    In Probabilities of Independent Events, Barkey returns to absurdity. Anything is possible. It can’t fail.


    Statements as ‘an artist has to be nice, so you can understand’ and ‘if art is our lover, then who the f*** are you?’ are chanted all around, making the theatre hilarious, passionately and violently burst its seams.


    ‘No one can sustain constant praise of life. Death or, rather, the finiteness of human life deserves a song or a dance too.’


    A forest full of mushrooms. These mushrooms unite and rise in rebellion: 'We are alive and kicking! Full of exceptional dreams and cosmic wishes!'

    In the wondrous world of Needcompany anything is possible. Anything? Yes, anything! Don’t you believe it then? Your eyes ...


    Washy washy washy  Round and round  And makes nice sound  Never be dirty  Always be clean  That’s why we ...


    Grace Ellen Barkey makes a theatre of images or an image of theatre.


    A world in which sensuality, the bizarre and the frivolous meet, in which stories appear, but where the story is just one facet of a miraculous universe.


    A few years ago Grace Ellen Barkey decided to put on three pieces by Bartok: The Miraculous Mandarin ...


    The story of the Mandarin is a parable based on the classical idea that one dies as soon as ...

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