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  • Badalona
  • Barcelona
  • Cornellà
  • El Prat
  • Esplugues
  • L'Hospitalet
  • Sant Cugat
  • Santa Coloma




Wim Vandekeybus takes his inspiration from nature in the Carpathian Mountains, the last natural bastion in the old continent, to speak of the tension between a time that has stopped and a time that advances directly, rashly, out of control.

A piece inspired by nature in the Carpathian Mountains, in Romania, the last natural bastion in our old continent. Traces speaks of the tension between a time that has stopped and a time that advances directly, rashly, out of control. A time of the animal world that contrasts with the time of the human world. Vandekeybus seeks the “inner story”, the story that unfolds beyond language and which can only be told through the drive of dance and music.

Wim Vandekeybus is a choreographer, dancer, film-maker and photographer. In the mid 1980s he founded the dance company ÚLTIMA VEZ, which made its debut very successfully, and with his second show, Les porteuses de mauvaises nouvelles (1989), he won a Bessie. In recent years, he has presented his work all over the world, with a language of movement in which he juxtaposes intuition, impulse and instinct with energy, risk and danger. Vandekeybus has strong ties to Barcelona. Since the 1980s, he has presented the majority of his creations here. After a period of absence, he returns to the city with Traces.

The show is complemented with the activities One hour before Traces, by ÚLTIMA VEZ/ WIM VANDERKEYBUS, on 26 March at 7 pm and Discussion with WIM VANDERKEYBUS after the function Traces, on 26 March after the show.

Show scheduled by the Mercat de les Flors.

Planned functions


Mercat de les Flors
25 March at 20:00h
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Mercat de les Flors
26 March at 20:00h
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Mercat de les Flors
27 March at 20:00h
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Show details

125 minutes
25 €
Direction and choreography
Wim Vandekeybus
Creation and performance
Alexandros Anastasiadis, Borna Babic, Maureen Bator, Davide Belotti, Pieter Desmet, Maria Kolegova, Kit King, Anna Karenina Lambrechts, Magdalena Oettl and Mufutau Yusuf
Music composed and recorded by
Trixie Whitley, Shahzad Ismaily, Ben Perowsky and Daniel Mintseris
Special guest on the guitar
Marc Ribot
Movement assistants
Germán Jáuregui, Iñaki Azpillaga and Flavio D’Andrea
Wim Vandekeybus
Erwin Jans
Costume design
Isabelle Lhoas
Isabelle De Cannière
Set design
Wim Vandekeybus and Tom de With
Stage director
Thomas Glorieux
Sound engineer
Christian Schröder
Lighting design
Wim Vandekeybus and Francis Gahide
Lighting on tour
Helmut van den Meersschaut
Bear costume design
Jan Maillard
Stage paintings
Patrick [Bob] Vantricht
Europalia Romania, Concertgebouw Bruges, KVS Brussels and La Rose des Vents Villeneuve d'Ascq
With the support of
Tax Shelter measure of the Belgian Federal Government and Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter courtesy of Belfius ULTIMA VEZ enjoys the support of The Flemish Authorities & The Flemish Community Commission of the Brussels Capital Region.