Europe/UK (Agent) Steven Thomassen Europe/UK (Agent) Dieter Craeye
plays THE WILD STAGE @ Ancienne Belgique - Brussels (be)
Trix - Antwerpen (be)
plays DANCE OF THE SEVEN VEILS @ CC Strombeek - Brussel (be)
plays DANCE OF THE SEVEN VEILS @ Brakke Grond - Amsterdam (nl)
plays DANCE OF THE SEVEN VEILS @ Ter Dilft - Bornem (be)
plays DANCE OF THE SEVEN VEILS @ STUK ism 30CC - Leuven (be)
plays DANCE OF THE SEVEN VEILS @ Cultuurcentrum Brugge - Brugge (be)
OESTER is a laboratory for performative arts
OESTER aims to research and challenge the stage as a transdisciplinary playground
OESTER seizes upon timeless narratives to ask recurring questions about cultivated structures
like gender, power and the relationship with Self and the other.
OESTER explores and dismantles the heritage of performative arts (with a focal point on opera)
and its relevance to exist in the now
OESTER is Aïda Gabriëls, Tessa Vannieuwenhuyze & Ylona Supèr
Artistic director Aïda Gabriëls created OESTER together with
Ylona Supèr writer and dramaturg
Tessa Vannieuwehuyze researcher and dramaturg
Dance of the Seven Veils
At the cost of John the Baptist’s life, Salomé’s dance of the seven veils sent generations of male artists reeling. Oscar Wilde’s femme fatale, which also brought forth Strauss’ shocking opera, caused a lot of stir throughout the ages. In this Dance of the Seven Veils, the incarnation of lust dances its dance, subject to inner struggles inherent to every single lived life.
Director Aïda Gabriëls invites musicians Colin H. Van Eeckhout (CHVE, Amenra), Pieter-Jan Van Assche (Innerwoud) and soprano Astrid Stockman to reconstruct Salomé’s mythic figure.
Within a theatrical total work of art, dancer German Jauregui immerses into ecstati soundscapes while visual artist Rui Barros, manipulates and gets manipulated by his very own incarnated imaginations.
Where do we wander
If we won’t go inside?
Welcome to The Wild Stage, a symbiotic collision of human energies, a kaleidoscopic sanctuary of encounters.
Inspired by Kurt Weill & Bertolt Brecht’s Mahagonny Songspiel, oester presents a multilayered research into our human need for escapism. Aïda Gabriëls invites Casper Clausen, Timo Tembuyser, Baroque Orchestration X’s Jon Birdsong and Pieter Theuns and Adriaan de Roover to improvise and experiment. Together they co-create musical compositions that evolve into a stream of soundscapes. Vocally led by Casper Clausen and Timo Tembuyser, The Wild Stage oscillates between pop, baroque and electronic music, between the contemporary and the classical. On stage they are joined by the dancers Matteo Sedda, Rob Hayden and Mustaf Ahmeti.
Within their artistic practice, oester aims for a creative density that allows transdisciplinary collaboration, inseparably interweaving choreography, music, bodies and space. All musical compositions, visuals and choreography are created together with the performers.
The Wild Stage is all about descending into your own shadow and meeting yourself in the midst of the crowd. Are you in? Or are you out?