Zita Swoon Group

May 7, 2011 22:00

Stazione Leopolda di Firenze | IT


Zita Swoon Group, born in the 90’s, in Antwerp, is a loose collective centered around Stef Kamil Carlens who is author, composer, singer and instrumentalist. In his path, folk and blues and even seeking eighties disco. He leaps between past and future with no real regularity kept in mind.
Zita Swoon Group is a cosmopolitan tribe. Each member offers what he is and has become during his travel, fueled by the wealth of gifts he has received in exchange.

With Dancing With The Sound Hobbyist, Zita Swoon Group is once more exploring a new path. Together with the dancer and choreographer Simon Mayer, and coached by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker of dance ensemble Rosas, Stef Kamil Carlens has created a performance that takes the audience on a trip through the world of the Belgian collective. Mayer fits into place effortlessly among the members of the band. They play contrary instrumentals alternated with melancholy songs, stirring percussion and short episodes of intimate music.
Dancing With the Sound Hobbyist is a masterly dialogue between movement and sound, an adventurous dance trip through the cosmopolitan music world of Zita Swoon Group, an original dialog between energy and emotion.


staging: Stef Kamil Carlens
choreography, dance, vocals, guitar: Simon Mayer
coaching and choreography: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
musical director, organ, guitar, vocals: Stef Kamil Carlens
percussion: Aarich Jespers
vocals, xylophone, percussion, dance: Kapinga Gysel
electric bass, contrabass: Bart Van Lierde
grand piano, keyboard: Wim Debusser
percussion: Amel Serra García
vocals, xylophone, percussion, dance: Eva Tshiela Gysel
production: Zita Swoon Group
with the support of the Flemish Community of Belgium
diffusion: ART HAPPENS
in collaboration with Switch – Creative Social Network










Dancing With the Sound Hobbyist is part of the events of Festival d’Europa and of La Notte Blu.


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