Piano Fortissimo

Indoor and Street Performance
Dance / Physical Theatre / Clown

Just as a show is about to be cancelled someone is called in to help. Will he be able to rescue the evening? He only possesses his spontaneity and his body.

Concept, dramaturgy, Choreography, Performance, Light and Sound: Jordi L. Vidal

Coaching: François-Xavier Randour, Michou Swenen, Jan Van Dyck, Micheline Vandepoel

Length: around 25 minutes (we can play it twice a day!)

When being a multidisciplinary show, it can be part of a theatre, street theatre, dance, contemporary music…program, and for all kind of audiences

Likewise, it can be represented in different spaces, for example: a theatre hall, a showroom, a dance/theatre studio, a public square...

Our projects may receive the support of:
- Wallonie Bruxelles Internacional-WBI for its travelling outside Belgium

Piano Fortissimo was created thanks to the Espace Catastrophe, Brussels.

Agenda Piano Fortissimo
More than 50 representations done!

16, 17 June 2006 at « Ex-Périmentations V » festival Espace Catastrophe Bruxelles www.catastrophe.be
08, 09, 10 February 2007 at « Voyages III-La Rev’rie» à l’Espace Catastrophe Bruxelles www.catastrophe.be
22, 23, 24, 25 march 07 at festival « Pistes de Lancement 9 » at Maison du Peuple de st. Gilles www.catastrophe.be
01 April 07 at Théâtre De Gevold festival « Storm Op Komst » www.warande.be Turnhout B ;
08 June 2007 at Arenberg Theater www.villanella.be Antwerpen B ;
20 September 07 at festival « Plateaux 07» La Biennale De Danse VDM Vitry-Sur-Seine F www.danse94.com ;
21, 22 October 07 at « Sala Condal » « Masdanza-Showcase » www.masdanza.com Gran Canaria SP;
06 November 07 at Baluarte De La Candelaria, festival “Cadiz En Danza” SP www.electricacultura.com ;
14 November 07 à 20h30 at www.casaelizalde.com Barcelona SP ;
17 November 07 at www.theatremontagnemagique.be Bruxelles;
27 March 08 at www.civicbarceloneta.com Barcelona SP;
30 June 08 at festival « Petites Scènes Ouvertes 08» at Espace Bernard Glandier/ Cie Didier Théron, Montpellier 27 January 2009 at festival « Bal(l)ades en Solo » à www.maisonculturetournai.be Belgium
26 août 2009 at festival « Azimut » www.amalgame.eu CC Breugel Brussels

Selected at Spanish Alternatives Theatres Network :
15 October 2008 at Teatre Sans, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
31 oct. 01 nov. 2008 at DT Espacio Escénico, Madrid, Spain
06, 07, 08, 09 Nov. 2008 at Sala Montacargas, Madrid, Spain
27, 28, 29, 30 Nov. 2008 at Sala Imperdible, Sevilla, Spain

20 October 07 at Théâtre Fortuny de Reus SP festival “Mes Dansa-Mes Ciutat” www.reus.cat/teatrebartrina/dansa.htm ;
26 April 08 at festival « Dansa Tambe » à Vilafranca Del Penedes SP www.vilafranca.org/cultura ;
05 July 08 at festival « Des Tchafornis » Centre Culturel Engis B www.engis.be ;
28 June 2009 at festival « Coimbra Dança » www.voarte.com Portugal
05 July 2009 at festival « Des Tchafornis » www.ccengis.be Belgium
01 August 2009 at festival « Al Castillo Valderrobres » www.danzatrayectos.com Spain
Piano Fortissimo Press Reviews

Cristina Andrés. Diario de Cadiz. 08-11-08
« (…) Vidal is a good Observer of human reactions and of his states of mind…The dancer Rich skills allows him to use dance, physical theatre and clown to create new space situations and a wide range of emotions »

Jeanne Pigeon. Théâtre Montagne Magique Brussels 2007
"To see Vidal is a full and unique pleasure. A dancer but, not as other ones. He takes here the appearance of Mister-every-day, a bit naïf but full of good will, replacing in the last minute the unfortunate “danseur etoile”. Curious mix of contemporary dance, physical theatre and clown techniques, this peculiar performance base itself on the spontaneity of the movement, the every day gestures and the sensations felt by one and all in a situation of having to perform in front of an audience. Using the art of evocation of an emotional state by small signs and not expressing it in a realistic way, the partition that Vidal proposes invites the audience personal interpretation and imagination to open up.
This international artist, offer a personal chorographical scope that is as surprising as exciting. His “Piano Fortissimo” is tender, moving, shining and funny."