Metapolis evokes various rhythms of the city, its scenic structure is a woven topology of different layers in different materials, allowing for a fluid, hybrid space that coincides with the movement of the figures it contains.
Dancers are wrapped into a spatial complexity that captures and liberates them at the same time. Flamand’s choreography follows and provokes the morphological transformations of the space, inscribing a double movement of fluidity and rupture. Frequencies and rhythm, like strict codes of behaviour are disrupted into pathological impressions.
The structure becomes a ‘breathing space’, through compression and release constantly in transition. Three translucent bridges with a 10 metre span slide into different configurations as they are worn by the dancers. Costumes are seen as intermediate layers, as flexible structures that extend the dance into fourth-dimensional patterns.