With Hands do not touch your precious Me Wim Vandekeybus creates a mythical story of confrontation and transformation, of light and dark, of death and rebirth. To do this, he is working with composer Charo Calvo (Immer das Selbe gelogen and 7 for a secret never to be told), eight dancers and performers and visual artist Olivier de Sagazan. Together they create a universe in which bodies balance like living, flesh sculptures between the utopic and the horrible, between the powerful and the fragile.
Both the performances of Wim Vandekeybus, as well as the performances of Olivier de Sagazan work with the boundary between what it means to be a 'body' and a 'human'. Vandekeybus developed his body language based on impulsive and instinctive reactions confronted with physical risk and danger. The core of Sagazan's work is the transfiguration of the body and face with clay and paint until it becomes a lump of anonymous flesh. Their exploration of the human limits receives a musical echo in the texture of Charo Calvo's electric-acoustic music.