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Gasping Voices

Gasping Voices subverts the established relationships of conventional dance theatre by creating an intimate digital space, as if you are on stage yourself. She emphasizes the importance of movement through space whilst focusing on personal audience experience.

Gasping Voices is a unique and distinctive testimony by dance creatives, redefining their destiny through a worldwide pandemic.

  • Freya Pauwels
  • David Jacobs
  • Freya Pauwels
  • Jacowbski Invites
  • Nele Deckx
    Key Cast
  • Jonathan Dikaay
    Key Cast
  • Niki Sfakianakis
    Key Cast
  • Laurent Reunbrouck
    Key Cast
  • Denis Inghelbrecht
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    25 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 3, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 EUR
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  • Student Project:
  • Mood Indigo IIT Bombay
    January 29, 2022
Distribution Information
  • Jacowbski Invites
    Country: Belgium
    Rights: Video on Demand
Director Biography - Freya Pauwels, David Jacobs

Freya Pauwels obtained her Bachelor of Dance in 2012. She consecutively danced in Swan Lake and The Match van Lonneke van Leth in The Hague. She performed in L'autre and Presence by New York based choreographer Brice Mousset in Paris and New York. She trained in Paris, London, Amsterdam, Brussels, New York, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Adelaide … In 2015, however, she was invited by The Australian Dance Theater for an exchange that would eventually have a huge impact on her career and dance vocabulary. She's an aerial dancer for Tomorrowland and sang and dance in the theatre shows of Peter Pan, Cinderella and One The Musical. Since 2015 she has been developing her own work. She made two full length performances Morning and WoMAN on numerous Belgian theatre stages. She staged her work on several stages in Belgium. Ever since she has been exploring the boundaries between dance and video with her most recent creations to be found on her Youtube channel. Her videocollab Fix You with David Jacobs was screened during the European Tour of Naturally 7. She is co-founder of Jacowbski Invites, a production house merging dance and video together. During the pandemic, she further researched the boundaries between theatre dance and cinematic videography.

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La danse, tu l'aimes ou tu la kiffes.