Three dancers find themselves trapped by horizontal rotating blades. The audience encircles the performers, preventing their escape. The dancers are forced to deal with the confrontation. Standing still is impossible, no time for rest. The audience becomes complicit in this struggle between the vulnerable humans and forces far greater than themselves. Wiek by Schweigman& was a big festival hit in 2009, for many it was a legendary experience as a site-specific performance.
Wiek was re-created in 2018 with a new cast and new choreography. A co-production with Zeeland Nazomer Festival, Podium Hoge Woerd, RAUM and SPRING. Wiek returns in 2019 for four weeks at Zomer van Antwerpen.