Pels & Kempers, 2011
Soupez! Soupez! invites you to dine with the dancers. This cookbook is the printed proof that dancers do eat and love food. The design ties interviews, stories, recipes and images together by exploring the Laban dance notation. This notation, used to set choreographies on paper, is a complex system of symbols and partitions directing the dancers smallest move. Dancing, cooking and designing are all three precise choreographies which need working grids. On this common turf Soupez! Soupez! took form. The pages are divided in two parts: one for the interviews and one for the recipes, giving a greater clarity and practicality to the book. Images of food and dance punctuate the text flow in Laban symbols creating rhythm. Collaboration with photographer Oof Verschuren gave a beautiful set of images to accompany the “maaltijden” recipes.