DD Dorvillier [US] presented by Boghossian Foundation – Villa Empain

A week of steps at the Villa Empain

A week of steps at the Villa Empain
A week of steps at the Villa Empain

01.04.2017

DD Dorvillier presents a collection of danced fragments drawn from videos of her works while a youngster in the New York 90s. A catalogue of steps is an extended project in which she invents a taxonomy to classify over 300 choreographic fragments dating from 1990 to 2004. For A week at the Villa she and the performers will study and learn a collection of these fragments. On Saturday they will dance the fragments over and over again, removed from their original context: no text, no music, no lights. The colourful exhibition Decor at Villa Empain forms a new backdrop. What is left of Dorvillier’s ‘collection’ in a setting that is completely alien to the original performance? This way of looking back and into dance aims to be as subjective, aesthetic, and playful as possible.

• DD Dorvillier is a Puerto Rican born choreographer now based in France who focuses on the relationship between abstraction, embodiment, language, perception, and meaning. Her work has been shown at the Kaaitheater several times, as well as at The Kitchen, PS122, Impulstanz, DeSingel, HAU, and Centre Georges Pompidou, among others.


created by DD Dorvillier / human future dance corps | performed by Katerina Andreou, Bryan Campbell, DD Dorvillier, Myrto Katsiki | performance in Brussels supported by Institut français & Ambassade de France en Belgique, in the framework of EXTRA