P.A.R.T.S. [Brussels]

Student Works 2

Student Works 2
Student Works 2

23.06 – 24.06.2006

The final-year students at the P.A.R.T.S. dance school in Brussels – which is this year celebrating its tenth anniversary – will be presenting their graduation projects at the Beursschouwburg and in the Kaaitheater Studios.

In the Studios they will be presenting two separate programmes, each of which will be shown on two evenings. They will be showing their own work and creations by guest choreographers. A varied evening on which the differing definitions of dance will be explored and the choreographers of the future will be knocking at the audience’s door.

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PROGRAMME 1 // 20 & 21 June 2006
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>> see Student Works 1

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PROGRAMME 2 // 23 & 24 June 2006
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(non)pouvoir - graduation work

Mournfull that day.
When from the dust shall rise.
Guilty man to be judged
Therefore spare him, O god.
Mercifull Jesu Lord.
Grant them rest. Amen.”

"Mesdames, Monsieurs, le spectacle. La Critique fait entrer l'interprète."
Dès que le spectacle commence tout ce qui est donné au public est donné au jugement :
Ce que la lumière des projecteurs nous montre, mais aussi les gestes incontrollés que l'on cherche à dissimuler.
"Interprète, avez-vous quelque chose a rajouter pour votre defence?"
En fait, toute critique juge la capacité et l'incapacité que le performer a à contrôler ce même jugement...
"L'affaire est mise en délibérée."

concept and dance Louise Baduel (France)
photos David Helbich & Louise Baduel
thanks to Rudi Laermans
musid Mozart, "Lacrimosa"

Lateral pass - passed on
- repertoire

In this repertory project, the students learned basic phrase material from Trisha Brown’s Lateral pass (1985), which was then transformed  and rearranged, and finally set to a different music, improvised live.

original choreography Trisha Brown
project director Lance Gries
with Loan Ha, Timea Maday, Sandra Ortega, Sayaka Kaiwa, Yentl De Werdt, SueYeon Youn
live music David Weemaels (drums) and Karim Weemaels (sax)

Empathy empathy empathy (authorship is a black hole) - graduation work

"A body, ‘read’, finished? A book - a decaying carcass? Stench and falsity. The flesh is writing, and writing is never read: it always remains to be read, studied, sought, invented." (Hélène Cixous)

choreography Eleanor Bauer (USA)
creation and performance Eleanor Bauer, Femke Gyselinckn Sandra Iché, Theodossia Stathi & Federica Porello (due to an injury, Theodossia Stathi cannot perform this evening)
thanks to Chrysa Parkinson, Malaika Sarco, Bojana Cvejic, Rudi Laermans, Jeroen Peeters, Beth Gill

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ELEANOR! - personal work

ELEANOR! (2004) is a critical portrait of the frenetic success drive that consumes a self-producing artist to the point where the survival-based need to promote oneself overrides artistic integrity. In this self-economization, the artist takes on several identities and vocations in order to serve an increasingly obscured desire to create. Through a "gently schizophrenic" web of interrelated activities that support and feed off of each other, the art, the artist, and the promotion fade into one.

by Eleanor Bauer (USA)
text adapted with permission from "Portrait of the Artist as a Worker" by Dieter Lesage

Love. Death. My life with Tin-Yu. Oh wait, I am you. - graduation work

This (intensely fake) piece (that pretends to be) about real life is an autobiographical drama (made without a single thought towards dramaturgy).  The performers portray (underdeveloped) characters in a (confusing and unstructured) storyline that (goes nowhere as it) keeps unfolding.  Funny and (not so) physical, 'My (awful) life with Ting-Yu' will keep you (unsure of why you are) laughing and wondering (if you should get up and leave).

created and performed by Tarek Halaby (USA) and SueYeon Youn
thanks to Martin Kilvady

Théâtre de la Guillotine - installation in the foyer

created and performed by Benjamin Vandewalle
thanks to Arnaud Vandewalle, Jan Vandewalle, Benjamin Heremans

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You can read more about the P.A.R.T.S. programme that will be presented at the Beursschouwburg on www.beursschouwburg.be.

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