Twenty-two students from 14 countries are coming to the end of their four-year course at PARTS, the Brussels dance school headed by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. A group of eleven students has opted for its own artistic project. In the course of three months they have been working on 2 trios, 1 duet and 3 solos.
In Student repertoire, the students draw on a wealth of personal work created earlier. This includes revivals of A Love Supreme by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Salva Sanchis, and The Funerals, a creation by Andros Zins-Browne and Tom Pauwels.
The videos and writings of Els Dietvorst explore themes such as social conflict and survival in the margins. Art-Coeur-Merci is a film installation about a young Cameroonian man trying to survive in Brussels, with the addition of a performance by Angélique Wilkie. They make us reflect on the essential things in life.
To celebrate the centenary of the Sacre du Printemps we commissioned Gaëtan Bulourde to write a new version of this impressive work. He created a ‘poor’ but humorous version. A collage of music, text and dance which is similar to the cubist character of Stravinsky’s work.
Burning Ice - Assembly (Burning Ice #7) – Thing 001384 (Nohe) concerns a conflict about a stained glass artwork entitled Nohe, between Kim Taylor Reece, a professional photographer, and Marylee Colucci.
Burning Ice - For Burning Ice #7, Agency is selecting a number of ‘things’ and speculates on how the idea of ‘commons’ can be included in art and science practices, with a special focus on folklore and traditional knowledge.
A new double episode in a series of by now legendary dance and music duets by dancer and choreographer Jonathan Burrows and musician and composer Matteo Fargion: a glimpse into the creation of their work as well as a rant about structure, accompanied by live piano pieces and disintegrating cartoons.
WoWmen! - Actress and visual artist Dolores Bouckaert and dancer Charlotte Vanden Eynde are fascinated by the deceptiveness of the body as an expressive medium. In this show they explore how to manipulate the theatrical body and how to unmask it.
WoWmen! - The Catalan dancer and choreographer Pere Faura is fascinated by the mechanisms of sexual arousal; the connection between dance and eroticism is the basis of the twofold programme that he will be presenting during WoWmen. In Striptease, he compares the art of stripping with theatre.
WoWmen! - The Catalan dancer and choreographer Pere Faura is fascinated by the mechanisms of sexual arousal. A hula hoop and Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons play a central role in Bomberos con grandes mangueras (Firemen with long hoses). Pornographic imagery becomes part of the choreographic practice.
WoWmen! - A social happening and a performance in one. Roses & Beans is about how we organise and experience love, and about the model of the couple as the ultimate formula for success and happiness. Andersson and Sahlin are borrowing extracts of life and art from couples like Marina & Ulay, John & Yoko and Brad & Angelina. And they invite you to a party.