Benjamin Vandewalle and P.A.R.T.S. will literally bring together the capital’s lively and international dance scene. A group of duos dances along a fixed route and dialogue with one another, the architecture, the passers-by, and the urban context in Brussels! Will you follow in the dancers’ footsteps or will you go your own way?
PERFORMATIK 2015 - With their ritual, circular movements dancing dervishes (Sufi Muslims) attempt to reach a state of religious transcendence. For A Possibility of an Abstraction: Square Dance Germaine Kruip asked the dervishes to break through the circle and introduce square patterns into the dance ritual.
Bouncing stones across the surface of water: it’s fun and its free. Come and take part in the world championship in Brussels, on the canal at twilight, using fluorescent stones for that extra wow effect!
Arnold Schönberg’s Verklärte Nacht (1899) is inspired by a poem by Richard Dehmel, about a woman who tells the man she loves she is pregnant by another man. In 1995 Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker created a group choreography based on Schönberg’s composition. She has now rewritten the piece as a duet. A shameless romantic love story in the dark light of a Verklärte Nacht (transfigured night).
Burning Ice - The Botanical Gardens houses the oldest European seed bank. It keeps the seeds of rare indigenous wild plants and there is a particular focus on its collection of wild beans and fabaceous plants. It is only very exceptionally that it is possible to have a guided tour of this unique seed bank.