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?
You see a robot trying to stand upright. It always falls over again, but does not give up. It cheerfully and indefatigably undergoes the process of trial and error, falling over and picking itself up again.
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.
The sea kisses the shore, the waves break and the wind blows the sand. Can you hear the murmur of the sea in the Canal? Visual artist Erik Nerinckx builds a sound installation in which the sounds of the sea blend with those of the Canal. Do water and air sound the same everywhere?
The Belgian artist Pieter Van den Bosch studied performance and… pyrotechnics. He is creating a fire construction accessible to the public, a variation on an ‘attack situation’, though without any substantive or other danger.
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).
Dancing in the sand. That is Dansand! This dance festival offers a lot of great stuff on and adjacent to the beach at Ostend: dance solos, group choreographies, duets with live music, performances, improvisations, workshops, happenings, etc.
Even walking is a pure form of dance! Rosas organizes an extended flashmob, in which you walk from the gates of the Brussels pentagon to the Grand Place at a glacial pace. Participate in a workshop – headed by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker herself – which shifts gears into a real dance party.