Choreographer Anne Collod is looking for participants for a performance in public space

A day before the municipal elections, a parade of people dressed in white marches through Brussels, accompanied by a brass band. They wear white placards with no slogans.

American choreographer Anna Halprin created Blank Placard Dance in 1967 as a protest against the Vietnam War. ‘What are you protesting against?’, passers-by would ask the dancers. ‘What do you want to protest against?’ they would throw the question back at them. In an age in which individualism is rife, French choreographer Anne Collod is recreating this performance with participants from Brussels. Are you one of them?

IS THIS YOU?

  • You love dance and movement, but you are not a professional
  • You are in good physical condition
  • You are excited by the idea of working with a large group of people

Age, gender, and background are unimportant.

PREPARATION

Anne Collod is organizing two preparatory workshops. Through simple exercises and improvisations, you will learn the movements of the performance and get to know the rest of the group. Collod will also introduce you to Halprin’s work, and encourage you to share your ideas about the nature of protest today and how it might be influenced by the arts.

Timing

  • workshop 1 | Wed 10/10 from 18:00 > 22:00
  • workshop 2 | Thu 11/10 from 18:00 > 21:30
  • dress rehearsal | Fri 12/10 from 18:00 > 22:00
  • live performance | Sat 13/10 from 12:00 > 17:00

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

You will be part of a unique experience in a professional production. We will provide food and drinks during the workshops and the rehearsal. As an extra, you will also receive two free tickets for the 18-19 Kaaitheater season.

INTERESTED? QUESTIONS? SIGN UP?

> hilde.peeters@kaaitheater.be | 02 201 58 58

 

 

 

 

 

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A day before the municipal elections, a parade of people dressed in white marches through Brussels. They wear white placards with no slogans. American choreographer Anna Halprin created Blank Placard Dance in 1967 as a protest against the Vietnam War. Anne Collod recreates this performance with participants from Brussels.