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Vera Tussing + Quatuor MP4

Tactile Quartet(s)

Postponed

In Tactile Quartet(s), Vera Tussing builds on her longstanding choreographic practice in exploring the sensory potentialities of the audience. The piece puts the string quartet Quatuor MP4 in communication with a quartet of dancers – Yoh Morishita, Zoltán Vakulya, Esse Vanderbruggen, Vera Tussing – inviting the audience into a deeply layered and multi-sensory encounter between movement and sound.

What happens when we take the movements of a string quartet seriously as a choreography, and dance along? The four musicians play passages from canonical works by Franz Schubert and Florence Price, as well as contemporary works by Georg Friedrich Haas, Michael Picknett, and Caroline Shaw. As they play, the musicians engage in one-on-one tactile encounters with the audience, creating physical interaction. Everything arises from touch – a bow on a string, an arm on a shoulder, an acoustic sensation on your skin....

openoffice

International edition

Hiros, Caravan Production, workspacebrussels, Arts Management Agency (AMA), ZOO/Thomas Hauert, Entropie Production & invited guests join forces to meet Brussels-based artists and cultural workers who have questions about the realisation of their projects within the Flemish and Walloon arts decree.

Once a month during openoffice we throw open the doors or our workings, each time at a different cultural location in Brussels. Everyone who is looking for advice on projects in the performing arts, or who would like to exchange experiences, is welcome. We discuss specific themes during an information session/workshop and then organise a moment for all possible questions. Keep an eye on our agenda or facebook page for new dates!

With the...

In Soirée d’études, Cassiel Gaube expands the research set out in his solo Farmer Train Swirl – Étude and creates a piece exploring the rich vocabulary of House Dance in an ever-evolving and expanding series of études.

An étude, in the musical sense of the word, is a composition designed as an occasion to explore the possibilities of a particular technique and to experiment with these, which is similar to the way House Dance is practiced. Drawing from commonly known moves, the dancer looks for variations of these steps and for inventive ways of articulating them together. This common knowledge allows people to read each other's dancing. Together with dancers experienced in Street dance, Cassiel seeks to reveal the literacy...

In the fashion of a radio series, two performative works form the first two episodes of we dreamt of utopia and we woke up screaming. A broadcasting company at times, and a foreign broadcast monitoring centre at others, they explore new ways of ‘exhibiting’ and activating a unique and little-known archive of a time when Algiers was dubbed the ‘Mecca of Revolution’.

Against the backdrop of the Cold War's bi-polar tensions during the 1960s and 1970s, militants from all the continents convened in Algiers and witnessed a forging of a 'third way', other possible futures. The Algerian capital hosted everyone from national liberation movements, political exiles, rebels and disillusioned Westerners. Drawing on the liberation movements' broadcasts aired by the Algerian national broadcasting company (RTA), the polyglot and polyphonic productions echo Yasmina Reggad's journey through the worlds of ideas and ideals of that transformative period. ...

This work springs from the desire to develop a dance performance within the habitat of an already existing dance style, taking the exploration of its intrinsic complexity as the departure point for the elaboration of a choreographic object. Farmer Train Swirl – Étude is a kinesthetic and subjective investigation of the field of House dance – a style born in the clubs of Chicago & New York in the early eighties.

The making of this solo prolongs a 2-year process in which Cassiel Gaube mainly dedicated himself to learning and practicing House dance, in Paris' and New York's lively club scenes. Sampling, appropriation & transformation are at the core of this dance form, which is in itself a synthesis and a development of other dance styles : a.o. Hip hop, Salsa, Rasta dancing, Tap dance. Embracing these principles, the artist's undertaking is here understood, not so much as a creation ex nihilo, but rather...

This work springs from the desire to develop a dance performance within the habitat of an already existing dance style, taking the exploration of its intrinsic complexity as the departure point for the elaboration of a choreographic object. Farmer Train Swirl – Étude is a kinesthetic and subjective investigation of the field of House dance – a style born in the clubs of Chicago & New York in the early eighties.

The making of this solo prolongs a 2-year process in which Cassiel Gaube mainly dedicated himself to learning and practicing House dance, in Paris' and New York's lively club scenes. Sampling, appropriation & transformation are at the core of this dance form, which is in itself a synthesis and a development of other dance styles : a.o. Hip hop, Salsa, Rasta dancing, Tap dance. Embracing these principles, the artist's undertaking is here understood, not so much as a creation ex nihilo, but rather...

In Soirée d’études, Cassiel Gaube expands the research set out in his solo Farmer Train Swirl – Étude and creates a piece exploring the rich vocabulary of House Dance in an ever-evolving and expanding series of études.

An étude, in the musical sense of the word, is a composition designed as an occasion to explore the possibilities of a particular technique and to experiment with these, which is similar to the way House Dance is practiced. Drawing from commonly known moves, the dancer looks for variations of these steps and for inventive ways of articulating them together. This common knowledge allows people to read each other's dancing. Together with dancers experienced in Street dance, Cassiel seeks to reveal the literacy...

Hiros, Caravan Production, workspacebrussels, Arts Management Agency (AMA), ZOO/Thomas Hauert, Entropie Production & invited guests join forces to meet Brussels-based artists and cultural workers who have questions about the realisation of their projects within the Flemish and Walloon arts decree.

Once a month during openoffice we throw open the doors or our workings, each time at a different cultural location in Brussels. Everyone who is looking for advice on projects in the performing arts, or who would like to exchange experiences, is welcome. We discuss specific themes during an information session/workshop and then organise a moment for all possible questions. Keep an eye on our agenda or facebook page for new dates!

With the...

This work springs from the desire to develop a dance performance within the habitat of an already existing dance style, taking the exploration of its intrinsic complexity as the departure point for the elaboration of a choreographic object. Farmer Train Swirl – Étude is a kinesthetic and subjective investigation of the field of House dance – a style born in the clubs of Chicago & New York in the early eighties.

The making of this solo prolongs a 2-year process in which Cassiel Gaube mainly dedicated himself to learning and practicing House dance, in Paris' and New York's lively club scenes. Sampling, appropriation & transformation are at the core of this dance form, which is in itself a synthesis and a development of other dance styles : a.o. Hip hop, Salsa, Rasta dancing, Tap dance. Embracing these principles, the artist's undertaking is here understood, not so much as a creation ex nihilo, but rather...

SunBengSitting is a piece straddling yodeling, folk dance and contemporary dance, a trip to the past and a playful, humorous search for identity.

Austrian farm boy and performance artist Simon Mayer invites the audience to get to know his life, his contradictions and his indignation at having to submit to categories and conventions. Having grown up on a farm facing traditions, nature, youthful rebellion and a bucolic heavy metal band, Simon Mayer moved to Vienna in 1997, attended Vienna's State Opera's dance school, spent a season as an aspiring dancer in the corps de ballet and very unexpectedly landed in a world where the word farmer...

In Soirée d’études, Cassiel Gaube expands the research set out in his solo Farmer Train Swirl – Étude and creates a piece exploring the rich vocabulary of House Dance in an ever-evolving and expanding series of études.

An étude, in the musical sense of the word, is a composition designed as an occasion to explore the possibilities of a particular technique and to experiment with these, which is similar to the way House Dance is practiced. Drawing from commonly known moves, the dancer looks for variations of these steps and for inventive ways of articulating them together. This common knowledge allows people to read each other's dancing. Together with dancers experienced in Street dance, Cassiel seeks to reveal the literacy...

Karel Burssens

Currents

installation

Currents unfolds in two parts, as a durational installation and a performance. The installation explores the simplest of forms, a line, turned into a light sculpture. Through repetition, it defines not only rhythm, space and light, but also the movements of a dancer. He will meet and confront the moving sculpture in an effort to reconfigure the relationship between man and machine.

The initial state of alienation is pushed to reach a poetic realm, a layered landscape to dream into. As such, both installation and performance aim to reveal our contemporary position as entities forced to adapt to an ever-changing world on both a technological and socio-political level. How do we deal with these situations? How do we continually find a new balance within our own environment and how do we deal with this on a larger scale?...

Hiros, Caravan Production, workspacebrussels, Arts Management Agency (AMA), ZOO/Thomas Hauert, Entropie Production & invited guests join forces to meet Brussels-based artists and cultural workers who have questions about the realisation of their projects within the Flemish and Walloon arts decree.

Once a month during openoffice we throw open the doors or our workings, each time at a different cultural location in Brussels. Everyone who is looking for advice on projects in the performing arts, or who would like to exchange experiences, is welcome. We discuss specific themes during an information session/workshop and then organise a moment for all possible questions. Keep an eye on our agenda or facebook page for new dates!

With the...

In Soirée d’études, Cassiel Gaube expands the research set out in his solo Farmer Train Swirl – Étude and creates a piece exploring the rich vocabulary of House Dance in an ever-evolving and expanding series of études.

An étude, in the musical sense of the word, is a composition designed as an occasion to explore the possibilities of a particular technique and to experiment with these, which is similar to the way House Dance is practiced. Drawing from commonly known moves, the dancer looks for variations of these steps and for inventive ways of articulating them together. This common knowledge allows people to read each other's dancing. Together with dancers experienced in Street dance, Cassiel seeks to reveal the literacy...

In Soirée d’études, Cassiel Gaube expands the research set out in his solo Farmer Train Swirl – Étude and creates a piece exploring the rich vocabulary of House Dance in an ever-evolving and expanding series of études.

An étude, in the musical sense of the word, is a composition designed as an occasion to explore the possibilities of a particular technique and to experiment with these, which is similar to the way House Dance is practiced. Drawing from commonly known moves, the dancer looks for variations of these steps and for inventive ways of articulating them together. This common knowledge allows people to read each other's dancing. Together with dancers experienced in Street dance, Cassiel seeks to reveal the literacy...

This work springs from the desire to develop a dance performance within the habitat of an already existing dance style, taking the exploration of its intrinsic complexity as the departure point for the elaboration of a choreographic object. Farmer Train Swirl – Étude is a kinesthetic and subjective investigation of the field of House dance – a style born in the clubs of Chicago & New York in the early eighties.

The making of this solo prolongs a 2-year process in which Cassiel Gaube mainly dedicated himself to learning and practicing House dance, in Paris' and New York's lively club scenes. Sampling, appropriation & transformation are at the core of this dance form, which is in itself a synthesis and a development of other dance styles : a.o. Hip hop, Salsa, Rasta dancing, Tap dance. Embracing these principles, the artist's undertaking is here understood, not so much as a creation ex nihilo, but rather...

In Soirée d’études, Cassiel Gaube expands the research set out in his solo Farmer Train Swirl – Étude and creates a piece exploring the rich vocabulary of House Dance in an ever-evolving and expanding series of études.

An étude, in the musical sense of the word, is a composition designed as an occasion to explore the possibilities of a particular technique and to experiment with these, which is similar to the way House Dance is practiced. Drawing from commonly known moves, the dancer looks for variations of these steps and for inventive ways of articulating them together. This common knowledge allows people to read each other's dancing. Together with dancers experienced in Street dance, Cassiel seeks to reveal the literacy...

Initiated in 2018 by Marialena Marouda and later joined by composer Charlie Usher and performance maker Elpida Orfanidou, The Oceanographies Institute (TOI) studies the kinship between humans and oceans. Focusing on the relation between these two bodies of water, TOI seeks to give particular attention to their affectual and sensual encounters.

TOI therefore explores the relations of hands to mud, ears to the breaking waves, feet to the feeling of sinking, rather than the ocean "in itself", as if devoid of human presence. The Institute collects, analyzes and reenacts people's personal stories about their encounters with the ocean. In doing that, TOI aims at becoming both an institute and an ocean – simultaneously. On the one hand, TOI seeks to undergo a process of institutionalization, by which it can affirm and disseminate the personal...

In conditions of solitude – as for travelers or prisoners – people have often resorted to writing letters as a means of communication with their closests, revealing the very sensation of being in isolation. Sam Melville has done so from the Attica prison, where he was held on charges of sabotaging public property in protest of the Vietnam war, and where he would die during the Attica prison riots in 1971.

His and others' voices in similar conditions connect the sensations of loneliness and the one of determination. In her artistic works Begüm Erciyas often uses sound and instruction to accompany the spectator in an experience that is deeply solitary and yet collective. For Letters from Attica she imagines for the first time a project for the public space. Multiple voices give a personal form to sound waves. They inscribe words in public space and generate unforeseen sentences. As a first encounter with the...

In Soirée d’études, Cassiel Gaube expands the research set out in his solo Farmer Train Swirl – Étude and creates a piece exploring the rich vocabulary of House Dance in an ever-evolving and expanding series of études.

An étude, in the musical sense of the word, is a composition designed as an occasion to explore the possibilities of a particular technique and to experiment with these, which is similar to the way House Dance is practiced. Drawing from commonly known moves, the dancer looks for variations of these steps and for inventive ways of articulating them together. This common knowledge allows people to read each other's dancing. Together with dancers experienced in Street dance, Cassiel seeks to reveal the literacy...

This work springs from the desire to develop a dance performance within the habitat of an already existing dance style, taking the exploration of its intrinsic complexity as the departure point for the elaboration of a choreographic object. Farmer Train Swirl – Étude is a kinesthetic and subjective investigation of the field of House dance – a style born in the clubs of Chicago & New York in the early eighties.

The making of this solo prolongs a 2-year process in which Cassiel Gaube mainly dedicated himself to learning and practicing House dance, in Paris' and New York's lively club scenes. Sampling, appropriation & transformation are at the core of this dance form, which is in itself a synthesis and a development of other dance styles : a.o. Hip hop, Salsa, Rasta dancing, Tap dance. Embracing these principles, the artist's undertaking is here understood, not so much as a creation ex nihilo, but rather...

The focus of Sons of Sissy is the universe of traditions, folk dances and folk music from which the Upper Austrian country lad Simon Mayer originates.

In an experimental manner, four performers and musicians make use of traditional alpine live music, various group dances and ritualised practices. Liberating them from conservativism and conventions, they establish an unseen fusion of artistic reinterpretations and temporary social attributions of meaning. Defying categorisation and pigeonholing, the Sons of Sissy do everything they can to live up to their name as they conduct themselves as part weird folk-music quartet, part experimentally playful ritual dance combo, using humour to radically disrupt the hackneyed male role...

openoffice

international edition

Hiros, Caravan Production, workspacebrussels, Arts Management Agency (AMA), ZOO/Thomas Hauert, Entropie Production & invited guests join forces to meet Brussels-based artists and cultural workers who have questions about the realisation of their projects within the Flemish and Walloon arts decree.

Once a month during openoffice we throw open the doors or our workings, each time at a different cultural location in Brussels. Everyone who is looking for advice on projects in the performing arts, or who would like to exchange experiences, is welcome. We discuss specific themes during an information session/workshop and then organise a moment for all possible questions. Keep an eye on our agenda or facebook page for new dates!

With the...

In Soirée d’études, Cassiel Gaube expands the research set out in his solo Farmer Train Swirl – Étude and creates a piece exploring the rich vocabulary of House Dance in an ever-evolving and expanding series of études.

An étude, in the musical sense of the word, is a composition designed as an occasion to explore the possibilities of a particular technique and to experiment with these, which is similar to the way House Dance is practiced. Drawing from commonly known moves, the dancer looks for variations of these steps and for inventive ways of articulating them together. This common knowledge allows people to read each other's dancing. Together with dancers experienced in Street dance, Cassiel seeks to reveal the literacy...

Vera Tussing + Quatuor MP4

Tactile Quartet(s)

Dag van de Dans 2021

Postponed

In Tactile Quartet(s), Vera Tussing builds on her longstanding choreographic practice in exploring the sensory potentialities of the audience. The piece puts the string quartet Quatuor MP4 in communication with a quartet of dancers – Yoh Morishita, Zoltán Vakulya, Esse Vanderbruggen, Vera Tussing – inviting the audience into a deeply layered and multi-sensory encounter between movement and sound.

What happens when we take the movements of a string quartet seriously as a choreography, and dance along? The four musicians play passages from canonical works by Franz Schubert and Florence Price, as well as contemporary works by Georg Friedrich Haas, Michael Picknett, and Caroline Shaw. As they play, the musicians engage in one-on-one tactile encounters with the audience, creating physical interaction. Everything arises from touch – a bow on a string, an arm on a shoulder, an acoustic sensation on your skin....

This work springs from the desire to develop a dance performance within the habitat of an already existing dance style, taking the exploration of its intrinsic complexity as the departure point for the elaboration of a choreographic object. Farmer Train Swirl – Étude is a kinesthetic and subjective investigation of the field of House dance – a style born in the clubs of Chicago & New York in the early eighties.

The making of this solo prolongs a 2-year process in which Cassiel Gaube mainly dedicated himself to learning and practicing House dance, in Paris' and New York's lively club scenes. Sampling, appropriation & transformation are at the core of this dance form, which is in itself a synthesis and a development of other dance styles : a.o. Hip hop, Salsa, Rasta dancing, Tap dance. Embracing these principles, the artist's undertaking is here understood, not so much as a creation ex nihilo, but rather...

In his solo performance Being Moved, Simon Mayer explores different states of „being moved”. What moves us? What does it mean to be moved? How can we let go and surrender to the present moment?

Together with the sound designer Pascal Holper, Simon Mayer investigates the manifold manifestations of a universal folk dance and finds an answer in breathing - as a necessity and as a practice. Being Moved is a performance of transgression and transformation that immerses us in the unknown, where breath becomes movement and vice versa. A dance that inspires us to tap into our full expressive potential - based on spontaneous creativity instead of fixed rules -. A dance that explores what makes us...

In Soirée d’études, Cassiel Gaube expands the research set out in his solo Farmer Train Swirl – Étude and creates a piece exploring the rich vocabulary of House Dance in an ever-evolving and expanding series of études.

An étude, in the musical sense of the word, is a composition designed as an occasion to explore the possibilities of a particular technique and to experiment with these, which is similar to the way House Dance is practiced. Drawing from commonly known moves, the dancer looks for variations of these steps and for inventive ways of articulating them together. This common knowledge allows people to read each other's dancing. Together with dancers experienced in Street dance, Cassiel seeks to reveal the literacy...

In his solo performance Being Moved, Simon Mayer explores different states of „being moved”. What moves us? What does it mean to be moved? How can we let go and surrender to the present moment?

Together with the sound designer Pascal Holper, Simon Mayer investigates the manifold manifestations of a universal folk dance and finds an answer in breathing - as a necessity and as a practice. Being Moved is a performance of transgression and transformation that immerses us in the unknown, where breath becomes movement and vice versa. A dance that inspires us to tap into our full expressive potential - based on spontaneous creativity instead of fixed rules -. A dance that explores what makes us...

Myriam Van Imschoot + HYOID + WALPURGIS

newpolyphonies rewired

Wilde Westen, Night Air Festival

postponed

In newpolyphonies rewired the presence of sound is contagious, stirring the air and wobbling wave-patterns to the point of sweet vertigo. Among 20 little loudspeakers the listener surrenders to an ever-changing journey, where elastic landscapes arise before they sink back under the skin.

As always in the work of Myriam Van Imschoot all the sounds in newpolyphonies rewired are made by the bare human body and voice without technical added effect, as surprising as it might be. This time the singers attune their polyphony to the traffic of airplanes and the drum of insects beyond points of recognition of what is individual and what is collective, human or machine. The sound installation of Myriam Van Imschoot and HYOID voices, developed with WALPURGIS, is based on the recordings...

In the beginning there was only shapeless darkness. For centuries man has been telling himself various stories about what came next: the birth of the world. In SUN-SET Ezra Veldhuis, Bosse Provoost and Oshin Albrecht try to find out how a ‘cosmogonic moment’ can be imagined, the fragile moment when ‘nothing’ turns into ‘something’.

Shifting between light and darkness, abstraction and figuration, SUN-SET evokes bastard worlds, in a theatre hall that seems to be alive itself. An intimate performance that brings you to - or just beyond - the limits of your imagination.

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In conditions of solitude – as for travelers or prisoners – people have often resorted to writing letters as a means of communication with their closests, revealing the very sensation of being in isolation. Sam Melville has done so from the Attica prison, where he was held on charges of sabotaging public property in protest of the Vietnam war, and where he would die during the Attica prison riots in 1971.

His and others' voices in similar conditions connect the sensations of loneliness and the one of determination. In her artistic works Begüm Erciyas often uses sound and instruction to accompany the spectator in an experience that is deeply solitary and yet collective. For Letters from Attica she imagines for the first time a project for the public space. Multiple voices give a personal form to sound waves. They inscribe words in public space and generate unforeseen sentences. As a first encounter with the...

Hiros, Caravan Production, workspacebrussels, Arts Management Agency (AMA), ZOO/Thomas Hauert, Entropie Production & invited guests join forces to meet Brussels-based artists and cultural workers who have questions about the realisation of their projects within the Flemish and Walloon arts decree.

Once a month during openoffice we throw open the doors or our workings, each time at a different cultural location in Brussels. Everyone who is looking for advice on projects in the performing arts, or who would like to exchange experiences, is welcome. We discuss specific themes during an information session/workshop and then organise a moment for all possible questions. Keep an eye on our agenda or facebook page for new dates!

With the...

This work springs from the desire to develop a dance performance within the habitat of an already existing dance style, taking the exploration of its intrinsic complexity as the departure point for the elaboration of a choreographic object. Farmer Train Swirl – Étude is a kinesthetic and subjective investigation of the field of House dance – a style born in the clubs of Chicago & New York in the early eighties.

The making of this solo prolongs a 2-year process in which Cassiel Gaube mainly dedicated himself to learning and practicing House dance, in Paris' and New York's lively club scenes. Sampling, appropriation & transformation are at the core of this dance form, which is in itself a synthesis and a development of other dance styles : a.o. Hip hop, Salsa, Rasta dancing, Tap dance. Embracing these principles, the artist's undertaking is here understood, not so much as a creation ex nihilo, but rather...

In Soirée d’études, Cassiel Gaube expands the research set out in his solo Farmer Train Swirl – Étude and creates a piece exploring the rich vocabulary of House Dance in an ever-evolving and expanding series of études.

An étude, in the musical sense of the word, is a composition designed as an occasion to explore the possibilities of a particular technique and to experiment with these, which is similar to the way House Dance is practiced. Drawing from commonly known moves, the dancer looks for variations of these steps and for inventive ways of articulating them together. This common knowledge allows people to read each other's dancing. Together with dancers experienced in Street dance, Cassiel seeks to reveal the literacy...

In Soirée d’études, Cassiel Gaube expands the research set out in his solo Farmer Train Swirl – Étude and creates a piece exploring the rich vocabulary of House Dance in an ever-evolving and expanding series of études.

An étude, in the musical sense of the word, is a composition designed as an occasion to explore the possibilities of a particular technique and to experiment with these, which is similar to the way House Dance is practiced. Drawing from commonly known moves, the dancer looks for variations of these steps and for inventive ways of articulating them together. This common knowledge allows people to read each other's dancing. Together with dancers experienced in Street dance, Cassiel seeks to reveal the literacy...

This work springs from the desire to develop a dance performance within the habitat of an already existing dance style, taking the exploration of its intrinsic complexity as the departure point for the elaboration of a choreographic object. Farmer Train Swirl – Étude is a kinesthetic and subjective investigation of the field of House dance – a style born in the clubs of Chicago & New York in the early eighties.

The making of this solo prolongs a 2-year process in which Cassiel Gaube mainly dedicated himself to learning and practicing House dance, in Paris' and New York's lively club scenes. Sampling, appropriation & transformation are at the core of this dance form, which is in itself a synthesis and a development of other dance styles : a.o. Hip hop, Salsa, Rasta dancing, Tap dance. Embracing these principles, the artist's undertaking is here understood, not so much as a creation ex nihilo, but rather...

Myriam Van Imschoot + HYOID + WALPURGIS

newpolyphonies rewired

Almost Summer

premiere

In newpolyphonies rewired the presence of sound is contagious, stirring the air and wobbling wave-patterns to the point of sweet vertigo. Among 20 little loudspeakers the listener surrenders to an ever-changing journey, where elastic landscapes arise before they sink back under the skin.

As always in the work of Myriam Van Imschoot all the sounds in newpolyphonies rewired are made by the bare human body and voice without technical added effect, as surprising as it might be. This time the singers attune their polyphony to the traffic of airplanes and the drum of insects beyond points of recognition of what is individual and what is collective, human or machine. The sound installation of Myriam Van Imschoot and HYOID voices, developed with WALPURGIS, is based on the recordings...

In conditions of solitude – as for travelers or prisoners – people have often resorted to writing letters as a means of communication with their closests, revealing the very sensation of being in isolation. Sam Melville has done so from the Attica prison, where he was held on charges of sabotaging public property in protest of the Vietnam war, and where he would die during the Attica prison riots in 1971.

His and others' voices in similar conditions connect the sensations of loneliness and the one of determination. In her artistic works Begüm Erciyas often uses sound and instruction to accompany the spectator in an experience that is deeply solitary and yet collective. For Letters from Attica she imagines for the first time a project for the public space. Multiple voices give a personal form to sound waves. They inscribe words in public space and generate unforeseen sentences. As a first encounter with the...

This work springs from the desire to develop a dance performance within the habitat of an already existing dance style, taking the exploration of its intrinsic complexity as the departure point for the elaboration of a choreographic object. Farmer Train Swirl – Étude is a kinesthetic and subjective investigation of the field of House dance – a style born in the clubs of Chicago & New York in the early eighties.

The making of this solo prolongs a 2-year process in which Cassiel Gaube mainly dedicated himself to learning and practicing House dance, in Paris' and New York's lively club scenes. Sampling, appropriation & transformation are at the core of this dance form, which is in itself a synthesis and a development of other dance styles : a.o. Hip hop, Salsa, Rasta dancing, Tap dance. Embracing these principles, the artist's undertaking is here understood, not so much as a creation ex nihilo, but rather...

Gallop (Biography of a Body) tells the bizarre story of the life cycle of a body. It is a chronically ill body that has reached a turning point after forty years, and often seems to have a life of its own. Its service fails and resistance loses.

Dolores Bouckaert researches the complex and ambiguous relationship between her body and spirit, in which an irrepressible desire to move often conflicts with reality. Dolores Bouckaert's co-star in this solo is a fast and powerful horse. The two are one another's opposites until they become interchangeable, when the horse's gallop coincides with the rhythm of her heartbeat....

SunBengSitting is a piece straddling yodeling, folk dance and contemporary dance, a trip to the past and a playful, humorous search for identity.

Austrian farm boy and performance artist Simon Mayer invites the audience to get to know his life, his contradictions and his indignation at having to submit to categories and conventions. Having grown up on a farm facing traditions, nature, youthful rebellion and a bucolic heavy metal band, Simon Mayer moved to Vienna in 1997, attended Vienna's State Opera's dance school, spent a season as an aspiring dancer in the corps de ballet and very unexpectedly landed in a world where the word farmer...

This work springs from the desire to develop a dance performance within the habitat of an already existing dance style, taking the exploration of its intrinsic complexity as the departure point for the elaboration of a choreographic object. Farmer Train Swirl – Étude is a kinesthetic and subjective investigation of the field of House dance – a style born in the clubs of Chicago & New York in the early eighties.

The making of this solo prolongs a 2-year process in which Cassiel Gaube mainly dedicated himself to learning and practicing House dance, in Paris' and New York's lively club scenes. Sampling, appropriation & transformation are at the core of this dance form, which is in itself a synthesis and a development of other dance styles : a.o. Hip hop, Salsa, Rasta dancing, Tap dance. Embracing these principles, the artist's undertaking is here understood, not so much as a creation ex nihilo, but rather...

Begüm Erciyas

Pillow Talk

Postponed

The act of speaking and the uncanniness of the voice are in the center of Begüm Erciyas’ research. With Pillow Talk, Erciyas presents another performance, in which the voice remains an inscrutable medium.

In the digital age, the voices we hear leave us constantly in doubt, if a person or a non-person is speaking. In this immersive performance, doubt and conviction change roles in the blink of an eye. Spread out on a hilly landscape, audience engages in a conversation with something that is there and not there at the same time. An artificial voice functions as a mediator, a partner and a mirror to one's own. While conversations are constructed word-by-word, impressions are shared, naps...

Hiros, Caravan Production, workspacebrussels, Arts Management Agency (AMA), ZOO/Thomas Hauert, Entropie Production & invited guests join forces to meet Brussels-based artists and cultural workers who have questions about the realisation of their projects within the Flemish and Walloon arts decree.

Once a month during openoffice we throw open the doors or our workings, each time at a different cultural location in Brussels. Everyone who is looking for advice on projects in the performing arts, or who would like to exchange experiences, is welcome. We discuss specific themes during an information session/workshop and then organise a moment for all possible questions. Keep an eye on our agenda or facebook page for new dates!

With the...

This work springs from the desire to develop a dance performance within the habitat of an already existing dance style, taking the exploration of its intrinsic complexity as the departure point for the elaboration of a choreographic object. Farmer Train Swirl – Étude is a kinesthetic and subjective investigation of the field of House dance – a style born in the clubs of Chicago & New York in the early eighties.

The making of this solo prolongs a 2-year process in which Cassiel Gaube mainly dedicated himself to learning and practicing House dance, in Paris' and New York's lively club scenes. Sampling, appropriation & transformation are at the core of this dance form, which is in itself a synthesis and a development of other dance styles : a.o. Hip hop, Salsa, Rasta dancing, Tap dance. Embracing these principles, the artist's undertaking is here understood, not so much as a creation ex nihilo, but rather...

In newpolyphonies 4 singers of HYOID join forces with 15 performers in a curious high mass about little differences with big impact.

Manyfold, meditative, monstrous, machinic, Messianic, mimetic, mesmerizing, minuscule, mighty, methodical, momentary, mystical. Inspired by insects, climate marches and airplane traffic coming to a halt, the leitmotif in this concert/performance is not the loud collective chant, but the experience that each individual - like a link in a chain - can set a vortex of sounds in motion. The process for newpolyphonies has also resulted in the installation newpolyphonies rewired, an immersive experience where 20 speakers create a moving...

Can the money we all use on a daily basis, be held responsible for the disastrous state the world is in today? In other words, if it is true that “money rules the world”, are we then not entitled to make it accountable for what has happened to the world under its governance? Trials of Money approaches this somewhat candid statement with the seriousness of a court of justice.

Based on interviews made with different bankers, lawyers, persons in extreme precarity, psychotherapists, economists, philanthropists, debt relief workers, representatives of indigenous nations, or monetary activists, Christophe Meierhans delivers their testimonies by responding to any questions the audience might want to ask them. This piece is an invitation to collectively investigate what money actually is and what it does. It is an invitation to challenge the idea that money is only a means at the service of human intentions and to attempt another reading...

This work springs from the desire to develop a dance performance within the habitat of an already existing dance style, taking the exploration of its intrinsic complexity as the departure point for the elaboration of a choreographic object. Farmer Train Swirl – Étude is a kinesthetic and subjective investigation of the field of House dance – a style born in the clubs of Chicago & New York in the early eighties.

The making of this solo prolongs a 2-year process in which Cassiel Gaube mainly dedicated himself to learning and practicing House dance, in Paris' and New York's lively club scenes. Sampling, appropriation & transformation are at the core of this dance form, which is in itself a synthesis and a development of other dance styles : a.o. Hip hop, Salsa, Rasta dancing, Tap dance. Embracing these principles, the artist's undertaking is here understood, not so much as a creation ex nihilo, but rather...

In newpolyphonies 4 singers of HYOID join forces with 15 performers in a curious high mass about little differences with big impact.

Manyfold, meditative, monstrous, machinic, Messianic, mimetic, mesmerizing, minuscule, mighty, methodical, momentary, mystical. Inspired by insects, climate marches and airplane traffic coming to a halt, the leitmotif in this concert/performance is not the loud collective chant, but the experience that each individual - like a link in a chain - can set a vortex of sounds in motion. The process for newpolyphonies has also resulted in the installation newpolyphonies rewired, an immersive experience where 20 speakers create a moving...

Initiated in 2018 by Marialena Marouda and later joined by composer Charlie Usher and performance maker Elpida Orfanidou, The Oceanographies Institute (TOI) studies the kinship between humans and oceans. Focusing on the relation between these two bodies of water, TOI seeks to give particular attention to their affectual and sensual encounters.

TOI therefore explores the relations of hands to mud, ears to the breaking waves, feet to the feeling of sinking, rather than the ocean "in itself", as if devoid of human presence. The Institute collects, analyzes and reenacts people's personal stories about their encounters with the ocean. In doing that, TOI aims at becoming both an institute and an ocean – simultaneously. On the one hand, TOI seeks to undergo a process of institutionalization, by which it can affirm and disseminate the personal...

In Soirée d’études, Cassiel Gaube expands the research set out in his solo Farmer Train Swirl – Étude and creates a piece exploring the rich vocabulary of House Dance in an ever-evolving and expanding series of études.

An étude, in the musical sense of the word, is a composition designed as an occasion to explore the possibilities of a particular technique and to experiment with these, which is similar to the way House Dance is practiced. Drawing from commonly known moves, the dancer looks for variations of these steps and for inventive ways of articulating them together. This common knowledge allows people to read each other's dancing. Together with dancers experienced in Street dance, Cassiel seeks to reveal the literacy...

This work springs from the desire to develop a dance performance within the habitat of an already existing dance style, taking the exploration of its intrinsic complexity as the departure point for the elaboration of a choreographic object. Farmer Train Swirl – Étude is a kinesthetic and subjective investigation of the field of House dance – a style born in the clubs of Chicago & New York in the early eighties.

The making of this solo prolongs a 2-year process in which Cassiel Gaube mainly dedicated himself to learning and practicing House dance, in Paris' and New York's lively club scenes. Sampling, appropriation & transformation are at the core of this dance form, which is in itself a synthesis and a development of other dance styles : a.o. Hip hop, Salsa, Rasta dancing, Tap dance. Embracing these principles, the artist's undertaking is here understood, not so much as a creation ex nihilo, but rather...

SunBengSitting is a piece straddling yodeling, folk dance and contemporary dance, a trip to the past and a playful, humorous search for identity.

Austrian farm boy and performance artist Simon Mayer invites the audience to get to know his life, his contradictions and his indignation at having to submit to categories and conventions. Having grown up on a farm facing traditions, nature, youthful rebellion and a bucolic heavy metal band, Simon Mayer moved to Vienna in 1997, attended Vienna's State Opera's dance school, spent a season as an aspiring dancer in the corps de ballet and very unexpectedly landed in a world where the word farmer...

In newpolyphonies 4 singers of HYOID join forces with 15 performers in a curious high mass about little differences with big impact.

Manyfold, meditative, monstrous, machinic, Messianic, mimetic, mesmerizing, minuscule, mighty, methodical, momentary, mystical. Inspired by insects, climate marches and airplane traffic coming to a halt, the leitmotif in this concert/performance is not the loud collective chant, but the experience that each individual - like a link in a chain - can set a vortex of sounds in motion. The process for newpolyphonies has also resulted in the installation newpolyphonies rewired, an immersive experience where 20 speakers create a moving...

In the fashion of a radio series, two performative works form the first two episodes of we dreamt of utopia and we woke up screaming. A broadcasting company at times, and a foreign broadcast monitoring centre at others, they explore new ways of ‘exhibiting’ and activating a unique and little-known archive of a time when Algiers was dubbed the ‘Mecca of Revolution’.

Against the backdrop of the Cold War's bi-polar tensions during the 1960s and 1970s, militants from all the continents convened in Algiers and witnessed a forging of a 'third way', other possible futures. The Algerian capital hosted everyone from national liberation movements, political exiles, rebels and disillusioned Westerners. Drawing on the liberation movements' broadcasts aired by the Algerian national broadcasting company (RTA), the polyglot and polyphonic productions echo Yasmina Reggad's journey through the worlds of ideas and ideals of that transformative period. ...

SunBengSitting is a piece straddling yodeling, folk dance and contemporary dance, a trip to the past and a playful, humorous search for identity.

Austrian farm boy and performance artist Simon Mayer invites the audience to get to know his life, his contradictions and his indignation at having to submit to categories and conventions. Having grown up on a farm facing traditions, nature, youthful rebellion and a bucolic heavy metal band, Simon Mayer moved to Vienna in 1997, attended Vienna's State Opera's dance school, spent a season as an aspiring dancer in the corps de ballet and very unexpectedly landed in a world where the word farmer...

In his solo performance Being Moved, Simon Mayer explores different states of „being moved”. What moves us? What does it mean to be moved? How can we let go and surrender to the present moment?

Together with the sound designer Pascal Holper, Simon Mayer investigates the manifold manifestations of a universal folk dance and finds an answer in breathing - as a necessity and as a practice. Being Moved is a performance of transgression and transformation that immerses us in the unknown, where breath becomes movement and vice versa. A dance that inspires us to tap into our full expressive potential - based on spontaneous creativity instead of fixed rules -. A dance that explores what makes us...

This work springs from the desire to develop a dance performance within the habitat of an already existing dance style, taking the exploration of its intrinsic complexity as the departure point for the elaboration of a choreographic object. Farmer Train Swirl – Étude is a kinesthetic and subjective investigation of the field of House dance – a style born in the clubs of Chicago & New York in the early eighties.

The making of this solo prolongs a 2-year process in which Cassiel Gaube mainly dedicated himself to learning and practicing House dance, in Paris' and New York's lively club scenes. Sampling, appropriation & transformation are at the core of this dance form, which is in itself a synthesis and a development of other dance styles : a.o. Hip hop, Salsa, Rasta dancing, Tap dance. Embracing these principles, the artist's undertaking is here understood, not so much as a creation ex nihilo, but rather...

Ezra Veldhuis & Bosse Provoost + Toneelhuis

Indoor Weather

Love at first Sight

premiere

What if the theatre were the belly of a huge whale? Or no, wait – a futuristic, completely unknown ecosystem? Enthused by the poetry of Inger Christensen and Jeff Vandermeer’s eco-science fiction, Ezra Veldhuis and Bosse Provoost call upon the entire technical apparatus of the theatre to stretch your imagination to the fullest.

In Indoor Weather, the lighting, sound and fly bars are on an equal footing with the human performers. All of these elements are involved in a mysterious game whose rules lie just beyond our comprehension. A greyish green glow suddenly falls upon the stage and then spreads like an oil slick through the theatre; an actor recites passages from it, the monumental cycle of poems by the Danish poet Inger Christensen from 1969; soundscapes swell and recede in...

In Soirée d’études, Cassiel Gaube expands the research set out in his solo Farmer Train Swirl – Étude and creates a piece exploring the rich vocabulary of House Dance in an ever-evolving and expanding series of études.

An étude, in the musical sense of the word, is a composition designed as an occasion to explore the possibilities of a particular technique and to experiment with these, which is similar to the way House Dance is practiced. Drawing from commonly known moves, the dancer looks for variations of these steps and for inventive ways of articulating them together. This common knowledge allows people to read each other's dancing. Together with dancers experienced in Street dance, Cassiel seeks to reveal the literacy...

Hiros, Caravan Production, workspacebrussels, Arts Management Agency (AMA), ZOO/Thomas Hauert, Entropie Production & invited guests join forces to meet Brussels-based artists and cultural workers who have questions about the realisation of their projects within the Flemish and Walloon arts decree.

Once a month during openoffice we throw open the doors or our workings, each time at a different cultural location in Brussels. Everyone who is looking for advice on projects in the performing arts, or who would like to exchange experiences, is welcome. We discuss specific themes during an information session/workshop and then organise a moment for all possible questions. Keep an eye on our agenda or facebook page for new dates!

With the...

In Soirée d’études, Cassiel Gaube expands the research set out in his solo Farmer Train Swirl – Étude and creates a piece exploring the rich vocabulary of House Dance in an ever-evolving and expanding series of études.

An étude, in the musical sense of the word, is a composition designed as an occasion to explore the possibilities of a particular technique and to experiment with these, which is similar to the way House Dance is practiced. Drawing from commonly known moves, the dancer looks for variations of these steps and for inventive ways of articulating them together. This common knowledge allows people to read each other's dancing. Together with dancers experienced in Street dance, Cassiel seeks to reveal the literacy...

In conditions of solitude – as for travelers or prisoners – people have often resorted to writing letters as a means of communication with their closests, revealing the very sensation of being in isolation. Sam Melville has done so from the Attica prison, where he was held on charges of sabotaging public property in protest of the Vietnam war, and where he would die during the Attica prison riots in 1971.

His and others' voices in similar conditions connect the sensations of loneliness and the one of determination. In her artistic works Begüm Erciyas often uses sound and instruction to accompany the spectator in an experience that is deeply solitary and yet collective. For Letters from Attica she imagines for the first time a project for the public space. Multiple voices give a personal form to sound waves. They inscribe words in public space and generate unforeseen sentences. As a first encounter with the...

In Voicing Pieces, one’s own voice is staged to become the protagonist. In the intimacy of an isolated sound booth, guided by a simple score, the audience becomes spectator of their own voice.

The act of speaking and simultaneously hearing one's own voice turns into a theatrical and choreographic experience, sculpted anew with each individual interpretation of the score. The voice becomes a place for action, a spectacle or a surprise. Isn't one's own voice always inauthentic and uncanny? Who is speaking, when one's own voice speaks? Rather than recognizing oneself in the stranger, Voicing Pieces is an invitation to recognize the stranger in oneself....

In Soirée d’études, Cassiel Gaube expands the research set out in his solo Farmer Train Swirl – Étude and creates a piece exploring the rich vocabulary of House Dance in an ever-evolving and expanding series of études.

An étude, in the musical sense of the word, is a composition designed as an occasion to explore the possibilities of a particular technique and to experiment with these, which is similar to the way House Dance is practiced. Drawing from commonly known moves, the dancer looks for variations of these steps and for inventive ways of articulating them together. This common knowledge allows people to read each other's dancing. Together with dancers experienced in Street dance, Cassiel seeks to reveal the literacy...

This work springs from the desire to develop a dance performance within the habitat of an already existing dance style, taking the exploration of its intrinsic complexity as the departure point for the elaboration of a choreographic object. Farmer Train Swirl – Étude is a kinesthetic and subjective investigation of the field of House dance – a style born in the clubs of Chicago & New York in the early eighties.

The making of this solo prolongs a 2-year process in which Cassiel Gaube mainly dedicated himself to learning and practicing House dance, in Paris' and New York's lively club scenes. Sampling, appropriation & transformation are at the core of this dance form, which is in itself a synthesis and a development of other dance styles : a.o. Hip hop, Salsa, Rasta dancing, Tap dance. Embracing these principles, the artist's undertaking is here understood, not so much as a creation ex nihilo, but rather...

In Soirée d’études, Cassiel Gaube expands the research set out in his solo Farmer Train Swirl – Étude and creates a piece exploring the rich vocabulary of House Dance in an ever-evolving and expanding series of études.

An étude, in the musical sense of the word, is a composition designed as an occasion to explore the possibilities of a particular technique and to experiment with these, which is similar to the way House Dance is practiced. Drawing from commonly known moves, the dancer looks for variations of these steps and for inventive ways of articulating them together. This common knowledge allows people to read each other's dancing. Together with dancers experienced in Street dance, Cassiel seeks to reveal the literacy...

SunBengSitting is a piece straddling yodeling, folk dance and contemporary dance, a trip to the past and a playful, humorous search for identity.

Austrian farm boy and performance artist Simon Mayer invites the audience to get to know his life, his contradictions and his indignation at having to submit to categories and conventions. Having grown up on a farm facing traditions, nature, youthful rebellion and a bucolic heavy metal band, Simon Mayer moved to Vienna in 1997, attended Vienna's State Opera's dance school, spent a season as an aspiring dancer in the corps de ballet and very unexpectedly landed in a world where the word farmer...

In the beginning there was only shapeless darkness. For centuries man has been telling himself various stories about what came next: the birth of the world. In SUN-SET Ezra Veldhuis, Bosse Provoost and Oshin Albrecht try to find out how a ‘cosmogonic moment’ can be imagined, the fragile moment when ‘nothing’ turns into ‘something’.

Shifting between light and darkness, abstraction and figuration, SUN-SET evokes bastard worlds, in a theatre hall that seems to be alive itself. An intimate performance that brings you to - or just beyond - the limits of your imagination.

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Karel Burssens

Currents

Dag van de Architectuur

installation

Currents unfolds in two parts, as a durational installation and a performance. The installation explores the simplest of forms, a line, turned into a light sculpture. Through repetition, it defines not only rhythm, space and light, but also the movements of a dancer. He will meet and confront the moving sculpture in an effort to reconfigure the relationship between man and machine.

The initial state of alienation is pushed to reach a poetic realm, a layered landscape to dream into. As such, both installation and performance aim to reveal our contemporary position as entities forced to adapt to an ever-changing world on both a technological and socio-political level. How do we deal with these situations? How do we continually find a new balance within our own environment and how do we deal with this on a larger scale?...

SunBengSitting is a piece straddling yodeling, folk dance and contemporary dance, a trip to the past and a playful, humorous search for identity.

Austrian farm boy and performance artist Simon Mayer invites the audience to get to know his life, his contradictions and his indignation at having to submit to categories and conventions. Having grown up on a farm facing traditions, nature, youthful rebellion and a bucolic heavy metal band, Simon Mayer moved to Vienna in 1997, attended Vienna's State Opera's dance school, spent a season as an aspiring dancer in the corps de ballet and very unexpectedly landed in a world where the word farmer...

In Soirée d’études, Cassiel Gaube expands the research set out in his solo Farmer Train Swirl – Étude and creates a piece exploring the rich vocabulary of House Dance in an ever-evolving and expanding series of études.

An étude, in the musical sense of the word, is a composition designed as an occasion to explore the possibilities of a particular technique and to experiment with these, which is similar to the way House Dance is practiced. Drawing from commonly known moves, the dancer looks for variations of these steps and for inventive ways of articulating them together. This common knowledge allows people to read each other's dancing. Together with dancers experienced in Street dance, Cassiel seeks to reveal the literacy...

Hiros, Caravan Production, workspacebrussels, Arts Management Agency (AMA), ZOO/Thomas Hauert, Entropie Production & invited guests join forces to meet Brussels-based artists and cultural workers who have questions about the realisation of their projects within the Flemish and Walloon arts decree.

Once a month during openoffice we throw open the doors or our workings, each time at a different cultural location in Brussels. Everyone who is looking for advice on projects in the performing arts, or who would like to exchange experiences, is welcome. We discuss specific themes during an information session/workshop and then organise a moment for all possible questions. Keep an eye on our agenda or facebook page for new dates!

With the...

In the fashion of a radio series, two performative works form the first two episodes of we dreamt of utopia and we woke up screaming. A broadcasting company at times, and a foreign broadcast monitoring centre at others, they explore new ways of ‘exhibiting’ and activating a unique and little-known archive of a time when Algiers was dubbed the ‘Mecca of Revolution’.

Against the backdrop of the Cold War's bi-polar tensions during the 1960s and 1970s, militants from all the continents convened in Algiers and witnessed a forging of a 'third way', other possible futures. The Algerian capital hosted everyone from national liberation movements, political exiles, rebels and disillusioned Westerners. Drawing on the liberation movements' broadcasts aired by the Algerian national broadcasting company (RTA), the polyglot and polyphonic productions echo Yasmina Reggad's journey through the worlds of ideas and ideals of that transformative period. ...

In Soirée d’études, Cassiel Gaube expands the research set out in his solo Farmer Train Swirl – Étude and creates a piece exploring the rich vocabulary of House Dance in an ever-evolving and expanding series of études.

An étude, in the musical sense of the word, is a composition designed as an occasion to explore the possibilities of a particular technique and to experiment with these, which is similar to the way House Dance is practiced. Drawing from commonly known moves, the dancer looks for variations of these steps and for inventive ways of articulating them together. This common knowledge allows people to read each other's dancing. Together with dancers experienced in Street dance, Cassiel seeks to reveal the literacy...

In Soirée d’études, Cassiel Gaube expands the research set out in his solo Farmer Train Swirl – Étude and creates a piece exploring the rich vocabulary of House Dance in an ever-evolving and expanding series of études.

An étude, in the musical sense of the word, is a composition designed as an occasion to explore the possibilities of a particular technique and to experiment with these, which is similar to the way House Dance is practiced. Drawing from commonly known moves, the dancer looks for variations of these steps and for inventive ways of articulating them together. This common knowledge allows people to read each other's dancing. Together with dancers experienced in Street dance, Cassiel seeks to reveal the literacy...

In Soirée d’études, Cassiel Gaube expands the research set out in his solo Farmer Train Swirl – Étude and creates a piece exploring the rich vocabulary of House Dance in an ever-evolving and expanding series of études.

An étude, in the musical sense of the word, is a composition designed as an occasion to explore the possibilities of a particular technique and to experiment with these, which is similar to the way House Dance is practiced. Drawing from commonly known moves, the dancer looks for variations of these steps and for inventive ways of articulating them together. This common knowledge allows people to read each other's dancing. Together with dancers experienced in Street dance, Cassiel seeks to reveal the literacy...

Hiros, Caravan Production, workspacebrussels, Arts Management Agency (AMA), ZOO/Thomas Hauert, Entropie Production & invited guests join forces to meet Brussels-based artists and cultural workers who have questions about the realisation of their projects within the Flemish and Walloon arts decree.

Once a month during openoffice we throw open the doors or our workings, each time at a different cultural location in Brussels. Everyone who is looking for advice on projects in the performing arts, or who would like to exchange experiences, is welcome. We discuss specific themes during an information session/workshop and then organise a moment for all possible questions. Keep an eye on our agenda or facebook page for new dates!

With the...

In Soirée d’études, Cassiel Gaube expands the research set out in his solo Farmer Train Swirl – Étude and creates a piece exploring the rich vocabulary of House Dance in an ever-evolving and expanding series of études.

An étude, in the musical sense of the word, is a composition designed as an occasion to explore the possibilities of a particular technique and to experiment with these, which is similar to the way House Dance is practiced. Drawing from commonly known moves, the dancer looks for variations of these steps and for inventive ways of articulating them together. This common knowledge allows people to read each other's dancing. Together with dancers experienced in Street dance, Cassiel seeks to reveal the literacy...

Initiated in 2018 by Marialena Marouda and later joined by composer Charlie Usher and performance maker Elpida Orfanidou, The Oceanographies Institute (TOI) studies the kinship between humans and oceans. Focusing on the relation between these two bodies of water, TOI seeks to give particular attention to their affectual and sensual encounters.

TOI therefore explores the relations of hands to mud, ears to the breaking waves, feet to the feeling of sinking, rather than the ocean "in itself", as if devoid of human presence. The Institute collects, analyzes and reenacts people's personal stories about their encounters with the ocean. In doing that, TOI aims at becoming both an institute and an ocean – simultaneously. On the one hand, TOI seeks to undergo a process of institutionalization, by which it can affirm and disseminate the personal...