Works: Paula Almiron & Wouter De Raeve

I Build My Language With Rocks 

For their project I Build My Language With Rocks, Paula Almiron and Wouter De Raeve invite a group of people from the Northern Quarter in Brussels to engage in a year-long dance practice. Paula and Wouter want to find out how to give life to a collective practice that departs from the complex and heterogeneous social reality of the neighbourhood, acknowledging these relations and investigates their potentiality.

The practice, which travels between dance and fictional writing is informed by the geological base of Brussels, the swamp; a foggy, opaque, complex, heterogenous and liquid ecology. How can relating the body with the swamp, help us to intensify the existing social complexity? Can choreography be a tool for re-defining the ways in which the geological and the social construct each other?


Project by: Paula Almiron and Wouter De Raeve Dramaturgical advise: Simon Asencio In conversation with: ARCH, Lietje Bauwens, Flore Herman, Katrien Reist and Anna Rispoli Production: Hiros In collaboration with: vzw De Harmonie, Projet de Cohésion Social Quartier Nord, BXL Refugees and Kaaitheater Residencies: Maison du Spectacle La Bellone, LA SERRE – Arts Vivants (Canada), Onder Stroom, UAntwerpen Supported by: Flemish Government, Stad Brussel, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, Triodos