P.A.R.T.S. [Brussels]

Student Works 1

Student Works 1
Student Works 1

20.06 – 21.06.2006

The final-year students at the P.A.R.T.S. dance school in Brussels – which is this year celebrating its tenth anniversary – will be presenting their graduation projects at the Beursschouwburg and in the Kaaitheater Studios.

In the Studios they will be presenting two separate programmes, each of which will be shown on two evenings. They will be showing their own work and creations by guest choreographers. A varied evening on which the differing definitions of dance will be explored and the choreographers of the future will be knocking at the audience’s door.

PROGRAMME 1 // 20 & 21 June 2006

One For One (2005)

"Our Olympic Games are not what hides the thruth of our society - it is the thruth of our society that hides the fact that there is none. Our Olympic Games are real." (Ecclesiastas)

concept and direction Andros Zinsbrowne
creation Andros Zinsbrowne, Loan Ha, Tarek Halaby and Sung-Im Her
performancce Andros Zinsbrowne, Loan Ha and Tarek Halaby
sound Michael Floyd and Andros Zinsbrowne
light Peter Fol
music North Korean National Anthem (original soundtrack)

Day In / Day Out (2004)

Searchlight. Spotlight. Culpable. Capable. Discovered, selected, or guilty. The institutional spaces of enclosure open up a world of possible destinations for escape. Freedom exists simply in the other space, the outside-at the border of enclosure, its dimensions are limitless; all one needs is a plan to get out.
Turned inside-out, we find ourselves here, producing theater.  This black-box space of enclosure only promises endless possible worlds and lines of escape; it represents the outside- of the production of thought, self, body.  What one needs is a plan for how to break in, or else a codeword, like ‘success.’

choreography and performance Sandy Williams and Andros Zinsbrowne
music Original Score, Jailhouse Rock and The Sound of Music
sound Michael Floyd
thanks to Marten Spangberg, Bojana Cvejic andPeter Fol


White Out (2004)

What are the dynamics involved in the construction of race, and in which contexts are they inserted and verified?
Athlete, servant, entertainer, performer, champion, victim, controlled bodies and fierce bodies, on the move, on their toes, looking over their backs, moving, shaking, hustling, ultimately domesticated by the mediums which bring these bodies into contact with ‘us’. The comedies and tragedies of popular culture rest on the possibility for these roles not to exchange, but to interchange.
The poetics of this perpetual shift between offense and defense.

choreography and performance Andros Zinsbrowne
thanks to Mårten Spångberg and Rudi Laermans
special thanks to Bojana Cvejic

Recreations (2005)

rec • re • a • tion n
1.  the refreshment of the mind and body, especially by engaging in enjoyable activities
2.  vt- to create something again or reproduce it

What is the difference between learning and being programmed? Between doing and running a program?  Between a body and an interface? Between a social organization and a network? How would a programmed child body behave? What sensation would this body without sensations produce?  The artificial child could be a plausibility or a sci-fi fantasy.  It could also be the poetic body of a post-humanist sentiment- how can we do and only do and not feel any necessity towards consequence?  How would the inorganic body not be a limitation or a lament but another curiosity, another field of relations and disconnections.

concept and direction Andros Zinsbrowne
creation Femke Gyselinck, Sandra Iche, Andros Zinsbrowne and Matthieu Bajolet
performance Sandra Iché, Andros Zinsbrowne, Matthieu Bajolet and Eugenie Rebetez
thanks to Manon & Mette, Bojana, Noa & Ina, Laura, Elizabeth, Dancing Kids, Peter & Geni



Youth movements, counter-cultural and sub-cultural movements have always embodied a spirit of against. In these social, political, and cultural movements, bodies of collision, reaction, and volatility have always been characteristic. 
In a choreography made from practices of networks and peer-to-peer file-sharing programs,
Limewire* questions the spirit of against when the strongest counter-cultural tool becomes the ability to copy. 
What is the status of this youth movement that disseminates authentic and inauthentic alike; which corrupts or bugs, but never dies, which never creates anew but proliferates a ‘mass movement’ only by reproducing and reassembling itself?

choreography Andros Zinsbrowne
creation and performance Andros Zinsbrowne, Eugenie Rebetez, Agnieszka Dmochowska, Tarek Halaby and Marc Iglesias
music 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' by Nirvana
sound Peter Lenaerts
costumes Jennifer Defays
thanks to Xavier Le Roy, Sandy Williams, Bojana Cvejic and Sandra Iché

PROGRAMME 2 // 23 & 24 June 2006

>> see Student Works 2


You can read more about the P.A.R.T.S. programme that will be presented at the Beursschouwburg on www.beursschouwburg.be.