The choreographers Xavier Le Roy and Mårten Spångberg are working on a new version of project, the choreographic work from 2003, together with twelve third-year students from P.A.R.T.S. In this work they draw on the world of sport and play.
Carried by Beethoven’s Symphony No.7, Michèle Anne de Mey’s Neige is a dreamlike odyssey into immaculate expanses where enchantment fights it to the death. A work of maturity and contemplation.
How can you get out of your body? How long can you stay out of yourself …without losing it altogether? TALES OF THE BODILESS explores a condition that is hard to imagine : a world without human bodies.
A leading figure on the New York scene, Richard Maxwell has conquered the world with his inimitable style. Supported by surgically precise language, his intimist theatre exposes the American myths buried under modern life. He describes Neutral Hero as a ‘country opera’.
Paul Willemsen, Artistic Director of Argos, Centre for Art and Media ( Brussels) since 1996, will hold a talk on the Argos video programme ‘Down Low Up High – Performing the Vernacular’.
He replaces Barbara Clausen, who unfortunately has had to cancel her previously announced talk.
A discussion on Iraq on the occasion of the 8th anniversary of the
invasion. Prof. Christopher Parker from
the Middle East and North Africa research group at Ghent University will
be speaking with Dirk Adriaensens of the BRussells Tribunal and the
Iraqi novelist Ali Bader. The chairman is Lieven De Cauter. He will also give an introduction.
Visual Kitchen has been switching between the audiovisual arts and party scene for more than a decade, producing and creating for a wide range of musical projects, from Schubert to Sondheim, AFX to Feldman or Huoratron to Harvey. Visual Kitchen is music for your eyes, visuals for your ears… The after party will start with a performance by Audrey Cottin’s (Hisk laureate 2010) Brussels Clapping Group.
How do artists work today? How do they speak about their method? The question of new artistic practices and discourses is at stake in a series of monthly salons, organized by Sarma in Brussels. We open with a presentation of Jonathan Burrows’ A Choreographer’s Handbook.
The choreographer Boris Charmatz, director of the Musée de la danse/Centre Choréographique in Rennes, talks to Cosmin Costinaș, curator of BAK (Base for Contemporary Art) in Utrecht, about his Musée and about two of its projects: expo zero, an exhibition without objects, and Brouillon, where performers ‘activate’ an exhibition-in-progress showing works of art. An opening discussion that sets the tone for this festival.
As part of her contribution to 'The Other Tradition' (WIELS), Pilvi Takala’s performance 'Bag
Lady' will take place in a shopping mall in the centre of
Brussels. The simple action of a neatly dressed woman carrying a lot of cash in a transparent plastic bag as she
walks through the mall was previously realized twice, most recently as
part of the 5th Berlin Biennial’s night program in 2008.