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Dans verder

Enter the space each day not knowing what you will find

Six people with a different background in dance, one studio and twelve weeks: the ingredients for a bold experiment. Dans Verder is a project that can be considered as a ‘Dance Lab’ in which I guided each participant to explore their capacity to move, to find their own movement language and integrate their expression into a performance practice. They chose one focus close to themselves, something challenging to unravel, research and overcome. The final step and experiment was to co-create a performance with all the gained material to share with an audience. Dans Verder turned out powerful, dynamic and was danced with conviction.
Dancers: Ilse Bellens, Jana Vos, Katja Dziehoeva, Jessy Bettio, Gwendoline van Jole, Andrea Bertels / Partner: Murmure vzw

Same Self Defined, 28 years later

The most adventurous journey is to go within and face your-self

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Sörenson + Rynata – Bamako

Extremes are easy, strive for balance

Watch the videoclip here. (password BAMAKO)
Small teaser to be found here.

For Sörenson + Rynata, a brand new music production house, I danced and choreographed their new video clip Bamako, which we recorded in STUK/Leuven. They gave me a risky set, a clear idea with plenty of space to play and experiment with movement material. It made this project to a visually striking and exceeding video clip. The combination of a very open yet determined atmosphere with room for research was a great working environment to be part of.
Bamako is a short visual story about resistance, confusion and the constant search for balance.

Moondays

When it’s new moon, the stars shine brighter

In moondays 8 dancers (Muda Gent) completely dive into the different cycles and dynamisms of the moon. Every dancer seeks personal associations with the moon to connect to and create movement material with. Eventually an alternating rhythm arises in the distance and close by, just like the change of light that makes one visible or invisible inevitably. Together they manage to match the sense and beauty of a moon cycle.
Dancers: Nora Monsecour, Paulien Baele, Naomi Vanlerberghe, Timon De Ridder, Suzanne de Clercq, Evi Blockmans, Sam Huysmans en Aileen Bonne / Partners: Passerelle, Muda Kunsthumaniora

Diep verdwaald

caution, peer pressure!

 

An enthusiastic group of youngsters experience their very first steps in contemporary dance during diep verdwaald. I guided and helped them to create movement to express their indignation and strong feelings about bullying. A topic very close to each and every one of them. This results in a piece of choreography that allows them to shift from insecurity to courage and from rage to self-consciousness. Coaching these brave and hard working girls was rewarding, special and simply a lot of fun!
Dancers: Colour the Streets / Video: Sofie Cemke / Partners: Passerelle, C-Mine cultuurcentrum, Danspunt en Colour the Streets

Beautiful Self – research

cognition is embodied; you think with your body, not only with your brain

 

Amazed by how much our life is influenced by our self image, I decided to research how we estimate and asses this self image. We are getting flooded with images, perfect images, that set our perception and causes insecurity about our body, our potential, our being. We are assigned to the quality with which we evaluate our perception and by the information that we get by interacting with each other. The short films are experiments in- and outdoor based on these themes.

Watch the outdoor and indoor performance.

Video: Kris Verdonk / Dancers: Azzurra Ardovini and Paola Zampierolo / Partners: C-mine cultuurcentrum, TAKT Dommelhof, ccBerchem

Dagbreek

Ochtend. Middag. Avond. Nacht. Dagbreek. Ochtend.

Dagbreek originated from the fascination for the rhythms and cycles within nature and the human body, which are interconnected. Together with dancer/choreographer Yentl de Werdt I invited the audience to reflect on endlessness and to keep observing, to keep watching and to keep looking for the transitions within a cycle. The piece opens by 2 dancers completely out of breath, brought about by an unseen experience. The piece concludes without an ending but the never-ending story, life.

Watch the teaser here.
Music: Roeland Luyten / Light: Michaël Janssens / partners: C-mine cultuurcentrum, ccHasselt, TAKT Dommelhof

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