Louise Vanneste

Louise Vanneste

Gone in a heartbeat


After training in ballet, Louise Vanneste turned to contemporary dance and joined the dance school P.A.R.T.S., from which she graduated. She was offered a scholarship from the SPES Foundation (Be), allowing her to pursue her career in New York City, including time within the Trisha Brown Dance Company.

Since her return to Europe, she has developed a choreographic work, favouring collaborations with artists from disciplines other than dance: Cédric Dambrain and Antoine Chessex for music, Stéphane Broc for video, as well as the visual artists and lighting engineers Arnaud Gerniers & Benjamin van Thiel and the painter Stephan Balleux. She creates her first group piece Sie kommen in 2008. Then came, the HOME solo, the Persona trio and finally the Black Milk duo, which was awarded the Belgian ‘Prix de la Critique’ in 2013. In 2014, she sets up her first video installation Going West and in 2015, the quartet Gone in a heartbeat in Kunstenfestivaldesarts . Her work is presented both in Belgium and abroad (Holland Festival – Augusti Tantsu festival / Estonia, Bienal internacional de dança Do Ceara / Brazil, International Festival of Les Brigittines, Fabbrica Europa, Romaeuropa, Hong Kong Experimental Gallery, Théâtre de Liège, CDC Toulouse, …).

Louise Vanneste is currently an artist-in-residence at Charleroi Danses – Choreographic Center of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation – partner of Les Halles de Schaerbeek and assisted by Grand Studio.

Gone in a heartbeat | En tournée

Engaged in writing down movement as much as creating completely perceptive experiences, with each and every project the young Belgian choreographer Louise Vanneste is developing a stage language that brings dance into dialogue with the space, the lighting and the sound.

Her latest creation, which is being premiered at the festival, explores the tension between multiplicity and unity, between writing and instinct. The choreography is devised as four solos cohabiting in a single space. Inspired by gestures taken from the collective memory of rock concerts and popular dances, the performers unconsciously influence one another through their copresence rather than through an intentional exchange. They combine and recombine themselves into fleeting configurations ranging from a forlorn figure to a pack or to pairs. The lighting, sound and space are also used as autonomous objects that are part of the same strange and yet familiar organism, offered up for the audience’s perception. A magnetic performance.



Conception et direction : Louise Vanneste

Créé en collaboration avec
Danse : Anja Röttgerkamp, Eléonore Valère-Lachky, Eveline Van Bauwel et Louise Vanneste

Musique : Cédric Dambrain | Scénographie & éclairage : Arnaud Gerniers et Benjamin van Thiel | Costumes : Filip Eyckmans | Direction technique : Yorrick Detroy | Production & diffusion : Alma Office.

Une production de Louise Vanneste / Rising Horses | Producteur délégué : Les Halles de Schaerbeek | En coproduction avec le Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Charleroi Danses, le Théâtre de Liège, le Phare-CCN du Havre-Haute Normandie, le CCN de Roubaix Nord-Pas-de-Calais et Torino Danza. Avec le soutien du Ministère de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles – service de la danse et du Grand Studio.

Louise Vanneste / Rising Horses est en résidence à Charleroi Danses, artiste partenaire des Halles de Schaerbeek et accompagnée par Grand Studio.