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Louise Vanneste

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