Lieu: Park 28 et site de Tour & Taxis - Départ à l'entrée du parc au niveau de la station de métro Pannenhuis
Created in December at Les Halles by high-flying dancers from Aterballetto (National Foundation for Dance) and the Athens Opera, the micro-dances are now being passed on to semi-professional Brussels dancers. After ten days of workshops with the choreographers who were commissioned to create these works, they offer to rediscover them, transposed for the public space. From the Coulée verte to the Place de la Musique, we invite you, with the support of Creative Culture, to wander from dance to dance, to encounter art in complete freedom!
"In Brussels, Microdances are rooted in an urban landscape that beats at two different rhythms.
Tachycardique in Tour & Taxis, a trade centre and a former industrial freight terminal located along the canal.
Biorythmique in the Coulée verte, a green trail grounded in the living beings and the knowledge buried beneath the metropolis.
For two decades, the land, which was abandoned at the end of the twentieth century, has been fuelling the imaginations of town planners, artists, architects, circus performers, promoters, gardeners, and developers.
A massive urban project will be completed in 2022. The land has the appearance of wrinkled skin. The soil is worn out. Neighbours, runners, children, cyclists, and pets and their owners are crossing public, semi-public, private, common, and liminal zones.
Who are we? A melting pot of Brussels citizens experimenting with body-landscape interactions. Among us, eight dancers were chosen by Les Halles for their multidisciplinary and outdoor skills. After participating in a European workshop, they will perform six micro-dances shaped by Italian and Greek choreographers during the Covid crisis.
Each microdance is a microworld, a dialogue with the open space. A sort of acupuncture in which each point calls for a shared story told by watchmen who weave connections between the spirits of the location, passers-by, and the present moment.
With their disquieting beauty, the microdances' journeys from the underground to the surface are an essential part of the vital art of healing our connections to places."
Pauline de La Boulaye, urban dramaturg & 8 dancers, 1 singer, 1 musician, 11 watchmen
A Eppur si muove
chorégraphe Francesca Lattuada
danseuses Carolina Morais Fonseca & Arti Servaes
musique Ludwig Van Beethoven (Symphony n. 7 - Second movement - Allegretto)
costume design Bruno Fatalot
veilleur Laszlo Jacquet
chorégraphe Markella Manoliadi
danseuse Sally Belmonte
musique Gabriel Fauré “Après un rêve”
veilleur Marco Ghillain Cruz
C Pensieri di Carta
chorégraphe Hélias Tur-Dorvault
danseuse Eliza Pais Sogos
musique Hélias Tur-Dorvault
veilleurs Mostafa Mesnaoui et communauté Parckfarm
D Forget me not
chorégraphe Konstantinos Rigos
danseuse Noémie Boes
saxophone Karen van Schaik
musique Giorgos Koumentakis
veilleuse Odile Zaït
E Active motivation
chorégraphe Elena Kekkou
danseuse Agathe Tarillon
musique Antonis Vlachos
veilleur Salomon Tyler
F Turn the Tide
chorégraphe Roberto Tedesco
danseuses Margaux Lissandre & Salima Brahimi
veilleuses Laurie Kokoreff-Brütt & Margot Brochette
G Variation de Phantasmagoria
danseuse Sarah Cavenaile
chanteuse Katrishania Renata
chant Gabriel Fauré “Après un rêve”
veilleuse Juliette Besset
chorégraphe Giovanni Insaudo
danseurs Marek Brafa, Agnese Biavati
I Scalp de terrain - The land relic
veilleuse Lou Delamare
Veilleuses-guides Pauline LB & Claudia Nunes
Costumes réalisation Khadija Karam
Dramaturgie urbaine : Pauline de la Boulaye
Co-produit: Fondazione Nationale della Danza/Aterballetto, Greek National Opera, Les Halles de Schaerbeek
Co-financé par le programme Créative Europe de l'union Européenne avec le soutien de la Cocof
Partenaires à Bruxelles: Bruxelles environnement, Molenbeek 1080, Tour & Taxis, Parckfarm