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Gone in a Heartbeat

Gone in a Heartbeat

Four dancers / May 2015 / On tour

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 Kunstenfestivaldesarts, 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.

Concept and direction

Louise Vanneste

Created in collaboration with

Dance Anja Röttgerkamp, Eléonore Valère-Lachky, Eveline Van Bauwel, Anushka von Oppen

Music Cédric Dambrain

Set Design & Lighting Arnaud Gerniers et Benjamin van Thiel

Costums Filip Eyckmans

A Louise Vanneste / Rising Horses production

Line producer: les Halles de Schaerbeek (

In co-production with the kunstenfestivaldesarts, Charleroi danses, le Théâtre de Liège, les Halles de Schaerbeek, le Phare – CCN du Havre-Haute Normandie – le CCN de Roubaix et Torino Danza.

With the support of the Ministère de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles – Service de la danse and Grand Studio.

Louise Vanneste / Rising Horses is in residency in Charleroi danses and accompanied by Grand Studio.


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