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
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 (www.halles.be)
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.