NEW program Research Studios - first pilot program February - June 2015
In 2015, PARTS starts a new Research Studios program, destined towards choreographers who have obtained a Master’s degree and/or have some years of professional experience. Participants are interested to devote time to research and develop their choreographic language in an environment where reflection and studio experimentation, exchange and collaboration with other artists are the basic working formats.
In 2015-2016, two separate pilot projects for this new program will take place: a first one between February and June 2015, and a second one between August 2015 and November 2016. Both pilot projects deal with the relation between dance and music, and the first pilot project will take the choreographic work of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker as its starting point.
Click here for more infomation about the program, participants' profile and admission procedure.
6, 7 and 8 September: Septemberfestival in Gaasbeek
On September 6-8, De School van Gaasbeek organises the September Festival, with which they open their doors to the general audience. The festival invited PARTS to present work of the students – now graduated – who have been working there. Read more
Generation X (2010 - 2012 - 2014)-
On June 22, Generation X of PARTS graduated with a ceremony and a great party.
Look at a portfolio of the students here.
Read more about the graduation here.
Graduation Tour 2014
From May 21 onwards, the students of the 4th year present their graduation work during a tour with 28 performances in 11 places. Read further...
The fifth edition of the PARTS SummerSchool will take place during five weeks, from 14 July to 15 August, and will offer yoga classes, ballet and contemporary, workshops Rosas repertory and a wide range of other dance workshops.
The teachers will be Khosro Adibi, Nicholas Tiishang Aphane, Florence Augendre, Eleanor Bauer, Nordine Benchorf, Stéphane Bourhis, Benoît Caussé, Marta Coronado, Michel Debrulle, Dominique Duszynski,Laia Puig Escandell, Libby Farr, Nadine Ganase, Julyen Hamilton, David Hernandez, Mark Lorimer, Martin Nachbar, Roberto Olivan de la Iglesia, Francesco Scavetta, Mårten Spångberg, Davide Sportelli, Sandy Williams and David Zambrano.
All details are available here. You can register now!
Summer Studios 2014
Rosas and PARTS make their studios available to choreographers between July 14 and August 15.
For more information and the application form, click here.
Beginner's mind - a documentary
During the exchange project in Senegal in January and February 2013, the students also participated in the 'Scéno Urbaines' residency project that took place in Dakar. They did an improvised performance based on an idea by Benjamin Vandewalle, who also made a documentary film of the event. You can watch it on this page.
Performing Arts Training 2013-2016
In September 2013 onwards P.A.R.T.S. will re-organize its program structure.
In 1995 the school operated according to a program schedule of three years. In 2000 we changed into a four years program: two years of ‘Training’ and two years of ‘Research’.
From now on we will gradually move towards two totally independent formats. The Training program will consist of three years. The Research program will remain two years.
The one is called ‘Performing Arts Training’, the other ‘Research Studios’. Both names are still working titles.
The Training group will consist of 50 students, the Research group of 12 students.
The first Training-new-style will start in September 2013. The first Research-new-style will follow in 2015.
Here we describe in short what new students can expect from the new Training cycle, now called ‘Performing Arts Training’. Details of the programme will be communicated by January 2013.
If you are interested in studying in PARTS and you want to be updated on all our plans for the new program, please write an email to Eva Vanhole, our responsible for student affairs: email@example.com.
Auditions for the new Training cycle will be organized between January and April 2013.
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Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
PARTS was founded in 1994 by choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Bernard Foccroulle, director of the national opera De Munt/ La Monnaie. Under its new director Peter De Caluwe, De Munt/ La Monnaie has continued its structural partnership with PARTS. See www.demunt.be for more information on its activities.
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker has been the director of PARTS since 1994. Her artistic vision and work, developed since 1982, are a permanent source of inspiration for the pedagogical program of PARTS. For more background on the program, go to the presentation of the school. For more information on Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's choreographic work and the Rosas company, go to www.rosas.be