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PARTS @ WORK 4-8: final presentations Research Studios 11-12-16-17/12
The second pilot project of the Research Studios (August 2015 - December 2016) comes to an end. It will be concluded by a series of presentations in PARTS and Project(ion) Room in Brussels and Miry Concertzaal in Ghent. Read more.
PARTS @ WORK 3: Fri 25/11 at 19h
In PARTS @ WORK 3, the students of the Training cycle present works they made during the composition workshop led by choreographer Daniel Linehan.
The next Research Studios
The next Research Studios program will take place in 2017-2018. The definition of the program, application procedure and other details will be posted on the website by the end of November. Check back then or subscribe to the newsletter to find out about it!
An Impression by François Chamaraux
At PARTS, every ballet class has live accompaniment. The musician is always present but not always visible, even if he or she has a very important function in the class. This year, three people accompany the classes in PARTs: François Chamaraux, Elisabeth Flynn and Pieter Smout. François Chamaraux sent us some reflections about his job:
"Music schools and conservatories, even at high levels, often prepare to play piano as a solo or solitary practice. In comparison, accompaniment is a quite different art, requiring an additional set of skills. The main difference is essentially to listen to and to be permanently aware of what the others artists are doing. If necessary the accompanist has to be flexible and has to adapt to various ways of playing. It is this interaction with other artists that I find interesting. It gives the feeling that my art is serving another. Read More.
Collaboration between Research Studios and School of Arts Ghent
The third and final cluster of the Research Studios deals with ‘The musical body’: How can music and Choreography influence each other, beyond the ‘classical’ relationship in which the musicians only take care of the musical score? It is not a new tendency for musicians and choreographs to dig into each other’s field: the body and the movements of the musician became essential parameters in music; musical processes and methods inspired choreographers already for several decades. Read More.
PARTS graduates succesful in the overview 2016 of Tanz Magazine
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker was rewarded the title of 'Choreographer of the year' by Tanz magazine. 14 former PARTS sutdents have also been nominated in diverse categories. More
New book publication! PARTS 20 years - 50 portraits
In celebration of the twentieth anniversary of P.A.R.T.S., the book “20 years – 50 portraits” was created. In this book the school looks back, portraying fifty former students, who each narrate their unique story about what dance means to them and the role of P.A.R.T.S. in their life. The portraits are preceded by an interview with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. One hundred images of the school conclude the book, together with an overview of all the students, teachers and collaborators, who have over the past twenty years contributed to the making of P.A.R.T.S.
The book is available for €34,50, shipping costs excluded. A copy can be ordered via firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can download the interview with Salva Sanchis from the book here, to have a peek on the look and feel of the book!
Départs 2009-2014 selected as Success Story by the European Commission
In 2009, PARTS initiated the 5-year European project 'Departs, Practices for an integrated development of European contemporary dance’, in collaboration with 10 partners from 9 countries, which ran until 2014. PARTS is proud that the European Commission has recently named it a ‘Success Story’, as a project that distinguished itself by its impact, contribution to policy-making, innovative results and creative approach’. Read on…
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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.
PARTS was founded by Rosas and De Munt/La Monnaie. The school is funded by the Ministry of Education of the Flemish Community and receives additional support from the network [DNA] Departures and Arrivals. [DNA] is funded by the European Commission (Creative Europe Program). PARTS and HES-SO/Manufacture (Lausanne, CH) are 2013-2017 partner institutions for higher education in contemporary dance.