P.A.R.T.S. @ WORK 9 & 10

Program: Thursday 26/05, 19h
Alongside Traveling Light by Susanna Hood
Dance Patrik  Kelemen
On Movement. Lecture by the Idiot by William Ruiz Morales
Brick by Susanna Hood and Bryana Fritz

Ongoing concert by Patrik Kelemen (individual performance)

Program: Friday 27/05, 19h
Almost Everything Happens by Klaas Freek Devos
More2Rhythm, less tütü(t) by Naima Mazic
Zinneke by Azahara Ubera Biedma
Stilness¨ or ¨Polymirrors by Naima Mazic
El Manisero by Vicente Colomar
Ongoing concert by Patrik Kelemen (individual performance)

Afterwards the students invite the audience for informal feedback, music and open mic sessions.

Entrance is free, but reservation is very recommended because of the limited capacity! Send an email to mail@parts.be to reserve.

Graduation Tour 2016

 A new generation of 35 young dancers is finishing their 3 years dance training at P.A.R.T.S. 35 dancers from 25 different countries will graduate in June 2016.
For the final work of their education 5 choreographers are engaged to create a piece, Vera Mantero (P), Fabrice Mazliah (Fr/D), Marc Vanrunxt (B), Eszter Salamon (D/F), Daniel Linehan (USA/B), each working with a smaller group of dancers. 

These 5 creations and a selection of personal work by the students go on Tour in June in different venues in Belgium and some neighbouring countries.
Come and meet this new generation of dancers, creators and artists. Vife different pieces, a different view on composion, theatrality and movement.


Program 1:

Golden living dreams of visions (crystal mystic revelation and the mind’s true liberation)’ by Marc Vanrunxt with: Lav Crncevic (Servië), Louis Nam Le Van Ho (France), Souleymane Sanogo (Mali), Jacob Storer (US), Eileen Van Os (Belgium).

Vanrunxt goes along with five dancers looking for what unites them and how they differ. He starts from classical contemporary music and psychedelic rock music of the 60s and 70s.

‘Step Into The World (And Out)’ by Vera Mantero with Mario Barrantes Espinoza (Costa Rica), Tina Breiova (Tsjechië/Armenië),Victoria Bryzgalova (Rusland), Efrat Galai (Israel), Maya Olivia (Canada/Italië) en Adriano Vincente (Portugal)

Mantero will be  diving into the dance and performance scene with six dansers. Discovering the time, our lifes, beliefs and our emotions, our needs, senses and desires.

Program 2:

‘In Act and Thought, study #2’ by Fabrice Mazliah with Ellada Damianou (Greece), Fannie Falk (Sweden), Theodore Livesey (UK), Karoliina Loimaala (Finland), Akiyoshi Nita (Japan), Emeric Rabo (France).

The knowledge of a dancer does not just consist of facts and sizes. She is mostly physical. Mazliah examines how implicit knowledge can be shared with an audience and how by doing so, creates something new. Along with six dancers he builds on the choreographic process of the play in Act and Thought of the Forsythe Company ( 2015).

‘World-End Mosaic (working title)’ by Daniel Linehan with  Frank Gizycki (France), Gorka Gurrutxaga Arruti (Spain), Robin Haghi (Sweden), Yuika Hashimoto (Japan), Sien Van Dycke (Belgium) en Jara Vlaeminckx (Belgium).

Inspired by the book " Why the World Does Not Exist ' Markus Gabriel Linehan departs from the standpoint that there exist not one but several worlds. he does not experience this non - existence of a comprehensive world as nihilistic , but liberating. Got rid of the idea of ​​unity Linehan creates six students a fascinating , attractive disorder .

Program 3:

‘Wars & Dances (a ritual of ‘lore’)’ by Eszter Salamon with Liza Baliasnaja (Litouwen), Sid Barnes (UK), Amanda Barrio (Peru), Suelem Cristina Da Silva (Brasil), Anika Edström Kawaji(Zweden), Bilal Elhad (Marokko), Cassiel Gaube (België), Stefan Goovart (The Netherlands), Laura-Maria Poletti (Germany), Kamola Rashidova (Oezbekistan), Nikita Chumakov (Rusland), Noé Pellencin (France).

'Tradition' (lore ) is " a cultural commonplace that is available to all but belongs to no one . Against the blackmail of identity and its assembly " (Omar Berrada ) Salamon reflects with 12 dancers on history and identity. What ( dance) history we know what and how we learn about the history and how we can transform it into a more emancipatory experience?

Program 4:

‘Personal Work’ selected pieces.
(page intentionally left blank) by Jacob Storer & Theodore Livesey

'Commensurate to be with' by Liza Baliasnaja, with Nikita Chumakov, Akiyoshi Nita, Maura-Maria Poletti, Liza Baliasnaja

'The best is yet to come' by Louis Nam Le Van Ho, with Sid Barnes, Tina Breiova, Suelem Christina da Silva, Anika Kawji Edström, Cassiel Gaube, Robin Haghi, Yuika Hashimoto, Theodore Livesey, Karoliina Loimaala, Kamola Rashidova, Souleymane sanogo, Jacob Storer 

'Emotional fashions' by Stefaan Govaert, with Amanda Barrio Charmelo, Sid Barnes, Stefaan Govaert, Noé Pellencin, Sien Van Dycke

Performances data

 Monty: Montignystraat 3, B-2018, Antwerp
8/06: program 3: Ezster Salamon
9/06: Program 2: Fabrice Mazliah & Daniel Linehan
10/06:Program 1: Marc Vanrunxt  & Vera Mantero

Tickets available on Monty

Kaaistudios: O.L.V van Vaakstraat 81, 1000, Brussels
14-15/6: program 1: Marc Vanrunxt & Vera Mantero
17-18/6: program 2: Fabrice Mazliah & Daniel Linehan
21-22/6: program 3: Eszter  Salamon
24-25/6: program 4: Personal Work
Tickets available on Kaaitheaterstudio's 

Campo: Nieuwpoort 31-35, 9000 Ghent
8/06 & 14/06 : Program 3: Eszter  Salamon
15/06: Program 2: Fabrice Mazliah & Daniel Linehan
Tickets available on Campo

Kunstencentrum Vooruit: Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 23, 9000, Ghent
16/06: Program 4: Personal Work
17/06: Program 1: Marc Vanrunxt & Vera Mantero
Tickets available on: Vooruit

PACT Zollverein: Bullmannaue 20A, 45327, Essen (GR)
20/06: Program 1: Marc Vanrunxt & Vera Mantero
20:06: Program 2: Fabrice Mazliah &Daniel Linehan
Tickets available on PACT

ITs-festival De Brakke Grond: Nes 45, 1012 KD Amsterdam (NL)
28/06: Program 1: Marc Vanrunxt
28/06: Program 2: Fabrice Mazliah & Daniel Linehan
29/06: Program1: Vera Mantero
Tickets available on ITs-festival

Auditions P.A.R.T.S. 2016-2019

From Monday 4 to Saturday, April 9th ​​the final auditions found place,  for students who want to enroll for the next three-year training cycle P.A.R.T.S. (2016-2019).

In the period January-March we organized  preselections in 24 European cities. We organized them also outside of Europe;including in Brazil, Japan, Lebanon, Senegal and the United States.
A total of 1,154 candidates participated in these preselections.

The attacks in Paris on November 13,and the way international media had written about Brussels ,and certainly the attacks in Brussels itself, on March 22, undoubtedly had a (huge) impact on the number of registrations.
For the pre-selection of 26 March in Brussels itself, less than 52 of the 155 candidates cancelled their participation.
The fact that, despite everything that had happened, still so many students had shown up, despite the difficult political and social situation, felt like a huge encouragement and motivation for our school.

Of the 1,154 participating candidates, 189 candidates were invited to participate in the Final auditions that took place April 4-9 inBrussels.
On Monday, April 4th eventually 172 participants showed up for the Final audition. This was -given the conditions- again a much higher number than feared.

Tokyo Ballet cancelled for the ballet by Maurice Béjart in Forest National , they are shocked by the attacks that took place in Brussels and have not been impressed by the approach of the Belgian Government . Nevertheless all seven Japanese candidates on our final audition showed up.

The 172 participants came from no fewer than 49 countries. Many Europeans, of course, but also from Armenia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Honduras, Philippines, India, Israel, Japan, Morocco, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, United States and South Korea . For multiple selected candidates from Mozambique, Senegal and especially Syria could not obtain a visa in time.

On Thursday, April 7th, the next selection was made. A group of 104 dancers were chosen for the Final audition to play on Saturday.
From this group there were eventually  44 students selected. They will begin  their three-year study in Brussels at the end of August. Of these 44 students, 22 are girls and 22 boys were chosen. The final decision was personally communicated to all those involved in the week after their final audition.

The jury for the Final audition consisted of five teachers (Anne-Linn Akselsen Femke Gyselinck, Salva Sanchis, Lise Vachon, Sandy Williams), deputy director Theo Van Rompay (Chairman) and director Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker.

Brussels, 22 April 2016

Theo Van Rompay



PARTS @ WORK #5 en #6

During the two performances of PARTS @ WORK, students from the 3rd year Training Cycle 2013-2016 presented their personal work.

the course of four weeks the students have been collaborating in four
groups of 8 to 9 people, on a concrete concept/idea of choice.  The
students received propositions by several renowned choreographers, but..
the propositions came to the students anonymously.  Based on a written
description, they have –as a group- developed their own ideas and
concepts, in order to establish a group piece.  The result of this
process will be presented during PARTS @ WORK #5 and #6.

PARTS @ WORK #5 - Thursday 10/12/2015 - 19h

I am your father.
Well, this umbrella looks like it.
What a nice portrait.
You look so natural with these leaves.
I feel like I am too connected to you, you know.
Wait, Rosie. Who would you be then?
Can you call me from the other side?
PARTS @ WORK #5- photo: Tine Declerck.PARTS @ WORK #5- photo: Tine Declerck
Created and performed by:
Baliasnaja, Mario Barrantes Espinoza, Victoria Bryzgalova, Frank
Gizycki, Noé Pellencin, Emeric Rabot, Jacob Storer, Jara Vlaeminckx.

LAV - 35'
We've been watching Jacques Tati. Did we like it? Maybe.
PARTS @ WORK #5- photo: Tine Declerck.PARTS @ WORK #5- photo: Tine Declerck
Created and performed by:
Crncevic, Suelen Da Silva, Fannie Falk, Robin Haghi, Louis Nam Le Van
Ho, Kamola Rashidova, Sien Van Dycke, Eileen Van Os, Adriano Vicente.

PARTS @ WORK #6 - Friday 11/12/2015 - 19h
VIGOR - 30'
Vigor, professional power, less product more results.


Wide surfaces : diluted usage

clean floors, tiles and other washable surfaces : pour only one measure
of Compact&Strong in half a bucket of water. No need to rinse. Use
Compact&Strong on a humid sponge or directly on stubborn stains and
then wipe with a humid sponge.*

PARTS @ WORK #6 - photo: Tine Declerck.PARTS @ WORK #6 - photo: Tine Declerck
Created and performed by:
Barrio, Nikita Chumakov, Ellatha Damianou, Stefan Govaart, uika
Hashimoto, Karoliina Loimaala, Akiyoshi Nita, Maya Oliva, Laura-Maria

PARTS @ WORK #6 - photo: Tine Declerck.PARTS @ WORK #6 - photo: Tine Declerck
Created and performed by:
Barnes, Tina Breiova, Anika Edström Kawaji, Bilal Elhad, Efrat Galai,
Cassiel Gaube, Gorka Gurrutxaga Arruti, Theodore LIvesey, Souleymane


Let's celebrate 20 years of P.A.R.T.S. in Beursschouwburg & Kaaitheater

For the occasion of 20 years P.A.R.T.S. we asked three generations of graduated students to put together an evening in Beursschouwburg. This took place from November 12 until November 14.

Generation IX, Generation I and Generation VI got complete carte blanche. Every generation could determine the content of the performance: existing or new work, reenactments of previous PARTS formats, or improvisations on the spot (live or through projections). A bridge between the past and now. Every evening was coordinated by two dansers from the respective generation.

Here you can find an overview of Generation's IX program and the overview of the videos and installations here.

PARTS Generation 9 - Julien Josse - photo: Tine Declerck.PARTS - Generation 9 - Renan Martins de Oliveira - photo: Tine Declerck
PARTS - Generation 9 - Mohamed Toukabri - photo: Tine Declerck.PARTS - Generation 9 - Polina Akhmetzyanova - photo: Tine Declerck
PARTS - Generation 9 - Video / Installations - photo: Tine Declerck.PARTS - Generation 9 - Boglarka Börcsök - photo: Tine Declerck

Thursday Novermber 12 = Generation IX = (students from 2008-2012) 
The evening was coordinated by Nestor Garcia Diaz & Michiel Vandevelde.
17h-23h = Videos / Installations
- Trialogus Digitalis Purpureus by Nonlocal Society,
Freedom and conscience in nomad's shoes (Documentary film) &
Self-Sufficient Birth (Documentary film) by Ondřej Kano Landa / Fukiko
Kano / Offcompany
- 13-15, today was the future (Film) by Eleanor Campbell and Pavle Heidler / Together Alone
- Bodywork N°2, from the series 9 bodyworks by Radouan Mriziga
- Next piece (2011, inflatable object, plastic, strings, machine) by Jeff Poak

20h30  = performance “Autointitulado (Selftitled)” by Cyriaque Villemaux and João dos Santos Martins
22h00 =
La serenata Per i Dissonanti, tonalità diverse by Polina Akhmetzyanova
& Fourteentone by Boglarka Börcsök & solo What the Body
Remembers by Mohamed Toukabri
22h40 = 3 Solos, ODLA by Julien Josse, Á tue-tête by Guillaume Guilherme, Failbetter by Renan Martins De Oliveira
23h20 = Concert Covers by Nestor Garcia Diaz, Cyriaque Villemaux, Boglarka Börcsök, and Polina Akhmetzyanova

Generation's I evening program can be found here, together with an overview of the videos and installtions: here.

PARTS - Generation 1 - photo: Tine Declerck.PARTS - Generation 1 - photo: Tine Declerck
PARTS - Generation 1 - photo: Tine Declerck.PARTS - Generation 1 - photo: Tine Declerck

Friday Novermber 13 = Generation I = (students from 1995-1998) 
The evening was coordinated by Heine Avdal & Salva Sanchis.

17h00-23h = Video installations by Roberto Olivan de la Iglesia, Taka Shamoto,  Arco Renz and Babette by Stefanie Bodien.
= Performance '20 years - 2 days - 1 performance' with and by Anabel
Schellekens, Anna Katariina Saastamoinen, Carlos De Haro, Diana Tomsová,
Giulia Sugranyes, Heine Avdal, Hélène Benabbad, Jennifer Regidor, Maria
Clara Villa Lobos, Nicholas Turicchia, Rina Wertheim, Salva Sanchis,
Sandra Schär, Silvia Ubieta, Sofia Brito, Susan Hengartner, Sylvie
Huysman, Tamayo Okano

Generation's VI evening program can be found here.  For an overview of the videos and installations, click here.

PARTS - Generation 6 - photo: Tine Declerck.PARTS - Generation 6 - photo: Tine Declerck
PARTS - Generation 6 - photo: Tine Declerck.PARTS - Generation 6 - photo: Tine Declerck

Saturday November 14: Generation VI = (students from  2002-2006) 
This day was coordinated by Eleanor Bauer & Femke Gyselinck.

14h-15h: Yentl de Werdt - workshop on Ayurvedic Massage (open level)
15h-16h: Benjamin Vandewalle (TBC)
16h-17h: Femke Gyselinck - “My Talking Is My Dancing” practice (open level).
17h-18h: Eleanor Bauer - Dancing the Writing, Writing from Dancing (open level)
17h–23h: Video installations, Off-beat Live, July 2014 by Milan Tomášik & Stanislav Dobák
Documentary 6th Generation PARTS, 2006 edited by Federica Porello, with the help of Sandra Iché
PERFORMANCE created and performed by Matthieu Bajolet, Eleanor Bauer,
Yentl De Werdt, Femke Gyselinck, Tarek Halaby, Benjamin Vandewalle,
Sandy Williams with the assistance of Andros Zins-Browne

PARTS @ WORK #9 & #10

Generation Tour 2016

Auditions PARTS 2016-2019

PARTS @ WORK #5 & #6

Let's celebrate 20 years of P.A.R.T.S.

PARTS 2015-2016

Book publication


Agenda 2015-2016

Click on the date for more details.

September 1st
Lecture François Jullien

September 4th
exactly 20 years ago  PARTS opened its doors

September 7-25
Open classes Laura Aris for professional dancers

September 19-20
Heritage days Brussels

October 1-2
PARTS @ WORK 1 & 2

October 25

November 12-13-14
Let's celebrate 20 years of P.A.R.T.S.

November 20
Open Friday

November 27
Open Friday

December 4
Open Friday

December 6

December 10, 11

January 8
Open Friday

January 15
Open Friday

January 22
Open Friday

January 29
Open Friday

January 30-31

January 31
Open House

February 19
Lecture Goran Sergei Pristas 

March 9
Lecture Dany-Robert Dufour
Les Brigittines 

March 22
Lecture David LeBreton
Les Brigittines 

March 25
Lecture Rudi Laermans
Les Brigittines 

April 1
Lecture Diedrich Diederichsen 

April 12
Performance Juan Dominguez 

April 20
Interviewing the teachers
Kaaitheaterstudio's, Brussels 

April 23
Day of Dance - Slow walk 

April 30

May 4
Presentation Daniela Bershan

May 26-27
PARTS @ WORK 9 & 10


June 8
Graduation Tour: program 3 (Monty)
Graduation Tour: program 3 (Campo)

June 9
Graduation Tour: program 2 (Monty)

June 10
Graduation Tour: program 1 (Monty)

June 14
Graduation Tour: program 1 (Kaaistudios)
Graduation Tour: program 3 (Campo)

June 15
Graduation Tour: program 1 (Kaaistudios)
Graduation Tour : program 2 (Campo)

June 16
Graduation Tour: program 4 (Vooruit)

June 17
Graduation Tour: program 2 (Kaaistudios)
Graduation Tour: program 1 (Vooruit)

June 18
Graduation Tour: program 2 (Kaaistudios)

June 20
Graduation Tour: program 1 & 2 (PACT Zollverein, D)

June 21
Graduation Tour: program 3 (Kaaistudios)

June 22
Graduation Tour: program 3 (Kaaistudios)

June 24
Graduation Tour: program 4 (Kaaistudios)

June 25
Graduation Tour: program 4 (Kaaistudios)

June 28
Graduation Tour: program 1 & 2 (ITs-Festival, NL)

June 29
Graduation Tour: program 1 (ITs-Festival, NL)