Book publication P.A.R.T.S. 20 years - 50 portraits

In celebration of the twentieth anniversary of PARTS, 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 PARTS 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 PARTS.

The book contains interviews with: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Thomas Plischke, Saskia Hölbling, Arco Renz, Roberto Olivan de la Iglesia, Erna Omarsdottir, Cristian Duarte, Cédric Charron, Salva Sanchis, Clinton Stringer, Taka Shamoto, Charlotte vanden Eynde, Moya Michaël, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Claire Croizé & Etienne Guilloteau, Sung-im Her, Barbara Meneses, Alix Eynaudi, Lisbeth Gruwez, Jakub Truszkowski, Jurij Konjar, Ula Sickle, Marlene Monteiro Freitas, Mette Ingvartsen, Tale Dolven, Fabian Barbá, Pieter Ampe, Frauke Mariën, Daniel Linehan, Manon Santkin, Femke Gyselinck, Eleanor Bauer, Liz Kinoshita, Gabriel Schenker, Mikael Marklund, Benjamin Vandewalle, Andros Zins-Browne, Olga Dukhovnaya, Bára Sigfúsdóttir, Dada Masilo, Nestor Garcia Diaz, Radouan Mriziga, Cecilia Lisa Eliceche, Salka Ardal Rosengren, Noé Soulier, Thibault Lac, Alexander Vantournhout, Thomas Vantuycom, Bryana Fritz, Sara Tan, Michiel Vandevelde, George Khumalo (The 51st portrait)

The book is available for €34,50, shipping costs excluded. A copy can be ordered via

You can download the interview with Salva Sanchis from the book here, to have a peek on the look and feel of the book!


GXI Festival – July 4-7 at PARTS at 19h30

At the very end of their three-year trajectory, the students of Generation XI organise their own festival, in which they show works that they have developed the past three years. Spread over 4 different programs, they show solos, group work, snapshots and installations.
Join us for an adventurous trip!

Entrance is free, but the capacity is limited. Prior reservation is therefore necessary, through or 02/344 55 98.
Please note: for the surprise option ‘Are you up for a challenge?’ (Tuesday) you need to reserve via a separate address:


Programme #1 –Monday 4/7, 19h30 (duration: approx.. 2 hours)
Shipment by Efrat Galai, Jacob Storer and Lief Bigaré
Changes by Bilal Elhad
This Has (No) Name by Mario Barrantes Espinoza
Pub 2 by Karoliina Loimaala and Adriano Vicente
Celebrating by Stefan Govaart
September 15#2 by Amanda Charmelo and Sien Van Dycke

Programme #2 –Tuesday 5/7 19h30 (duration: approx.. 2 hours)
Please note: for this show, there are two different options. The first option consists of the exhibition, and the performances ‘Three exercises for performances’ and ‘Smile’. To reserve for this option, use the regular way (see above). The option ‘Are You Up for a Challenge?’ consists the same works plus ‘Up for a challenge?’ If you want to participate to the option ‘Are you up for a challenge?’, you need to reserve via a separate email address If you have reserved but you cannot come, please announce this at least 24h beforehand via the same address. Limited places! 

GXI Exhibition: an exhibition with a variety of works created by the students, curated by Maya Oliva, Jacob Storer and Sien Van Dycke
Three Exercises For Performance by Mario Barrantes Espinoza, with Mario Barrantes Espinoza, Victoria Bryzgalova, Laura-Maria Poletti, Fannie Falk and Robin Haghi
Smile by Maya Oliva
Up For A Challenge by Sien Van Dycke and Jara Vlaeminckx

Programme  #3 – Wednesday 6/7 19h30 (duration: approx. 2,5 hours)
Tantai by Adeniyi Adebayo Moyosore, Gorka Gurrutxaga Arruti, Nanie Oliva Randranasolo, Cebo Zuma and Souleymane Sanogo, with Gorka Gurrutxaga Arruti
Undefined by Ellada Damianou
Maggieville by Anika Edström Kawaji, Fannie Falk, Karoliina Loimaala and Maya Oliva 
Funeral for Lilith/Happy Dysphemist Day by Nikita Chumakov, with Liza Baliasnaja, Victoria Bryzgalova, Nikita Chumakov, Suelen Cristina Da Silva, Theodore Livesey, Emeric Rabot, Souleymane Sanogo and Adriano Vicente

Programme #4 –Thursday 7/7 19h30 (duration: approx. 3 hours)
The evening starts at 19h30. The audience can walk in and out of the performances as they like. Nevertheless, because of the limited capacity it is necessary to make a reservation!

Something Instead Of Just Come Why Not by Something Instead Of Just Come Why Not
Dawn by Mårten Spångberg, in collaboration with Liza Baliasnaja, Nikita Chumakov, Akiyoshi Nita, Laura-Maria Poletti, Sien Van Dycke, Eileen Van Os and Adriano Vicente


P.A.R.T.S. is looking for student rooms for July onwards

After the summer a new generation of dancers from all over the world will start their training at P.A.R.T.S. Therefore, from July onwards, we are looking for student rooms, for the period of at least one academic year, where there is still a strong personal contact between the students and the owners. Especially for our non-European dancers, it would be great to find student rooms where the owners can provide some help or support when necessary. Just to get them more acquainted with the city and make the students feel at ease a bit more.

If you can help us or you want more information, do not hesitate to contact us, by mailing to our colleague Els De Meyer,!


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 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, Fabrice Mazliah, Marc Vanrunxt, Eszter Salamon, Daniel Linehan, 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. Five different pieces, with a different view on composition, theatricality and movement.


Program 1:

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

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, Tina Breiova,Victoria Bryzgalova, Efrat Galai, Maya Oliva en Adriano Vicente.

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:

‘Six potentialities’ by Fabrice Mazliah with Ellada Damianou, Fannie Falk, Theodore Livesey, Karoliina Loimaala, Akiyoshi Nita, Emeric Rabot.

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’ by Daniel Linehan with Frank Gizycki, Gorka Gurrutxaga Arruti, Robin Haghi, Yuika Hashimoto, Sien Van Dycke en Jara Vlaeminckx.

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, Sid Barnes, Amanda Barrio Charmelo, Suelem Cristina Da Silva, Anika Edström Kawaji, Bilal El Had, Cassiel Gaube, Stefan Goovart, Laura-Maria Poletti, Kamola Rashidova, Nikita Chumakov, Noé Pellencin.

'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: A selection of personal work

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Piece by: Theodore Livesey, Jacob Storer
Performed by: Theodore Livesey, Jacob Storer

'Commensurate to be with'
Piece by: Liza Baliasjana
Created with/performed by: Liza Baliasnaja, Nikita Chumakov, Akiyoshi Nita, Laura-Maria Poletti

'Emotional fashions'
Piece by: Stefan Govaart
Performed by: Sid Barnes, Amanda Barrio Charmelo, Stefan Govaart, Noé Pellecin, Sien Van Dycke

'The best is yet to come'
Piece by: Louis-Nam Le Van Ho
Performed and in collaboration with: Sid Barnes, Tina Breiova, Suelem Cristina Da Silva Oliveira, Anika Edström Kawaji, Cassiel Gaube, Robin Haghi, Yuika Hashimoto, Theodore Livesey, Karoliina Loimaala, Kamola Rashidova, Souleimane Sanogo, Jacob Storer

Performance dates

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

tickets through Monty

Kaaitheaterstudio’s: O.L.V van Vaakstraat 81, 1000, Brussel
14-15/6: programma 1: Marc Vanrunxt & Vera Mantero
17-18/6: programma 2: Fabrice Mazliah & Daniel Linehan
21-22/6: programma 3: Eszter  Salamon
24-25/6: programma 4: Personal Work
tickets through Kaaitheaterstudio's

Campo: Nieuwpoort 31-35, 9000, Gent
14/06: Programma 3: Eszter  Salamon
15/06: Programma 2: Fabrice Mazliah & Daniel Linehan
tickets through Campo

Kunstcentrum Vooruit: Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat, 23, 9000, Gent
16/06: Programma 4: Personal Work
17/06: Programma 1: Marc Vanrunxt & Vera Mantero
tickets through Vooruit

PACT Zollverein: Bullmannaue 20A, 45327, Essen (DE)

20/06: Programma 1: Marc Vanrunxt & Vera Mantero
20:06: Programma 2: Fabrice Mazliah & Daniel Linehan

tickets through PACT

ITs-festival: De Brakke Grond: Nes 45, 1012 KD Amsterdam (NL)
28/06: Programma 1: Marc Vanrunxt

28/06: Programma 2: Fabrice Mazliah & Daniel Linehan

29/06: Programma 1: Vera Mantero

tickets through ITs-festival

P..A.R.T.S. 20 years - 50 portraits

GXI Festival July 4-7, 19h30

PARTS @ WORK #9 & #10

Generation XI tour

Auditions PARTS 2016-2019

PARTS @ WORK #5 & #6

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

PARTS 2015-2016


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)

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)

July 4-7
GXI Festival