SummerStudios 2022
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UPDATE (published June 17, 2022)

The workshop on inclusion (August 1-5) with Benjamin Vandewalle & Platform K is open to all dancers and non-dancers.
Participation is for free, participants make a commitment for the entire week.
Max. 12 participants (first come, first serve): register here.

Seppe Baeyens: intergenerational workshop in public space
Date: July 18-22

Breaking existing role patterns or expectations, choreographer Seppe Baeyens challenges you to show yourself through dance and movement making in public space. Slowly but surely, new relationships and dynamics will emerge. Seppe Baeyens has always seen intergenerational work as being essential to showing the most human and vulnerable form of dance. The imperfection of dance and the way different generations relate to it are inseparably linked to his artistic practice. During a week he will share his expertise. In the mornings you will explore some tools and movement techniques for public space in the studio. In the afternoon, we put this into practice with Place Sint-Denis in Forest as our base.

Location: P.A.R.T.S. & Place St.-Denis Forest

Time schedule:
11:00-13:00 workshop at PARTS
13:00-14:00 lunch break
14:00-17:00 workshop at Place St.-Denis open for external participants (passersby, neighbours, …)

Target group: all backgrounds welcome, from the age of 7 years old (also duo parent/child welcome)
Number of participants: 20

Open call: first come, first serve: register & pay here
In collaboration with: Atelier Leon
Price: 50€ for the whole week

Project Benjamin Vandewalle - Dag van de dans - pic by Sien Verstraeten
Project Benjamin Vandewalle - Dag van de dans - pic by Sien Verstraeten

West Side Story dance battle in the Park
Date: July 29th, at 6.30pm

It’s the Sharks vs. the Jets in Parc Duden! Come together to learn Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker’s Mambo from the 2020 Broadway production of West Side Story. We will learn both the Latin inspired Shark material as well as the street dance Jet material and then dance battle it out! Bring your sneakers and get ready for some 5 6 7 8! Mambo Go!

Date: July 29th, at 6.30pm
Location: Parc Duden
Target group: open for dancers and non-dancers
Open call: everybody can join
In collaboration with: Rosas
Price: free

Benjamin Vandewalle & Platform K: workshop on inclusion
Date: August 1-5

In this workshop on inclusion fixed roles of teacher/students are turned around, where the students almost become teachers themselves. The dancers of Platform K will lead the other dancers through a week of dancing. They will determine a big part of the flow of the workshop, allowing you to learn how to relate to people with a disability.

Benjamin sees himself as the facilitator for encounters between all the dancers. He provides a series of exercises and frameworks for the workshop. The goal is getting to know each other and yourself better, through contact-based exercises. The body will play a central role in this workshop, making it the base of the learning process. By following the dancers through their journey and allowing physical connections, we discover ourselves.

Location: P.A.R.T.S.
Time schedule: Mo-Fri: 14:00-17:00
Open call (first come, first serve), participants make a commitment for the entire week. Max. 12 participants.
For free, register here

In collaboration with: Platform K

Platform K ©Rudy Calier
Platform K ©Rudy Calier

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker & Corentin Hannon: Hand power, horse labour and dance
Date: August 16-19

Over the last years, outdoor physical labour has increasingly become a source of inspiration for Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. During this workshop you will start the day with movement sessions for dancers and non-dancers alike, guided by Cassiel Gaube. In the afternoon you will explore some (traditional) techniques stemming from agriculture under guidance of Anne Teresa herself and Corentin Hannon: scything (guided by the experts of ‘Zeis en Bijl’), wood lumbering, haymaking as well as pulling exercises with draught horses. During the workshop you will get to work outdoors in a small community, learn how to make fire and cook together, spend time on the field whilst exploring a range of techniques and repetitive movements. How to reconnect our body and the environment? De School van Gaasbeek serves as a base, while the activities take place in the surrounding fields.

Location: De School van Gaasbeek & surroundings, 9am – 4pm
Target group: open for dancers and non-dancers with an interest in outdoor physical labour and agriculture
Open call: fill out this form (with your motivation and cv) before June 16th.
You will receive an answer before July.

In collaboration with: Rosas, De School van Gaasbeek and the ATDK Foundation.
Number of participants: 15
Price: 250€

The Seasons (still)-Director Artavazd Pelechian (1975)
The Seasons (still)-Director Artavazd Pelechian (1975)