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Over the last years, outdoor physical labour has increasingly become a source of inspiration for Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker.For 2 consecutive years, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Corentin Hannon initiated the workshop ‘Hand power, horse labour and dance’ during Summer. They gathered a diverse group of dancers and non dancers, who shared an interest in outdoor labour and agriculture.

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Between Monday July 8 and Friday August 9, Rosas and P.A.R.T.S. make their dance studios available to young makers & professionals from 18 years.If you are looking for a space to develop your project or to experiment, you can apply to use the dance studios.Send us a motivation about the project you are working on. It could be research in preparation of a new production, rehearsals, a project that will be set up as a result of the residency, or something completely different. For us it is essential that it is a creative process.

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From May 23rd until June 15th, the MA STUDIOS students present their graduation works at the Graduation Festival, with the generous support of Kaaitheater, Pianofabriek Kunstenwerkplaats & WIELS.Come and discover the work of:Adem Ouhaibia ⧫ Ching Shu Huang ⧫ Géraldine Haas ⧫ Im Kanokporn Vorapharuek ⧫ Jair Jetzehu Montes Rangel ⧫ Judith Dhondt ⧫ Marikki Nyfors ⧫ Marlla Araújo ⧫Mira Maria Studer⧫ Osamu Shikichi ⧫ Rania Barhoumi ⧫ Urtė Groblytė

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Unbounded : Preliminary Studies in Algorithmic Choreography - CASSIEL GAUBE + T.H. + P.A.R.T.S. - TUE FEBRUARY 27, 2024

For this year’s X-week of artistic practice, PARTS invited Cassiel Gaube to work with the 39 Bachelor Training students. During this week, they will explore how a seemingly infinite variety of choreographic compositions can be created using a limited number of rules. Through experimentation with these tools, a series of choreographic sketches emerge. The result of this intensive one-week workshop is shown at Concertgebouw Brugge, in the frame of the Festival Bits of Dance.

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25 extra places for the WINTER WORKSHOP of Wed-Fri January 3-5, 2024!

On popular demand, we have created 25 extra places for the WINTER WORKSHOP of Wed-Fri January 3-5, 2024!Are you a young aspiring dancer/choreographer between the ages of 16 and 25P.A.R.T.S. organizes a number of activities to get familiar with the school and the program.During the winter of 2024, you can take part in two workshops with a variety of classes: contemporary dance classes, theater, pilates, creative practice, ballet, music analysis, etc.

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R.I.P Janet Panetta (1948-2023)

PARTS and Rosas mourn the passing away of ballet teacher Janet Panetta.Janet Panetta was involved with PARTS from its very start, in the workshops that preceded the foundation of the school in 1995. She also taught the Rosas dancers many times in those years. She developed a teaching practice that taught ballet to contemporary dancers, not to make them perform ballet repertoire but to make them more aware of the architecture of their bodies and what they can do with it. She worked with many students who discovered ballet only during their audition from the school, but she managed to include them in her teaching as much as those who had been at the barre since they were 4 years old. With her warm and generous persona, articulated by loud roars of laughter, she inspired many generations of dancers in PARTS and in the other places where her career led her over the decades.

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PARTS@WORK#2: TUE-WED-THUR 12-13-14 DECEMBER, 2023 - 20h

Showing of Trisha Brown’s Set and Reset/Reset, re-created and interpreted by the 40 Training students.During a four-week intensive workshop, the students of the 2nd year Bachelor Training program worked with Diane Madden, Kathleen Fisher and Samuel Wentz on ‘Set and Reset/Reset', based on a choreography of Trisha Brown that premièred in 1983 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (New York) which went on to transform dance history.Training Tutor and teacher Diane Madden was part of the original cast in 1983.

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P.A.R.T.S. zoekt een verantwoordelijke studentenzaken voor onbepaalde duur (80%)

FunctieomschrijvingJe bent verantwoordelijk voor de praktische organisatie & administratie van het studentensecretariaat. PARTS is een internationale school, waar jaarlijks ongeveer 25 nationaliteiten vertegenwoordigd zijn. De verantwoordelijke studentenzaken is voor hen een belangrijk ankerpunt.Over P.A.R.T.S.P.A.R.T.S. is een internationale school voor hedendaagse dans in Brussel. P.A.R.T.S. organiseert twee dansopleidingen: Training is een driejarig Bachelorprogramma voor aspirant-dansers en choreografen, STUDIOS is een tweejarig specialisatietraject met focus op jonge makers. De studentengemeenschap bestaat uit een 50-tal studenten met een diverse achtergrond.

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Rosas werft een kok aan voor haar kantine

Rosas zoekt een talentvolle kok die gepassioneerd is door gezond en duurzaam eten voor de bedrijfskantine van onze professionele dansers, muzikanten, studenten, docenten, technische en administratieve omkadering, en onze bezoekers.Deze kok kan - bij voorkeur - koken volgens de macrobiotische principes of is bereid om hierin bij te leren. Als zelfstandig werkende kok speel je een cruciale rol in het bereiden van hoogwaardige, gezonde, vegangerechten, biologische gerechten en draag je die culinaire filosofie uit. Je werkt met seizoensgebonden, biologische en lokale ingrediënten en je draagt duurzaamheid en 'zero waste' hoog in het vaandel.

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We are very excited to invite you for the very first PARTS@WORK of the academic year 2023-24!PARTS@WORK#1 takes place on Sunday, Nov. 12, at 3 pm and has a student-curated program composed of personal work of the 2nd year Training students.DISCOVER THE PROGRAM HEREF R E E entry – everybody welcome - no reservation is neededDoors open at 2:30pm - showing starts at 3 pm - end foreseen around 5:30pm (break included)Venue: P.A.R.T.S. Avenue Van Volxem 164, 1190 Forest

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For the second time, PARTS organized a workshop in the fields this summer - exploring a range of (traditional) techniques from agriculture: mowing with the scythe, wood lumbering, haymaking, pulling exercises with draught horses, making fire, cooking together - guided by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Cassiel Gaube (dance), Corentin Hannon and Eva Fillet (from Cordeva / horses) and Kevin Lambeets (from Zeis & Bijl / scythes).

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We are proud to share that the re-branded edition of ‘SummerProgram 2023’ was a beautiful & rewarding success.Some numbers:Summerschool 2023, that was 5 weeks, 60 classes & workshops, 3 levels, 4 programs, 800 participants, 33 teachers, and an ∞ amount of dancing joy.SummerResidencies 2023, that was 5 weeks of free studio space in 4 studios for 24 participants with 4 coaches and 3 thematic labs for more than 30 young makers & professionals.With the support of the Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie.

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Kickoff of the Erasmus+ Cooperation partnership on Diversity in European Higher Dance Education.

Van 13 tot 16 september vindt in Utrecht (NL) de opstart plaats van een onderzoeksproject rond diversiteit in hogere dansopledingen. PARTS, La Manufacture (Lausanne, Zwitserland), Stockholm University of the Arts Zweden) en University College Utrecht zullen gedurende twee jaar intensief samenwerken rond de vraag hoe zij als internationaal georiënteerde instellingen omgaan met diversiteit en de strijd tegen discriminatie binnen hun structuren.

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This was DANSAND! 2023

To close the academic year, the students of the 1st year BA Training program performed at the 8th edition of the biannual Dance Festival DANSAND! in Ostend.This year the Training students worked with guest choreographers Benjamin Vandewalle (𝘉𝘪𝘳𝘥𝘸𝘢𝘵𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 4𝘹4) and Ingri Fiksdal (𝘚𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘮𝘺 𝘚𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘮).Once again, Tine Declerck captured the magic!A big thanks to everyone involved in this amazing weekend, what a blast, what a festival!

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To close the academic year, we will dance with the Training students into the Summer at the biannual Dance Festival DANSAND! in Ostend.P.A.R.T.S. is a regular and welcome guest at Dansand!, a festival for dance and movement.In the past there have been numerous creations with guest choreographers, site-specific performances and graduation works.This year, the Training students work with guest choreographers Benjamin Vandewalle (Birdwatching 4x4) and Ingri Fiksdal (Swarmy Swarm).

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Throwback to the 3rd X-week at PARTS with Mario Barrantes Espinoza

An intensive one-week workshop of artistic practice for the first year Training studentsDuring an X-Week, the normal operation modus of the school is suspended. Invited artists can work a whole week with the students, in or outside school. We ask the artists to unveil their way of approaching art towards the students. For April's artistic practice, PARTS invited partner organizations Labolobo, Platform K and the artist Mario Barrantes Espinoza.In the spotlight: STUBBORN BODIES / STUBBORN KNOWLEDGES, a workshop guided by Mario Barrantes Espinoza around migration experiences as worldbuilding tools.

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Throwback to the 3rd X-week at PARTS with Platform-K

An intensive one-week workshop of artistic practice for the first year Training studentsDuring an X-Week, the normal operation modus of the school is suspended. Invited artists can work a whole week with the students, in or outside school. We ask the artists to unveil their way of approaching art towards the students. For April's artistic practice, PARTS invited partner organizations Labolobo, Platform K and the artist Mario Barrantes Espinoza.In the spotlight: the workshop with Platform-K, an inclusive dance company based in Ghent with a Brussels’ workspace at P.A.R.T.S.

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Throwback to the 3rd X-week at PARTS with Labolobo

An intensive one-week workshop of artistic practice for the first year Training studentsDuring an X-Week, the normal operation modus of the school is suspended. Invited artists can work a whole week with the students, in or outside school. We ask the artists to unveil their way of approaching art towards the students. For April's artistic practice, PARTS invited partner organizations Labolobo, Platform K and the artist Mario Barrantes Espinoza.In the spotlight: the group working with Labolobo.

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P.A.R.T.S. zoekt een administratief en financieel verantwoordelijke

Binnen P.A.R.T.S. ben jij verantwoordelijk voor de uitvoering en de opvolging van de boekhouding. Je houdt toezicht op het financieel beheer van de school. Je stelt de begroting voor en volgt de financiële toestand van de organisatie op de voet. Je kan collega’s vlot aanbevelingen geven als er nood is aan nieuwe investeringen, aankopen en projecten. Je ondersteunt het team bij het samenstellen van administratieve dossiers en financieringsaanvragen.

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PARTS@WORKS#4 Showing of Rosas repertoire ‘DRUMMING (fragments)’ - Thursday & Friday March 30-31, 2023 - 19h

It is with great excitement that we invite you for the public showing of ‘Drumming (fragments)’ performed by the first year bachelor Training students in the Rosas Performance Space.During a four-week intensive workshop, the Training students have worked in 3 groups on the Rosas repertory ‘Drumming’, guided by Sue-Yeon Youn, Laura-Maria Poletti, Cynthia Loemij and Clinton Stringer. ‘

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The Henry van de Velde Lifetime Achievement Award 2023 for graphic designer Paul Boudens

We are very proud to share that graphic designer Paul Boudens received the Henry van de Velde Lifetime Achievement Award 2023.Paul Boudens has been a longtime partner of P.A.R.T.S (since 2005) for all our graphic design for the auditions, SummerSchool, Graduation works & tour, and much more. Paul was also responsible for the graphic design of our twentieth anniversary book “20 years – 50 portraits”.

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Book launch by Jeroen Peeters, with Jonathan Burrows and Sara Manente - Thursday November 24 - 19h

And then it got legs: Notes on dance dramaturgy" Book launch by Jeroen Peeters, with Jonathan Burrows and Sara ManenteFree entrance - no reservations - 7pm - P.A.R.T.S.Drawing on his experience in the field of contemporary dance, in "And then it got legs: Notes on dance dramaturgy", Jeroen Peeters discusses principles, methods and practices that contribute to an understanding of dramaturgy as an experimental, collaborative practice and a material form of thinking.

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Open call for participants - P.A.R.T.S. / Ecole des Sables exchange program in Senegal January 9 – February 10, 2023

From January 9 until February 10, 2023, P.A.R.T.S. initiates an exchange project between a group of African dancers-choreographers and the PARTS STUDIOS participants at Ecole des Sables, the International Centre for Traditional & Contemporary Dances of Africa in Toubab Dialaw, Senegal.Ecole des Sables was founded by dancer and choreographer Germaine Acogny, and is since 2021 under the artistic direction of Alesandra Seutin and Wesley Ruzibiza.How to apply?

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PARTS@WORK - Showing of “Passing through” by David Zambrano - Thursday October 27th 2022 - 18h

It is with great pleasure that we invite you for the very first public showing of Generation XIV: “Passing through” by David Zambrano on Thursday October 27th at 18h in RPS.During a three-week intensive workshop, the students of the 1st year Training cycle have worked with David Zambrano on 'Passing Through', an improvisation structure exploring the infinite possibilities of moving within a group in a set timespace.

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Generation XIII - een documentaire podcast, een driejarige reis in het leven van vijf studenten van P.A.R.T.S.

Vandaag zijn de laatste drie afleveringen van de podcast Generation XIII gelanceerd en online.In juli 2022 is de 13e generatie bachelorstudenten van P.A.R.T.S. feestelijk afgestudeerd en daarmee is ook dit verhaal afgerond. Een bijzondere reis vastgelegd in 5 portretten, 6 afleveringen en een epiloog.Aflevering 5 en 6 staan in het teken van het afstudeerjaar 2021-22.Met een epiloog, een laatste terugblik van de hoofdpersonen Eleni, Marlla, Renato en Zoé.Benieuwd naar meer?

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Opening van het nieuwe academiejaar 2022-23

Op 5 september is PARTS van start gegaan met een nieuwe generatie studenten!De studenten van Generatie XIV zijn begonnen aan hun 1ste jaar van de bachelor Training cyclus 2022-25. Ze zijn met 41, en vertegenwoordigen 18 verschillende nationaliteiten uit vier continenten.Op 26 september start het 2-jarige STUDIOS programma voor de tweede keer met 12 deelnemers uit 12 verschillende landen.Hou onze website in de gaten voor nieuws over onze publieke activiteiten!

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Graduation of Generation XIII

We finally got there and how! After three eventful years, Generation XIII - "the resilient generation" - ​graduated last Sunday and was awarded for the very first time with a Professional Bachelor degree in Dance. The ceremony was warm & emotional with family & friends coming from all corners of the world, and with the supporting presence of the whole team of teachers, (ex-)staff, tutors, faculty, board members and all friends of PARTS (and let's not forget to mention that the buffet was exquisite).So we want to thank e-v-e-r-y-o-n-e who has made this day an unforgettable one!

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We are more than delighted to welcome you to the EXiiiT Festival.To mark the end of their studies at P.A.R.T.S., the students of Generation XIII have been busy organizing and curating the EXiiiT festival. EXiiiT will be their most extensive collective project yet! Composed of performances, exhibitions, discussions, and other activities, the festival is a chance for the public to encounter the emerging artists who make up Generation XIII and gain insight into the work they have been doing over the past three years.All INFO about the program >>Practical info and TICKETS here>>We hope to see you soon!

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R.I.P. Linda Raymond (5/9/1954-13/5/2022)

PARTS rouwt om het overlijden van Linda Raymond-Dougher. Sinds 2006 gaf zij elk tweede of derde jaar Engelse les aan nieuw aangekomen studenten tijdens het eerste semester of tijdens de zomer die daaraan voorafging, om hen te helpen op het niveau te komen dat nodig is om dagelijkse lessen Engels te kunnen volgen. Linda was een altijd enthousiaste, ondersteunende en inspirerende lerares. Haar belang ging veel verder dan het helpen van studenten om hun Engels te verbeteren: ze empowerde hen, zorgde ervoor dat ze zich op hun gemak voelden in een nieuwe omgeving, en hield ervan om hun verdere ontwikkeling als dansers te volgen bij presentaties en voorstellingen. Ze overleed op 13 mei na een lang ziekbed.

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PARTS@WORK#4 - Saturday March 26, 7pm

It is with great pleasure that we invite you for the public performance PARTS@WORK#4 on Saturday March 26th, 2022.PARTS@WORK#4 consists of several pieces - all personal work - of the 3rd year students from the Bachelor program Training.For the first time, entrance is not for free.The ticket revenue goes integrally to Vluchtelingenwerk to help refugees all over the world forced to flee their homes.There is a suggested price (5 EUR), but you decide what you can pay.No reservation is needed but the capacity is limited.

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P.A.R.T.S. Guest creations 2022 - March 30-31-April 1 - Tickets are for sale as of today!

We are more than delighted to welcome you to the performances of the Guest creations 2022.In the 3rd year of the BA Training program, choreographers are invited to make a piece together with a group of students.In 2022, PARTS invited three choreographers: Tamara Cubas (Uruguay), Philipp Gehmacher (Austria) and Fabrice Mazliah (Switzerland/Germany). Each of them worked 8 weeks with a group of 8-13 students. From March 30 until April 1, 2022, you can discover the results during 3 evenings in the Rosas Performance Space.

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P.A.R.T.S. is calling for new participants for the master program STUDIOS 2022-2024: a 2-year full time research program for young dance-makers & choreographers who want to develop their creative voice and practice in contemporary dance.The STUDIOS (MA) program is aimed at students who have obtained at least a BA degree in dance or choreography (or another BA and equivalent professional experience in dance), with strong dance and performance skills and a creative practice that is rooted in studio work.P.A.R.T.S. aims for a group of 12 participants between 21 and 27 years old.

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Throwback “Today At The Station” by Maria Hassabi in the frame of SLOW 2022!

This weekend the 3rd year bachelor students participated in the third edition of SLOW festival in Bruges. A big thanks to e-v-e-r-y-o-n-e involved for these amazing past few days!On Saturday the students moved for 12 hours in a row through the train station in Bruges. Slowly, a movement score unfolded in space. Passersby were captivated by the colourful constellations and thoughtful actions.“Today At The Station” is a choreography by Cypriot artist Maria Hassabi that focuses on slowing down and stillness. Their movements were accompanied by a soundscape of the Greek composer Stavros Gasparatos, especially created for this occasion.

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P.A.R.T.S. at SLOW Festival in Bruges train station - Saturday February 5th

Don’t miss this one time opportunity to see our students from the 3rd BA Training perform collectively! This weekend the students take part in the third edition of SLOW festival in Bruges In a society that is all about rushing forward, Concertgebouw Brugge gives you 36 hours to stop and reflect.On Saturday, February 5th, about 35 PARTS students will move through the entrance hall of the Bruges train station. From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., they will perform a choreography by Cypriot artist Maria Hassabi that focuses on slowing down and stillness. Their movements are accompanied by a soundscape by the Greek composer Stavros Gasparatos.Let this choreography stir you for a moment and take the time to stop and zoom in on the details.

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PARTS@WORK#3 - Sunday January 30th, 3pm

We are very excited to invite you for the public performance PARTS@WORK#3 on Sunday January 30th, 2022.PARTS@WORK#3 consists of several pieces - all personal work - of the 3rd year students from the Bachelor program Training.Free entrance – no reservation is needed but the capacity is limited - with CST.Doors open at 14h30 - showing starts at 15h sharp (latecomers are not admitted)End foreseen at 17h15 Duration: 2 hours (with a break of 15 minutes).

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REGISTRATIONS for the third and last WINTER WORKSHOP (Feb. 26-27, 2022) are OPEN.

To get familiar with the school and the program. P.A.R.T.S. organizes a number of activities for those interested in applying for the Training (BA) cycle auditions in the spring of 2022.Are you a young aspiring dancer/choreographer considering participating in the auditions for the Training program of 2022-2025? During the winter of 2021-2022, you can actively take part in three long weekends with a variety of workshops.

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We are more than delighted to announce EXTRA AUDITIONS for our upcoming BA Training program 2022-2025 in Brazil (São Paulo) , Iceland (Reykjavik), Finland (Helsinki), Germany (Hamburg), Hungary (Budapest) and Tunisia (Tunis).REGISTER NOW because it’s going fast: the preselection in Paris on Saturday January 15th is full. We gladly refer candidates to the nearest pre-selection in Brussels on saturday January 8th, where there are still places available. All info about the program, the preselections, the audition process & REGISTRATION:read more >>

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REGISTRATIONS for the second WINTER WORKSHOP (Jan. 5-7, 2022) are OPEN.

To get familiar with the school and the program. P.A.R.T.S. organizes a number of activities for those interested in applying for the Training (BA) cycle auditions in the spring of 2022.Are you a young aspiring dancer/choreographer considering participating in the auditions for the Training program of 2022-2025? During the winter of 2021-2022, you can actively take part in three long weekends with a variety of workshops.

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PARTS@WORK#1 - Sunday October 10th at 16h

You are very welcome to join us on Sunday October 10th for the first PARTS@WORK of this academic year 2021-22. PARTS@WORK#1 consists in several pieces - all personal work - of the 3rd year students from the Bachelor program Training.We look forward to your visit and would like to remind you that a valid Covid Safe Ticket is required to attend this performance. Anyone aged 12 years and older must present a valid Covid Safe Ticket (or EU Digital COVID Certificate) in the form of a QR code (digital or printed) as well as a piece of identification with picture.Please take into account the extra CST control and arrive well on time.

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Live streamed interviews with Theo Van Rompay

On Sunday September 26th, Rosas and PARTS celebrated the retirement of Theo Van Rompay, co-founder of the school who worked as deputy director for more than 25 years. As part of the celebrations, Theo was interviewed by journalist Anna Luyten, theatre maker and political activist Dominique Willaert and choreographer Jonathan Burrows. During the conversations, they touched upon different aspects of his professional career at and beyond PARTS.

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Summer ‘s here

We feel very fortunate to have rounded off the academic year 20-21 with a whole series of internal and public performances, both from the Training and the STUDIOS students, in Brussels and Oostende.On September 6th, we will restart with the third and last year of the Bachelor’s program TRAINING. Also in September, a first generation of students in the Master's program STUDIOS will graduate. We are very proud to award, for the very first time, an Academic Master degree in Dance.

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P.A.R.T.S op het DANSAND! festival in Oostende

Als afsluiter van het academiejaar dansen we de zomer in op het DANSAND! festival in Oostende. DANSAND! is een festival voor dans en beweging. Dit jaar ligt de focus op ontmoeting en verbinding met een driedaags programma vol performances op bijzondere locaties. P.A.R.T.S. is een vaste en graag geziene gast op DANSAND!, in het verleden waren er tal van creaties met gastchoreografen, site-specifieke voorstellingen en afstudeerwerken te zien. Dit jaar presenteren de studenten Training een reeks solo’s.

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Dag van de dans - 6e editie op zaterdag 24 april 2021

"This is not a form of resistance unless you dance, make a risky move to stand a chance". De song en de hierboven geciteerde regel uit "The World As It M$$$F Is" van John the Houseband zijn het startpunt voor een tweedaags avontuur in Brussel. We gaan op zoek naar een manier waarop we ons als dansers kunnen verhouden tot de huidige staat van de wereld. Op vrijdag bezoeken we verschillende woonzorgcentra in Vorst, om het dagelijks zicht van de bewoners op de buitenwereld tijdelijk in een spektakel te veranderen. Op zaterdag zal er een invasie van 35 dansers doorheen Brussel-stad zwerven, voortdurend in beweging, die de publiek ruimte vullen met kleurrijke kostuums met gekke maar corona-proof activiteiten die een kortstondig gevoel van vrijheid creëren. Tijdens de week werken ze ook op een video performance in de buitenlucht, alle video's vind je hier.

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Training studenten werken op het repertoire van Trisha Brown

De voorbije vijf weken gingen onze Bachelorstudenten van Training aan de slag met het repertoire van Trisha Brown’s Son of gone Fishin’ (1981). Onder begeleiding van twee dansers van de Trisha Brown Dance Company, Samuel Wentz en Leah Ives, verdiepten ze zich in het repertoire materiaal. Onze tutor Diane Madden, die zelf een rijke geschiedenis heeft met de Trisha Brown Dance Company, stelde het workshop project samen en legde de fundamenten voor dit blok door dansfrases en gedetailleerde technische kennis door te geven doorheen haar lessen hedendaagse techniek.

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Generation XIII – een documentaire podcast, een drie jaar durende trip doorheen het leven van vijf studenten aan PARTS “

Vandaag is de officiële lancering van Generation XIII, een documentaire podcast over 5 dansers, 3 jaar, 1 school: een portret van een generatie bij PARTS.Generation XIII schetst een portret van de generatie die sinds september 2019 aan PARTS studeert, aan de hand van de ervaringen en stemmen van vijf studenten die het Bachelorprogramma Training volgen. Socioloog Delphine Hesters volgt Eleni uit Griekenland, Kia uit Nieuw-Zeeland, Marllon uit Brazilië, Renátó uit Hongarije en Zoé uit Frankrijk doorheen hun hele opleiding, tot de zomer van 2022.

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STUDIOS residentie in workspace wpZimmer

De afgelopen week hadden de studenten van STUDIOS een residentie in kunstenwerkplaats wpZimmer in Antwerpen, in het kader van het vak 'Contextual labs'.Ze volgden er een werkprogramma waarin verschillende medewerkers van wpZImmer hun expertise deelden met de studenten. Op het programma stonden gesprekken met het artistieke team over de missie en werking van het huis, een masterclass over communicatie rond artistiek werk, een masterclass over het opzetten en beheren van eigen producties, en een tweedaagse inleiding in de podiumtechniek (licht en geluid). Hierbij enkele foto's van hun werk en studio-experimenten.

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Word een Vriend van P.A.R.T.S.

Onze studenten komen uit alle hoeken van de wereld, ze zijn divers in ethnie, gender, cultureel milieu. En hun ouders bekleden uiteenlopende posities in de samenleving. Sommigen kunnen zonder probleem de studiekosten van hun dochter of zoon op zich nemen, voor anderen is dat een onmogelijke hindernis.PARTS selecteert studenten uitsluitend op basis van talent. Om de toegang tot de school te kunnen verzekeren voor àlle geselecteerden, werd de P.A.R.T.S.FOUNDATION opgericht. Zij heeft maar één doel: financiële middelen vergaren voor studiebeurzen voor onze studenten. En jij kan ons helpen!Lees meer hier.

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Teaching at PARTS: Diane Madden

Last week Diane Madden concluded 3 weeks of teaching contemporary technique to the 2nd year students of the Training Cycle. In her class, Diane Madden is building up material and skills towards a longer Trisha Brown repertoire workshop in Spring 2021, in which students will be creating their own version of Brown’s “Son of Gone Fishin’” 1981.Diane has been giving workshops at PARTS based on Trisha Brown’s repertoire for many years. Since 1980 Diane has been an integral part of Trisha Brown’s work: as a dancer, rehearsal director and Associate Artistic Director.It is a special honour for PARTS that Diane Madden is associated with the school for the entire Training Cycle, from 2019-2022.

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A farewell and new beginnings

On the first day of the new academic year 2020-21, Theo Van Rompay, co-founder of P.A.R.T.S., stepped down as Deputy Director of the school. He will retire on September 1st, 2021 and during the last year of his employment he will focus on a number of special projects.Charlotte Vandevyver, previously coordinator of the STUDIOS program, took up her position as the new deputy director of P.A.R.T.S. With Director Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, a new female duo will now lead the school. As an addition to the team we also welcome Yannick Roman as the new Financial and Administrative Manager.

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Open air classes with David Hernandez

The academic year is running towards its end, the Summer holiday is just around the corner.On Saturday June 27th we organized the last open-air class in Duden park with David Hernandez.Since May 18 - when the National Security Council decided that training outdoors for group sports was allowed again – we have organized a weekly 90’ outdoor dance class in the park for a group of maximum 20 people. A very welcome relief for all the students that have been locked up in small Brussels spaces with no access to flowery backyards, mountain-view meadows or sunny beaches. Luck was on our side, the weather was always very nice.

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Geen lessen meer in PARTS dit academiejaar, ten gevolge van corona-crisis

De directie van de school heeft beslist alle lessen te schorsen tot einde van het academiejaar. De veiligheid van studenten en leraren kan niet gegarandeerd worden, omdat social distancing in vele gevallen geen optie is voor een dansschool. Bovendien zijn onze studio's onvoldoende groot om met groepen van 20 studenten te werken, terwijl permanent 1,5 meter afstand tussen alle dansers zou moeten bewaard worden.De online-lessen voor de studenten worden voortgezet tot einde juni. Vele leraren van PARTS hebben grote inspanningen geleverd om hun lespraktijk aan te passen aan het online-onderricht, inbegrepen techniekleraren voor ballet en hedendaagse dans.De meerderheid van de studenten van de Training cyclus is inmiddels naar het thuisland teruggekeerd.

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Cancellation SummerSchool 2020 due to the corona Crisis

Much to our regret, we have to announce that the eleventh edition of SummerSchool 2020, planned from July 13th to August 14th, will not be able to take place. The risk of infection by the covid-19 virus is still very present, and despite a currently slightly improving health situation, there are no guarantees at all that classes and workshops could take place in safe conditions. Provisions for social distancing will almost certainly still be in place during the summer. This makes the dance classes and workshops that were planned impossible. A very intensive use of our studios by a very large group of dancers, in ever-changing line-ups, is completely forbidden according to today's safety regulations, and remains almost certainly not recommended during the summer months.

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PARTS remotely

While we all confine ourselves at home to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, PARTS offers its students an alternative online program with live streamed classes. For the Training cycle we organise daily online yoga classes with Laia Puig Escandell and Stephane Bourhis, a weekly Pilates class with Gabriel Schenker, and 3 times a week contemporary technique classes with Diane Madden, who adapted her class to small confined spaces and remote exchange. For the workshop on William Forsythe’s Improvisation Technologies, teachers Fabrice Mazliah, Tilman O’Donnell and Liz Waterhouse worked out an assignment especially adapted to living rooms, concluding with a collective improvisation on zoom. Furthermore, we started the music project with Noé Soulier and Tom Pauwels, in collaboration with musicians from the Contemporary Music programme of School of Arts Ghent, and the philosophy seminar with Ludo Abicht.All of these live stream sessions are recorded so that the students can access again at a later date.

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SummerSchool 2020 registrations remain open!

Given the current circumstances, we are unable to guarantee that the SummerSchool can take place. A final decision will be made by June 1st, 2020. However, we have decided to keep registrations open and to add a Covid-19 section to our cancellation policy.1. In case, we cancel due to negative advice from the Belgian government regarding the Covid-19 virus, all participants will receive a 100% refund.2. In case, the participant cancels due to negative advice from their country of origin regarding the Covid-19 virus, the participant will receive a 100% refund.Updates on the SummerSchool will be posted on our website. In the meantime, you can email with additional questions or click here to find out more about our programme.Thank you for understanding and stay well

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This week is X-week, a week of artistic practice for the 1st year Training students!

During an X-Week, the normal operation modus of the school is suspended.The invited artists can work a whole week with the students, in or outside school. The subject may be composition or improvisation, but also politics or visit museums and exhibitions. We ask the artists to unveil their way of approaching art towards the students. For this week of artistic practice PARTS invited the artists Stina Nyberg & Zoë Poluch, Diederik Peeters and Ula Sickle.

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Public talk: Vinciane Despret in conversation with Bojana Cvejic - Wednesday 26/02, 18h30

About birds and other animalsPhilosopher Vinciane Despret enters into conversation with Bojana Cvejic about her work, following a seminar for the students of the Studios programme.After philosophical and psychological studies, Vinciane Despret specialized in ethology, the study of animal behavior, and became fascinated by the humans who work with animals. Borrowing a path from philosophy of sciences, her work combines ethological and psychological research with the goal of understanding and explaining how scientists build their theories, how they interact with historical and social contexts, and what relation is established between them and animals.

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Final presentation at Ecole des Sables !

Throwback to the public presentation "Exchanges" of last Friday, a final sharing of the 5 weeks during exchange project between Ecole des Sables and PARTS.Thank you Ecole des Sables for your hospitality.Thank you Ogutu Muraya (Kenya), Faustin Linyekula (Congo), Panaibra Gabriel Canda (Mozambique), Nadia Beugré (Ivory Coast) and Qudus Onikeku (Nigeria) for sharing your artistic practice so generously.Thank you to Ise An Verstegen (Netherlands), Patrick Acogny (Senegal/France), Mamadou Baldé (Senegal), Ntone Edjabe (Cameroon), Saky Bertrand Tchébé (Ivory Coast) and the musicians for transmitting your technique and insights on African dance.And thank you all participants for your curiosity and hard work!

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PARTS@WORK#3 – Saturday 8/02, 15h (program 1) & 18h (program 2)

You are very welcome to join us for the public presentation of the theatre workshops of the 1st year Training students.Free entrance – no reservation is needed.Doors open at 14h45 (program 1) and 17h45 (program 2), the performances start at 15h and 18h sharp (latecomers are not admitted).Each program consists of 2 pieces, 4 in total. There is a short break between the 2 programs. You are welcome to watch both of the programs !Program 1 at 15h :Group of Carly WijsGroup of Thomas RyckewaertProgram 2 at 18h :Group of Eva SchramGroup of Scarlet Tummers

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This week in pictures : Acogny technique by Ise Verstegen at Ecole des Sables !

Ise chose Acogny and Acogny chose her.In her work as a dance artist Ise Verstegen interweaves worlds with an inclusive, transcultural vision and body language. Since 2008 she has been working closely with Germaine Acogny, the mother of modern African dance. Acogny technique is a dance technique and philosophy based on West African and Western dances. Ise's work and transmission start from embodiment, connection, collectivity and the respect, possibilities and natural strength of each body through rhythm and movement. From here she addresses social issues.Ise Verstegen is a teacher at the Amsterdam Academy of Theatre and Dance (AHK), and she works internationally and nationally as an 'Acogny dance-practitioner'.

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Lezing 6/11 19u30: Thomas Talawa Presto: The Black Body as an Archive & What you are trained not to see

In deze lezing staat de praktijk van de Afrikaanse diaspora-kunst centraal: als archief, verzet en transformatie. Het gaat uit van een Afrogene benadering, waarbij de "geografie van de rede" wordt geherstructureerd en de verschillende tijdlijnen, genres en praktijken worden benaderd vanuit het perspectief van het ritme als een mobiele instelling. Het probeert zich uit de sfeer van mystiek, obscuriteit en tropen te verplaatsen naar toegang, recht op ondoorzichtigheid en benaderbaarheid. De lezing probeert moedig het ongemakkelijke en moeilijke gesprek aan te gaan met het perspectief van een genereuze zwarte woede.Lezing op woensdag 6 november om 19.30 uur in PARTS. Iedereen welkom!Thomas "Talawa" Prestø is de oprichter en artistiek leider van het Tabanka African & Caribbean Peoples Dance Ensemble in Oslo, Noorwegen. Het gezelschap en de bijbehorende bewegingstechniek, de Talawa Techniek, is al 21 jaar in de maak. De Talawa Techniek is een van de weinige volledig gecodificeerde technieken die uit Afrika en de diaspora komen. Tabanka Dance Ensemble is het Noord-Europees grootste full time zwarte dansgezelschap. Het gezelschap werkt buiten de westerse canon van de kunstproductie om zeer kinetisch hedendaags werk te creëren dat put uit de Afrikaanse, Caribische en diasporische bewegingspraktijken. De bedrijven en technieken slogan en kernprincipe is Ancient Power - Modern Use.

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PARTS 2019-2020

In 2019-20 start PARTS met een nieuwe generatie studenten en een nieuw programma!Op 2 september zijn de studenten van Generatie XIII begonnen met het eerste jaar van de Training Cyclus 2019-2022. Ze zijn 40, die 24 verschillende nationaliteiten uit vijf continenten vertegenwoordigen.Op 23 september start het nieuwe Studios programma, met een programma van 2 jaar met 14 deelnemers uit 11 verschillende landen. Kom af en toe een blok werpen op de website of schrijf je in voor de nieuwsbrief voor nieuws over publieke activiteiten!

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Charlotte Vandevyver vanaf 2020 nieuwe adjunct-directeur van P.A.R.T.S.

Op 1 september 2020 zal Theo Van Rompay (1954), mede-oprichter van P.A.R.T.S., zijn functie neerleggen als adjunct-directeur van de school. Zijn opvolging is nu al verzekerd, aangezien een jaar eerder, in september 2019, het nieuwe ‘Studios’-programma van start gaat, waarvoor een coördinator moest worden aangesteld. Charlotte Vandevyver (1982) zal vanaf 1 mei 2019 de implementatie van dit nieuwe ‘Studios’-programma realiseren. Op 1 september 2020 neemt zij dan haar functie op als de nieuwe adjunct-directeur van P.A.R.T.S., om samen met directeur Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker de school te leiden.

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