Brussels has a lively and international dance scene. As part of International Dance Day 2017 P.A.R.T.S. and Benjamin Vandewalle, will gather a large group of dancers in the streets of Brussels, for the project One to One.
This large group will be dived into duos. Within a predetermined city district (Centre, Molenbeek, Zavel) they will follow their own trajectory and complete a personal trail. Architecture, the passers-by and the local atmosphere will inspire the dancers dialogue with the urban setting. In their accidental encounters, the passers-by become the audience. One to One: one dancer, one spectator, and the story can begin. The bystanders have the choice to follow the dancers on their personal trail or to continue their own pathway.
The various routes will be recorded, documented and gathered by students audio-visual arts.
P.A.R.T.S. and Benjamin Vandewalle address their open call to all contemporary dancers of Brussels. Brussels is a melting pot and laboratory of contemporary dance. Every element of this diverse community will come together in One to One. Each dancer can share and dance his/her stories in the streets of Brussels.
On Sunday, April 23 at 10 AM, we organise a rehearsal of maximum three hours at P.A.R.T.S. Benjamin Vandewalle will give a short note on One to One and then provide you with some ground rules, afterwards we hit the streets to give it a try.
Who can participate?
— Professional dancers and dance students
— Minimum age 17 years
— Dancers who are used to improvise
— Dancers who are not afraid of dancing a public area
— Due to the extent of the project, we are not able to provide any financial compensation.
— Rehearsal: Sunday April 23 at 10 AM
— International Dance Day: Saturday April 29, 1 PM – 5 PM
— Rehearsal: P.A.R.T.S, Van Volxemlaan 164, 1190 Vorst
— International Dance Day: Gathering at Kaaitheater, Sainctelettesquare 20, 1000 Brussels
How to participate:
Please send an e-mail to Leonie Persyn, P.A.R.T.S – [email protected]
For more information visit our website: parts.be/en/news-activities#opencalleng
Credits: Nikola Milatovic