UPDATE: WIPCOOP BXL will take a different turn this edition – with respect for the measurements – without an audience. Together with the artists we look at an alternative, WIPCOOP BXL #BEHINDDOORS. More info available soon!
New work by Nina Muñoz, Lila Magnin, Jihan Imago, Cie.Barhal, Salim Haouach, Mouss Sarr and Andrea Gallo Rosso. At KVS and during a first edition at Kaaistudio’s – each artist has max 30 minutes to show their Work In Progress. After each presentation approximately 10 producers, workplaces and programme directors enter into an hour long conversation, with each artist. Together they will take a look at concrete paths, contacts or customized support, for each of the artists and creations.
4 x Work In Progress – 28.10 @ KVS
10:00 – 10:30 Lila Magnin – Azad, freedom Can we give a genre to dance? Why is one movement described as feminine and another as masculine? With a personal gesture, Lila Magnin moves from the voguing floor to the contemporary floor, from the arms of ballerinas to the asphalt of hip-hop, from the mudras of Bharata Natyam (traditional Indian dance) to the mudras of breakers. She questions the eclecticism of her identity and the possibility of living as a human being with multiple definitions.
In a time of globalisation and mixing identities, Azad, dares to push back frontiers to find her way. A human story outside the genre.
Lila Magnin is a dancer and choreographer and music creator. Lila has her own visual and musical universe which she has been sharing on stage and social media for several years now. In 2019 she will choreograph her first piece the #roof is on fire. Her second piece Azad, is her first solo.
Credits: Lila Magnin – Dance / With the support of le BAMP and WP Zimmer.
11:30 – 12:00 Nina Muñoz – La Ave The idea for La Ave grew after a passage in the Ballroom scene and an introduction to “Muxess” – a third gender from an ancient Zapotec culture. Driven by a fascination for social constructions and perceptions about gender, Nina Muñoz started an artistic research. What if we disconnect gender from the body and connect it to time or language? Can we rethink our binary view of humanity? Through this dance theater performance, Nina Munoz tries to reintegrate the binary structure of gender into a multidimensional concept.
In her artistic work Nina focuses on social dynamics, the genesis of social systems and investigates how these can be deconstructed through movement, theater and poetry.
Credits: Nina Muñoz – director / Justine Theizen – Krump & Hiphop / Sandra Hilaerts – Vogue / Stanley Olivier – Contemporary & Vogue / Pepijn Leenders – Music / Kopano Maroga – Coach / With the support of Zinnema and Sociaal Fonds Podiumkunsten.
14:00 – 14:30 Jihan Imago – Natural Born Healer is a cinematographic dream a la Lynch and Gregg Araki about wanderings, a long journey and healing. The protagonist flees, escapes a tragic fate and hits the road to find himself. A macabre road trip and love story. A poetic solo, balancing between fiction and autobiography.
With this dance performance visual artist and Trans*activist Jihan Imago, focuses on a new discipline.
Credits: Jihan Imago – Direction and performance / Nedjma Hadj Benchelabi – Dramaturge / Enzo Tibi – Scénographie & film / Quan Bui Ngoc – Coach Choreo / With the support of Citylab-Pianofabriek, PodiumKunsten and Darna.
15:30 – 16:00 Cie. Barhal – Enter The BCU The gathering of four creative minds resulted in Enter The BCU, a timeless dance piece. In Enter The BCU 4 classmates’ pranks derail increasingly. Enter The BCU, is a return to childhood. It tickles the nostalgia of some while it amuses the younger generation.
Compagnie Barhal is a collective of urban dancers / choreographers.
Credits: Concept and performance – Oumar Diallo, Tomas Ntamashimikiro, Walid Boho and Danys Vanderhaeghen / With the support of Lezarts Urbains.
3 x Work In Progress – 29.10 @ Kaaistudios
10:00 – 10:30 Salim Haouach – The One (Et Demi) Man Show Who today knows what a man is or should be? To what extent are gender roles determined by society and culture? What do we do about this binary picture, in which some cultures are painted as inherently misogynist and others as paragons of gender equality? In this production, set up like a infotainment show, the actor Salim Haouach questions not only his own preconceptions about being a man, but also the audience’s.
Credits: Salim Haouach, Pitcho Womba Konga, Youness Mernissi / Zina Hamzaoui, Bie Vancraeynest – Advice / A Ras El Hanout production / With the support of Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Commission Communautaire Française, Centre Culturel des Riches-Claires, KVS.
11:30 – 12:00 Mouss Sarr – Black is a danceperformance about identity. Based on personal experiences and insprired by spoken word artist Neiel Israel; Black questions colonialism, racism, communitarianism and address their consequences today.
Credits: choreography / movement Andrea Gallo Rosso music / video Andrea Cauduro | in collaboration with Centro Nazionale di Produzione della Danza Scenario Pubblico (IT) with the support of CEDAC Sardegna – multidisciplinar regional circuit (IT) within the project choreographic residencies Lavanderia a Vapore (IT), choreographic residencies La Factory – théâtre de L’Oulle de Avignone (F) thanks to INTERPLAY Festival, CROSS Project