While we are here
(work in progress)
While we are here researches the ageless desire to collectively dance hard. This group piece brings together underground techno raving and folkloric dances that emphasize pleasure and togetherness.
The folk we propose is not singular but a borderless, hybrid technofolk, a dirty folk that celebrates difference.
The folk we propose is a soft folk, one that chooses to dance intimately together.
The folk we propose is a lost folk.
With no nostalgia for the past and no specific future in mind,
we are here,
moving in spirals,
Looking at each other
and another place on the horizon.
Concept and choreography: Lisa Vereertbrugghen
Performance and co-creation: Claire Godsmark, Dolores Hulan, Eimi Leggett, Castélie Yalombo Lilonge
Dramaturgy: Simon Baetens and Sophie Guisset
Artistic advice: Madison Bycroft
Sound: Michael Langeder
Costume design: Cee Füllemann
Lights: Vera Martins
Folk expert: Aurélie Giet & Koen D'hondt
Special thanks to Nathaniel Moore
Partners: Dans in Brugge (Concertgebouw, Cultuurcentrum en Kaap), Kunstenwerkplaats KWP, STUK Arts
Centre, ICI — CCN Montpellier, Kunstencentrum BUDA, BIT teatergarasjen