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While we are here
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People have always danced intensively together, and under various names, raves have always existed. In While we are here, Lisa Vereertbrugghen investigates the timeless desire to collectively dance hard. She invited Claire Godsmark, Dolores Hulan, Eimi Leggett and Castélie Yalombo Lilonge to collectively practice hardcore rave parallel to folk dances that celebrate joy and togetherness.


While we are here works against control and celebrates a collective physicality.

Without nostalgia and with no fixed vision of the future, the group brings to life a hybrid techno-folk dance. 

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
Song: Michaela Riener and Lisa Vereertbrugghen
Costume design: Cee Füllemann

Lights: Vera Martins
Folk expert: Aurélie Giet & Koen D'hondt 
Special thanks to Nathaniel Moore 


Production: CAMPO
Partners: Dans in Brugge (Concertgebouw, Cultuurcentrum en Kaap), Kunstenwerkplaats KWP, STUK Arts

Centre, ICI — CCN Montpellier, Kunstencentrum BUDA, BIT teatergarasjen

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