While we are here
(work in progress)
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
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