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MicroDanze – Reenactment

In the framework of the Creative Europe An Ideal City project, on 21 and 22 May the MicroDances will restart their tour from where they left off, at their partner Les Halles de Schaerbeek in Brussels, before continuing to Reggio Emilia (10-12 June) and Athens (17 June).

Some of the MicroDances are at the center of a process of reenactment: a transposition of the original versions for young dancers and public spaces aimed at the creation of an urban version that can interpret the spirit and characteristics of the three cities involved.

In Brussels the 8 MicroDances re-enacted are surrounded in the urban landscape of the Tour & Taxis area. The performances are on 21 and 22 May (h 14.00-15.30-17.00).

Discover more about the reenactment here.

In Brussels, MicroDances are rooted in an urban landscape that beats at two different rhythms.

Tachycardique in Tour & Taxis, a trade centre and former industrial freight station located along the canal.
Biorythmique in the Coulée verte, a green trail grounded in the living beings and the knowledge buried beneath the metropolis.

For two decades, the land, which was abandoned at the end of the twentieth century, has been fuelling the imaginations of town planners, artists, architects, circus performers, promoters, gardeners, and developers.
A massive urban project will be completed in 2022. The land has the appearance of wrinkled skin. The soil is worn out. Neighbours, runners, children, cyclists, and pets and their owners are crossing public, semi-public, private, common, and liminal zones.

Who are we? A melting pot of Brussels citizens experimenting with body-landscape interactions. Among us, eight dancers were chosen by Les Halles for their multidisciplinary and outdoor skills. After participating in a European workshop, they will perform six MicroDances shaped by Italian and Greek choreographers during the Covid crisis.

Each MicroDance is a microworld, a dialogue with the open space. A sort of acupuncture in which each point calls for a shared story told by watchmen who weave connections between the spirits of the location, passers-by, and the present moment.

With their disquieting beauty, the MicroDances’ journeys from the underground to the surface are an essential part of the vital art of healing our connections to places.

Pauline de La Boulaye

An Ideal City curator



Let’s explore what’s under our feet, under Pannenhuis, Pan’s home… There is no distinction between the living and the dead in the proto city: two spirits open the route.
MicroDance: Eppur si muove by Francesca Lattuada Performers: Carolina Morais Fonseca & Arti Servaes
Under the next bridge, facing a street workout park, one singer and one dancer embody the pain of performing: should you prioritise art before life or put art at the service of life?
MicroDance: Phantasmagoria by Markella Manoliadi Performer: Sally Demonte Singer: Katrishania Renata
At Parckfarm greenhouse, we grow the land, the connections, and the creativity to restore the resources of the uprooted metropolis. There, a woman is looking for a place to call home. But she is losing herself when her head invades her body.
MicroDance: Pensieri di Carta by Hélias Tur-Dorvault Performer: Eliza Pais Sogos
After the last bridge, under the skyline of the towering skyscrapers of Brussels’ little Manhattan, a proto-architect dances with wood, in search of Human scale, like a Vitruvian man.
MicroDance: Forget me not by Konstantinos Rigos Performer: Noémie Boes Musician: Karen van Schaik
At the entrance of a tunnel, along a curved timeline, an extraordinary creature recreates the first motion: drawing a line, locating their skeleton, their hand, and their eye before engaging with the world.
MicroDance: Active motivation by Elena Kekkou Performer: Agathe Tarillon
At the maritime station, a temple of commercial reconversion and food concepts, two characters emerge from an above-ground café to exorcise plastic, a polluter of bodies that have become objects.
MicroDance: Turn the Tide by Roberto Tedesco Performers: Margaux Lissandre & Salima Brahimi
At the exit, let’s meditate in front of the scraps of land that were stripped from the ground before development began. The majesty of simple things.

urban dramaturgy Pauline de La Boulaye
costumes Khadija Karam

partnership in Brussels
la cocof, Bruxelles environnement, Molenbeek 1080, Tour & Taxis, Parckfarm

May 21 & May 22
14h / 15h30 / 17h

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