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June Performance Series

08 06 2024
09 06 2024
15 06 2024
16 06 2024
29 06 2024
30 06 2024

Every weekend, segments from the original iteration of Crack Nerve Boogie Swerve by Alexis Blake are selectively performed by a group of dancers and musicians, facilitating a dynamic interplay among all the different elements of the exhibition. Each new performance unfolds either as a solo or a duet, reprised on multiple occasions in the afternoon, affording both performers and spectators the latitude to reimagine the collective corporeal experience engendered by the original performance.

Performances take place at 15:20, 15:50, 16:20, 16:50
Duration: 10 min.
Free with entry ticket

Alexis Blake Marissa Brown Bea Borgers 5

© Bea Borges

By isolating certain segments of the performance and recontextualising them as stand-alone ventures, this deliberate choice invites contemplation imbued with introspection. It juxtaposes the broken with the unbroken, summoning echoes from the past while offering glimpses of prospective futures, all in an attempt to carve out fleeting moments of coherence.

06.06 I Solo 1 – performed by Elisha Mercelina

Bio I Elisha Mercelina is a contemporary performer from the Netherlands. After obtaining her bachelor in Modern Theater Dance from the Amsterdam University of Arts, she relocated to Brussels. Feeling intrigued by the idea that art is an ongoing process that can never finish, she became interested in somatic research and improvisation based work that keeps up with the ever changing dynamic of life. She most recently collaborated and performed in Voice Noise by choreographer Jan Martens.

08 & 09.06 I Solo 2 – performed by Paul Bailey

Bio I Paul Bailey is an Irish multi-disciplinary practitioner based in London (UK), exploring a practice through exhibitions, publications, performances, curation and teaching. He is presently pursuing a PhD in the Arts at KASK & Conservatorium (BE) and leads an independent design-research studio (UK).

15 & 16.06 I Solo 3 – performed by Marissa Brown

Bio I Marissa Brown is a contemporary choreographer, dancer, creative director, and filmmaker based out of Los Angeles, CA. Brown offers uninhibited physical movements connected to personal truths. She has her BFA in performance and choreography from University of California Irvine and MFA from California Institute of the Arts. Brown currently performs with Dimitri Chamblas. In the past she was a dancer with LA Dance Project Benjamin Millipied’s company and before that she performed in Ivo Van Hove’s rendition of West Side Story Broadway.

22 & 23.06 I Trio – performed by Sofia Borges, Stefanie Egedy, Ofer Smilansky (45 min. at 16:00)

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29 & 30.06 I Duet – performed by Urtė Groblytė & Abigail Aleksander

Bio I Abigail Aleksander (UK) is a performer and collaborator based in Brussels. Since graduating from P.A.R.T.S in 2022, Abigail has performed with choreographers including Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Jan Martens, Michael Vandervelde and Philipp Gehmacher. Her own work SKINFOLD with collaborator Mary Szydlowska will premiere at Rakete Festival - Tanzquartier Wien in May 2025.

Bio I Urtė Groblytė is a Lithuanian contemporary dance artist and performer based in Brussels. Urtė started her education at the National M.K. Čiurlionis School of Arts (LT). In 2022 she graduated from P.A.R.T.S. with a bachelor’s diploma and is now at the end of her masters which resulted in two projects in collaboration with Judith Dhondt: DUST & A LOVELY CONSTRUCTION SITE.