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Bryana Fritz Submission Submission


Bryana Fritz Submission Submission

TH 14.03.2019 19:30 premiere
FR 15.03.2019 19:30 w/ PERFORMATIK19
SA 16.03.2019 19:30 w/ PERFORMATIK19

A performative collage of music, medieval literature and desktop art in which physical, digital and holy bodies meet. 

“My laboure was to bringe hem into o body.” - John Capgrave (1393-1464)

In Submission Submission Bryana Fritz takes the position of an amateur hagiographer. The amateur being both a beginner and a lover. The hagiographer as the writer of saint’s lives.

In four different portraits, Fritz does a performative collage based on female medieval saints and the modes by which they subverted their enclosed and restricted lives, deaths and passions. Submitting her physical and digital body to holy echoes from the past, she dissects and harnesses the tools that give body. 

Bryana Fritz was born in Chicago and has studied dance in Minneapolis (US), Essen (DE) and with P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels. She’s since lived and worked here as a dancer, performance-maker and poet. In 2017 she performed ‘Indispensible Blue’ at Beursschouwburg, another poetic quest combining choreography and the theme of our digital world. With her new performance, Fritz further pursues her romance with dance, poetry and the digital screen.

w/ Brussels, dance ! & performatik19

Part of NORMAL SCHNORMAL, a multidisciplinary programme on normality and other deviations.


performance, text and choreography: Bryana Fritz, dramaturgy: Tom Engels, music partly based on: Monsters by Heavens to Betsy (1993) and Hamster Baby by Bikini Kill (1993), made possible by Performatik 19 and Beursschouwburg, thanks to: Christina of Bolsena, Hildegard of Bingen, Christina the Astonishing, Joan of Arc, Henry Andersen, Camille Durif Bonis, Hannes Dereere & Silke Huysmans, Pianofabriek (Brussels) and VCX Adult Entertainment.