We invite you to spend the night with us, to lay down and listen together as Catalina and Carolina read texts until sunrise.
23:00 - 08:00
A large soft-surfaced island awaits you. You’ll enter a space where sleeping is a way of understanding the world. Where voices trickle gently into the ears, weaving stories. A vigil state where we can be together in dissension, with our different languages and dreams, in a state between alertness and sleep. Let us occupy the stage of Beursschouwburg together and listen.
useless land is a compilation of fictional and theoretical texts about a pre-industrial-revolution world. These texts draw a cognitive map of possibilities with regard to our relationship with and perspective on the environment, animals, ghosts, plants, and more.
Please bring a sleeping bag, a pillow, and a cup.
Carolina Mendonça, based in Brussels, works with dance, theatre, and visual arts, allowing for a cross-pollination of knowledge and an openness towards different logics. She graduated in Performing Arts at ECA-USP in São Paulo and attained a Master in Choreography and Performance at Giessen University in Germany with a DAAD Scholarship. Carolina has collaborated with artists such as Catalina Insignares, Dudu Quintanilha, Volmir Cordeiro and Marcelo Evelin and has presented work at festivals such as Kyoto Experiment, Festival d`Automnne, Tanz in August, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, and Impulztanz, among others.
Catalina Insignares is a dancer and choreographer. Born in Bogota, now living and working in Paris, she studied dance in Canada and France as well as Choreography and Performance at Giessen University in Germany. As a choreographer, she’s looking for that moment when dance, touch and movement generate unintelligible, unapologetic subjectivities and collectivities. Her work is mainly created through collaborations (Else Tunemyr, Miriam Schulte, Larisa Crunteanu, Zuzana Zabkova, Carolina Mendonça) in the areas of staging, dramaturgy, teaching and performing. Since 2017 she has worked with choreographer Myriam Lefkowitz as a performer as well as in a collaboration that finds ways to infiltrate sensorial practices derived from their works in diverse social contexts. She is presently engaged in the third cycle of the research programme THIRD at DAS School in Amsterdam.