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After approaching hardcore techno dancing from her own background through the style of gabber in the pieces Camouflaging Kelly (2014) and SOFTCORE (2018), Lisa Vereertbrugghen now continues her research with sound designer Michael Langeder to include other hardcore dance styles, like UK jungle, drum-‘n-bass and further contemporary hardcore varieties in an attempt to find and activate their common ground. One element that connects these underground substyles (besides their high speed) is the disruption of the flow with pauses, breakbeats and complex intermittent rhythms. In DISQUIET dancing hardcore is considered a continuous breaking down of rules and regularity. Hardcore is approached as a kind of physical anarchy that wildly embraces noise and irregularity.
Lisa Vereertbrugghen is a choreographer, teacher, dramaturg and researcher based in Brussels. Since 2014 she has been researching hardcore techno dance styles trough various formats: performances, lecture-performances, performance-installations and publications. As a teacher she works with amateurs and professionals on empowerment, physical awareness, sonic release techniques and performing difference.
Her work has been shown in: MDT (Stockholm), Oktoberdans (BIT, Bergen), Playground Festival (STUK, Leuven), BUDA (Kortrijk), Bâtard festival (Brussels and Amsterdam), CA2M (Madrid), Showroom MAMA (Rotterdam), CAMPO (Gent), Rencontres Chorégraphiques (Paris) and others. With DISQUIET she will be in Beursschouwburg for the first time.
concept, choreography and performance: Lisa Vereertbrugghen, sound: Michael Langeder, artistic advice: Madison Bycroft, light: Vera Martins
A coproduction of December Dance (Cultuurcentrum and Concertgebouw Brugge), Kunstenwerkplaats KWP, STUK, CAMPO and Bit-teatergarasjen. With the support of BUDA, Workshop Foundation and Workspace Brussels. With the financial support of de Vlaamse Overheid and Life Long Burning co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union