Jungle, drum-'n-bass, some hardstyle and gabber.
DISQUIET digs in to the tendencies for disruption and dystopia that permeate trough some of the different subgenres of hardcore techno like gabber, hardstyle, jungle and drum ‘n bass. All these sounds are marked by an intensified bass and drum, a minimum speed of 160 BPM and a tendency for disruption of the flow. Focussing on these sonic ruptures, pauses and bursts, DISQUIET explores how they can inform and stimulate the body. Dancing hardcore is presented as a break from structure, looking for a disquieted elsewhere.
Lisa Vereertbrugghen (b. 1986) is a dancer, choreographer 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. 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.
Concept, choreography, performance: Lisa Vereertbrugghen, Sound: Michael Langeder, Lights: Vera Martins, Artistic Advice: Madison Bycroft, Construction of scenography: Ian Gyselinck & Simon van Parys, Photo: Maud Samaha
A production of KWP Kunstenwerkplaats. In coproduction with December Dance (Cultuurcentrum & Concertgebouw Brugge), STUK Arts Centre, CAMPO and Bit-teatergarasjen. With the support of Beursschouwburg, BUDA, Workshop Foundation, National Cultural Fund of Hungary en Workspace Brussels.
With the financial support of the Flemish Authorities, Life Long Burning co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.