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A research on the political potential of dancing on hardcore music.
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, with a special attention to the latter. 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: Lisa Vereertbrugghen, performance: Michael Langeder, Vera Martins, Lisa Vereertbrugghen, sound: Michael Langeder, artistic advice: Madison Bycroft, light: Vera Martins, set construction: Ian Gyselinck
A coproduction of December Dance (Cultuurcentrum and Concertgebouw Brugge), Kunstenwerkplaats KWP, STUK, CAMPO and Bit-teatergarasjen
With the support of BUDA, Workshop Foundation, National Cultural Fund of Hungary and Workspace Brussels.
With the financial support of de Vlaamse Overheid, Life Long Burning and the Creative Europe programme of the European Union
Photo: Maud Samaha