Isabella Soupart
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Isabella Soupart / Parforming Arts

Isabella Soupart / Performing Arts

Isabella Soupart is a choreographer, dancer, director and visual artist of Polish- ukrainien origin based in Brussels. She is also an actress revealed to the general public in the film Le Fils by the Dardenne brothers.

She is the winner of the SACD Choreography Prize (BE), 2019, Nominated for a Total Theater Awards – Edinburgh (UK), 2019, White & Case (NY) Talented Woman Artist of the Year, 2019, Nominated for the Maeterlinck Critics Prize (BE), 2019, Appointed to the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative (NY), 2007

Isabella Soupart produces performances and visual works at the interface of several disciplines. And if his work takes multiple forms, from live performance to film production, through performance, musical theater and opera, choreographic writing is at the center of his work.

Its productions are presented on national and international stages but also in many festivals. She is regularly invited to present her work in museums, where she develops new dance formats combined with research on sound, space, light and architecture.

Her topicality led her to represent Belgium at the 14th Havana Art Biennial (November 2021), to return to the stage, as the main actress of Enoch Arden, a play presented at the Grand Théâtre de Genève (January 2022) and finally to present a new creation in February 2022, as part of Slow (36h) at the Concertgebouw in Bruges. In October 2022, the choreographer gave the world premiere of ‘Silence’ at the Artonov 2022 festival. With Silence, the choreographer designs a Pop-electro ballet, where seven dancers play with the codes of contemporary dance, in the spirit of pop-rock-punk culture.

World Premiere / Silence / Festival Artonov 2022

October 12th 2022

SILENCE, the new creation by choreographer Isabella Soupart, delves into the heart of the book 21 Lessons on the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari. For this production she continues her collaboration with pianist Guy Vandromme and invites the Swedish-Swiss Silas Bieri to cure the sound design.

In this work Isabella Soupart analyzes the challenges of contemporary technology, the impact of social media, political issues and the way we show resilience in handling despair and hope.

SILENCE explores, based on our digital and analog world, the malleability of time and the immobility and the iconography of movement.

With SILENCE, the choreographer designs a Pop-electro ballet, where nine dancers play with the codes of contemporary dance, in the spirit of pop-rock-punk culture. A performance in which the inclusiveness of this world is offered as a quest and response to globalization of the 21st century.

Biennale of Contemporary Art of Havana (Cuba)

Nov. 20th to 30th 2021

<strong>Stretch in Havana</strong>

The dance project <em>Stretch</em> by Isabella Soupart was invited by the 14th Biennial of Arts of Havana as a special project, in the framework of its opening session. It is for the first time that the Biennial invites such a multidisciplinary project to one of Havana’s most innovative museums.Isabella Soupart reshapes her project with 20 Cuban dancers and musicians part of her European team at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes Cuba. The lobby, the outside entrance platform and the patio of the National Museum of Fine Arts (Cuban section) proved to be excellent for the production, also given the confrontation with the exhibited installation by Cuban artist Kcho, with illegal immigration as a theme.

World Premiere / Festival Artonov 2022

October 12th 2022

Silence / Ballet Electro-Pop

Silence, the new creation by choreographer Isabella Soupart, delves into the heart of the book 21 Lessons on the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari. For this production she continues her collaboration with pianist Guy Vandromme and invites the Swedish- Swiss Silas Bieri to cure the sound design.
In this work Isabella Soupart analyzes the challenges of contemporary technology, the impact of social media, political issues and the way we show resilience in handling despair and hope.
SILENCE explores, based on our digital and analog world, the malleability of time and the immobility and the iconography of movement.
With SILENCE, the choreographer designs a Pop-electro ballet, where nine dancers/performers play with the codes of contemporary dance, in the spirit of pop-rock-punk culture. A performance in which the inclusiveness of this world is offered as a quest and response to globalization of the 21st century.