Isabella Soupart
Performing Arts

NEWS

Kintsugi I New production I Oct. 13th I Festival Artonov

Festival Artonov 2024

Inspired by the Japanese concept of Kintsugi, which celebrates beauty through imperfection, choreographer Isabella Soupart invites composer Antoine Pierre to collaborate on her new production for the 2024 Artonov Festival. This collaboration results in an innovative musical work where French dancer-performer Elsa Tagawa interacts live with Antoine Pierre on drums, blending acoustic drums, electronic elements, and sound samples. Together, they create a unique artistic experience combining dance and live music.

Audition Call I Sept. 7th I New production 2024

September 2024

Isabella Soupart is looking for dancers with a strong contemporary technique, a ballet foundation, and skills in acting/singing for a new production taking place from October 21st to December 15th, 2024.

When: September 7th, 2024 – Please send your application to: audition@isabellasoupart.com

Required documents:

Personal information and short biography

Portrait photo

Link to a video containing: A dance sequence showcasing your mastered qualities, max 60″

Application deadline: August 23rd, 2024

Kaze to Arashi I New creation 2024

Autumn 2024

Kaze To Arashi is a collaboration between choreographer Isabella Soupart and composer David Achenberg, inspired by the Japanese manga FURARI by Jirō Tanigushi. This immersive performance combines new listening experiences with new dancing formats, inviting the audience to shift their perception of time and explore the space as a plastic environment. A compelling confrontation between dance, music and video, Kaze To Arashi is a hypnotic and profoundly moving performance on the fragility of the human condition.

More info soon…Fondation Blan > Nov.14th >Dec.15th

In Landscape I Fondation blan I October 2023

October 7th & 8th 2023

Isabella Soupart and musical dramaturge Guy Vandromme explore in this project the creative, social, and multicultural possibilities of acoustic ecology and slowness through movement and sound. “In Landscape” aims to explore new listening experiences by integrating new dance formats. These mediums seek to transform the perception of time and view space as a malleable environment. Compositions by the international group of composers/performers Wandelweiser, including Michael Pisaro, Craig Shepard, Jürg Frey, Antoine Beuger, Carla Inderhees, Eva-Maria Houben, and Bruno Duplant, influence the choreographic and musical writing of the project.

 

 

Silence I World premiere I 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.

She has created a Pop-electro ballet, in which 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 proposed as a quest and a response to 21st century globalisation.

 

Biennale of Contemporary Art of Havana (Cuba)

Nov. 20th to 30th 2021

In November 2021, STRETCH was presented as part of the 14th Biennial of Contemporary Art in Havana. The choreographer remodels her project with 20 Cuban dancers and musicians and part of her European team at the Museo Nacional de Belas Artes Cuba. The hall, the outdoor entrance platform and the patio of the museum proved to be ideal for the production, also considering the confrontation with the installations of the Cuban artist Kcho, whose theme is illegal immigration.

Slow (36h) Concertgebouw Brugge

February 6th 2022

Slow Festival (36h)

Slow (36h) Concertgebouw Brugge
Every hour from 7a.m., composer and central guest Eva-Maria Houben, Capuchin Church overtones, choreographer Isabella Soupart, and the silence-searching music of Wandelweiser pianist Guy Vandromme immerse us in a new performance.

06 Feb.2022 | 11:00 | 12:00 | 14:00 | 15:00 | 16:00 | 17:00

Performances at Wild Gallery

September 18th - 19th 2021
Stretch Timemonochromes
Stretch Timemonochromes project, is built up as a living installation, a format that looks into the contextual relationship between architectural space, dance, voice, sound, in situ field recordings and visual arts. During three weeks, Isabella Soupart and Guy Vandromme invite different artists to work together and enter into dialogue with the work of Martin Maloney (US), Marcel Duchamp, John Cage, Antoine Beuger, Morton Feldman, Eva-Maria Houben, Jürg Frey, Bruno Duplant, Craig Shepard…
Sept. 18th | 17:00 > 21:00
Sept. 19th | 17:00 > 21:00
Place – Wild Gallery – Rue du Charroi / Gerijstraat 11, 1190 Vorst
Tickets – Booking

“DREI CHORALE” TV CHANNEL PODIUM 19-VRT NU

FILM EPISODE #1 DREI CHORALE - APRIL > MAY 2021
Film / Episode # 1 Drei Choräle directed by Isabella Soupart / Musical director Guy Vandromme
What if a choreographer and a musician make a film in which dance architecture and the sonorous landscape of the city rub up against each other and fertilise each other?
TV channel Podium 19 | Friday 26.03 | 20:00  – in loop between 26.03 – 26.04 – VRT NU  Friday 26.03 – 26.04 – Proximus

AWARDS & HONORS 2019

ISABELLA SOUPART AWARDS 2019

Choreographer Isabella Soupart 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.

TOTAL THEATRE AWARDS 2019 (UK)

STEVE REICH PROJECT

The Total Theater Awards have blazed a trail of recognition for independent artists, creating innovative theatre and performance.” We celebrate artists and companies making some of the most exceptional work at the Edinburgh Fringe -artists exploring boundaries of what performance might and can be. The creative risks and explorations made here we know will influence the sector and grow audiences for years, and perhaps decades to come.” Co-Directors Jo Crowley and Becki Haines.

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL 2019 (UK)

STEVE REICH PROJECT

Choreographer Isabella Soupart and the MP4 Quartet take on three masterpieces by Steve Reich: Pendulum Music, Different Trains – 1989 Best Contemporary Composition Grammy Award – and WTC 9/11. A string quartet and a dancer will sweep you away in the powerful confrontation of dance and music amidst hypnotic images and soundscapes.

MAD BRUSSELS 2019

STRETCH IN MUSEUMS

Stretch in Museums is a performance combining dance, sound and visual design where the stretching of time, sound and body is the central element. Belgian choreographer Isabella Soupart explore notions of stretching in movement from several angles within the architecture of museums. 15 dancers interacting within the space of museums. British conceptual artist Jonathan Sullam, the choreographer’s regular partner, sculpts the scenic landscape. People will enter and exit freely within a timespan of 6 hours, defining their personal time of experience.

ROYAL MUSEUMS OF FINE ARTS

SLOW DOWN 2017

How do we imagine tomorrow’s artistic spaces ? Belgian choreographer Isabella Soupart & visual artist Jonathan Sullam move in museum work spaces where they create a research laboratory that questions and reviews the relationship  between the individual and the work of art.

BRIGITTINES

AFTER WORDS 2015

After Words concludes a trilogy relating to Gilles Deleuze’s Abécédaire, imagined as a concept and process. As a theatrical documentary bringing together pop philosophy, dance, music and video art. Isabella Soupart questions several notions : notions of limit, territory and bestiality, drawing from the Fluxus group’s conceptual art.