<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.
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.
Audition for new production
Isabella Soupart/ACT2 is looking for dancers with strong contemporary technique, a ballet foundation and acting/singing skills for the new production that will take place in October 2022. It is preferable that the selected artists have a desire to move their residence to Belgium. Where: P.A.R.T.S Ave Van Volxem 164, 1190 Brussels, Belgium When: 26-27.05.2022 How to Apply: If you’re interested please send your application to: firstname.lastname@example.org Required materials: -Personal datas and short biography -Picture of yourself -Link to the two videos containing: An English or French song of your choice that you can sing or read, max 45’’ A dance sequence that shows qualities you are in control, max 60’’ Deadline for applications: 16.05.2022
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.