ISABELLA SOUPART is a Polish-Ukrainian choreographer, dancer, director and visual artist based in Brussels. She is also an actress who came to public attention in the film Le Fils by the Dardenne brothers.
Her productions are presented on national and international stages as well as in numerous festivals. She is regularly invited to present her work in museums, where she develops new dance formats associated with research on sound, space, light and architecture.
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.
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.
Isabella Soupart is looking for dancers with strong contemporary technique, a ballet background and acting and singing skills for the new production in October 2022. Auditions will be held at P.A.R.T.S.
If you are interested, please send your application to email@example.com. Required documents: Personal data and short biography, a photo portrait, a link to the two videos containing : A song of your choice that you can sing or read, max 45” A dance sequence that shows the qualities you master, max 60” Application deadline: 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.