In 2017, the Belgian choreographer Isabella Soupart and the British visual artist Jonathan Sullam took over the great hall of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts with fifteen dancers. They were inspired by some of the works, including “Days of September 1830”, a monumental work on the Belgian revolution by the painter Gustave Wappers. In this video/performance, dancer Sara Tan explores the relationship between traditional Japanese combat dances and Wappers’ work.
Concept & direction Isabella Soupart, Jonathan Sullam • Director of photography Philippe Guilbert • Camera assistant Zoé Vink • Sound Engineer Luis Trinques • Editing Jonathan Sullam • Music band Victoria + Jean • Drummer Olivier Tasquin • Performed by Paul Amisi • Eléonore Valère Lachky • Sara Tan • Andréa Hackl • Eliane Nsanze • Esse Vanderbruggen • Shantala Pèpe • Una Bjarnadóttir • Laurent Delorm • Neus Barcons Roca • Uiko Watanabe.
Production 2018 • H&B Production Hugues Bultot (BE).
MRBAB Fine Arts Museum (BE). Photography©Isabella Soupart