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sensational aesthetics of a technokin


In DISQUIET – sensational aesthetics of a technokin, Lisa Vereertbrugghen digs into the tendencies for disruption and dystopia that permeate some of the different subgenres of hardcore techno like gabber, hardstyle, jungle and drum ‘n bass.  All these sounds are marked by an intensified bass and drum, a minimum speed of 160 BPM and a tendency for disruption of the flow. Focussing on these sonic ruptures, pauses and bursts, DISQUIET explores how they can inform and stimulate the body. Dancing hardcore is presented as a break from structure, providing a space for invention and emergence of an alternative elsewhere, an ‘otherwise’ that disturbs, jolts, scrambles and disorganises the established order. A place for reconfiguration.   

Lisa Vereertbrugghen has been researching hardcore techno sound and dance styles since 2014, through different formats in between sound, performance and installation. She also works as a dramaturg, performer and choreographer for various performance and visual artists in Brussels, Berlin and Amsterdam and she teaches at the Académie Royale de Beaux Arts. 

concept, choreography, performance Lisa Vereertbrugghen ⎸ sound Michael Langeder  ⎸ lights Vera Martins  ⎸ artistic advice Madison Bycroft ⎸ construction of scenography Ian Gyselinck and Simon van Parys ⎸  a coproduction of December Dance (Cultuurcentrum & Concertgebouw Brugge), Kunstenwerkplaats KWP, STUK Arts Centre, CAMPO and Bit-teatergarasjen ⎸ with the support of Beursschouwburg, BUDA, Workshop Foundation, National Cultural Fund of Hungary and Workspace Brussels ⎸ with the financial support of the Flemish Authorities, Life Long Burning co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

Presented by
Les Halles de Schaerbeek
Charleroi danse / La Raffinerie