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PARTS – Research Studios 2017 and further
In February 2015, PARTS started a two-year pilot phase to test and develop a new model for its second cycle. This happened under the moniker Research Studios. The pilot project of the Research Studios will be finished in December 2016.
In the future, the program of the advanced cycle will be developed according to two different approaches. Research Studios will be divided into a Studios program and a Research program. Both options will be independent of one another, they have a different target group, a different duration and obviously also a different curriculum.
In November 2016, detailed information about this new program (content, profile of the participants, auditions) will be published.
SummerSchool 2016 - there are still places for some classes and workshops !
In 2016, the PARTS SummerSchool will take place between July 11 and August 12, 2016. The concept remains the same as the previous years: ballet and contemporary classes in the morning, Rosas repertoire and other workshops in the afternoons. Every week the program changes so you can choose to come for 1 until 5 weeks.
There are still places left for certain classes and workshops end of July and August! You can find everything here.
Work/Travail/Arbeid in London
The coming weekend (July 8-10), Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker presents the performative exhibition Work/Travail/Arbeid at the Turbine Hall of Tate Modern in London. From the 20 dancers in the cast of this project, no less than 12 are former PARTS students, some of whom graduated just two weeks ago. On top of this, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker has invited all the students from Generation XI to participate in the event, by holding a special workshop for them (which can be observed by the public), working on the principles of the choreography. A grand finale for their three-year training trajectory in PARTS…
From the press release of Tate Modern: “Work/Travail/Arbeid aims to reveal the choreographic backbone of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's oeuvre. In parallel with the exhibition, the choreographer will be holding workshops for students from the Brussels-based P.A.R.T.S dance academy, founded by De Keersmaeker in 1995. Located on the terrace outside the entrance to the Switch House, the workshop sessions will elaborate on the artistic principles developed by De Keersmaeker in Work/Travail/Arbeid. These workshops will provide P.A.R.T.S students with the opportunity to share the same artistic dynamic as the dancers in the Turbine Hall while also developing their own choreographic language based on the material presented in the exhibition.”
More information on the event: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/anne-teresa-de-keersmaeker
GXI Festival – July 4-7 in PARTS at 19h30
At the very end of their three-year trajectory, the students of Generation XI organise their own festival, in which they show works that they have developed the past three years. Spread over 4 different programs, they show solos, group work, snapshots and installations.
Generation XI 2013-2016
On Sunday June 19, Generation XI officially graduated with a bang! More than 150 people attended the Graduation Ceremony, of whom were many parents who have traveled from very far (the USA, Japan, Russia, Uzbekistan...) and less far to see their son or daughter graduate. Guy Gypens, director of the Brussels Kaaitheater, held a farewell-speech, as did deputy director Theo Van Rompay and director Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. The students wrote beautiful, touching and funny letters of goodbye to one another, and the ceremony was concluded with a walking diner and a party without end...
New book publication! PARTS 20 years - 50 portraits
In celebration of the twentieth anniversary of P.A.R.T.S., the book “20 years – 50 portraits” was created. In this book the school looks back, portraying fifty former students, who each narrate their unique story about what dance means to them and the role of P.A.R.T.S. in their life. The portraits are preceded by an interview with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. One hundred images of the school conclude the book, together with an overview of all the students, teachers and collaborators, who have over the past twenty years contributed to the making of P.A.R.T.S.
The book is available for €34,50, shipping costs excluded. A copy can be ordered via email@example.com.
You can download the interview with Salva Sanchis from the book here, to have a peek on the look and feel of the book!
A peek into the Research Studios
At the end of May, the second cluster of the Pilot 2 of the Research Studios came to an end. Since February, the 10 students of the Research Students have been working on notions of time and rhythm under the guidance of Bojana Cvejic and Tom Engels, working with artists and theorists such as Diedrich Diederichsen, Badco, Eszter Salamon, Marten Spangberg and others. Next to these seminars and workshops, they have been working on individual research projects, some of which have been presented at PARTS @ work 9 and 10. In a series of interviews with Johanna Cockx, some of the students present the topics and ideas they have been worknig on. Read it here.
Looking back at the PARTS auditions
PARTS just finished its audition process for the Training Cycle 2016-2019, which started in January. Click here for an overview on the activities and results
Départs 2009-2014 selected as Success Story by the European Commission
In 2009, PARTS initiated the 5-year European project 'Departs, Practices for an integrated development of European contemporary dance’, in collaboration with 10 partners from 9 countries, which ran until 2014. PARTS is proud that the European Commission has recently named it a ‘Success Story’, as a project that distinguished itself by its impact, contribution to policy-making, innovative results and creative approach’. Read on…
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Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
PARTS was founded in 1994 by choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Bernard Foccroulle, director of the national opera De Munt/ La Monnaie.
PARTS was founded by Rosas and De Munt/La Monnaie. The school is funded by the Ministry of Education of the Flemish Community and receives additional support from the network [DNA] Departures and Arrivals. [DNA] is funded by the European Commission (Creative Europe Program). PARTS and HES-SO/Manufacture (Lausanne, CH) are 2013-2017 partner institutions for higher education in contemporary dance.