PARTS @ work #1: repertoire Trisha Brown - Friday 29/9 15h

The first workshop of the new schoolyear was devoted to the repertoire of American choreographer Trisha Brown. Samuel Wentz and Kathleen Fischer, both alumni of the Trisha Brown Dance Company, worked 4 weeks with the students on various fragments of her repertoire. Some of the pieces are fragments of dance material and variations the dancers created, for example from Set and Reset. Some pieces from the Early Works were rehearsed more intensively, because they will be performed at the Fous de Danse festival. 
PARTS @ work #1 will consist of two parts: an informal presentation of the dance material and variations, and a performance of the Early Works.

Rosas Performance Space
Friday 29/9 at 15h
Free entrance, no reservation required!


Open workshop with Rianto - 31/10 - 3/11

PARTS invites professional dancers and dance students to participate in a workshop by Rianto.

A master in the Central Javanese cross gender dance form of Lengger, Rianto has developed a unique vocabulary that embodies both the masculine and feminine.

During the workshop Rianto leads participants through the foundations of classical Javanese technique, the Javanese masked dance traditions and philosophies and his unique approach to fluidity. He embodies fluidity as a practice between genders, classical form, contemporary techniques and village traditions.

The intensely physical training is combined with studies into the relationship between Rianto's religious body, social body, political body and traditional body.

As a contemporary dancer Rianto has worked closely with Choy Ka Fai, Sen Hae Ha, Akiko Kitamura, and most recently Akram Khan, joining the company to take on Akram’s role in Until The Lions. Full bio

This 4-day workshop takes place at PARTS, Avenue Van Volxem 164, 1190 Brussels
The workshop takes 3 hours a day: from 10h until 13h. If there are many candidates, a second block  from 14.30 until 17.30 will be added.
The workshop is open to professional dancers and dancers in a fulltime dance education program.
Participation fee: 130€ for 4 days. Max. 20 partiicpants per workshop. 

To register, please send an email (including your cv) to Jens Buysschaert,

This workshop takes place in collaboration with Europalia. 

photo Wannes Cré


Book publication P.A.R.T.S. 20 years - 50 portraits

In celebration of the twentieth anniversary of PARTS, 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 PARTS 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 PARTS.

The book contains interviews with: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Thomas Plischke, Saskia Hölbling, Arco Renz, Roberto Olivan de la Iglesia, Erna Omarsdottir, Cristian Duarte, Cédric Charron, Salva Sanchis, Clinton Stringer, Taka Shamoto, Charlotte vanden Eynde, Moya Michaël, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Claire Croizé & Etienne Guilloteau, Sung-im Her, Barbara Meneses, Alix Eynaudi, Lisbeth Gruwez, Jakub Truszkowski, Jurij Konjar, Ula Sickle, Marlene Monteiro Freitas, Mette Ingvartsen, Tale Dolven, Fabian Barbá, Pieter Ampe, Frauke Mariën, Daniel Linehan, Manon Santkin, Femke Gyselinck, Eleanor Bauer, Liz Kinoshita, Gabriel Schenker, Mikael Marklund, Benjamin Vandewalle, Andros Zins-Browne, Olga Dukhovnaya, Bára Sigfúsdóttir, Dada Masilo, Nestor Garcia Diaz, Radouan Mriziga, Cecilia Lisa Eliceche, Salka Ardal Rosengren, Noé Soulier, Thibault Lac, Alexander Vantournhout, Thomas Vantuycom, Bryana Fritz, Sara Tan, Michiel Vandevelde, George Khumalo (The 51st portrait)

The book is available for €34,50, shipping costs excluded. A copy can be ordered via

You can download the interview with Salva Sanchis from the book here, to have a peek on the look and feel of the book!


photo Tine Declerck

Agenda 2017-2018

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29/09/2017 - 15
PARTS@work #1 - repertoire Trisha Brown
Rosas Performance Space

Fous de Danse
Le Centquatre, Paris (FR)