Biennale Dance Education Berlin 25/2 - 5/3

PARTS was invited to participate to the German Biennale Dance Education, which takes place in Berlin this year. Two students of the Training cycle, Cassandre Cantillon and Némo Flouret, will represent the school, together with coordinator Steven De Belder. On 26/2, Cassandre and Némo will present the duet Helix 1.0, as part of a public presentation of the participating schools at the Hebbel am Ufer theater. Next to this, they will participate in workshops, conferences and exchanges with students from Berlin, Cairo, Dresden, Essen, Frankfurt, Cologne, Mannheim, Munich, Philadelphia, Tehran and Toubab Dialaw.

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PARTS @ WORK #5: theatre - Saturday 10/2 13h

In January, the students of the Training cycle followed a 5-week theatre workshop. The main goal of this theatre workshop is not to turn dancers into actors, but to confront dancers with a performative situation in which their first medium is speech and not movement. 

This year, they worked in 4 groups, directed by Kuno Bakker, Maaike Neuville, Thomas Ryckewaert and Stijn Van Opstal. Each group started from William Shakespeare’s work, but dealt with them in very different ways: some chose a single play from which they developed a number of scenes, others took scenes and fragments from different plays and poetry. The outcome of the workshop is not a well-made play but a series of scenes, presented to the audience in an informal setting.

You are very welcome to join us  on Saturday 10/2 from 13.00 (until 18h) in the studios of PARTS.

The groups will present  in the following order:
Group of Thomas Ryckewaert
Group of Kuno Bakker
Group of Stijn Van Opstal
Group of Maaike Neuville

Free entrance – no reservations, limited seating!

All pieces are approximately 1 hour each. Because it is not possible to make a precise time schedule, it is advised to come from 13.00, or to make sure you arrive in time not to miss the performance you want to see.

Next PARTS@WORK: Tuesday March 6 at 20.00, a presentation of students’ own creations

Public lectures: Tristan Garcia (30/1)and Pascal Gielen (1/2) 

Every year, more than 50 artists come to teach in PARTS to share and pass on a part of their knowledge and practice. We invite some of them to shed light on the bigger picture of their life and work.

Tuesday, January 30, 19h: lecture Tristan Garcia, 'The order and disorder of time'. Tristan Garcia is a Franch novelist and philosopher. He has written six novels (a.o. 'La meilleure part des hommes', Goncourt award for the first novel, available in English as 'Hate: A Romance' and seven books of theory (a.o. 'Form et objet' available in English too and 'La vie intense', in German, too). Garcia is currently teaching philosophy at the University of Lyon.

Thursday February 1, 19h: lecture Pascal Gielen, 'Commoning Art in a Flat Wet World'. Pascal Gielen is professor cultural sociology at the Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts (ARIA).  In 2016 he received the Odysseus Grant of the Flemish Scientific Fund for excellent international research. With this grant he instituted the interdisciplinairy Culture Commons Quest Office wich does research about the conditions of sustainable creative labour in different urban contexts.  Gielen is also editor in chief of the international book series Arts in Society. 

Free entrance. No reservations!

Previous public talks this year:
David Zambrano in conversation with Christophe Wavelet (17 October)
Jonathan Burrows in conversation with Bojana Cvejic (13 November)
Arco Renz in conversation with  Christophe Wavelet (14 November)
Mette Edvardsen in conversation with Bojana Cvejic (30 November)
Denise Luccioni in conversation with Diane Madden (16 january)

More talks will follow!

Composition workshop with Jeroen Peeters and Martin Nachbar

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Pictures from Fous de Danse 1/10

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!


Biennial Dance Education Berlin

PARTS @ WORK #5: theatre 10/2

Public workshops Trisha Brown repertoire 13 & 20/1

Public talk with Diane Madden 

Photos from the composition workshop

Pictures from Fous de danse 

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


photo Keren Kraizer

photo Tine Declerck

Agenda 2017-2018

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One Hundred Twists and Turns: Biennial Dance Education Berlin
Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin

10/2 13h
PARTS @ WORK #5: theatre

Lecture Pascal Gielen

Lecture Tristan Garcia

Diane Madden in conversation with Denise Luccioni

PARTS @ work #4: composition

Mette Edvardsen in conversation with Bojana Cvejic

14/11/2017, 19
Christophe Wavelet in conversation with Arco Renz

13/11/2017, 19h
Bojana Cvejic in conversation with Jonathan Burrows

27/10/2017, 15h
PARTS @ work #3: Passing through

17/10/2017, 19h
Christophe Wavelet in conversation with David Zambrano

13/10/2017 - 18h
PARTS @ work #2: Passing through

Fous de Danse
Le Centquatre, Paris (FR)

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