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P.A.R.T.S. at SLOW Festival in Bruges train station - Saturday February 5th

Don’t miss this one time opportunity to see our students from the 3rd BA Training perform collectively! This weekend the students take part in the third edition of SLOW festival in Bruges In a society that is all about rushing forward, Concertgebouw Brugge gives you 36 hours to stop and reflect.

On Saturday, February 5th, about 35 PARTS students will move through the entrance hall of the Bruges train station. From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., they will perform a choreography by Cypriot artist Maria Hassabi that focuses on slowing down and stillness. Their movements are accompanied by a soundscape by the Greek composer Stavros Gasparatos.
Let this choreography stir you for a moment and take the time to stop and zoom in on the details.

Slowing down is the theme of both the SLOW festival, and of the Europalia Festival Trains & Tracks, where being on the road and slowing down are central. P.A.R.T.S., Europalia and Concertgebouw joined forces to commission Maria Hassabi to create a work with our students for this unique location. Maria Hassabi has previously presented her work in Performa New York, Wiener Festwochen, Berliner Festspiele and Kunstenfestivaldesarts, among others.

Occupying a space between live performance and visual art, artist/choreographer Maria Hassabi’s work explores stillness and sustained motion. Hassabi stretches the time of the movements so much that each body becomes a living sculpture. As The Village Voice wrote about Hassabi’s oeuvre: Gazing at this exquisitely designed living sculpture, you also feel your own body straining with Hassabi, and in the slow friction between these two views, mysterious emotions ignite (Deborah Jowitt).

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Watch the SLOW(36H) trailer here:

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