Drumming XXL
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For ‘DRUMMING XXL’, P.A.R.T.S teams up with the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris and École des Sables, the International Centre for Traditional & Contemporary African Dances, founded in Toubab Dialaw, Senegal by Germaine Acogny.

‘DRUMMING XXL’, brings together seventy performers from the 3 schools, for this exceptional version of Drumming, created in August 1998 by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Rosas, to the music of Steve Reich.

The dancers from the various schools will work on a new version under guidance of Clinton Stringer, recreating several sections of the original piece, making their own transformations of the original material, creating duets and trios, and using the underlying structures of the original choreography to create new constructions.

One to look forward to!


-> on Friday May 31 in the centre of Brussels (Beursplein/Place de la Bourse) - 15:00 & 19:00 - free entry.

-> on June 5-8 in MC93 Bobigny (Wed-Thu-Fri 20:00 & Sat 18:00) : Info & tickets
-> on June 9 at ’Espace Chapiteau de la Grande Halle de la Villette
(16:00 & 19:00) - free entry: Info & tickets

Read more in the interview with Cédric Andrieux (directeur des études chorégraphiques au CNSMDP), Alesandra Seutin & Wesley Ruzibiza (Artistic Directors École des Sables) and Charlotte Vandevyver (deputy director PARTS) (pages 30-37)


Choreography: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (1998)
Music: Steve Reich “Drumming”
Restaged by: Clinton Stringer
Transmission: Frank Gizycki, Cynthia Loemij, Moya Michael, Laura-Maria Poletti, Sue-Yeon Youn

With the dancers of Ecole des sables, P.A.R.T.S. and Le Conservatoire de Paris.

Production: Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris and P.A.R.T.S

Coproduction: Le Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris, P.A.R.T.S (Brussels), La Maison de la Culture de Seine-Saint-Denis (MC93), Les Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, la Villette (Paris), europalia (Brussels)

In partnership with: École des sables (Toubab Dialaw)

With the support of: Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels and the Fondation Cléo Thiberge Edrom
With the support of: Rosas (Brussels), Le Centre national de la danse (Paris), Musée Art & Histoire (Brussels)

This project has received a grant from Paris 2024 as part of the Cultural Olympiad, and is supported by the Institut Français.

This project is presented in Brussels as part of the festival 'europalia Art2gether', in partnership with 'EU2024BE', the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the City of Brussels.