Upcoming premiere

Myriam Van Imschoot & HYOID present new piece

In newpolyphonies 4 singers of HYOID join forces with 15 performers in a curious high mass about little differences with big impact.

Manyfold, meditative, monstrous, machinic, Messianic, muted, mimetic, miniscule, methodical, mighty, momentary, mystical.

Inspired by insects, climate marches and airplane traffic coming to a halt, the leitmotif in this concert/performance is not the loud collective chant, but the experience that each individual - like a link in a chain - can set a vortex of sounds in motion.

newpolyphonies is scheduled to premiere at De Bijloke in Ghent on 17.10.

Upcoming Premiere

Soirée d'études by Cassiel Gaube

In Soirée d'études, Cassiel Gaube expands the research set out in his solo Farmer Train Swirl - Étude and creates a trio exploring the rich vocabulary of House Dance in a series of études.

An étude, in the musical sense of the word, is a composition designed as an occasion to explore the possibilities of a particular technique and to experiment with these, which is similar to the way House Dance is practiced. Drawing from commonly known moves, the dancer looks for variations of these steps and for inventive ways of articulating them together. This common knowledge allows people to read each other's dancing. Together with two dancers experienced in Street dance, Cassiel seeks to reveal the literacy that this practice requires and produces.

Soirée d'études will premiere on 19 > 21.11 during Les Inaccoutumés at Ménagerie de Verre.

Let us respond, reflect and rebuild in solidarity

As an organization supporting the development of artists' trajectories, Hiros works closely together with individual artists and their teams, creating a long-term and sustainable environment for artistic creation and research.

The crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic painfully exposes the vulnerability of the arts sector and increases already existing inequalities. Hiros witnesses in particular the worsening of the already precarious position of the artist and cultural worker.

Considering the urgency of the current moment we call on the Flemish, Brussels and Belgian Federal Government to take the necessary measures. We also call on the arts sector itself to respond, reflect and rebuild in solidarity.

Hiros therefore endorses the 4 proposals formulated by SOTA (State of the Arts) a.o. in this letter.

Aiming at the long-term viability of the sector, we additionally call for the initiation of a far-reaching debate on the current nature of the position of the artist, with a view of ensuring sustainability of artist's careers and practices, as well as freedom of expression, social and financial recognition and individual well-being.

Image: The Palm of Your Hand / Research (2015) - Vera Tussing © Benjamin Sommabere

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