Myriam Van Imschoot on newpolyphonies

« (...) polyphony not only coincides with the culmination of musical excellence or the pinnacle of virtuosity, but it is a work of and by everyone »

newpolyphonies, the creation of Myriam Van Imschoot and HYOID premiered at De Bijloke in Ghent on 17.10. On the eve of the premiere, Myriam had an in-depth conversation talking about 'practicing polyphony' in this new piece with Rebecca Diependael (in Dutch, commissioned by Muziekcentrum De Bijloke).


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.

Get familiar with the work by reading this interview (in French) with Cassiel.

Reviews + trailer


« Simon Mayer actually wants to be more fundamental and feels, with great empathy, his way into the psyche, which is intimately interwoven with the body, this great and also unfathomable motor of the flesh. He dances, kneads and bows it into many ups and downs, just as a dancer is good at. The ambivalence of this piece is its strength. But not the only one. »

Corona-Party mit sich allein: Simon Mayer im Brut, Der Standaard (AT)

« Being Moved shows how different ways of moving, in time and space, also create a different tension and state of being in both the performer and audience. Physical movement causes mental movement. »

Bewogen Beweging, pzazz (BE)

Find out more about Simon Mayer's solo Being Moved, a dance that explores what makes us move and what, in turn, moves us, by watching the trailer.

Let us keep on responding, reflecting and rebuilding in solidarity

En tant qu'organisation soutenant le développement des trajectoires artistiques, Hiros travaille en étroite collaboration avec les artistes individuels et leurs équipes, créant ainsi un environnement durable et à long terme pour la création et la recherche artistiques.

La crise provoquée par la pandémie de COVID-19 expose douloureusement la vulnérabilité du secteur artistique et augmente les inégalités déjà existante. Hiros assiste en particulier à l'aggravation de la situation déjà précaire de l'artiste et du travailleur culturel.

Vu la permanente gravité du moment, nous appelons les gouvernements fédéraux flamand, bruxellois et belge à formuler une politique de crise transversale et à long terme pour la culture. Nous appelons également le secteur artistique lui-même à continuer à réagir, réfléchir et reconstruire en solidarité.

Nous demandons en outre d'engager un vaste débat sur la nature actuelle du statut de l'artiste, en vue d'assurer la durabilité des carrières et des pratiques des artistes, ainsi que leur liberté d'expression, leur reconnaissance sociale et financière et leur bien-être individuel.

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

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