Upcoming premiere

Simon Mayer creates new solo

In this new solo performance, Simon explores different states of „being moved". What moves us? What does it mean to be moved - emotionally, physically, mentally? What is the importance today of letting go and surrendering to the present moment?

Together with sound designer Pascal Holper and trance researcher Corine Sombrun, Simon Mayer explores the manifold manifestations of a universal folkdance, one that springs from freedom and self-empowerment. A dance of transgression and transformation, that lets us dive into the unknown, where movement becomes sound and vice versa. A dance that inspires us to step into our full potential of expression, based on spontaneous creativity instead of fixed rules. A dance that takes humor seriously. A dance that explores what makes us move and what, in turn, moves us. In a celebration of our imagination, Simon Mayer shares the stage with (in)visible performers examining what we perceive, believe and feel to be reality.

Being Moved is set to premiere during AMOK festival in Bruges on 07.10.

Upcoming premiere

Myriam Van Imschoot & HYOID present new piece

For newpolyphonies, Myriam was inspired by insects, climate marches and the recent manifestations against cutbacks in the arts and civil society. The guiding principle is not the loud chanting of the crowd, but the experience that each individual - like a link in chain - can set a vortex of sounds in motion.

Polyphony is the art of individual voices interwoven into a great harmonic coherence. In newpolyphonies, polyphony is both the trigger and the question. How can we understand this musical legacy today? What is the potential of harmony? A group of local participants perform on stage together with the vocal ensemble HYOID. newpolyphonies is a curious high mass about the small difference that makes a big impact.

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

TWO PROJECTS BY DANAE THEODORIDOU

Both projects of Danae will be presented at La Strada Festival in Graz at the end of summer. Analogue Campaign (26.08 > 02.09) is a research on the Practice of Democracy, during which public speeches by citizens -rather than politicians- take place unexpectedly in places where people meet each other.

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WHAT IF (29.08 > 27.09) on the other hand is a speculative exercise for the reactivation of the listed building Tennenmälzerei.

Let us respond, reflect and rebuild 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 gravité du moment, nous appelons les gouvernements fédéraux flamand, bruxellois et belge à mettre en place les mesures nécessaires. Nous appelons également le secteur artistique lui-même à réagir, à réfléchir et à reconstruire en solidarité.

Par conséquent, Hiros soutient les 4 propositions formulées par la SOTA (State of the Arts) e.a. dans cette lettre.

Visant la viabilité du secteur sur le long terme, 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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