Lisa Vereertbrugghen

While we are here

While we are here

Choreography: Lisa Vereertbrugghen

People have always danced intensively together, and under various names, raves have always existed. In While we are here, choreographer Lisa Vereertbrugghen investigates the timeless desire to collectively dance hard. She invited the performers Claire Godsmark, Dolores Hulan, Eimi Leggett and Castélie Yalombo Lilonge to collectively practice hardcore rave parallel to folk dances that celebrate joy and togetherness. The production works against control and celebrates a collective physicality. Without nostalgia and with no fixed vision of the future, the group brings to life a hybrid techno-folk dance.

Artistic Crew / Team:
CONCEPT & CHOREOGRAPHY Lisa Vereertbrugghen PERFORMANCE & CO-CREATION Claire Godsmark, Dolores Hulan/Taka Shamoto, Eimi Leggett, Castélie Yalombo Lilonge & Lisa Vereertbrugghen DRAMATURGY Simon Baetens & Sophie Guisset ARTISTIC ADVICE Madison Bycroft SOUND Michael Langeder LIGHT Vera Martins COSTUMES Cee Fülleman SONG Lisa Vereertbrugghen & Michaela Riener FOLK EXPERT Aurélie Giet PRODUCTION CAMPO TECHNIQUE Babette Poncelet & Korneel Coessens

CO-PRODUCTION Dans in Brugge (Concertgebouw, Cultuurcentrum & KAAP), Kunstenwerkplaats KWP, STUK Arts Centre, ICI — CCN Montpellier, Kunstencentrum BUDA, BIT teatergarasjen & Perpodium with the support of the taxshelter of the Belgian Federal Government via uFund, the Flemish Government & the commission of the Flemish Community

Funders and Supporters:
the Flemish Government & the Commission of the Flemish Community

While we are here