The moon is the moon is the moon

© Joeri Thiry, STUK - House for Dance, Image & Sound

The moon is the moon is the moon

Anneleen Keppens

By revealing the different building blocks of a dance trio, The moon is the moon is the moon (performed at STUK on May 3) peels away the many layers of choreography. Compare it to the numerous drafts and studies that painters make before they create their painting, how they explore different perspectives and forms in drawings. This dance performance wants to give value to these choreographic ‘studies’ and, in so doing, uncover the many layers within the creative process. The three dancers and composer Gerrit Valckenaers invite you to penetrate the dance and experience it more deeply.

Just like Tibetan monks spend several weeks constructing a sand mandala to then sweep up the coloured grains, as a symbol of the impermanence of material things, this dance is, in a similar way, meticulously constructed in order then to be erased. What remains is the collective experience of the dancers and the audience.


Anneleen Keppens studied at the Royal Ballet School of Antwerp and at PARTS/Brussels. Since then, Anneleen mainly works as a dancer in the productions of Daniel Linehan/Hiatus. 

In 2014 Anneleen Keppens danced in Rétrospective par Xavier le Roy at Centre Pompidou in Paris. From 2014 to 2016 she toured with Drumming, a piece by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (Rosas). She works as an outside-eye for choreographer Alexander Vantournhout and taught improvisation and composition classes at SummerSchool/PARTS, Artesis Hogeschool Antwerp and the Secondary Art School of Brussels.

In 2016 she started the research project Transparency in abstract dance, with the support of the Flemish Government. Currently, Anneleen is following a Body-Mind Centering training at SOMA (FR) and EMA (UK).

For this project she works together with dancers Victor Pérez Armero and Maria Fereirra Silva, movement assistant Stanislav Dobák, composer Gerrit Valckenaers and light designer Clive Mitchell.

STUK Atelier 2
Mon 19 Jun 2017 - Thu 29 Jun 2017.

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