Varinia Canto Vila

by getting one’s hands dirty

In by getting one’s hands dirty Varinia gives herself the task to consider collage as a performative principle. Here, movements and interactions with objects will get interrupted and fragmented, piercing the thick and opaque layer made by the quotidian and functional use of these very objects. As a result the materiality of objects might appear. In by getting one’s hands dirty, performers reconfigure attention from use to materiality, by exploring sensually actual objects on stage, by seeing and observing them by means of the sense of touch. What if another listening quality and care develops by taking things for what they can do (to us) rather than for what they are used for?

Part of EXTRACT #2

Extract #2 is a platform for seven artists who have been working in STUK’s studios in recent years. What these artists have in common is their interest in challenging the established standards. The mini festival is concluded with the symposium Transforming Relations which offers a theoretical framework and zooms in on how choreography can redefine calibrated gender relations.


19:30 Varinia Canto Vila – By Getting One's Hand Dirty
20:30 Kat Válastur – Rasp Your Soul
21:30 PRICE – Melodies Are So Far My Best Friend

18:30 - 22:30 Stav Yeini – The Senders

20:30 Sonja Jokiniemi – Blab
21:30 Thiago Granato – Trrr

14:00 - 18:00 Symposium Transforming Relations: Dance & Difference
20:30 Sonja Jokiniemi – Blab
21:30 Lisa Vereertbruggen – Softcore - A Hardcore Encounter


concept & choreography Varinia Canto Vila | originally created and performed by Lilia Mestre, Varinia Canto Vila | dance, performance Paula Almirón, Varinia Canto Vila | music Christoph Albertijn & Yannick Guédon | light design Dominique Pollet | dramaturgy Pierre Rubio | dramaturgy set Sofia Caesar | production Cabra VZW | supported by Kunstencentrum BUDA, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek, Charleroi-Danses, Volksroom Brussel, STUK - Huis voor Dans, Beeld & Geluid | funded by de Vlaamse Gemeenschap, de Vlaamse Gemeenschapcommissie
Tue 23 Apr 2019 19:30


STUK Labozaal




extract #2