Karel Burssens is trained as an architect and engineer, designed scenographies for several dance performances and was involved in Dior, Lanvin and Kenzo fashion shows. With Currents, the multi-talent ventures for the first time to choreography. What are our strategies for continuously striking a new balance within our surroundings? The eyecatcher on the scene is an ever-moving light sculpture. The machine determines rhythm and space, together with the bodily movements of dancer Mario Barrantes Espinoza. Their confrontation propels you into a poetic landscape in which to escape and dream and re-examines the relationship between man and machine. In this way, the installation and performance reveal our contemporary position as human beings: constantly adapting to a changing world, both on a technological and socio-political level.
The performance in Soetezaal will be followed by a dj set in STUKcafé by Simon Halsberghe (BXL Records, Vlek, Culte Agency).
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