Karel Burssens


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).

© Jeroen Verrecht


Concept & direction Karel Burssens | Created with and performed by Mario Barrantes Espinoza | Created with Tarek Halaby | Dramaturgy dance Femke Gyselinck | Music written and performed by Daniel Brandt | Music published by Erased Tapes Music Ltd | Light design with Cate Carter, Geert Vanhout, Bryte Design, Kristof De Dycker | Costume design Max Doerr | Outside eye Jeroen Verrecht & Gabriel Schenker | Film by Robbrecht Desmet, Sander Vandenbroucke | Production sculpture Fisheye | Production Hiros | Co-production C-TAKT, STUK, deSingel, Vooruit | With the collaboration of Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek, Vlaams Architectuurinstituut, GC Elzenhof, School van Gaasbeek | With the support of the Flemish Government | Special thanks to Liesl Vanautgaerden, Arnout van Vaerenbergh, Geert Belpaeme, Bettina Molnar, Sue-Yeon Youn, Carlos Garbin, Povilas Bastys, Bart Adriaensen, Joost Machiels, Helga Baert, Ailsa Cavers
Thu 3 Oct 2019 20:30


STUK Soetezaal


€ 10 (standard)
€ 6 (reduction)

Buy your season tickets here