fABULEUS / Helder Seabra

Human Instruction Manual

Due to delays in STUK's renovation works, this performance is moved to a new location: Manhattan, Kolonel Begaultlaan 21, 3012 Leuven. On March 15, the performance starts at 20:30 (as announced), but on March 17 we start at 20:00. All tickets stay valid, ticket holders are contacted directly. More practical info on our spring 2023 programme can be found on this page.

In less than a second we can connect with people on the other side of the world. Yet why is it often so difficult to make a connection with those people with whom we spend every day? Human Instruction Manual is an intense dance performance in which twelve youngsters move around each other, searching and touching. Driven by electronic dance music, they try to bridge the distance between one another. How do you decode someone else’s instruction manual? And how do you explain to the outside world how you fit together yourself?

Portuguese dancer/choreographer Helder Seabra was, as a dancer, one of the key figures in Ultima Vez and Eastman/Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. In the past years he developed his own performances nationally and internationally, among which with his own company Incognitus. For Human Instruction Manual he worked together with Natascha Pire, who has collaborated with fABULUES since 2002 for various successful dance productions, among which GIRLS and EVERLAND.

Rehearsal images © Clara Hermans


Choreography/director Helder Seabra | Concept and co-creation Natascha Pire and Helder Seabra | Assistance Jessie Susan Lhôte | Dance Ine Bervoets, Milo De Clerck, Nolan Decreton, Ben Herlaar Masina, Victor Jansen, Shanoy Saunders, Flore Schroyen, Sabur Simbananiye, Hannes Van Borm, Maïté van Genugten, Julie Van Minnebruggen, Lena Wilmots | Music composition Stijn Vanmarsenille | Costumes Oona Mampuys | Light design Kim Rens | Co-production STUK, Tweetakt and Perpodium | With the support of Destelheide, the city of Leuven, the Flemish Government and the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government
Wed 15 Mar 2023 20:30
Fri 17 Mar 2023 20:00


  • Kolonel Begaultlaan 21
  • 3012 Leuven


€ 16/12


12 - 100

Bijkomende info

STUK with 30CC

16.3 20:30
Performance as part of UUR KULTUUR 2023