A dance experience was rarely so intimate and multifaceted as in Anneleen Keppens’ Movement Essays. Movement Essays is an encounter with dancer and choreographer Anneleen Keppens. Inspired by the essay form, according to the tradition of writer Michel de Montaigne, Keppens presents three ‘movement essays’, each formed around a fundamental aspect of choreography. With the essay ‘On Tempo’ she aims to make tempo visible. In ‘On Shape’ Keppens enters into a dialogue with the formal and sculptural aspects of dance. In ‘I am large – I contain multitudes’ she explores the different qualities of movement with which she can dance, and embraces the multiplicity of her body.
Through her essays, Keppens brings the atmosphere of the studio onto the stage: she asks questions, wanders, is surprised, seeks connections ... Furthermore, she doesn’t aim to convince you of her point of view, but rather to involve you in her artistic process. ‘Essayer’ means trying: Movement Essays shows the beauty of it.
Aftertalk with Anneleen Keppens by Karen Joosten on 11 December.
Language: Dutch & English
Photos © Stanislav Dobak
CreditsConcept, choreography & performance Anneleen Keppens | Light design Elke Verachtert | Artistic coaching On Tempo Pieter De Praetere | Artistic coaching On Shape Jolien Naeyaert | Artistic coaching I am large – I contain multitudes Laura Dannequin | Styling Maria Ferreira Silva | Sound design Thibaud Dezyn | Mentor Oonagh Duckworth | Production Caravan Production | Co-production workspacebrussels | Residency workspacebrussels, STUK/Leuven, Vooruit/Gent, KAAP/Brugge & BUDA/Kortrijk | With the support of Vlaamse Gemeenschap