Dance   /   Performance
Stanley Ollivier

The Mirror Stand • Studio STUK

With The Mirror Stand, the young French choreographer Stanley Ollivier creates a layered dance solo about identity and the performativity of the everyday. How can you develop your own identity in a history dominated by normative values ​​and systems? How do you shape your specific existence within a universal context? Stanley Ollivier dives into the world of the imagination and looks back at some personal complexes. In a mix of seriousness, exaggeration and absurdity, the performance provides a unique insight into a physical transformation.

Stanley Ollivier is a French dancer, performer and choreographer. He studied at the International Dance Academy and CNSMDP in Paris, and obtained his Master of Arts in Dance at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels. His artistic practice stems from the belief that the human body has infinite possibilities to generate the unexpected and wants to challenge its abstract, imaginative, and perceptive power. He is interested in physical investigations, including but not limited to movement. He works around questions related to the place of amusement in contemporary dance, context displacement, identity, humour, and versatility.

Studio STUK
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➤ GETTING THERE: The Manhattan is situated next to the Vaart Leuven-Mechelen. / On foot : 20 min from Leuven train station / By bike: Cycle highway F8 and F3 / Public transport: Take the Outer ring road bus (line 600) and get of at stop Engels Plein / By car : parking Vaartkom.

➤ ACCESSIBILITY: The venue is accessible for wheelchair users. The regular sanitary facilities are accessible by elevator. Unfortunately, there is no accessible toilet.

➤ STUDIO CAFÉ: Our café opens at 19:30. Come early, stay late.

➤ SAFER SPACE: Studio STUK aims to be an inclusive space for everyone. We take every form of intimidation seriously. Don't hesitate to talk to a STUK colleague or a person behind the bar.


Concept, Choreography, Performance Stanley Ollivier | Artistic Consultants Kopano Maroga, Estefanía Álvarez Ramirez | Textile, Scenography Benjamin Mengistu Navet | Assistance Scenography Gabrielle Barbe | Music Brahim Tall | Thanks to The Iconic House Of Ninja & The Ballroom Scene, Mooni Van Tichel, Rita Alves and Lily Brieu Nguyen | Created in the frame of the MASTER programme STUDIOS at P.A.R.T.S. | Residency support workspacebrussels
Tue 18 Oct 2022 20:30


  • Kolonel Begaultlaan 21
  • 3012 Leuven



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