Lisa Vereertbrugghen

While we are here

People have always danced intensively together, and under various names, raves have always existed. In While we are here, Lisa Vereertbrugghen investigates the timeless desire to collectively dance hard. She invited Claire Godsmark, Dolores Hulan, Eimi Leggett and Castélie Yalombo Lilonge to collectively practice hardcore rave parallel to folk dances that celebrate joy and togetherness.

Without nostalgia and with no fixed vision of the future, the group brings to life a hybrid techno-folk dance. While we are here works against control and celebrates a collective physicality.

The audience takes place around the stage and experiences the beats and physicality of the dance very closely.


Concept and choreography Lisa Vereertbrugghen | Performance and co-creation Claire Godsmark, Dolores Hulan, Eimi Leggett, Castélie Yalombo Lilonge & Lisa Vereertbrugghen | dramaturgy Simon Baetens and Sophie Guisset | Artistic advice Madison Bycroft | Sound Michael Langeder | Lighting Vera Martins | Costumes Cee Füllemann | Song Lisa Vereertbrugghen and Michaela Riener | Folk expert Aurélie Giet | Production CAMPO | Technicians Babette Poncelet & Korneel Coessens | Co-production Concertgebouw, KAAP, Kunstenwerkplaats KWP, STUK Arts Centre, ICI — CCN Montpellier, Kunstencentrum BUDA, BIT teatergarasjen (Bergen) & Perpodium | with the support of the tax shelter of the Belgian Federal Government via uFund, the Flemish Government & the Flemish Community Commission
Tue 12 Dec 2023 20:30


STUK Labozaal


€ 20/16