A performance-installation that brings together dance with BDSM jousting, questioning the power stakes that exist in both practices.

Vincenzo Carta & David Zagari (BE/IT)

Vincenzo Carta is an Italian dancer, born in Siracusa. He started dancing while studying architecture in Florence. He studied at the CEM Contemporary Art Studio in Lisbon and at P.A.R.T.S. In 2004, he created Audience with Solo. The same year, he collaborated with Benjamin Vandewalle on the project We Go, for which he won the Moving Movimento competition (2005), and then created InBetween. In 2006, he developed Urban Project X, a performance for places of passage. He has danced with Andy Deneis, Giorgio Rossi, David Hernandez. For and together with Passerelle in Kortrijk (BE), he created We All Go and Gnosis. With his creation Gnosis#1 (2011), in collaboration with Ongakuaw (Andrew Ferrara), he was awarded the European competition Focus on Art and Science. Between 2013 and 2018, he collaborated with Adrien Monfleur on various projects including Secret Garden, a multimedia and interactive project crossing the borderline between cinema, performance and installation. From 2019 on, he has been developing a series of performances In Your Hands and Disco Balls, inspired by BDSM practices. Since 2018, he has been collaborating with Thierry Smits as assistant choreographer.

After training in contemporary dance at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Lyon, David Zagari collaborated with numerous international companies such as Philippe Saire (CH), Thierry Smits (BE), Jorge Garcia (BR), Willy Dorner (AU) and Jemima Hoadley (UK). Since 2008, he has been collaborating in performances with les gens d’Uterpan and with the video and performance artist Alessandra Coppola. In 2011, he researched how smells can interfere with how we receive an image, during a Postmaster in Performative Arts at a.pass in Antwerp. This work inspired him to be more active in public space. This space has become a “workshop” during the Masters in urban space he obtained in June 2014 at ENSAV––La Cambre. Ever since, the body and one’s home-turf have been the focus of his work. By setting up a mobile artists’ residency –La Dent creuse–in collaboration with Maud Soudain, and initiating an art space– Hypercorps–– Zagari has also been developing, since 2015, a curatorial practice prioritising collaboration and in-situ creations.

Infos

DATE CONTENU
2021/07/072045 07.07.2021
20:45
Studio Thor, Brussels
 
 

(1+1) > 2

One plus one equals much more than two.

The 2021 Festival has adopted this equation, the magnitude of which has been shown to us– by default­– through lockdowns and forced social distancing, and made of it its heart: by placing itself under the sign of the double, by bringing together proposals for pairs/duos/couples, made by artists regularly working together, or by those momentarily reunited––or by showing pieces that depend upon the contribution of the other-spectator. While performance art is more often than not one of the solitary individual, our aim with this festival is to show how an encounter with the other generates far more than the simple addition of two values, in order to create a new one.

Partners

In partnership with: KANAL – Centre Pompidou, Mahmoud Darwich Chair / BOZAR, Atelier de création sonore radiophonique, ENSAV – La Cambre, Lucille Calmel / l’animal que donc je suis (Research project FRArt – FNRS), Ateliers Mommen, PointCulture Bruxelles, GC Ten Noey, Musée Charlier, Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles à Paris, Calame, Fabrik, le Septantecinq, Amazone, SNCB. Special projects support: Finnish Cultural Institute, Institut français (dans le cadre de EXTRA, un programme de l’Ambassade de France), Scotland House.

 

About

The Performance Event in Brussels is Back!

Launched in 2005, TROUBLE has ever since been the international performance event in Brussels. As of 2019, Studio Thor has been organising and producing the Festival, with its studio and environs in the heart of the city’s popular commune of Saint-Josse serving as its nerve centre. TROUBLE is held every two years, in the odd years.

 

 

Trouble: philosophy

TROUBLE has retained the ingredients that ensured its previous successes. With its dense and wide-ranging program, the five-day long event focuses on numerous artistic proposals that are both out-of-the-ordinary and differ from routine formats. Performances involving the human body, yet created by artists whose roots are in the visual arts, contemporary dance, experimental theatre, oral poetry, music or the night scene… for a vibrant mix of artistic families and audiences. Instead of spectacle/s meant for mere consumption, real-life experiences are on offer: self-involvement, risk-taking, vulnerability, interactivity, finely balanced between local personalities and artists from elsewhere–– and often discoveries. To ensure a more diverse vision of art, our program gives pride of place to women, queers, racialized and minority groups. We also offer a platform to young artists, thanks to the collaboration with the performance course at Brussels’s renowned visual arts school La Cambre (ENSAV). While the Festival incorporates a demanding reflective aspect, it by no means excludes an engaging playful dimension!

Previous edition

TROUBLE #10

Box Office

Given the limited slots due to the sanitary condition, a reservation is obligatory for each performance. Booking is accessible via http://www.agenda.brussels, starting from the 21st June 2021.

Prices

Festival pass: 40€ (30€ for students, -25 years old, unemployed)

1 Day pass: 10€ (for students, -25 years old, unemployed)

Price per performance: 5€

Free price for the selection FRAGILE, A Different North, Commémorations Préventives and Playing Adults. 

Specific reservations

Some propositions (Identité drapée, Recolage) require individual meetings and reservations. Booking is accessible via http://www.agenda.brussels, starting from 21st June 2021.

 

Access

Studio Thor

49 Rue Saint-Josse, B-1210 Brussels

STIB: subway 2/6 (Madou), bus 29/63/59 (Saint-Josse), bus 57 (Gutenberg)

Villo: Place Saint-Josse station

Bicycle: thanks for attaching your bikes place Saint-Josse.

Studio Thor is the Trouble festival centre.

 

Contacts

festivaltrouble@thor.be

+32 (0)2 223 26 00

Places

Ancien musée de Bruxelles-Nord, grand hall de Bruxelles-Nord, 1210 Brussels

Eglise du Gesú, rue Royale 165, 1210 Brussels

GC Ten Noey, rue de la Commune 25, 1210 Brussels

Infini Théâtre rue Saint-Josse 49, 1210 Brussels

KANAL – Centre Pompidou, Square Sainctelette 21, 1000 Brussels

Maison Amazone, rue du Méridien 10, 1210 Brussels

nhow Brussels Bloom, Rue Royale 250, 1210 Brussels

Parc Liedekerke, rue Saint-Josse 54/64, 1210 Brussels

Point Culture, rue Royale 145, 1210 Brussels

Salle Sapiens, rue du Mérinos 1, 1210 Brussels

Salons Mommen, rue de la Charité 37, 1210 Brussels

Studio Thor, rue Saint-Josse 49, 1210 Brussels

COVID - 19

– Wearing a mask is mandatory

– Respect the minimum distance of 1m50, and avoid physical contacts

– Possibility on each place to disinfect your hands with hydroalcoolic gel

– If you have symptoms, are sick, or have been in contact with someone sick, thanks for staying at home.

– Respect in each place the signs and the direction of circulation

– The spaces will all be ventilated and disinfected before your entrance by our means

– If you want more informations, please check it here : https://www.info-coronavirus.be/fr/faq/

Last updated on the 08/06/21

COVID contact: Brahim Sahli, intendance@thor.be