The artist’s body is offered as a living altar, offered as a moment for reflection, meditation, prayer, request, not for a god or any of the saints, but rather for the world.

Barbara Salomé Felgenhauer (BE)

In Christianity, to light a candle means to open one’s heart to God and thus raise a prayer to him in Heaven. It equally means expressing one’s devotion to a particular saint, of making a request or offering thanks. An offering accompanies this process.

Here, however, this offertory ritual is proposed as a means of expressing our concerns, fears and sorrow for the world, as a way of dealing with the environmental despair we are currently experiencing. This performance is inspired both by Barbara Salomé Felgenheimer’s rituals in women’s circles to celebrate the solstices and equinoxes, and by Joanna Macy’s essay, “Working Through Environmental Despair” which poses the question, “Can we acknowledge our grief for the world and yet live with it in such a way that affirms our existence and liberates our power to act?”

Barbara Salomé Felgenhauer graduated from the photography atelier at ESA Saint-Luc in Liège (2013) and from ENSAV La Cambre in Brussels (2022). She won the Boghossian Foundation Prize in 2022 with her project Terrapolis. Her work has been exhibited in Belgium (Galerie Satellite/BIP Liège, Hangar Art Center, BPS22, Pianofabriek, Espace Vanderborght), in France (FRAC Franche-Comté, Voies Off des Rencontres Arles, Promenade photographique de Vendôme) and in Italy (L’Asilo Napoli).

In collaboration with Léna Babinet.


VIDEO (Camille Meynard)


2023/04/201800 20.04.2023
18:00 > 20:30
Studio Thor (cave), Brussels
2023/04/211800 21.04.2023
18:00 > 20:30
Studio Thor (cave), Brussels
2023/04/221600 22.04.2023
16:00 > 18:30
Studio Thor (cave), Brussels

From 5 to 10′

Limited number of places

Advance booking required, waiting list on site

As part of ESCALATOR – the festival’s new section devoted to recently graduated young artists.

With the support of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation (Brussels Promotion).

Trouble #12 « It’s about time » 

Trouble #12, « It’s about time » : it’s the question of time (and especially the time we allow for ourselves, that we give to relationships and to works so that they can resonate) that will be at the heart of the Brussels biennial of performance. To survey notions of historical time, stolen time, out-of-time, time loops, generational differences, protracted periods … or on the contrary, very brief moments. Are you losing your bearings? It is high time that Trouble comes back to trouble you!


Full programme


In partnership with KANAL – Centre Pompidou, Charleroi danse, La Balsamine, Maison des Arts, ENSAV – La Cambre, Halles de Schaerbeek, GC Ten Noey, Ateliers Mommen, Fondations 312, ESA Le 75, W-B T/D, Calame, Femma, Wiegwijs, Radio Panik, Institut européen de la culture arabe and Infini théâtre.

With the support of Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (Service de la danse, Service des arts plastiques and Promotion de Bruxelles), Creative Europe programme of the European Union (project « Time For Live Art »), Commission communautaire française, Région de Bruxelles-capitale (Image de Bruxelles), City of Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Wallonie-Bruxelles International, Embassy of Canada, Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands, Performing Arts Fund NL, Pro Helvetia, ENSAV – La Cambre.


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!


Box Office


  • 4-day pass: 30 > 60€ (full price: 40€)
  • 1-day pass: 8 > 21€ (full price: 12€)
  • 1 performance: 5 > 10€ (full price: 8€)
  • 1 performance – free price: 0 > 15€ (full price: 8€)


Booking & tickets



Studio Thor

49, rue Saint-Josse, 1210 Saint-Josse-ten-Noode

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

Villo: station Place Saint-Josse

Vélo: merci d’attacher vos vélos place Saint-Josse.

Le Studio Thor est le centre du festival Trouble.



+32 (0)2 223 26 00


Studio Thor – rue Saint-Josse 49, 1210 Saint-Josse-ten-Noode

GC Ten Noey – rue de la Commune 25, 1210 Saint-Josse-ten-Noode

Institut Européen de la Culture Arabe – rue de l’alliance 2, 1210 Saint-Josse-ten-Noode

Ateliers Mommen – rue de la Charité 37, 1210 Saint-Josse-ten-Noode

Fondations 312 – rue Royale 312, 1210 Saint-Josse-ten-Noode

Place Saint-Josse, 1210 Saint-Josse-ten-Noode

Chapelle de l’Abondance – rue de l’Abondance 25-31, 1210 Saint-Josse-ten-Noode

La Balsamine – avenue Félix Marchal 1, 1030 Schaerbeek

La Maison des Arts – chaussée de Haecht 147, 1030 Schaerbeek

KANAL (K1) – avenue du Port 1, 1000 Bruxelles

Square Marie-Louise, 1000 Bruxelles

Digue du Canal, 3 – crossroads with Dante street, 1070 Anderlecht