Those who open the festival get to close it. A piece combining farewell and reunion, nourished by the memory of the other in his absence, for even at a distance, we can be together…

Matty Davis & Ben Gould (US)

Matty Davis is an artist and choreographer originally from Pittsburgh, where his grandfather worked in the steel mills and his dad’s plane crashed. He grew up as a multi-sport athlete, which exposed him to visceral experiences of surface, injury, resilience, and play that continue to influence his interdisciplinary practice. Often collaborative—with other people, the land, and histories—his work begins with movement, mining and cultivating the body’s resources. Empathy, trust, coordination, and energy become key improvisational tools for the navigation of unpredictable relationships and undertakings. In constant dialogue, the body marks the world and the world marks it, amidst an ongoing search for transformation and connection.

Ben Gould is an artist currently based in New York City. Grounded in performance, his multidisciplinary practice is built upon collaboration, intimacy, and urgency – cultivated by a deep interest in how energy is directed, rerouted, transformed and transferred. After developing Tourette Syndrome four years ago, Gould’s studio practice has come to harbor a growing investment in the body; exploring limits, resistance, and the loss of control. Using this condition as a generative force, it has become material and a motor for movement-based performance, driving an evolving practice of energetic restraint, control, and release. Within a growing mythos, a space for fantasy and freedom is created for the corresponding videos, images, and objects that emerge from this process.

Matty Davis and Ben Gould will give a workshop for professional dansers at the Raffinerie of Charleroi danse from the 28.06.21 to the 03.07.21, more informations here: Visceral Empathy.

Infos

DATE CONTENU
2021/07/112030 11.07.2021
20:30
Studio Thor, Brussels
 

In co-production with Charleroi Danse and KANAL – Centre Pompidou.

(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