The performers are going to whirl even if they fall. They focus on the notion of time through the perpetual journey of the emblematic melody of the folksong “Misirlou” and the endless spinning of the Cosmos.  

Alexandros Plomaritis & Virginia Mastrogiannaki (GR)

They have chosen “Misirlou” as an archetype of Mediterranean music heritage, which through the passing of time has travelled all around the Globe. A whirling body gesture in space, from their point of view, represents the cyclical flow of the Universe. 

« The performance Uolrisim deals with the risk of our non-ability to follow and our continuous attempt to create a common, synchronized physical code. A code that refers to the timeless movement of matter. We imagine that through this physical alliance, we will probably expand our common physical and mental coherence. » 

Visitors are invited to spin with the performers in this non-finished procedure. 

Alexandros Plomaritis grew up in Thassos Island, Greece. In 2008 he presented his first durational performance at the National Review Of Live Art in Glasgow. For the past 15 years he has been working as a visual artist, curator of performance festivals, teacher and professor of live art, collaborating with artists such as Ulay, Manuel Vason, Bobby Baker… He has curated two performance festivals – 1st Thessaloniki Performance Art Festival and Platformance. Samples of his work belong in both private and public collections.  

Virginia Mastrogiannaki has graduated in 2013 with a Masters degree of Fine Arts, School of Fine Arts of Athens, in 2010 with a Masters of Fine Arts, School of Visual and Applied Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, AUTh and in 2002 received the D.N.S.E.P. from the School of Fine Arts of Rouen. Recent exhibitions include : in 2022, songs without lyrics / Prespa tune A’, in collaboration with Dimitris Ameladiotis, “WASTE/D Pavilion” episode 3, curated by Temporary Academy of arts,  State of Concept, Athens ; in  2021, “Synthesis” by Tzeni Argyriou & Vasilis Gerodimos, Alternative Stage of the Greek National Opera, Athens ; in 2020, SJ, “Akış/Flux”, curated by Paula Garcia and Serge Le Borgne, Marina Abramovic Institute (MAI) + Sakıp Sabancı Müzesi (SSM), Istanbul.  


VIDEO (Camille Meynard)


2023/04/221600 22.04.2023
16:00 > 18:00
Studio Thor, Brussels

Durational performance (+- 120 min.)

Entry and exit possible. 

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