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Lisa Vereertbrugghen While we are here


Lisa Vereertbrugghen While we are here

dance Les Halles
WE 23.10 19:00
TH 24.10 20:00
FR 25.10 20:00

Raves and folk dances. Lisa Vereertbrugghen and her team dance them hard, and together.



60 min
Language no problem

People have always danced intensively together, and raves have always existed under various names. In 'While we are here', Lisa Vereertbrugghen investigates the timeless desire to dance hard collectively. 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.


Lisa Vereertbrugghen has been researching hardcore techno sound and dance styles since 2014, using performance, sound and installation. She often works with long-term collaborators Michael Langeder, Sophie Guisset, Vera Martins and Madison Bycroft. She also works as a dramaturg, performer and choreographer for various performance and visual artists in between Brussels, Berlin and Amsterdam. In recent years Lisa created Softcore  - a hardcore encounter (2019) and DISQUIET - sensational aesthetics of a technokin (2021). 'While we are here' (2023) is the first work she makes for a group, produced by the Ghent-based arts centre CAMPO.


Concept and choreography: Lisa Vereertbrugghen | Performance and co-creation: Claire Godsmark, Dolores Hulan/TakaShamoto, Eimi Leggett, Castélie Yalombo Lilonge & Lisa Vereertbrugghen | Dramaturgy: Simon Baetens & Sophie Guisset | Artistic Director: Madison Bycroft | Sound Design: Michael Langeder | Light Design: Vera Martins | Costume Design: Cee Fülleman | Song Design: Lisa Vereertbrugghen & Michaela Riener | Folk Expert: Aurélie Giet | Production: CAMPO | Technique: Babette Poncelet & Korneel Coessens | Co-production: Dans in Brugge (Concertgebouw, Cultuurcentrum & KAAP), Kunstenwerkplaats KWP, STUK Arts Centre, ICI - CCN Montpellier, Kunstencentrum BUDA, BIT teatergarasjen & Perpodium | With the support of : Tax Shelter from the Belgian Federal Government via uFund, the Flemish Government and the Flemish Community Commission.