Workshop by Thomas Hauert (ZOO): Tools to create improvised dances

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Tictac Art Centre

Le 29 avril 2024

Workshop by Thomas Hauert (ZOO): Tools to create improvised dances

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Thomas Hauert

Thomas Hauert will share a two week improvisation workshop at Tictac Art Centre: Tools to create improvised dances

“While working solo, we will complexify and coordinate the movement of our own individual body to create a sense of polyphony within it. As a group, like the musicians of an orchestra playing together one piece of music, the dancers in a space can create a unity by connecting rather than juxtaposing their movement. Shapes or positions in space can be related and given the visual equivalents of harmony or dissonance (vertical connections on the timeline) and the dancers can also create connections referring to past or future events, like melodies, rhythms and dynamics do in music (horizontal connections on timeline).”

Presented all over the world, the work of Thomas and ZOO first develops from research on movement, with a particular interest in improvisation-based processes exploring the tension between freedom and constraint, individuals and the group, order and disorder, form and formlessness. Regularly invited to participate in improvisation events, he also has a deep interest in the relationship between dance and music.

Having built a dancer career with a.o. Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, David Zambrano and Pierre Droulers, Swiss Thomas Hauert initiated Cows in Space, a piece for five dancers which was consequently awarded at the Rencontres de Seine-Saint-Denis 1998. Since then, he and his company ZOO have created more than 20 performances and performed all over the world.


Le 29 avril 2024


Le workshop a lieu du 29 avril au 3 mai de 14h30 – 18h00.


Tictac Art Centre

Rue Émile Carpentier, 34

1070 Anderlecht – Brussels


Tout public

Prix d'entrée / Participation


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Language(s) of the activity : english


Tictac Art Centre

Tictac Art Centre is the artistic home, initiated and directed by David Zambrano and Mat Voorter. In it’s 5 years of existence, it is respected and known by contemporary dancers and performers all over the world. The main focus of Tictac is the transmission of creative methods for performance and visual arts. The centre is offered to international artists with innovative ideas and who are willing to share those ideas in frames of weekly workshops, raw performances and visual art exhibitions. Tictac is also the main scene where David Zambrano himself continues sharing his artistic and pedagogic work.

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