Bodies & Voices – artistic cocreation project
Do you have a passion for song, contemporary dance or the visual arts? Are you looking for a challenge this fall?
Join the creative workshops led by 6 different artists and create the BODIES & VOICES 2023-24 project.
Accompanied by Cie Marie Martinez & Artistes / La Loba Productions x A&H
The project: both professionals and amateurs create a collective work that brings together song, contemporary dance and visual arts.
Inspiration and working space: A&H Museum
Result: a series of performances in different museums
1 - Creation (2.09.23 > 21.10.23)
- Workshops vocals (fr + en) and/or contemporary dance (fr + en + nl) – free of charge
- Workshops visual arts (fr + en) – free of charge
The workshops song and dance take place
. on alternate Mondays and Tuesdays at the Mont des Arts, Brussels from 16:30 à 18:30
. on weekends on alternate Saturdays and Sundays at the Art & History Museum, Cinquantenaire, Brussels from 13:30 to 16:30.
The visual arts workshops (fr + en) take place on 23 & 24 September at Studio Latéral 19 in Uccle from 13:00 to 19:00.
Enrolment commits you to a minimum of 10 workshops, but you can take all the workshops if you like (see the schedule on the enrolment form).
2 – Performances at the Museums (14.10.23 > June 24)
. Saturday 14.10.23 @Préhistomuseum, Ramioul (all day)
. Saturday 21.10.23 Museum Night Fever @ Art & History Museum, Brussels (afternoon and evening)
Followed by 7 monthly performances in the afternoon on weekends. Each performance is preceded by a rehearsal on the Monday or Tuesday of the same week from 16:30 to 18:30 and a short rehearsal before the performance. The exact dates will be announced in September.
What's it about & museum setting
Through body and voice, let’s explore themes of trust, connection, cooperation and how to shape a different future.
In Chinese, the word weiji, composed of 2 characters, means both 'crisis' and 'possibility'. In recent years, we have been confronted with a health crisis, terrorist attacks, war, the climate crisis and globally increasing sense of unease and anxiety.
This project aims to mark a turning point, to restore trust and work towards connection, to find pleasure and satisfaction in cocreation and expression in the both accessible and secure surroundings of museums.
In Brussels, at the heart of Europe, the Royal Museums of Art and History (RMAH) spark curiosity and wonder for the worlds that women and men have made. It’s mission? To connect people, art and history.
The exhibition JOSEF HOFFMANN: Beyond Beauty and Modernity and the museum's architectural space form the context as well as the starting point of the creation process.
. YOU! Adults and young people aged 16 and over. People with specific needs welcome.
(over 13 and highly motivated? Let us know!)
. The professional artists leading the project
// Marie Martinez (choreography), www.mariemartinez.eu
// Celia Tranchand (vocals)
// Alexandra Flament-Magnusson (visual arts)
. No pre-requisites - just enthusiasm.
Enrolment commits you to a minimum of 10 workshops as well as participation in the series of performances in the autumn (the second phase of the project).
Registration for workshops vocals and contemporary dance are finished.
Registration for workshop visual arts is open till 21.09.23.
With the support of
Compagnie Transdisciplinaire Marie Martinez & Artistes / La Loba Production / Studio LATERAL 19
The Square Palais des Congres Brussels
Royal Museums of fine Arts Brussels
Protestant Church of Brussels Museums
Mont des Arts - Kunstberg