Step Up!

09 Oct - 18 Dec 2016

Belgian Dance And Performance On Camera 1970-2000 - Chapter 1
9 October - 18 December 2016

Curated by Andrea Cinel & Ive Stevenheydens.

With over fifty films and videos from the Argos Collection, the evolving group exhibition STEP UP! provides an exciting selection of Belgian works at the intersection of dance, performance and visual arts from the period 1970-2000.

While the oldest contributions by Jacques-Louis Nyst, Jacques Lennep or Lili Dujourie are more conceptual in nature, a fresh generation of dancers and choreographers see the light from the 1980s and '90s on. Iconic figures - including Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Wim Vandekeybus and Alain Platel - give the scenery a dash of fresh air. They and many others join forces with artists / filmmakers such as Thierry De Mey, Sven Augustijnen or Johan Grimonprez. It leads to a wave of creative films in which the camera, editing and evolving technology play important roles.

While dance and camera experience an intense ardent love affair, artists including Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Edith Dekyndt or Harald Thys and Jos De Gruyter deliver groundbreaking video art performances.

Without having encyclopedic ambitions, STEP UP! offers an overview of 30 years of Belgian artistic production. During the exhibition period, the project eleborates in five completely different stages. After a short winter break, STEP UP! continues from January 28 to March 19, 2017.

With works by Marie André, Sven Augustijnen, Pascal Baes, Bert Beyens, Michèle Blondeel, Claude Cattelain, André Colinet, Cel Crabeels, Antonin De Bemels, Jos De Gruyter and Harald Thys, Luc Deleu, Edith Dekyndt, Thierry De Mey, Lili Dujourie, Vincent Dunoyer, Jan Fabre, Filip Francis, Michel François, Johan Grimonprez, Wolfgang Kolb, Boris Lehman, Jacques Lennep, Jacques Lizène, Emilio López-Menchero, Messieurs Delmotte, Jacques-Louis Nyst, Ria Pacquée, Eric Pauwels, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Hans Van den Broeck, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Wout Vercammen, Walter Verdin, Angel Vergara, Jan Vromman.

With choreographies by Jose Besprosvany, Bud Blumenthal, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Michèle Anne De Mey, Christine De Smedt, Pierre Droulers, Vincent Dunoyer, Jan Fabre, Roxane Huilmand, Steve Paxton, Alain Platel, Meg Stuart, Wim Vandekeybus, Marc Vanrunxt.

Tags: Sven Augustijnen, N. Dash, Edith Dekyndt, Luc Deleu, Lili Dujourie, Jan Fabre, Michel François, Johan Grimonprez, Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven, Jacques Lizène, Emilio Lopez-Menchero, Ria Pacquée, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Angel Vergara