As in Softcore, a hardcore encounter and Camouflaging Kelly, Lisa Vereertbrugghen once again explores the possibilities of hardcore dance styles. In DISQUIET her focus is on disruption and dystopia as inherent elements of hardcore subgenres. All these genres are marked by an intensified bass and drum, a minimum speed of 160 BPM and a tendency for disruption of the flow. Focussing on these sonic ruptures, pauses and bursts, DISQUIET explores how they can inform and stimulate the body. Dancing hardcore is presented as a break from structure, looking for a disquieted elsewhere.
DISQUIET is broader and more international than its predecessors because of the music (drum 'n bass, jungle, hardstyle) but at the same time more focused and intimate because it seeks out the audience even more directly. As a spectator, you are activated and can experience at first hand the connecting, transformative power of hardcore styles.
Lisa Vereertbrugghen (°1986), who lives in Brussels, is a dancer, choreographer and researcher. Since 2014 she has been researching hardcore techno dance styles in various forms: performances, lecture-performances, performance installations and publications.
Her work has been shown in: MDT (Stockholm), Oktoberdans (BIT, Bergen), Playground Festival (STUK, Leuven), BUDA (Kortrijk), Bâtard festival (Brussels and Amsterdam), CA2M (Madrid), Showroom MAMA (Rotterdam), CAMPO (Gent), Rencontres Chorégraphiques (Paris) and others.
45' / In English