Brave (K)new Rave is a new research project I have the pleasure to announce that it is supported by Trois C-L – Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois, culminating with a showing there on the 3rd of October 2019 within 3 du Trois and is on its way to Folkestone today for a residency there.

With this research project I want to investigate the socially empowering essence of the Rave movement, which grew parallel to the rise of neoliberalism. At the same time, I will research and reflect upon current political and social situations, and the need for a united World in these times. I will use spoken word poetry and storytelling, and the body and voice as the primary instruments, the material from which I will create lyrics, melodies, beats, poly-voices, dances and atmospheres. Physically raving on the verbal raving. Raving about, with, for and towards something. A politics of collectivity, togetherness and the commons, of belonging and interconnection.

The ultimate intention is to create a performance-event of a new myth for a socialist, environmental and global civilization, in synergy with each other and the earth.

I will work with dance artist and researcher Alexandra Baybutt as dramaturgue, and musician, director, performer and theatre maker Michael Picknett as musical assistant and collaborator.

The research project will be in residency:

27/6 – 1/7/19 at  Folkestone dance,UK.

12-23/8/18 at The Green Nunhead, London (tbc)

6-20/9/19 at Lubleski Teatr Tańca, at the Cultural Centre in Lublin, Poland.

23, 26-29/9 and 1-3/10/19 at Trois C-L, Luxembourg.

Research sharings/work-in-process performancs:

19/9/19 at Lubleski Teatr Tańca, Lublin, Poland.

3/10/19 at Trois C-L, Luxembourg October 2019 at The Green Nunhead, London (tbc)


Stay tuned…

A first sharing of that journey took place on the 20th of October 2018:

Brave (K)New Rave N.1 at Alerte face à l'événement at Atelier D by DKollektiv, Dudelange (LU):

Raving through the history of our mine industry, through post-industrialism and the rise of neoliberalism, from the CECA to the European Union and now? Creating a livesoundscape through multiplied voices and spoken word in a now abandoned and silent atelier hall that belonged to the ARBED -to the Luxembourgish steel industry -which once was filled with industrial noise. An invitation to rave on the raving.