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.
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)
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): http://dkollektiv.org/index.php/category/events/ 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.