Christine De Smedt (BE), Theo Livesey (UK/BE) and Liza Baliasnaja (LT/BE)

Christine De Smedt (1963) works in the fields of choreography, dance and performance, with research-based processes, developing different methodologies for performance formats. She collaborated with Meg Stuart, Mårten Spångberg, Mette Edvardsen, Xavier Le Roy, Mette Ingvartsen, Eszter Salamon, Bojana Cvejic, Myriam Van Imschoot among others. She mentors artistic projects and residencies at the Research and Training Studio in Performing Arts in Brussels.

Theo Livesey (1995), is a performer and maker working in dance, theatre, and the written word. Since graduating from P.A.R.T.S. in 2016, he has been working with Gisèle Vienne as a performer and constructing his own work on stage and on the page, as well as engaging in various collaborative working processes.

Liza Baliasnaja (1994) is a choreographer and dancer. She studied dance in P.A.R.T.S. and is currently completing her degree in philosophy at the University of KU Leuven. In the past years Liza engaged with dance through performance, research, pedagogy and creative collaboration. 

Christine De Smedt (BE), Theo Livesey (UK/BE) and Liza Baliasnaja (LT/BE): L’inconnu #1@Buda

Christine De Smedt invited Liza Baliasnaja and Theo Livesey for a research to reflect on ways of thinking about ‘low intensity violence’ in daily life, with a specific focus on language, repetition, and memory.

We consider ‘language as material’ from a choreographic and physical approach. Language as material allows for a multitude of voices and complexity in thinking, feeling, and awareness. L’inconnu #1@Buda is the first block of a series of 4 residencies, during which we will also develop performative formats to share our research with an audience.

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