Louise Vanneste, Julien Carlier & George Maïkel Pires Monteiro



An encounter between Grand Studio, the place of her choreographic residency in Molenbeek, and Le 140, gave rise to a first version of the project in 2018.

The first version focused on the theme "Body and the struggle for identity" and presented three choreographic forms from Aina Alegre, Fanny Brouyaux and Sophie Guisset, and Lorenzo De Angelis.

For the second version, we proposed to have Louise Vanneste, Julien Carlier, and George Maïkel Pires Monteiro present a sketch, a study, a choreographed moment on the theme "History and Presence".

The evening is not pedagogical but is offered as a stroll, a series of questions through the medium of dance.

The temporality and diversity of the offerings questions the spectator in an entertaining way.

Louise Vanneste - #2

For a short time, #2 proposes a choreographic landscape that includes light, space, the body, and sound.

The performer invokes an imaginary that comes out of Michel Tournier's novel, Vendredi ou les limbes du pacifique (Friday or The Other Island) (which addresses the myth of Robinson Crusoe). In an intense mental activity and a heightened state of awareness,

The body allows itself to be invaded by feelings from the images summoned. It is not performed as a representation or expression of the self, but becomes more of a living landscape.

Julien Carlier - Dress Code

Dress Code takes an interest in the way breakdancing marks the bodies of dancers. It questions the "life style adopted" by this community as well as the reasons that lead to choosing the discipline.

This performance, created at the choreographic research laboratory at the company, ABIS, brings to the stage 4 Belgian boys and girls who are competitive but not professional, without stage experience. The creative process is intentionally very short (two weeks of work in the studio) to maintain the raw aspect of the performance and thus remain authentic to their practice.

George Maïkel Pires Monteiro - !MAKi?!

"I do not feel it. I put my hand on my chest. I have the image of a budding black flower deep inside me. When I get up to express myself, this flowering plant breathes in my courage and closes up. The ground shrinks away beneath my feet and I am in a free-fall and cannot catch myself. And yet, before taking the floor, I was confident, on stable ground. I know it well... You are an empty space, but what is your reason for being?"

A lack of confidence, Maki and her past are at the heart of this creation, playing on interdisciplinarity (music, dance, video) to guide the audience through this long voyage.

À travers les Aulnes #2

Conception and choreography: Louise Vanneste / Performer : Louise Vanneste / Video creation: Louise Vanneste, Stéphane Broc / Music: Cédric Dambrain / Scenography and light creation: Arnaud Gerniers.

Production : Louise Vanneste / Rising Horses

Charleroi Danse produces and supports Louise Vanneste's work from 2017 to 2020.

Louise Vanneste is supported by Grand Studio.

Louise Vanneste / Rising Horses are supported by the Communauté Française and are hosted at the Théâtre de Liège (2018-2022).

Dress Code

Choreography: Julien Carlier / Performers: Maria Theodorou, Jean Collins Shane, Dararith Keang Seng and Jules Rozenwajn / Musique: Simon Carlier.

This performance has been created in the framework of the Laboratoire de recherche de la Cie ABIS.

With the support Charleroi-danse, Grand studio, du Centre Culturel Jacques Franck and Pianofabriek/City Lab.


Choreography and performance: Georges Maikel Pires Monteiro / Artistic advice: Camille Mutel / Music: Eric G Foy / Voice and singing: Edson Pires Domingos / Mixing and mastering: Damiano Picci / Video creation: Georges Maikel Pires Monteiro, Edson Pires Domingos / Light creation: Nina Schaeffer.

Creation financed in the framework of the program « Les Émergences » of TROIS C-L – Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois.

Production: 140, Grand Studio, TROIS C-L – Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois.