FROM THE 12TH-19TH OF August 2018 David Zambrano and Mat Voorter will finally open TICTAC Art Centre in Brussels, Belgium.
From Sunday 12 until Sunday 19 August 2018, we will be celebrating the opening of TicTac Art Centre with a non stop of daily art activities:
- Master Classes by Marlon Barrios Solano, Jennifer Monson, Yoshiko Chuma, Terence Lewis, Archie Burnett, David Zambrano, Horacio Macuacua, Enano, and TimSon.
- Performances: Every evening will be improvisational performances by a selection of a long list of invited artists. The performances will be announce on the same day each day on the website and Facebook page of TICTAC ART CENTRE.
- Exhibitions by local and international visual artists will be presented throughout the TicTac Art Centre spaces.
“I have been non stop taking flights almost every week for over 25 years. A year ago I had a thought of making a stop from flying high for 10 years, so I thought I could make a 10 years choreography, from my 60 to 70 years old. The choreography would happen through designing a dance program interconnected with visual arts, especially sewing and drawing, and with a main mission on real time transmission.
I started searching for a piece of land or a big old barn where I could build a very big dance floor. I mentioned my dream to many friends and dance students, and last May 2017, I found the place. A printing company located in the centre of Brussels had to close down and I got approached by the owner’s daughter (also a dancer who studied with me before) if I would like to rent it.
The space was just perfect !!! So I said YES to that and signed a 9 years contract.
Big in size for building a dance floor of 300 meters squared. NO COLUMNS but HIGH CEILING(5 meters high). It was well taken care of, and in good conditions.
This is the big importance of the building and this is where everything will be focussed on first instance. Regular dance classes, intensive workshops and improvisation performances will be offered to a general public, and performance artists of all levels on this BIG DANCE FLOOR. We just finished building it!!!
But just to mention that the space has even more to offer. Next to the big dance floor, there was enough space to build sufficient showers and toilets. We just made them too! There is a big dressing room foreseen. Also an area for relaxing, eating and drinking during breaks. All those areas are still under construction, and hopefully ready before the opening week. At the ground floor is still another space which will be transformed in a smaller private studio of dance artist Martin Kilvady(dance artist originally from Slovakia).
On the first floor I will have together with my partner Mat Voorter (a Dutch dance artist and costume designer) an atelier for visual arts, as I am painting a lot these days as well, and Voorter will work as a costume designer besides being a dance performer already. Also in this atelier other artist might be welcomed at times to work there.
By the street is still another separate space, which will be transformed in a multi functional small gallery for visual arts and pop up actions.
All those spaces are also under construction at this moment. We really hope to finish with renovations before the opening week.
TICTAC ART CENTER WILL BE AN ALTERNATIVE ART CENTER FOR MANY OF YOU, AND NOT ONLY FOR MY USE.
In this way at my age of almost 60 I can travel less and still keep on transmitting and sharing my approaches of dance like Flying Low, Passing Through and spontaneous improvisational performances, to the international dance community and the dancers living in Brussels, by welcoming them to come to my own big dance studio.
I will also invite other dance artists to come and share their approaches of dance. As well through their teaching as to improvise spontaneously at the events I want to create as well.
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE HELPED MAKING MY WISH COME TRUE, AND I REALLY HOPE YOU CAN COME TO THE OPENING WEEK OF TICTAC ART CENTRE THIS 12-19 AUGUST 2018.”
PERFORMANCE ARTISTS INVITED FOR THE OPENING WEEK:
Thomas Hauert (Belgium-Ch), Jennifer Monson (Usa), Yoshiko Chuma (Usa-Japan), Julyen Hamilton (Spain-Uk), Daniel Lepkoff (Usa), Archie Burnett (Usa), Katie Duck (Nl-Usa) And Sharon Smith (Uk), Terence Lewis (India), David Hernandez (Belgium-Usa), Gabriel Schenker (Belgium-Brazil), Alessandro Certini (Italy), Sidonie Duret (France), Mat Voorter (Belgium-Nl) And Lea Petra (Belgium-Argentina), Judith Sanchez (Germany-Cuba), Sophie Lebre (France), TimSon (France), Enano (Venezuela), Jony Valado (Switzerland-Portugal), Ariah Lester (Nl-Venezuela), Florian Vuille (Belgium-Switzerland), Paola Di Bella (Belgium-Italy), Teun Verbruggen (Belgium), David Zambrano (Belgium-Venezuela), Horacio Macuacua (Mozambique), Edivaldo Ernesto (Mozambique), Milan Herich (Belgium-Slovakia), Kid A And Guests (Rumania), Teo Vlad (Rumania), Sophia Rodriguez (Belgium-Venezuela), Micha Golberg (Belgium-Norway) Vittorio Bartolli (Italy) , Christine Gouzelis (Greece), Elie Vincent Autin (France), Simon Crettol (Switzerland), Simon Ramseier (Switzerland), Carlos Garbin (Belgium-Brazil), Sue Yeon Youn (Belgium-Brazil), Martina Hajdyla Lacova,Barbora Latalova, Lucia Kasiarova,Tereza Ondrova (Czech Republic), Daniele Sorisi (Italy), Siri Jøntvedt & Snelle Hall (Norway), Rakesh Sukesh (India).
VISUAL ARTIST INVITED FOR THE OPENING WEEK:
Rimon Guimaraes (Brazil)
Breno Emanuel (Belgium-Brazil)
TEACHERS/TITLE AND SCHEDULE FOR THE MASTER CLASSES:
DAVID ZAMBRANO/FLYING LOW
09:15-11:15, sunday 12th, and thursday 16th august.
MARLON BARRIOS SOLANO/VIPASSANA MEDITATION
07:00-08:00, sunday 12th till sunday 19th august.
14:30-16:30, sunday 12th august.
JENNIFER MONSON/SCORES AND SYSTEMS FOR PERFORMING IMPROVISATION
09:15-11:15, monday till wednesday, 13th-14th-15th august
YOSHIKO CHUMA/FROM BRAIN TO BORN BY SECRET FOUR DIMENSIONS JOURNEY
09:15-11:15, friday till sunday, 17th-18th-19th august
14:30-16:30, monday till friday, 13th till 17th august
11:30-13:30, monday till friday, 13th till 17th august
ENANO/DISPLACEMENT-HIPHOP DANCE MOVES
11:30-13:30, sunday 12th, saturday 18th, and sunday 19th august.
14:30-16:30, saturday 18th, and sunday 19th august.
TicTac art centre
Rue Emile Carpentier 34, 1070 Brussels Belgium
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