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‘DRUMMING XXL’ IN PARIS & BRUSSELS IN JUNE 2024

For ‘DRUMMING XXL’, P.A.R.T.S teams up with the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris and École des Sables, the International Centre for Traditional & Contemporary African Dances, founded in Toubab Dialaw, Senegal by Germaine Acogny.

‘DRUMMING XXL’, brings together seventy performers from the 3 schools, for this exceptional version of Drumming, created in August 1998 by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Rosas, to the music of Steve Reich.

The dancers from the various schools will work on a new version under guidance of Clinton Stringer, recreating several sections of the original piece, making their own transformations of the original material, creating duets and trios, and using the underlying structures of the original choreography to create new constructions.

One to look forward to!

‘DRUMMING XXL’ plays in Brussels:
-> on Friday May 31 in the centre of Brussels (Beursplein/Place de la Bourse) - 15:00 & 19:00
Free entry.

‘DRUMMING XXL’ plays in Paris:
-> on June 5-8 in MC93 Bobigny (Wed-Thu-Fri 20:00 & Sat 18:00) : Info & tickets
-> on June 9 in
La Villette (16:00 & 19:00) - free entry: Info

Read more in the interview with Cédric Andrieux (directeur des études chorégraphiques au CNSMDP), Alesandra Seutin & Wesley Ruzibiza (Artistic Directors École des Sables) and Charlotte Vandevyver (deputy director PARTS) (pages 30-37)