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Milø Slayers BE/TD

Milø Slayers (artist's name André van Praet, °1993) is a dancer-choreographer with additional interests in photography, poetry, animated film, music and the organization of cultural events (such as the multidisciplinary Abstrahø festival at Decoratelier, Kunstenfestivaldesarts...).
After four years of ongo­ing devel­op­ment, his pro­fes­si­o­nal dan­ce debut, Monstrare and/​or Monere, pre­mie­red at STUK Leuven on 5 October 2021.

Milø’s tra­jec­to­ry as a dan­cer-cho­re­o­grap­her com­bi­nes two sphe­res of influ­en­ce:
- Hiphop dance (as an autodidact): In 2014 he established Compagnie Slayers, a hiphop dance company with which he has produced two dance creations: Cyborg's Quest (2015-2017, supported by Maison de Création BXL Nord, LezArtsUrbains, Maison des Cultures Molenbeek and the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles) and Wormhole (2017, choreographic and digital project). In 2017 the company won the Hip Hop Games Belgium and represented Belgium at the Jeux de la Francophonie in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. He is interested in a wide range of styles: streetdance, locking, krumping, b-boying, popping. He also gives hiphop dance workshops (at BRONKS, Decoratelier, Impulsion...) in Brussels.
- Contemporary dance (as an emerging professional artist): Between 2015 and 2020 he attended the 'Espace Urbain' artistic training course at ISAC (Institut Supérieur des Arts et des Choréographies) in the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels. In June 2020, he completed his master's degree, focusing on the practice of the body, questioning the space between the choreographic arts and the plastic arts. Since then, he has done residencies at Charleroi danse, Pianofabriek in Brussels, STUK in Leuven, KAAP in Bruges, VierNulVier in Ghent, Ultima Vez in Brussels, Les Ballets C de la B in Ghent... and shown work-in- progress as part of WIPCOOP at the KVS.

After these studies, Milø Slayers did two professional shows:
Monstrare et/ou Monere, that pre­mie­red at STUK Leuven on 5 October 2021.
And DEMONstratio, that pre­mie­red March 31, 2023 at Charleroi Danse / Kaaitheater, Bruxelles.

"A series of fascinating movements" (Etcetera)

His shows have been presented at STUK (Leuven), Charleroi Danse (Charleroi), La Raffinerie (Brussels), LOD (Ghent), Kaaitheater (Brussels), CC Brugge (Bruges), KAAP (Bruges), Schouwburg Kortrijk (Courtrai), De Kriekelaer (Brussels), DESINGEL (Antwerp)....

For 2025, Milø Slayers is preparing a third show about the body, CORPUS.