FRArt PANGAEA, towards the territories of the imaginary and hybrid practices

1. Louise Vanneste: biography

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After training in ballet, Louise Vanneste turned to contemporary dance and joined the dance school P.A.R.T.S., from which she graduated. She was offered a scholarship from the SPES Foundation (Be), allowing her to pursue her formation in New York City, including time within the Trisha Brown Dance Company.

Since 2008 she is developping a choreographic work, favouring collaborations with artists from disciplines other than dance: Cédric Dambrain and Antoine Chessex for music, Stéphane Broc for video, the visual artists and lighting engineers Arnaud Gerniers & Benjamin van Thiel or Gwendoline Robin for performance and Elise Péroi for textile.

Her works Sie kommen, HOME, Black Milk, Gone in a heartbeat, Therians and atla have been presented in Belgium and abroad: Kunstenfestivaldesarts - Brussels, Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, Charleroi danse, Théâtre de Liège, Halles de Schaerbeek, Romaeuropa, ADC Genève, Tanzwerkstatt Europa - Munich …

Besides her projects on stage she also develops video installations such as Going West and #1.

She is currently working on two new productions for fall 2021, Earths and Metakutse, a site specific piece.
Alongside her choreographical work, Louise Vanneste is involved in education and transmission for more than 10 years (ISAC, Amsterdam University, Extension/Toulouse, etc.)

Winner of FRArt 2021 (Art research Funds), she will dedicated this year a specific time for his research_PANGAEA, towards the territories of the imaginary and hybrid practices.
Louise Vanneste is associated artist at Halles de Schaerbeek and she is “artiste-compagnon” at Théâtre de Liège (2018-2022). Her company Rising Horses is supported by Federation Wallonie Bruxelles.

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