CANCELLED - The Choreopolitics of Alain Platel's les ballets C de la B Emotions, Gestures, Politics (Edited by: Christel Stalpaert, Guy Cools, Hildegard De Vuyst)

21-03-2020 from 13:30 to 15:30
Lully-zaal, Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, Schouwburgstraat 3, 9000 Gent
S:PAM - Studies in Performing Arts & Media
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Unfortunately the book presentation will be cancelled due to the coronavirus.
We hope to welcome you all on one of our upcoming events.


Les Ballets C de la B was founded by Alain Platel in 1984. Since then it has become a company that enjoys great success at home and abroad. Over the years, Platel has developed a unique choreographic oeuvre. His motto, 'This dance is for the world and the world is for everyone', reveals a deep social and political commitment.

Through the three topics of emotions, gestures and politics, this book unravels the choreopolitics of Platel's Les Ballets C de la B. His choreopolitics go beyond conveying a (political) message because rather than defending one opinion, Platel is more concerned about the exposure of the complexity within the debate itself.

Highly respected scholars from different fields contribute to this book to provide an interdisciplinary perspective on the intense emotions, the damaged narratives, and the precarious bodies in Platel's choreographic oeuvre.


15:30-16:15: Christel Stalpaert and Hildegard De Vuyst in conversation with Alain Platel
16:15-16:45: break
16:45-17:30: Christel Stalpaert and Hildegard De Vuyst in conversation with Jan Vandenhouwe and Steven Prengels


The event is free of charge, but registration is requested. Please Register here.


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