Evening Encounters, a series of rendezvous with visible and invisible agents from the fields of Dance, Performance and Choreography.
For the second edition of Evening Encounters, ISAC will welcome Bryana Fritz and Tom Engels to discuss their individual and collaborative work.
January 29th, 2018, 18:30 - 20:30
ISAC | Institut Supérieur des Arts et ChorégraphiesRue du Midi straat 144, Brussels
Bryana Fritz is a dancer and choreographer based in Brussels. Her work is situated at the intersection between poetry and performance and often does so in duet with the everyday user interface of OS X. Indispensible Blue (offline) is the title that hosted multiple iterations of this inquiry- a performance, screenshot recordings, and publications. She has also a worked as performer for Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Xavier le Roy, Michiel Vandevelde and together with Henry Andersen is part of the Slow Reading Club.
Tom Engels works as an editor, curator, writer and dramaturge. He is part of the curatorial team of Sarma, the Brussels-based laboratory for discursive practices and expanded publication. As a dramaturge he recently worked with Alexandra Bachzetsis (CH/GR), Mette Ingvartsen (BE/DK) and Mathias Ringgenberg / PRICE (CH). In the frame of “the dead are losing or how to ruin an exhibition” curated by Christopher Weickenmeier, he presented “Leaving Palermo” (2018), a spoken soundtrack made in collaboration with Bryana Fritz. His writings appeared in visual arts and performing arts magazines such as De Witte Raaf (BE), Extra Extra Nouveau Magazine Erotique (NL), Etcetera (BE), a.o. His curatorial project another name, spoken, was presented at Jan Mot Gallery (Brussels) in 2017. His new performance and lecture series Matters of Performance will run throughout 2018 and 2019 at the School of Arts in Ghent. Engels is also active in different educational contexts like P.A.R.T.S. (Brussels), S.N.D.O. (Amsterdam), Centre National de la Danse (Paris) and the Schoof of Arts (Ghent). He himself holds degrees in art history (Ghent University) and Choreography and Performance (Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft, Giessen).