Adventures in planet love – Jordi L. Vidal
An original and dynamic performance that combines floor acrobatics, contemporary dance and physical theatre.
This piece explores the diversity of romantic encounters in order to bring light on our prejudices, to overcome them and create bridges and better living together.
Concept, direction, choreography: Jordi L. Vidal
Performers: Julie Querre, Youri De Gussem, Victor Launay
Costumes, props and set: Noelle Deckmyn
Choreography coach: MichouSwennen
Photos: Matthias Walton, Loic Boon, Raphael Tillie
Videos: Matthias Walton, Silvia Marazzi
Graphic design: Silvia Marazzi
Coo production: “Het Lab” Cultureel Centrum Hasselt, Culturecultuur1060 Sint Gillis/Saint Gilles, Belgium
Creation residencies: La Roseraie, Espace Catastrophe, Institut Dalcroze, Foyer Populaire CC Court Saint Etienne, Cirqu’conflex, MCA-CAR Centre d’arts de la rue, Miroir Vagabond, Belgium.
With the support of SACD Belgium and Hart voor Kunstenaars fonds – Artists United &UAS, WBTD-Wallonie Bruxelles Théâtre Danse, WBI-Wallonie Bruxelles International number)
Duration: 25 min.
Victor Launay began dancing with Max Bozzoni and then joined the CNR Boulogne followed by the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse in Paris in the balletsection before joining the Junior Ballet in Aquitaine in 2003.Then 2 years later, he went to the Ecole-Atelier Rudra Béjart. He has worked regularly with the CCN de Nantes and, at the same time, with other choreographers.
In 2010 he became part of the founding team for the Opinion Public dance company where he performs in all of its productions for “Mr. Follower”, “Arcadia”, “Aeterna” and “RockingChair”.
Julie Querre is a professional contemporary dancer who first studied at the National Conservatory of Bordeaux where she received a diploma of choreographic studies with high honors, and after at the National Choreographic Center of Roubaix. Finally, she graduated in Belgium at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp (Artesis) with a bachelor in contemporary dance.
For the last years, she has worked with different choreographers and artists like, for example, Jelena Kostic, Koen de Preter, Martha! tentatief company, Otto Pichler and Barjo & Cie, Jordi L. Vidal as a dancer.
Youri De Gussem
Youri De Gussem started hip hop dance at the age of 11 in a private school. Thereafter he studied at the Athénée Royal des Beaux Arts of Brussels and Royal Conservatory of Antwerp He chose to finalize his formation at P.A.R.T.S., school founded and directed by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker in 2013.
As a professional dancer, Youri worked with Willie Dorner, Dimitri Leue, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Damien Jalet, Jean Guillaume Weis, Ricardo Ambrozio, Jordi L. Vidal, Sarah Baltzinger, Marie Martinez, company Le Huit.
Jordi Vidal. In the past 30 years he is active as a dance & physical theatre guest teacher for artists in the fields of dance, theatre, street theatre, clown, among others, at: Summer Studios/Rosas-Parts, Flanders Royal Ballet School, ESAC; Canaldanse Paris; NRW Tanzhaus Dusseldorf, Tanzfabriek and Dock 11 Berlin; La Faktoria Pamplona.
With more than 600 performances realized already all over Europe and around the world (Moroco, Philippines, Brazil, Mali) his creations have been presented at: Ferme du Buisson, Halles De Schaerbeek, deSingel Antwerpen, Mercat De Les Flors Barcelona, Culturgest, Berner Tanztage, Julidans, Spoffin and many more