Lia Rodrigues Rio de Janeiro


dance — premiere

Public space / Zinneke Parade

⧖ ±2h | Outdoor | Standing | Free

How do we reclaim joy as a political strategy? For the first time, the festival joins forces with the biannual Zinneke parade, a large participative, surreal and typically Brussels procession consisting of 20 ‘zinnodes’ that cross the city. This year, one of these partial parades is being created by Brazilian choreographer and much-loved festival guest Lia Rodrigues, as the closing event of Kunstenfestivaldesarts 2024. Rodrigues has been building her own dance practice at the Centro de Artes da Maré (Rio de Janeiro) and in public spaces for decades. She sees dance as a possible link between artistic and non-artistic domains. For this parade, Rodrigues collaborated with members of her company, dance students and citizens who want to spread a message in the public space: people practising permaculture, mothers of young children, people with physical disabilities, etc. Can the participants of this heterogeneous group maintain their individuality while, at the same time, manifesting together and standing in solidarity, despite their different struggles? Using choreographic principles, Rodrigues creates a parade that reflects present-day Brussels while depicting the hope for a better future.


  • 15:00

Presentation: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Zinneke Parade
Concept: Lia Rodrigues in collaboration with Sammi Landweer, Valentina Fittipaldi, Andrey Silva, Leonardo, Nunes Fonseca, Amalia Lima, Astrid Toledo | Production manager: Astrid Toledo | Participants: Master Dance and Choreographic Practices ENSAV - La Cambre / INSAS / Charleroi danse (Plume Ducret, Alice Jumelle, Lux Muller, Oka Maath Neri (Mohammad) Kouakou, Amarine Rignanese, Thibault Rousselet, Charly Simon, Louis Simon), Kind en Gezin, nursing home Clos Bizet - Vulpia, Labolobo, Foyer Aurore - asbl Anais, Zonnelied vzw - De Stroom, Brussels Ouderenplatform
Commissioned and produced by Kunstenfestivaldesarts, in collaboration with Zinneke Parade

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