Sowing and Harvesting

Models of development in contemporary dance based on the example in Flanders

A host of pioneering dance productions in Flanders in the 1980s gave rise to what became known as the “Flemish Dance Wave”. Internationally acclaimed dance productions by renowned artists like Alain Platel, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker and Jan Fabre strongly influenced the artistic development of young dance artists in the Belgian dance scene and the region’s cultural policy. The project “Sowing and Harvesting” presented outstanding contemporary dance pieces from Flanders from the past three decades at the international “Dance 2012” festival in Munich. The performances were accompanied by an extensive programme of interviews with artists, workshops, an exhibition and film series. Prior to the festival, an interdisciplinary research project by the Institute for Sound and Movement at the LMU Munich examined the interplay between artistic production and cultural policy and investigated to what extent the Flemish example could serve as a model for other regions. The results have been incorporated into the festival events and a publication.

Artistic directors: Nina Hümpel and Dieter Buroch
Choreographers: Erna Omarsdottir, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Jan Fabre, Wim Vandekeybus, Alain Platel, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Kopergietery Children and Youth Theatre (all BE) and others

Dance Festival Munich, 25 Oct. – 4 Nov. 2012


Dance 2012

Dachauer Straße 112 d

80636 München