Within the framework of Body Dialogues Anneleen Keppens initiates conversations with different artists about specific aspects of the body and dance.
The invited artists are not necessarily performers or choreographers, but the body or movement forms an intrinsic part of their work. Body Dialogues creates a space for active contemplation and cultivates communication with and about the body. Favouring an in-depth approach, the dialogues are spread over several months. Gradually the practice opens to different kinds of audiences, in order to involve more people in experiencing and thinking about the body and dance.
In Body Dialogue I, Anneleen converses with writer Elke de Rijcke about hands, a body part with which we feel and make the world, both covered in dirt and in direct communication with the sacred. The hands of the writer weave letters together through paper and air, those of the dancer weave movements through space and air, both generating a unique form of communication.