After approaching hardcore techno dancing from her own background through the style of gabber in the pieces Camouflaging Kelly (2014) and Softcore (2018), Lisa Vereertbrugghen now continues her research with sound designer Michael Langeder to include other hardcore dance styles, like UK jungle, drum-‘n-bass and other contemporary hardcore sounds in an attempt to find and activate their common ground.
One element that connects these underground substyles (besides their high speed) is the disruption of the flow with pauses, breakbeats and complex intermittent rhythms. In Disquiet dancing hardcore is considered a continuous breaking down of rules and regularity. Hardcore is approached as a kind of physical anarchy that wildly embraces noise, difference and irregularity.
Concept, choreography and performance: Lisa Vereertbrugghen - Sound: Michael Langeder - Artistic advice: Madison Bycroft - Light: Vera Martins - A coproduction by: December Dance (Concertgebouw & Cultuurcentrum Brugge), Kunstenwerkpaats, STUK, CAMPO and Bit-teatergarasjen - With support from: BUDA, Workshop Foundation and workspacebrussels - With financial support from: the Flemish Government and Life Long Burning - Co-funded by: the Creative Europe programme of the European Union