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A secret Buried in a diary NachtHexen are leaving their houses Going into the streets Into the city of light A night of terror, opposition and incomprehension the current time I’m hearing the sound of  despair and courage I taste the fear on their dried out lips Mouths that keep on declaring resistance I sence […]

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With NachtHexen I (English: Night Witches I), Van Daele kicks off a cycle that highlights heroines throughout the history of the world. This creation is inspired by the Russian night bombing regiment Taman during World War II, that consisted of women only – from pilots to technicians. Using light glider airplanes, they successfully bombed German […]

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Stormlines is a dance performance about female strength, perseverance, pride, affiliation and precision. Jens van Daele’s Burning Bridges focuses on it in the coming years expanding the NachtHexen cycle. Stormlines is the preview of the  evening filling performance NachtHexen II (in English: Night Witches II) in which the power of women in general is used as the inspiration. […]

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In 2016, Jens van Daele’s Burning Bridges is celebrating its 10th anniversary. For this special occasion, Van Daele has invited renowned Canadian choreographer, Ginette Laurin, to collaborate on an unique creation called Tierra. A dance inspired by the invisible forces that unite us with the maelstrom of the universe. (Ginette Laurin) With her company, O Vertigo […]

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For Over Onze Vader (About Our Father), Jens van Daele found inspiration in his father’s letters, full of longing. Jens, who comes from a family with six children, describes his parents’ marriage through these letters. The marriage between Godelieve and Benny lasted until his father’s death. A deep connection, marked by great lows and loving […]

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In About Lucian Jens van Daele and his collective Burning Bridges go to work ruthlessly, on the turbulent and complex thoughts and ideas from the British painter Lucian Freud (1922-2011). The focal point of this energetic dance performance that is intertwined with the live music is the rawness, the complete honestly, and the exposure that is both […]

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Love and hate are at the heart of this energetic and theatrical dance concert Spring Tide. Choreographer Jens Van Daele, the six dansers and the Swiss/French Ensemble Batida, consisting of two percussionists and two pianists, form together a rotating collaboration. One hundred years after the original performance, this classical piece Le Sacre Du Printemps from Igor Stravinksy […]

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Battre le Fer is a duel danced by two women. It’s about paralleling similar powers and personalities. About stubbornness and blind battle. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, in an accelerating physical combat. No one listens, they simply lash out, in a mini world of poor forgiveness. The duel ends eventually, however undecided, […]

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Brides for Peace is a work of contemporary dance created by Jens van Daele. He was inspired by the living art project Brides on Tour by the Italian artists Pippa Bacca and Silvia Moro, that came to an untimely end. Jens wants to keep the memory of Pippa and Silvia’s work alive and, as it were, to continue […]

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Jens van Daele

Jens van Daele

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