Body Dialogues
Anneleen Keppens and Mégane Likin


Body Dialogues

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 or years. At times, the practice opens to different kinds of audiences, in order to involve more people in experiencing and thinking about the body and dance. 

Anneleen is currently involved in three Body Dialogues. During the residency at wpZimmer she will be meeting with writer Elke de Rijcke to work on a form through which they can share their dialogue ‘Hands’ with a public. She will have digital meetings with choreographer/dramaturg/bodyworker Laura Dannequin about how to show up at work and at home in ways that are in tune with the needs of both their bodies and their surroundings, in the frame of their dialogue ‘Embodying guiding stars’. Anneleen will also meet with Antwerp based double base player Nicolas Rombouts, with whom she recently started the dialogue ‘Moving Spaces’, in which they explore how music and dance sculpt the energy present all around us. 

Anneleen Keppens

Born in Kortrijk in 1986, Anneleen Keppens graduated from P.A.R.T.S. in 2010. She works as a choreographer, dancer, artistic collaborator and teacher. From these different positions, she creates experiences that place the body at the centre and honour the profoundly communicative and connecting potential of dance as a language.