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© Laurent Delom

PROJECT

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dddddddddduettttttttttttttttttttttttt is the first collaboration between Dan Mussett and Laurent Delom, and is an attempt to encompass their entire ongoing relationship into a single duet. The very processes that occur when two individuals try to work together to achieve a unity which is beyond both of them individually are laid bare, giving way to the struggles, successes, conflicts and resolutions that happen on and off stage, day in, day out. dddddddddduetttttttttttttttttttttttttt is an insight into the never-ending process of being together; it is an invitation to witness the journey of two people as they become each other’s teacher, shadow, student, friend, mirror, brother, rival and colleague, all at once and at the same time, blurring the boundaries that separate one from the other.

During their time at wpZimmer, Dan and Laurent will work towards finalising their ddddddddddduettttttttttttttttttttttttt, culminating in a showing moment on July 5th.

Dan Mussett

1988 UK, BE
Dan Mussett (1988, UK) graduated in 2017 from the dance academy at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp. He had previously studied English literature at the University of Edinburgh. He currently works as a performer with, among others, Jan Martens / GRIP and Ayelen Parolin. In 2018 he received a research grant from the Flemish Government, to conduct research into new techniques and methodologies to stimulate collaborations in an artistic context. He conducts this research together with dancer Laurent Delom. In addition, they are collaborating on their first performance, ddddddddddduetttttttttttttttttttttttt, which will premiere in the summer of 2019. Following his research, Dan set up in April 2018MURMUR, a reading and discussion group for people active in the performing arts sector in Antwerp . The intention is to share knowledge within the artistic community, to talk to and listen to each other.

Laurent Delom

Laurent Delom is a young dancer, dance maker and researcher who first graduated as an engineer in 2008 before turning to dance. He graduated in 2016 from the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp (Belgium) and is now living in Paris. He operates in Belgium, France and Mexico. Besides dance he pursues artistic interests in photography and web design as well as academic research in aesthetics and transmission of dance skills. In addition, he collaborates with Dan Mussett on their first performance, ddddddddddduetttttttttttttttttttttttt, which will premiere in the summer of 2019.

Credits

Concept and performance: Dan Mussett and Laurent DelomLights: Caroline MathieuCostumes: Ruby RussellCo-production: C-TAKT, workspacebrussels and wpZimmerWith thanks to: deSingel, United-C, De Veerman, P.A.R.T.S. Summer StudiosSupported by: the Flemish Community and the Flemish Community Commission