Everything brings us back to the body
Joeri Thiry


Everything brings us back to the body

“Everything brings us back to the body” is a research project by choreographer and dancer Ehsan Hemat with dramaturg and critic Yasen Vasilev and musician Andres Navaro García, towards the creation of a solo for a human body and an 18-kilo brass sheet.

It starts from the understanding that the current regime of overproduction and oversaturation of images and information is making us numb and detached from our own bodies, and focuses on the production of reflection and sound through the interaction of the living body and non-living object.

The previous step of the research at DansiT was about making labour visible and addressing working conditions both in independent dance making and in a global supply chain that makes the mining, extraction, production, purchase, and delivery of the brass sheet for the purposes of this performance possible.

During the residency at WPZimmer they will experiment with composition and organisation of the material. This two-week residency is the finalising step of their research and comes after residencies at Co-laBo, STUK, workspacebrussels, KC Nona and DansiT, and a presentation at Winternights Maastricht.

Ehsan Hemat

1980 IR,BE
Ehsan Hemat is a Brussels-based dancer and choreographer. Dance on Glasses/Amir Reza Koohestani marks the beginning of his dance career in 2000. He has worked with a number of various artists from different disciplines such as: William Forsythe, Anke Blonde, Felix van Groeningen, David Zambrano, Goele van Dijk, Lance Gries, Mokhallad Rasem, Eric Kaiel. He taught at Fontys Academy (Tilburg), LCDS/The place (London), ICCD (Tehran), CCDC (Cairo), Dance academy of Bahia Blanca (Argentina), wisper (Belgium).

Yasen Vasilev

1988 BG
Yasen Vasilev is a dramaturg, critic and maker who was educated at the theatre academies of Sofia and Shanghai. Today he works in the field of contemporary dance and performance.