© Deborah Robbiano / MOLD



mold refers to two very different things: it is a type of fungus but is also a hollow container to cast a specific form or pattern. As a fungus, it functions as a mycelial network that grows in ways that seem incontrollable: connecting, colonizing, infecting, digesting, fruiting and producing spores. As a pattern, it is a matrix, a form that shapes malleable matters. MOLD wants to stage the conflict between spontaneous proliferation and casting, between two different logics in the same body.

Drawing on a variety of practices – mycology, fashion, fermentation, dance and sculpture – MOLD approaches the theater machine as a multiplicity of bodies. MOLD is not only to become a performance but also a farm. An environment where dance, objects, audience, light, music, scents and costumes interact as living cultures. A garden dedicated to cultivating, abandoning, inoculating, braiding, duplicating, sprouting, warming up and decaying.

Sara Manente

Sara Manente (1978, Venice) studied dance and semiotics before moving to Brussels, where she works as an artist and researcher. Performance, film, text, event, sculpture or telepathic collaboration - her work presumes that all relationships are founded upon noise, as chaotic multiplicity, a parasite or background. Often materializing in a state of paradox, her dances appear to unfold between joy and vertigo.


Concept and direction: Sara Manenteperformance: Marcos Simoes, Gitte Hendrikx, Sara ManenteMusic: Christophe AlbertijnLight: Estelle GautierScent and costumes: Sofie DurnezMycelium: Deborah RobbianoDramaturgical advice: Jaime LlopisArtistic advice: Edurne Rubioproduction: Hirosco-production: C-TAKT, wpZimmer, Kaaitheater, Kunstencentrum BUDA, WIELS, Far° FestivalWith the support of: De Vlaamse OverheidThanks to: XING, Kunst/Werk, Serralves