The moon is the moon is the moon


The moon is the moon is the moon

By revealing the different building blocks of a dance trio, The moon is the moon is the moon peels away the many layers of choreography. Compare it to the numerous drafts and studies that painters make before they create their painting, how they explore different perspectives and forms in drawings. This dance performance wants to give value to these choreographic ‘studies’ and, in so doing, uncover the many layers within the creative process. The three dancers and composer Gerrit Valckenaers invite you to penetrate the dance and experience it more deeply.

Just like Tibetan monks spend several weeks constructing a sand mandala to then sweep up the coloured grains, as a symbol of the impermanence of material things, this dance is, in a similar way, meticulously constructed in order then to be erased. What remains is the collective experience of the dancers and the audience.

5/10/2017 – CC De Spil (Roeselare)

Anneleen Keppens

Anneleen Keppens studied at the Royal Ballet School of Antwerp and at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels. Since then, she mainly works as a dancer in the productions of Daniel Linehan. In 2014 she danced in Rétrospective par Xavier le Roy at Centre Pompidou in Paris. From 2014 to 2016 she toured with Drumming, a piece by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (Rosas). She works as an outside-eye for choreographer Alexander Vantournhout and taught improvisation and composition classes at the Summer School of P.A.R.T.S., the Artesis Hogeschool Antwerp and the Secondary Art School of Brussels. In 2016 she started the research project "Transparency in abstract dance", with the support of the Flemish Government. Currently, Anneleen is following a Body-Mind Centering training at SOMA (FR) and EMA (UK). For her current project, she works together with dancers Victor Pérez Armero and Maria Fereirra Silva, movement assistant Stanislav Dobák, composer Gerrit Valckenaers and light designer Clive Mitchell.


Concept and choreography: Anneleen KeppensCreation and dance: Maria Fereirra Silva, Anneleen Keppens, Victor Pérez ArmeroMovement assistant: Stanislav DobákMusic: Gerrit ValckenaersLighting design: Clive MitchellExecutive production: Caravan production (Brussels)Residencies: Vooruit (Ghent), STUK (Leuven), wpZimmer (Antwerp), KAAP (Bruges), BUDA (Kortrijk), CC De Spil (Roeselare)With support from: the province of West-Flanders and the Flemish Government