ADVOCACY FOR A MULTIFORM SCENIC ARTS SECTOR
"I want to democratize dance and make the difference a force"
“You know, the processes we set in motion are in fact more important than the shows themselves,” emphasizes Baeyens. He admits to often encountering misunderstanding in the field. “Far too many people are obsessed with the creations, the playlists, the recipes. It’s actually the only thing that matters to them. I personally find such a point of view completely outdated." Atelier Quartier, the workshops he runs every week with the neighborhood and fellow choreographers like Yassin Mrabti, constitute for him the heart of his practice. (...) Baeyens builds his work slowly and precisely. For some time now, he has been putting together a production every three years to which he devotes a year of research, a year of creation and a year of touring.
Interview published in Etcetera n°161 (10/09/2020 - 14/12/2020)