works

Unexplained Dances

Manon Santkin

2014

Encounters without politeness but with care. 

In Unexplained Dances, Manon Santkin performs, with and for the audience, one of the many exercises compiled in the Atlas of Incomprehension. For this special edition, she will engage in an ad-hoc dialogue, simultaneously embodied and spoken, about how to care for a dance which persists without explanation.

Manon Santkin (1982) is a free-lance artist based in Brussels. Within the field of the Performing Arts, she operates as an dancer, choreographer, advisor, rehearsal director, after-talk moderator and writer. She graduated from P.a.r.t.s. in 2004 and has been collaborating with choreographers Mette Ingvartsen, Salva Sanchis, Xavier Leroy, Sidney Leoni, Eleanor Bauer, Cecilia Lisa Eliceche and Leslie Mannès. She also develops projects with sound artist Peter Lenaerts and with designer Nicolas Couturier. Manon regularly takes part in the processes of other artists as a mentor, advisor or dramaturge and sees her role as an interpreter morphing into that of a facilitator of collaborative processes. Since 2013, Manon develops new works in the frame of the Master program in New Performative Practices, at the Stockholm University of the Arts. Her research, entitled « Since all choreographers are dead... », focuses on ecology of practices, collaborative networks and complex narratives.

Credits

concept: Manon Santkin
performance: Manon Santkin & guests
costume: Jennifer Defays
book cover: Nicolas Couturier
production: Kunst/Werk vzw
residencies and support: Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers (FR), PianoFabriek (BE), Weld (SE). This production is a part of the project [DNA] Departures and Arrivals, co-financed by the Creative Europe program of the European Commission.
thanks to Griet Verstraelen, Leslie Mannès, Nicolas Couturier, Zoë Polluch, Cecilia Lisa Eliceche, Chrysa Parkinson, Sidney Leoni and Salva Sanchis.

Performances

  • 03/12/14 Another fine selection@MDT, Stockholm (SE)
  • 04/12/14 Another fine selection@MDT, Stockholm (SE)
  • 29/01/15 The Image Generator, Antwerp