The WIP Brussels program has been announced!

At this third Brussels edition of W I P C O O P, up-and-coming artistic talent from the Brussels scene will once again be pausing on the amazing road of their creative process, to show a limited audience where they stand. A corps of professionals from all corners of the country (dramaturges, programmers, art critics...) will attend and enter into dialogue with the artists about their work. In between the conversations, the audience can be inspired by ‘pitch breaks’ about artistic initiatives in the city. 

In Brussels you'll have the chance to get acquainted with the work of Nadine Baboy, Sihame Haddioui, Ilyas Mettioui & Zoé Janssens, Adnane Lamarti en Saida Manai. 


09:30 - 10:00 welcoming with coffee and thee

10:00 - 10:30 WIP 1: Désintégration culturelle - Nadine Baboy 
Désintégration culturelle was written, created and choreographed by Nadine Baboy. This lively performance brings together poetry, music and dance, in an attempt to take the audience on an artistic journey where words, movement and music form a unison expression. The creation is notable for its itinerant nature. 
This creation hones in on cultural heritage and the power of language as a symbol of identity and a key factor in cultural transmission. It reflects on cultural blending and wants to alert people to the importance of maintaining cultural patrimony, a powerful but often underestimated force.  

10:30 - 11:30 Pitch break 1: Julien Carlier

11:30 - 12:00 WIP 2: Stigmate - Sihame Haddioui
In a strange yet not-so-distant future, Hannah invents Néo. What is Néo? A desperate attempt to salvage at least a small part of a suicidal and bloodless humanity? A megalomaniac project? A dream or a nightmare? Her idea: complete Tabula Rasa. To return to a virgin, original state of humanity, to send it in a new direction, free from the blueprints and cycles of the past. So we need to erase our memories. Stigmate is a story of utopia, of hope, but also of disillusion and despair. It’s a search for the core of what makes us human. Sihame Haddioui explores this question by uniting the micro and macro levels. Who decides how we live together? How can we imagine a new society?

14:00 - 14:30 WIP 3: Ouragan - Ilyas Mettioui & Zoé Janssens 
This project could also have been called SOFTNESS or VIOLENCE.
It’s a psychedelic and capricious dance theatre creation.

Ouragan is the story of a laughable but initiatory sleepless night. 
Of Abdeslam, who delivers noodles by bicycle.
Alone in his apartment.
His first name was always difficult to carry.
Since yesterday, more so than ever.
Which is strange, since Abdeslam means ‘bringer of peace’ in Arabic.
His mother feels guilty and calls him every ten minutes ever since it happened.
If only he decided to change his name, she’s pay for the cost.

14:30 - 15:30 Pitch break 2: Ras El Hanout

15:30 - 16:00 WIP 4: Muntthee - Adnane Lamarti 
MUNTTHEE is Adnane Lamarti’s first creation. It’s a solo project in which he uses dance, rap, stand-up and a monologue to pose questions about his own identity as a Flemish Bruxellois with Moroccan roots. He takes elements from his own life unto the stage, and brings us his vision on identity in a dashing blend of colours and cultures. What is a human? What does society make of us? Isn’t our true identity often erased or ‘learned away’? Do parents, teachers and society see us for who we really are, or do they mostly see their expectations? 

16:00 - 17:00 Pitch break 3: Benno Steinegger

17:00 - 17:30 WIP 5: Essaye encore - Saida Manai 
Essaye encore is for all women and the daily struggles they encounter in life. 
A woman finds herself trapped between memories of her past and the pains of an uncertain present. This leads to a confusion of nostalgia for a lost world, a desire to get out, the weight of traditions, and exile. The creation invites the audience to partake in an intercultural dialogue and to exchange common riches. But in the first place, Essaye encore is a hopeful call for a joint future.

17:30 - 20:00 Drink and networking moment