Louise Vanneste

After training in classical dance, Louise Vanneste turned to contemporary dance and entered P.A.R.T.S. (Brussels, directed by Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker) from which she graduated in 2000. A grant from the SPES Foundation (Be) enabled her to continue her training in New York, notably with the Trisha Brown Dance Company.

Between 2003 and 2017, she received numerous grants for creation from the Fédération Wallonie – Bruxelles and benefited from numerous residencies and co-productions from Belgian and foreign theatres (Charleroi danse, Théâtre de Liège, les Brigittines, CCA Ottignies, Torino Danza, CDC le Gymnases Roubaix, VGC Brussels, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, …). She created her company Rising Horses in 2012 and has been in residence at Charleroi danse from 2012 to 2020. She is currently an artist accompanied by the Théâtre de Liège and the Halles de Schaerbeek.

Within her company she develops a choreographic work in close collaboration with artists from other disciplines than dance: Cédric Dambrain and Antoine Chessex for the music, Stéphane Broc for the video, the visual artists and lighting designers Arnaud Gerniers & Benjamin van Thiel or Gwendoline Robin and Elise Peroï for the performance and the textile or the actress Amandine Laval.

Her works -Iris, Sie kommen, HOME, Black Milk, Gone in a heartbeat, Thérians, atla, Une incursion, Clearing- have been presented in Belgium and abroad: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Les Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-saint-Denis (Paris), Charleroi danse, Théâtre de Liège, Halles de Schaerbeek, Roma europa, CDC Roubaix, l’adc Genève, Torino Danza, Fabrica Europa, CDC Le Havre, Centre Wallonie- Bruxelles à Paris, KANAL, …

She also produces video installations (SK, Going West, #1) presented at the Palais de Tokyo, Hong Kong Art Center, Point culture / Charleroi, …

Her next creation Earths is a collaboration with 4 dancers (October 2021 – Charleroi danse). In addition to this stage project, Louise Vanneste has been involved in site-specific creation for two years and was recently selected by an association of venues and festivals in natural spaces, Nos lieux communs, in France (Paris, Dijon, Aveyron, etc.). She will develop the Metakutse project there.

In parallel to her choreographic work, Louise Vanneste has been involved in teaching and transmission for over 10 years. She has given numerous workshops in Belgium and abroad as part of higher dance training courses: Jointadventures Munich, Extension- CDC Toulouse, Amsterdam Universiteit, … She also gives dance/body workshops at the Institut Supérieur des Arts et des Chorégraphies de l’Académie des Beaux-arts de Bruxelles and will soon be giving a workshop to students at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de paysage in Versaille.