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this kind of bird flies backwards 


How do you deal with moments of extreme joy and sadness - how does those make one feel alive? - This is the starting point  for the very first solo, This Kind of Bird Flies Backwards, of choreographer and dancer Natalia Pieczuro.

Pieczuro inspired herself by personal experiences and stories of other people -  those who are not afraid of being alive.Extremes exist very close to each-other. According to Pieczuro, the way you put those into the perspective, will give a meaning to your life

Une collaboration avec 



Colin H. van Eeckhout (Amenra)

From Brussels, her home port, the choreographer has created an open landscape of images and feelings.  A land of archetypes. This Kind of Bird Flies Backwards speaks about the intensity of our feelings  and how the ultimate sadness and loneliness can be experienced so differently. 

In Colin H.van Eeckhout from post metal band Amenra, Pieczuro found the ideal musical partner/ as she says “soul partner”.

Together with fellow members Mathieu van de Kerckhove and Bjørn Lescouhier he accompanies her on this dance performance that goes straight to the bones. A jurney pure, raw and real. 

De/van & met/avec

Natalia Pieczuro

Colin H. van Eeckhout

Bjørn Lescouhier

Mathieu van de Kerckhove


Colin H. van Eeckhout

Bjørn Lescouhier

Mathieu van de Kerckhove


Florence Richard


Kunstencentrum nona

Avec le soutien/de steun


Ultima Vez


Long Life Burning Wild Cards

Théâtre Marni

Les Ballets C de la B 

de Vlaamse Overheid


Aline Gorsen Art


Aline Breucker


Natalia Pieczuro



"Pieczuro is an incredibly powerful performer and choreographer, blending body, movement and feeling into an urgency that is visible and tangible in all her actions, she has found a language to communicate her inner experience with her audience, and does so from a within the turned state of being, which by that concentration, which it stops in every movement, evokes so much tension."





Having finished her highly acclaimed ‘triptych of the ecstatic body’ – comprising It’s going to get worse and worse and worse, my friend, AH/HA and We’re pretty fuckin’ far from okay – Lisbeth Gruwez is changing course.

The eruptive choreographies that established her reputation are now making space for incessantly swirling magma. The Sea Within is a magnetising dance performance in which Gruwez no longer wants to order the chaos, but lets the chaos create or become its own order. Still just as sharp and intense, but no longer zooming in on individuals, she lets ten dancers dissolve in a grand, breathing landscape.

For the first time in her career Gruwez is not dancing her own choreography but selected a group of ten female dancers. Ten powerful lotus flowers that are symbols of connection. Together, they bring a new, contemporary ritual in which the ‘we’ embraces the ‘I’.

As usual, Maarten Van Cauwenberghe is writing the score to this performance, assisted by Elko Blijweert and Bjorn Eriksson. Minimalistic synths and a tingling game with frequencies push their electronic sound design to the bottom of your senses.

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