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    To go further on Trisha Brown

    Biography : Trisha Brown’s obit in the New York Times (March 20, 2017): Here is an extract from the various resources available at the Contredanse Documentation Centre about Trisha Brown:  Trisha Brown’s history: Sally Banes, Terpsichore in Sneakers. Post-modern dance, ed. Houghton Mifflin,1980. Et sa traduction française par Denise Luccioni, Chiron, 2002. Sally Banes et […]
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    To go further on “Trisha Brown, seen from the body”

    A conversation in images, words and movement With Denise Luccioni and Eva Karczag An event organised by Contredanse in collaboration with Red Orange Productions, Danscentrumjette and Bozar for the opening night of the 11th international dancefilmfestival brussels l’art difficile de filmer la danse. > More info on Trisha Brown Speakers: Denise Luccioni Having worked in Paris at […]
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    Open-air exhibition

    In the frame of Brussels, dance!  40 dance photos are exposed to the wind, suspended in the streets of Brussels, Saint-Gilles, Ixelles, Schaerbeek and Molenbeek. Created in collaboration with Lise Bruyneel (La fabrique des regards), the images are taken from the iconographic collection of the Documentation Centre of Contredanse, which includes nearly 5000 photographs covering […]

    The documentation centre

    The Contredanse dance documentation centre was established in 1989 to spread the word about the history of dance, support learning and research, create a repository and challenge the archiving and transmission of dance.

    Its document collection has grown over time, especially with respect to Contredanse’s key themes: improvisation, composition, transmission, somatic practices and the history of contemporary dance.

    It also showcases the dance heritage of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.

    Online catalog

    The online catalog shows all the resources available in the documentation center. Enter your keywords in the empty field at the top right, modify the filters and start your research from home before visiting us.


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    About the documentation centre

    • Hours & contact

      The documentation centre is closed during the summer and will reopen to the public on September 5 at the usual hours. If you have any questions about your research, please write to
    • Document collection

      The documentation centre brings together a wide range of documents related to dance: books, specialized magazines, press clippings, photos, audiovisual archives, conference papers, theses and other original works, etc.
      The catalog can be consulted online and you will find all the tips you need to conduct your first research in the article : Traveling within our catalog…
    • Access to the documents

      All our documents remain onsite (they cannot be borrowed); there is a copy machine available.
    • Who does What?

      Co-responsible for the documentation centre: Claire Destrée & Yota Dafniotou.

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