November 4, 2019 - M Leuven - Playground Live art festival
November 4, 2019

M Leuven

[1] Orla Barry, Spin, Spin, Scheherazade. © Steven Decross. [2] Julian Weber, sight seeing. © Dieter Hartwig.

Playground Live art festival
November 14–17, 2019

M Leuven
L. Vanderkelenstraat 28
B–3000 Leuven
Hours: Thursday 11am–10pm,
Friday–Tuesday 11am–6pm

T +32 16 27 29 29

STUK - House for Dance, Image & Sound and M Leuven are once more presenting several premieres, co-productions and collaborations. The artists in this year’s festival:

Nel Aerts / Pierre Bal-Blanc & Manuel Pelmus / Béatrice Balcou / Orla Barry / Jeremiah Day featuring Joanne Bland, Fred Dewey and Youth for Climate / Samah Hijawi / Suchan Kinoshita / Hana Miletić & Globe Aroma / Bosse Provoost & Ezra Veldhuis / Sarah & Charles / Nick Steur & Matea Bakula / Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa / Julian Weber

Since 2007, Playground has been a meeting point for the performing and visual arts. Artists freely combine elements from installation, text, film, sculpture, architecture and choreography in their practice, bringing objects and bodies together in challenging live performances.

In this 13th edition, Playground is again offering a platform to artists who are not bound to one specific discipline, but who work at the intersection between the performing and visual arts. The codes of various spaces are challenged throughout the programme. In Collective Exhibition for a Single Body, curator Pierre Bal-Blanc and choreographer Manuel Pelmus enter the public square. Orla Barry uses both the theatre spaces at STUK and the exhibition rooms at M to present her productions. Nel Aerts and Béatrice Balcou activate their festival exhibitions at M. Jeremiah Day invites audiences to engage in an open discussion that focuses on the question of rebellion. Also, the Japanese-German artist Suchan Kinoshita’s new production explores the specific codes of the theatre. Playground is a haven for experimentation, where installation, film, architecture, sculpture and choreography blend together into continuous installations and live activations.

Playground is curated by Eva Wittocx, Lore Boon and Steven Vandervelden

Press contacts:
M: Philippe Mertens, T +32 (0)16 27 29 38 / philippe.mertens [​at​]
STUK: Caroline Henderickx, T +32 (0)16 320 308 / caroline.henderickx [​at​]

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