Just as long as you are there

Nadine Baboy, Sarah Deppe, Alex Akuete, Briana Ashley Stuart, Matteo Sedda
Tue 15.09.2020 - Thu 17.09.2020

When KVS put out an open call for dance solos, over 110 creatives responded. On 15 September 2020 the four chosen young dance creators will be showing their work on the KVS outdoor stage: the American dancer Briana Ashley Stuart, Sarah Deppe from France (in collaboration with Timothé Chams Yaddolahi), Antwerp-based dancer with Nigerian roots Alex Akuete, and Matteo Sedda from Italy (in collaboration with Alessandra Ferreri & Joshua Vanhaverbeke/Vitamina). Brussels dancer, choreographer and KVS face Nadine Baboy will also perform her new creation.

Just as Long as You Are There is a programme with five short but powerful solos in open air. It is an invitation for artists and audience to meet once again on the back square of KVS BOL, after countless artists saw their planned activities cancelled in the last months and cultural life ground to a halt.

The overarching title of the programme is a wink to the infectious hit song Dancing in the Street. It serves as an invitation to celebrate coming together in the public space. A place where stepping, poetry, hip hop and contemporary dance meet.

With one ticket you can see multiple dance solos! 

17:00: Sarah Deppe / Alex Akuete / Briana Stuart / Matteo Sedda / Nadine Baboy 
20:00: Sarah Deppe / Matteo Sedda / Briana Stuart / Nadine Baboy
17:00: Sarah Deppe / Briana Stuart / Alex Akuete / Nadine Baboy 
20:00: Sarah Deppe / Matteo Sedda / Alex Akuete / Nadine Baboy

"Nadine Baboy clôture le programme avec un solo démarrant sur l'image forte de ses poignets collés l'un à l'autre, comme entravés. Et une voix qui souffle, souffre et finit par lâcher "I can't breathe". Danse de combat, danse de revendication mais danse par-dessus tout avec un bel envol où la grâce et la liberté parviennent à s'imposer par-dessus la violence."

- Le Soir 

"Calling out around the world Are you ready for a brand new beat? Summer's here and the time is right For dancing in the street Dancing in the street"

- David Bowie & Mick Jagger


We partner with Buenos Aires-based LODO, a platform that has been working since 2014 to develop contemporary performing arts to foster exchange, creation and mobility projects in Latin America and beyond. This partnership results in an online collaboration where the Argentinean public will have free access to the livestream of Just as long as you are there on September 15 with five dance solos from the following artists: Nadine Baboy, Alex Akuete, Briana Ashley Stuart, Matteo Sedda and Sarah Deppe.


Sarah Deppe

Time Out

Nadine Baboy

Un Nouveau Souffle

Matteo Sedda, Alessandra Ferreri & Joshua Vanhaverbeke / Vitamina

Never Stop Scrolling Baby

Briana Stuart

Becoming Together

Alex Akuete



VAN & MET / DE & AVEC / BY & WITH Nadine Baboy, Sarah Deppe (in collaboration with Timothé Chams Yaddolahi), Alex Akuete, Matteo Sedda (in collaboration with Alessandra Ferreri & Joshua Vanhaverbeke), Briana Ashley Stuart