Unfolding an Archive

Zoë Demoustier / Ultima Vez
Wed 02.11.2022 and Thu 03.11.2022
  • 02.11.2022
    20:30 - 21:30
    KVS, Brussels
  • 03.11.2022
    20:30 - 21:30
    KVS, Brussels

In Unfolding an Archive, Zoë Demoustier unfolds a visual archive of 20 years of war reporting. 

The man behind the camera is her father, Daniel Demoustier. The quest for a relation to the visual collection of world events with which she grew up is like a simultaneously far and near movement. In an attempt to reconstruct, she brings the archive to life. She deconstructs the mechanisms hidden behind the archival footage. Gradually, a choreography of poses and gestures arises in a broken timeline of physical memories.

Zoë Demoustier (1995) is a performer and choreographer. The body is always the starting point of her visual performances. From movement, she makes links with current and committed subjects and creates documentary choreographic work. Zoë made the performances nesten (fABULEUS/Anna Bentivegna & Ayrton Fraenk), Road to Nowhere (Forsiti'A/Yelena Schmitz), Born to be wild (Thespikon) and worked as performer and assistant with a.o. Kabinet K, Michiel Vandevelde, Alma Söderberg/Manyone, Iris Bouche/Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, David Weber Krebs and Marcelo Evelin. In 2021, she was ambassador of Dag van de Dans in which she created dance makers of tomorrow in cooperation with De Zendelingen. In 2022 she will start a new collaboration as a choreographer with Ultima Vez.

Unfolding an Archive is her first solo performance for which she made some introductions during her Directing course at RITCS and Cultural Studies at KU Leuven. In the performance, she uses techniques from the mime corporal tradition, which she learned during her studies at the Mime Opleiding in Amsterdam. For Unfolding an Archive she works closely with musician and sound designer Willem Lenaerts.


CHOREOGRAFIE & UITVOERING / CHORÉGRAPHIE & EXÉCUTION / CHOREOGRAPHY & EXECUTION Zoë Demoustier LIVE GELUID / LIVE SON / LIVE SOUND Willem Lenaerts GELUID CONCEPT / CONCEPT SON / SOUND CONCEPT Willem Lenaerts & Rint Mennes LICHTONTWERP / CONCEPTION LUMIÈRE / LIGHTING DESIGN Harry Cole TECHNISCHE ASSISTENTIE / ASSISTANCE TECHNIQUE / TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE Pieter Kint MONTAGE INTERVIEW / INTERVIEW EDITING Yelena Schmitz SCENOGRAFIE, KOSTUUMS / SCÉNOGRAPHIE, COSTUMES / SCENOGRAPHY, COSTUMES Annemie Boonen ONDERZOEK / RECHERCHE / RESEARCH Annemie Boonen & Willem Lenaerts DRAMATURGIE / DRAMATURGY Elowise Vandenbroecke BEGELEIDING / ACCOMPAGNEMENT / COACHING Danielle Van Vree VIDEO & GELUIDSARCHIEF / VIDÉO & ARCHIVE SONORE / VIDEO & SOUND ARCHIVE Daniel Demoustier COPRODUCTIE / COPRODUCTIONStuk MET DE STEUN VAN / AVEC LE SOUTIEN DE / WITH THE SUPPORT OF Stad Leuven, 30cc, Platform In De Maak Residencies Stuk, Ultima Vez, Vlaams Cultuurhuis De Brakke Grond, Voetvolk Atelier Rubigny SPECIALE DANK AAN / REMERCIEMENTS SPÉCIAUX À / SPECIAL THANKS TO Shila Anaraki, Oihana Azpillaga, Jonas Beerts, Anna Bentivegna, Stijn De Cauwer, Elliot Dehaspe, Dirk De Lathauwer, Lahja Demoustier, Misha Demoustier, Hannes Dereere, Josine De Roover, Pieter Desmet, Klaas De Somer, Willem Malfliet, Hildegard De Vuyst, Silke Huysmans, Karen Joosten, Koen Theys, Maarten Van Cauwenberghe, Gerlinde Van Puymbroeck, Veerle Van Schoelant, Niek Vanoosterweyck, Bart Vanvoorden, Remo Verdickt, Cas-Co Leuven, Dag Van De Dans, Danstuin