Vania Vaneau

“Healing Rituals”

This lab/workshop is part of the European project Life Long Burning and will link three groups from three cities/countries and their nature: Leuven-BE, Stockholm-SE and Montpellier-FR.

Vania Vaneau will share some of her research for the solo piece Nebula (2021) which takes place both in natural places and in theaters. The starting point for the piece is a post apocalyptical landscape, joining both pre historic practices and a futuristic projection, in the aim to find ways to reactivate life from a destroyed situation. During the two/three days, the group will work both inside and outside, relating the body with a local natural landscape, and then will be invited to create their own practices/rituals individually and as a group in that particular space. The work will be about care, transformation, land art, meetings, handcraft and activation of relations between human and non-human beings and materials.

The different experiences made during the lab will be then shared with the groups of the two other cities through scores, mail art or any other form of transmission. Aiming to relate different geographical places and recreate one nature and new bodies in a changing environment.


Dates :
Stuk-Leuven 11-13 May 2022
MDT-Stockholm 16-17 May 2022
ICI-CCN Montpellier/Exerce et ENSBA Nimes 17-21 October 2022


Life Long Burning (LLB)

LLB is a multi-annual cooperation project supported by the Creative Europe program of the European Union for a period of 4 years (1.07.2018 – 30.06.2022) and implemented by twelve European organisations.Through a series of 6 proposals / activities, this project offers lasting support to emerging but also recognized choreographic artists, and aims to stimulate exchanges with other disciplines, as well as to have a strong action towards audiences at through constructive feedback on its actions.Vania Vaneau is supported within the framework of Creative Crossroad, one of the activities of LLB, a two-year funding program, whose offers (residencies, workshops, etc.) are adapted to the needs of artists.

LLB’s Partnerships for 2020-2022

Uferstudios (Berlin – Germany),DanceWEB (Vienna – Austria), STUK House for Dance, Image and Sound (Louvain – Belgium),Brain Store Project (Sofia – Bulgaria), Kik Melone (Zagreb – Croatia), ICI—CCN Montpellier – OccitanieWorkshop Foundation (Budapest – Hungary), Veem House for Performance (Amsterdam – Netherlands), 4Culture (Bucharest – Romania), Nomad Dance Academy Slovenia (Ljubljana – Slovenia), MDT (Stockholm – Sweden).