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Satya Roosens – Studio Eclipse

24.05.2019

Belgium-based choreographer and dancer, Satya Roosens has been working with Studio Eclipse for the last decade.

She will perform as part of this year’s FRESH STREET #3. Here, she tells us how street art can transform a place.  

 

It’s so important to share art in the streets and public spaces. Art is a way to show different perspectives on society and more. People can get surprised by what they see and it can confront them in different ways.It’s healthy to shake people’s mind a bit too; be it by the beauty, the sensations, the story.
 

“Street theatre can transform places by going against what’s already existing in the street. As artists, we create contrast, or we use what’s there and transform it into a surreal or poetic situation. To transform, we need to merge with the public space and get inspired from there. Then, we can give a different perspective on a space or place that exists by using our imagination and making art. 

“We need to be open to try things we wouldn’t think are possible in the first place.”

 

That’s the work of an artist – to get the mind as far as possible and not to feel limited. We need to be open to try things we wouldn’t think are possible in the first place. Then we can get to new, different and original work.”
 

“I’m really looking forward to FRESH STREET; it’s so nice to take the time to look again with fresh eyes to what exists and to reflect on how we can keep the streets and public spaces moving in ideas. What I want to show in my work is a surreal situation in a realistic setting – a place where people don’t expect to see what we do.I hope people will see the water from their city in a different way than before and it will change it forever.The fantasy is hopefully triggered!” 

 

We feel honoured to be performing and hope we can contribute with our work to a setting of movement in public water as it being surreal and poetic.
 

About FRESH STREET#3:

As a result of their partnership with Circostrada, the ISACS Network will host the International conference FRESH STREET#3 in partnership with Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture. This event is scheduled to take place from 22 – 24 May 2019. It will see over 250 international delegates with a professional background and passion for all things street arts from all over the world in attendance. Artists, practitioners, programmers, producers, festivals, stakeholders, policymakers, journalists and more will make up the audience.

The theme of this event is ‘Place and Identity’ and is driven largely by the global and local crisis that the world is experiencing currently in relation to how we relate, feel and perceive same.

The event will be hosted by the National University of Ireland, Galway, with a one-day exploration of place and identity on the beautiful Inis Oírr, Aran Islands.

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