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The ARTONOV Festival invites you to discover the work of choreographer Bintou Dembélé, who brings decolonialism into the world of dance. Her film s/t/r/a/t/e/s will be playing non-stop in an exhibition room at Queens Brussels, the former home of Émile Bockstael, mayor of Laeken/Laken and a close friend of Leopold II.

In this film, Dembélé, a pioneer of the hip-hop movement in France, explores the theme of memory: a fragmented memory in which everyone’s stories pile up, unconnected, like layers or strata (strates in French) that embed themselves within us. In s/t/r/a/t/e/s, Dembélé confronts her own history and asks questions about racial hierarchies. The body moves between past and present to fill in the gaps, the silences and the things left unsaid, like a living memory that continues to burn and resonate.

In cooperation in Artonov and Queens Brussels.

Practical information

Sat. & Sun, 10:00 to 18:00 (film screened continuously all day)

Queens Brussels, Avenue de la Reine/Koninginnelaan 266, Brussels-Laeken/Laken