Skatepark, 26. - 28. October 2023

26. - 28. October 2023

A real encounter beyond age between individuals who never stop challenging and pushing the limits of their possibilities.

  • Duration85 min
  • Price360
  • StageMain stage

Dates & times

They fly through the air and defy gravity, listen to music, chat, laugh, sing and dance. At the skatepark, people from different communities get together, syncing their own bodies in coordination with the movements of the others and practising virtuoso physical experiments. In her new work, Danish choreographer Mette Ingvartsen depicts the skatepark as a performative space and expands the common dance vocabulary to include kickturns, 180s and boardslides. Antidote, a global architectural firm specialising in skateparks in public spaces, designs a site that features ramps and rails, a stage setting that is as functional as it is extraordinary.

In Skatepark, ten skaters play with the possibilities afforded by the space, the boards and community in a multitude of parallel actions. A vibrant choreography for the stage, carefully structured and condensed, emerges from everyday culture.

Background material


  • Concept & choreography

    Mette Ingvartsen

  • Med

    Damien Delsaux
    Manuel Faust
    Aline Boas
    Mary-Isabelle Laroche
    Sam Gelis
    Fouad Nafili
    Júlia Rúbies Subirós
    Thomas Bîrzan
    Briek Neuckermans
    Indreas Kifleyesus
    Arthur Vannes
    Camille Gecchele
    og lokale skatere

  • Choreographic assistant

    Michaël Pomero

  • Sound design

    Anne van de Star
    Peter Lenaerts

  • Music

    Felix Kubin, Mord Records. Why the eye, sonaBLAST! Records, Rrose, The Fanny Pads, Restive Plaggona

  • Lighting design

    Minna Tiikkainen

  • Scenography

    Pierre Jambé/Antidote

  • Construction set

    Construction workshop of Théâtre National Bruxelles:
    Joachim Pochet
    Joachim Hesse
    Pierre Jardon
    Yves Philippaerts
    Andrea Messana
    Boyd Gates

  • Dramaturgy

    Bojana Cvejić

  • Costumes

    Jennifer Defays

  • Technical design set

    Stéphane Thonnard

  • Sound technicians

    Milan Van Doren
    Yrjänä Rankka
    Filip Vilhelmsson

  • Lighting technicians

    Bennert Vancottem
    Jan-Simon De Lille

  • Technical direction

    Hans Meijer

  • Production and administration officer

    Joey Ng

  • Communication

    Jeroen Goffings

  • Mangement

    Ruth Collier

  • Production

    Oihana Azpillaga Camio

  • Production

    Great Investment vzw

  • Photos

    Bea Borgers

  • Local skaters

    Ísar Steinn Eyvarsson
    Stiven Thorsteinsson
    Silas Aagaard-Hagen
    Adrian Fossli Pedersen
    Erik Wangen Johansen
    Eline Wangen Johansen
    Ilja Skaug Andersen
    Marvin Linnes

Coproduction: La Danse en grande forme (Cndc – Angers, Malandain Ballet Biarritz, La Manufacture CDCN Nouvelle-Aquitaine Bordeaux · La Rochelle, CCN de Caen en Normandie, L’échangeur – CDCN Hauts-de-France, CCN2 – Grenoble, La Briqueterie – CDCN du Val de Marne, CCN – Ballet national de Marseille, CCN de Nantes, CCN d’Orléans, Atelier de Paris / CDCN, Le Gymnase CDCN Roubaix – Hauts-de-France, La Place de La Danse – CDCN Toulouse – Occitanie, La MC2 – Grenoble), Ruhrtriennale, Wiener Festwochen & Tanzquartier Wien, La Villette & Théâtre Chaillot, deSingel, Kaaitheater & Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles, Kunstencentrum VIERNULVIER, Next Festival, Charleroi danse centre chorégraphique de Wallonie – Bruxelles, International Theatre Rotterdam, Perpodium
Supported by: Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, Wilhelm Hansen Fonden
Residency: Rosas, Charleroi danse centre chorégraphique de Wallonie – Bruxelles, deSingel
Great Investment is supported by: The Flemish Authorities, The Flemish Community Commission (VGC), Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government & The Danish Arts Council

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