Ben Fury — Crowd

Choreographer and dancer Benaji Mohamed/Ben Fury started exploring and developing his own breakdance technique at the Galerie Ravenstein, a hotspot of the underground breakdance scene in Brussels during the 80s and 90s. Here, he worked on his floorwork, groove, style and power moves. In 1998, he became a part of the contemporary dance scene and embarked on a journey with, among others, Hush Hush Hush, Fatou Traoré, Bud Blumenthal, Roberto Olivan, Mauro Pacagnella, Damien Jalet and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.
Ben Fury fuses these two worlds of artistic expression, allowing one to inspire and influence the other.

For EUROPALIA TRAINS & TRACKS, Ben Fury will return to the Galerie Ravenstein as well as the Brussels Central Station, to create a performance with 14 students of Bachelor Dans Koninklijk Conservatorium – AP hogeschool Antwerpen. The starting point for this creation is the circulation in and around a train station, a place where you watch and are watched, a place where different cultures and generations meet in different timeframes and atmospheres. Some see a missed train and the resulting waste of time as a cause for frustration, while others enjoy the freedom of this extra time gained.

Production EUROPALIA TRAINS & TRACKSBOZAR, Mahmoud Darwish Chair & Bachelor Dans Koninklijk Conservatorium – AP hogeschool Antwerpen.