Seppe Baeyens (1981) started out as a young dancer with fABULEUS and later turned up as a performer with the Kopergietery, Kabinet k, Productiehuis Brabant, Ontroerend Goed, Miet Warlop and others.
Since the start of his career as a performing artist, Baeyens has seen intergenerational work as being essential to showing the most human and vulnerable form of dance. The imperfection of dance and the way different generations relate to it are inseparably linked to his artistic creations.
For instance, in 2015 he created his first large-scale dance production, Tornar, in association with Ultima Vez and Wim Vandekeybus. In this piece he established interaction among an intergenerational cast of professional and non-professional dancers. He chose the members of this varied group in the course of a long process of workshops and encounters at the Ultima Vez studio in Sint-Jans-Molenbeek. Tornar was selected for the Theatre Festival and has been widely praised at home and abroad.
In the 2016-17 period, Seppe Baeyens received a grant from the Flemish Community to carry out research into performance space (and other spaces) and co-authorship in contemporary dance. The results of this study will be put to use in the creation of INVITED, Baeyens’ new dance production (premiere February 2018).