Loraine Dambermont (BE)

13 October 2023 / 8 PM

A4 – space for contemporary culture

16 October 2023 / 7 PM       

Divadlo Štúdio tanca BB

Loraine Dambermont

Loraine Dambermont is a Belgian dancer and choreographer. Born in Liège in 1988, she has been based in Brussels for nearly 10 years. After graduating from Codarts and The Theaterschool – Academy of Dance and Arts in Rotterdam and Amsterdam, she focused on developing her own body language. By mixing several dance techniques; from Hip-hop to Contemporary dance, focusing mainly on popping and floor work, she works towards creating an explosive energy. In 2013, she won a choreographic prize with the duet Buy My Cityat Amsterdam’s 16 MINUTES OF FAME festival, and since then started with her partner and friend Noora Hannula a deeper artistic collaboration. She has worked with The Nordic Beasts/Noora Hannula (DK), Mute Comp. Physical theater (DK), Michèle Anne De Mey (BE), Itamar Serussi (IL), Beppie Blankert (Nl), Etienne Rochefort (FR) and recently Leslie Mannes (BE). She is currently touring internationally with her latest solo production Toujours de 3/4 face! (Selection Aerowaves Spring Forward Twenty23) as well as working on her new work, starting the creation at the fall 23.

She enjoys the power of precision while moving and makes restless choreographies she likes to channel through a meticulous musical structure. Through dynamic dance movement, Loraine Dambermont creates captivating performances, which highlight the beauty of gestures by inviting the audience to live this intense experience together


Concept, choreography and live performance: Loraine Dambermont

Music composition: Loraine Dambermont

Sound mixing advisor: Victor Petit

Light design: Rémy Urbain

Technical tour directors: Chams Madec and Gaspar Schelck

Outside eyes: Monica Gomes

Photographer credit: Hichem Dahes

Scenography: A jacket and a pair of glasses

Project coproduced by: Le théâtre de la Balsamine (Be)

Supported by: Le théâtre Marni, Garage 29, La Roseraie, Iles Suitcase Bruxelles, L’Armande,

CC Bruegel – Perpetuum MOBILE Festival (Be), Theater aan de Rijn – Dance Flavours, Arnhem

(NL), Studio 28, Roubaix (Fr)

Main inspiration and special thanks to Johnny Cadilla

According to Johnny Cadillac, a former Belgian karateka, “ 3/4 face “ is The ultimate defensive position: A posture so precise which inevitably betrays a will of perfectionism and a deep desire of control. Loraine Dambermont makes this principle her own and, through a live tutorial, reveals her best self-defense secret skills. Toujours de 3⁄4 face! is a hyper energetic solo performed as a survival guide with hints of humour. Dambermont also tackles the complex Belgian identity through movements all directed towards the paroxysm of self-mockery. This performance challenges the physical and mental virtuosity of the performer by pushing the limits of a constrained body between a marathon of hyper fast movements, and the extreme precision of its own musicality.

The project like the result achieved are matters for Surrealism – Belgian Surrealism, of course.”

 Nicolas Villodre