Belgian architect Karel Burssens makes dancer Tarek Halaby dance with a machine, literally. A rotating machine is fixed to the ceiling. Through repetition this installation defines the rhythm, space and lighting, but also the movements of a dancer. This dancer will confront the moving sculpture to redefine the relationship between man and machine.

Burssens pushes alienation in the direction of poetry. The rapid evolution of technology in our ever-changing world forces man to continuously adapt himself. ‘Currents’ unravels this vulnerable position humans find themselves in. How do we deal with these changes? How do we continuously find a new balance within our own environment? A performance that fits perfectly in the context of Festival van de Architectuur.

Thu 26 Sep
20:00, Vooruit Gent (BE)
Fri 27 Sep
20:00, Vooruit Gent (BE)


  • concept & direction Karel Burssens
  • created with & performed by Tarek Halaby
  • dance dramaturgy Femke Gyselinck
  • musical composition & execution Daniel Brandt
  • music publisher Erased Tapes Music Ltd
  • light Cate Carter, Geert Vanhout, Bryte Design
  • costumes Max Doerr
  • outside eye Jeroen Verrecht, Gabriel Schenker
  • film Robbrecht Desmet, Sander Vandenbroucke
  • production sculpture Fisheye
  • production Hiros
  • co-production C-TAKT, STUK, deSingel, Arts Centre Vooruit
  • in collaboration with GC Elzenhof, School van Gaasbeek
  • with the support of the Flemish Government
  • image Karel Burssens


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