Dance of the Quetzalcóatl

Brought to life during Dia de Muertos in les Marolles and slithering through Brussels and Belgium. This handmade carcass of the mythical feathered serpent Quetzalcóatl pops up as a mobile installation on festivals and parades. Prior to each performance, children and other neighbourhood residents participate at workshops around percussion, voice, costumes and masks to accompany the snake. The serpent and its carriers drag the crowd along in a ritual and family dance.

Children from local schools crafted a giant carcass of the Aztec serpent Quetzalcóatl during the second edition of Dia de Muertos in les Marolles. They worked together with resident artists like Manon & Sarah Brulé and Virginie Raimondo & Guillaume Gagneur from the CEC les Mercredis Artistiques.

The serpent danced its way to BOZAR for the Big Bang Festival 2019, through the streets and parcs of Brussels during StaycationBXL 2020 and all the way to Ghent and Antwerp as part of the NOMAD project by Zonzo Compagnie in 2021. Each time escorted by Israel Alonso, Veronica Campos and a group of children from the neighbourhood.


Artistic coordination

Israel Alonso, Veronica Campos & Vital Schraenen

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