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Dance of the Quetzalcóatl

Brought to life during Dia de Muertos in les Marolles. Ever since slithering through Brussels, Belgium and abroad. This handmade carcass of the mythical feathered serpent Quetzalcóatl can pop up as a mobile installation on festivals and parades. Prior to the performance, children and other neighbourhood residents often 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.

Ever since, the serpent danced its way to BOZAR for the Big Bang Festival 2019 and through the streets and parcs of Brussels during StaycationBXL 2020. Each time escorted by Israel Alonso, Veronica Campos and a group of children from the neighbourhood. New workshops and parades in collaboration with local partners in Merksem and Ghent are planned for the summer of 2021.

 

Artistic coordination

Israel Alonso, Veronica Campos & Vital Schraenen

 

Info & booking

Koen Stynen – koen@metx.be

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