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, but can also be combined with other (parade)elements. The serpent and its carriers drag the crowd along in a ritual dance fusing several local traditions.

In 2018, CC Bruegel, MetX and other partners started organising Dia de Muertos in les Marolles with Celia Dessardo and Israel Alonso as artistic directors. During the second edition, children from local schools and Club de Jeunesse asbl crafted a giant carcass of the Aztec serpent Quetzalcóatl. They worked together with resident artists like Manon and Sarah Brulé, Guyom and Virginie Raimundo. Right after Dia de Muertos, the serpent and its carriers danced their way to BOZAR for the Big Bang Festival. The musical escort was by Israel Alonso and Veronica Campos, together with children from the Marolles neighbourhood. A lively spectacle for youngsters, elderly and immortals!


Artistic coordination

Israel Alonso, Veronica Campos & Vital Schraenen


Info & booking

Koen Stynen –

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