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.

During the second edition of Dia de Muertos in les Marolles, children from local schools crafted a giant carcass of the Aztec serpent Quetzalcóatl. They worked together with resident artists like Manon and Sarah Brulé, Guyom and Virginie Raimundo.

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. Due to the corona crisis, new workshops and parades in collaboration with local partners in Merksem and Ghent have been postponed to 2021.


Artistic coordination

Israel Alonso, Veronica Campos & Vital Schraenen


Info & booking

Koen Stynen –

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