Black Milk

Black Milk has been crowned best dance performance by the Critics Award 2013 (know more).

Between mirroring and oppositions, a duet in the feminine plural for a dance of energy/tensions/suspensions with blurred and magnetic visions of a singular twinship.

The body in the feminine, or rather bodies in the feminine: a constant in Louise Vanneste’s work. Tangibly charged bodies, vehicles of a mostly minimal dance, with a “raw” and powerful physique in which black and white happily reign as master of ceremonies. Creations like long dolly shots in a magnetic landscape, immersed in a “radical” and regularly hypnotic sound bath.

In Black Milk the artist does not fail to observe her signature style which is simple, uneasy and sensual all in one, here with a preponderance of white and light. It features Eveline Van Bauwel, one of the two performers who took part in Persona with her (a trio created in 2011).

Around a game of symmetry and its opposites, the women sketch out a journey full of transformations and metamorphoses. Playing lions, sheep, wolves, women, men, mothers, children and shapes in turn, they sneak in, wait and direct, always interacting, always alone…

Created by Louise Vanneste, Antoine Chessex, Cédric Dambrain, Arnaud Gerniers, Eveline Van Bauwel and Benjamin Van Thiel. Under the external eye of Anja Röttgerkamp.

Danced by Eveline Van Bauwel and Louise Vanneste.

6th November 2014
Romaeuropa Festival – Teatro Vascello.

7th February 2014
Objectif Danses – La Raffinerie – Charleroi danses

23rd October 2013
Bienal Internacional de Dança do Ceara – Teatro Draga O Do Mar – Brésil (

14th & 15th November 2013
Biennale de Charleroi danses – PBA/Hangar – Charleroi (

16th & 17th avril 2013
Première and performances at Brigittines (Brussels) – Compil d’Avril (Charleroi danses).


Louise Vanneste / Rising Horses is in residency in Charleroi-Danses – Centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.
Louise Vanneste / Rising Horses is accompanied by Grand Studio.
Black Milk is co produced by Charleroi-Danses – Centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Les Brigittines – Centre d’Art contemporain du Mouvement de la Ville de Bruxelles, le CCNFC à Belfort and benefits of a residency in L’ANCRE (Charleroi).