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Emerging: Ben Evans & Michael Helland Solo Work at Volksroom (Brussels, Belgium)

13 Feb, 20:00
“Glorious Hole” by Ben Evans and “The man with sad eyes, or Wild Eyes” by Michael Helland
Chaussee de Mons 33B
Anderlecht 1070
Brussels, Belgium.


“Glorious Hole”
solo performance by Ben Evans

In Glorious Hole, a new solo by Ben Evans, everyday actions and materials become the source of spectacle. Lost figures are found and lost again; memories are fictionalized, appropriated and forgotten. A lone figure struggles with the emptiness of time passing, and the glory of the stage.

Ben Evans is a performance-maker working in Los Angeles and Paris, where he currently lives. He has worked and studied alongside Goat Island, Anne Bogart and the SITI Company, Mary Overlie, Deborah Hay, Meg Stuart, Keith Hennessy, Jennifer Lacey…and his work and collaborations (with the Los Angeles-based madhause and others) have been seen in Los Angeles, Boulder, New York, Paris, Athens, Berlin, London and Kerala (India). He graduated from Yale University in 2005 and is currently a PhD candidate in philosophy and choreography at the University of Paris VIII.

Network Profile: Ben Evans


“The man with sad eyes, or Wild Eyes’
solo performance by Michael Helland

In ‘The man with sad eyes, or Wild Eyes’ Michael Helland excavates his recent creative history to compose a precarious live performance obstacle course. The roles he has played on stage, the roles he plays in public life, and the personal archetypes that define him become musings for an accidental performance that questions our notions of selfhood and propriety.

Bio: Originally from the Seattle area, Michael Helland lived and worked in New York City for six years before moving to Brussels in 2010. He is a 2009 Bessie award winning performer and a 2010 danceWEB scholar. Recent performance credits include works with Marina Abramović, Big Art Group, Faye Driscoll Group, RoseAnne Spradlin, and robbinschilds. His works for the stage and collaborative event structures have been presented widely in venues across NYC and beyond, including the Chocolate Factory, Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, and the Scope International Art Fair at Lincoln Center.

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Caden Manson is a director, media artist, and teacher. He is co-founder of the media ensemble and network, blog, and publisher, He has co-created, directed, video- and set designed 18 Big Art Group productions. Manson has shown video installations in Austria, Germany, NYC, and Portland; performed PAIN KILLER in Berlin, Singapore and Vietnam; Taught in Berlin, Rome, Paris, Montreal, NYC, and Bern; the ensemble has been co-produced by the Vienna Festival, Festival d’Automne a Paris, Hebbel Am Ufer, Rome’s La Vie de Festival, PS122, and Wexner Center for The Arts. Caden is a 2001 Foundation For Contemporary Art Fellow, is a 2002 Pew Fellow and a 2011 MacDowell Fellow. Writing has been published in PAJ, Theater Magazine, and Theater der Zeit. Caden is currently an associate professor and graduate directing option coordinator of The John Wells Directing Program at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama.

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