Departures and Arrivals




Michiel Vandevelde (1990) started dancing in the youth theatre and dance company fABULEUS. In 2012 he graduated as a choreographer/dancer at P.A.R.T.S. From an early age onwards he began to create and develop work, often together with others. His work includes small actions in public space, performances, and building structures. In the beginning he often worked together with Jozef Wouters and Menno Vandevelde.They created Festiviteit (2006, fABULEUS), Ichten (2007, Villanella & fABULEUS), OPERA/een werkstuk (2008, fABULEUS), en TOREN/een voorstelling voor pendelaars (2009). In 2011 he developed an evening titled ‘Tentproject (a space for ideas)’. A project based on the search for alternative political and social systems. This performance was developed into ‘Stageproject (a space for ideas and action), for a festival around art and activism at the Beursschouwburg (Brussels).

Currently he is working an a series of public think tanks in preparation for the foundation of The political party in 2014. He is also co-curating Batard, a festival for young makers, together with four other artists. He is in 'city-residence' at Vooruit (Gent): a platform with five artists working around the city and public/urban space. Besides this he is making a performance with nine youngsters between 13 and 23 at fABULEUS, Leuven.