Alice Van der Wielen-Honinckx (°1989) is a ‘slow choreographer’, performer and dramaturg, based in Brussels. She studied literature at KULeuven and contemporary performance at Utrecht University. Alice has been developing a practice of slowness, nourished by academic as well as embodied research, fascia-therapy (Danis Bois method) and hypnosis (with Catherine Contour). This ‘slowness’ is closer to an atmosphere than to a range of speed: it is a time-space where we can practice another way of relating.
She collaborates with Benjamin Vandewalle (2017, 2018, 2019), Jeanne Colin (2019), Stav Yeini (2019), Evelien Cammaert (2021), Lee/Vakulya (2022), Francesca Saraullo (2024) and Moni Wespi (2024).
Alice created the durational performance Creatures at rest (2021), selected for the Biennale Women In Art: A Show of Resistance 2023. She published the essay ‘Space as Atmosphere: Floating in a Molecular Bath’ in Slow Spatial Reader: Chronicles of Radical Affection edited by Carolyn F. Strauss (Amsterdam: Valiz, 2021), and occasionally teaches dramaturgy at École Supérieure des Arts du Cirque (ESAC, Brussels).
After temporarily taking distance from the world of literature to dedicate herself to contemporary dance and performance, she returns to words in Slow Experiments. This time, moved by sensorial, bodily experience.
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