Bio

Loraine Dambermont (1988) – Liège born and Brussels based (Belgium)

After graduating from Codarts and The Theaterschool – Academy of Dance and Arts in Rotterdam and Amsterdam, I developed my own body language by establishing a singular way of moving and making works. By mixing several dance techniques; from Hip Hop to Contemporary dance, focusing more deeply on popping and floor work, I like to create with an explosive energy.

I am currently busy working on my own projects: my latest solo production “Toujours de 3/4 face!” premiered in November 2021 in Brussels, where I am now based.

I am also working/used to work alongside Etienne Rochefort (Fr), The Nordic Beasts / Noora Hannula (Dk), Zahrbat / Brahim Bouchelaghem (Fr), Mute Comp. Physical theater (DK), Michèle Anne De Mey (Be), Itamar Serussi (IL), Beppie Blankert (NL),…

I won a choreographic prize in 2013 with my duet « Buy My City » at The Amsterdam 16 MINUTES OF FAME Festival White Box Edition and started with my partner and friend Noora Hannula a deeper artistic collaboration since then.

Artistic Approach

Thanks to life-changing encounters and rich artistic experiences that have been inspiring me in my relationship to dance and performance, I ended up developing a personal choreographic approach.

I really enjoy power in movement and I create restless choreographies that I like to channel through a meticulous musical structure. My work aims to experiment new choreographic languages ​​in order to produce dynamic and captivating performances. This artistic approach wishes to encourage danced movement and highlight the beauty of the gesture by inviting the audience to live this intense experience together.

Experience

2022 - 2023

SLO. - Loraine Dambermont and Alain Deval (BE)
Work in progress: February 5th, Armande, Liège
Bugging - 1 DES SI/ETIENNE ROCHEFORT (FR)
Premiere: April 2022, Théâtre National Chaillot, Paris

2021 - 2022

Toujours de 3/4 face! - Loraine Dambermont (BE)
Premiere: 20th-21st November 2021, La Balsamine Theater, Brussels
Usure - Zahrbat/Brahim Bouchelaghem (FR)
National tour
Vestiges - 1 Des Si/Etienne Rochefort (FR)
National tour

2020 - 2021

EPIDEMIA - 1 des si/Etienne Rochefort (FR)
Short Film Shooting: October 2020, Pierrefontaine-les-Varans
Toujours de 3/4 face! - Loraine Dambermont (BE)
Premiere: Postponed to November 2021, La Balsamine Theater, Brussels
Usure - Zahrbat/Brahim Bouchelaghem (FR)
National tour
Oikos Logos - 1 Des Si/Etienne Rochefort (FR)
National tour
Vestiges - 1 Des Si/Etienne Rochefort (FR)
National tour

2019 - 2020

Hornet - BOTHLANE/Alain Deval (BE)
Video clip shooting: December 2019
Selected for the VKRS Festival
Oikos Logos - 1 Des Si/Etienne Rochefort (FR)
Premiere: November 2019, POLE-SUD, Strasbourg
The Era of no talent rising - The Nordic Beasts/Noora Hannula (DK)
Premiere: November 2019, Dansekapellet, Copenhagen
School National tour: KORA program Dansehallerne
AIDA - Michèle Anne De Mey and Fatou traoré (BE)
Premiere: February 2019, Royal Opera of Wallonia, Liège

Previous

Vestiges - 1 Des Si/Etienne Rochefort (FR)
Premiere: September 2018, La Briqueterie, Paris
Hôte - Loraine Dambermont in collaboration with Kinda Gozo (BE - FR)
Residency: January and July 2018, Centre Culturel d’Engis, Liège
JERUSALEM - Gianni Santucci (IT)
Premiere: March 2017, Royal Opera of Wallonia, Liège
UP - Rhythm Naturals and Ell Circo D’ell Fuego (BE)
Premiere: November 2017, Cultuurcentrum Deurne, Antwerp
From Portici with love - Yassin Mrabti (BE)
Premiere: March 2016, Charleroi danse - Les Ecuries, Brussels
Karbon Kabaret - Fabrice Murgia/Cie Artara (BE)
Les fêtes de Wallonie 2015, Liège
Most truths are so naked - Mute Comp. Physical Theater (DK)
Premiere: March 2015, Dansehallerne, Copenhagen
What comes first - Loraine Dambermont (BE)
Premiere: February 06th 2015, Loona Night Dansehallerne, Copenhagen (DK)
L’arène des ombres - OKUS Lab/Manu Di Martino (BE)
Premiere: August 2014, Musée de la vie Wallonne, Liège
Satie For Louis - Dance concerts - Beppie Blankert (NL)
Premiere: March 2014, toets des tijds, Amsterdam
Nectart collective - Nono Battesti (BE)
Commercial events: August - December 2013, Brussels
Buy My City - Loraine Dambermont in collaboration with Noora Hannula (BE - FI)
Premiere: October 2013, Melkweg Theater, Amsrerdam (NL)
Pulcinella - Itamar Serussi (IL)
Dutch National Opera Academy production
Premiere: March 2013, Kees van Baarenzaal, The Hague (NL)
Dido and Aeneas - Itamar Serussi (IL)
Muziektheater Transparant Opera production
Premiere: August 2012, De Singel Antwerp (BE)
E.S.O.S - Hush hush hush Dance Company/Abdelaziz sarrokh (BE)
Crosstown Limburg youth production, Maastricht (NL)
Belgian and Dutch tour 2007

Education

2008 – 2013

De Theaterschool
Amsterdam School of Arts, Bachelor Modern Theatre Dance
Codarts
Rotterdam School of Arts, Bachelor Dance Teacher

Rewards

HIP HOP GAMES Belgium 2015
Winner category: playlist variée
Detours Festival 2015 (BE)
Finalist battle abstract
Buy My City
Winner at 16 MINUTES OF FAME, Amsterdam - White Box Edition 2013
Standards by Karina Sarkissova
Nomination at Holland ITS festival 2010
FFX hip-hop dance company
Vice champion of Belgium 2006