In 1995, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker opened the dance school P.A.R.T.S.. In the meantime, ten generations of dancers and choreographers have studied there, more than 350 students from through the world.
Today, many are prominent figures in the dance world.
For its twentieth anniversary, P.A.R.T.S. looks back. In this book, fifty former students are portrayed. Fifty individual stories about how dance came into their lives, what dance can mean, and how they give form to the art of dance.
An interview with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker precedes the portraits.
The book concludes with one hundred images of life at P.A.R.T.S., and lists of all the students, teachers and collaborators who have, over the past twenty years, contributed to making P.A.R.T.S. what it is today.
Photographs by Bart Grietens.
Interviews with Anne Teresa , Thomas Plischke, Saskia Hölbling, Arco Renz, Roberto Olivan de la Iglesia, Erna Omarsdottir, Cristian Duarte, Cédric Charron, Salva Sanchis, Clinton Stringer, Taka Shamoto, Charlotte vanden Eynde, Moya Michaël, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Claire Croizé & Etienne Guilloteau, Sung-im Her, Barbara Meneses, Alix Eynaudi, Lisbeth Gruwez, Jakub Truszkowski, Jurij Konjar, Ula Sickle, Marlene Monteiro Freitas, Mette Ingvartsen, Tale Dolven, Fabian Barbá, Pieter Ampe, Frauke Mariën, Daniel Linehan, Manon Santkin, Femke Gyselinck, Eleanor Bauer, Liz Kinoshita, Gabriel Schenker, Mikael Marklund, Benjamin Vandewalle, Andros Zins-Browne, Olga Dukhovnaya, Bára Sigfúsdóttir, Dada Masilo, Nestor Garcia Diaz, Radouan Mriziga, Cecilia Lisa Eliceche, Salka Ardal Rosengren, Noé Soulier, Thibault Lac, Alexander Vantournhout, Thomas Vantuycom, Bryana Fritz, Sara Tan, Michiel Vandevelde, George Khumalo (The 51st portrait).