In 2019 Marijs Boulogne is continuing to work on several crocheted bodies representing different nervous systems. In colaboration with Lize Blauw Verlooy she is developing an interactive Robot for the upcoming performance Ballet des vampires / Blijspel in June, which she is directing for Ik Zeg Adieu (IZA), a Brussels polyphonic vocal ensemble.
AVAILABLE FOR TOURING: improvised performance MY NATURE by Sophia Rodríguez with the huge crochet sculpture THE SWELF by Marijs Boulogne. (Booking:
23 May 2020 at 7:30 pm / 24 May 2020 at 3:00 pm: VAN BEETHOVENS HAND - Mechelen Cultural centre, Mechelen, Belgium
What if you can't hear? Van Beethoven's 5th symphony is world famous. But what if your audience can only feel the music. Marijs Boulogne translates the music into a story with sign language and an expressive performance. A big hand comes to life on Beethoven's music. An exciting encounter between sound and silence, image and expression, the 5th symphony for everyone with or without hearing.
The Mechels Kamerorkest plays the 5th symphony integrally in an energetic and expressive way.
Choreography and concept: Marijs Boulogne
Orchestra: Mechels Kamerorkest
Music: 5th Symphony - Ludwig Van Beethoven
Musical direction: Tom Deneckere
Cultuurcentrum Mechelen in collaboration with Mechelen Chamber Orchestra & friends of the Conservatory
7 December 2019 at 9:30 pm - performance with original songs by the Hot Stuffs: Sonya E Henderson, Sandrine Vandenbussche, Emily Miller, Marijs Boulogne - The Crazy Circle, Brussels
19 October 2019: SPITiculum - Betty the Robot, interactive performance by Lize Verlooy and Marijs Boulogne - De Kringwinkel SPIT recycle centre, Wespelaar, Belgium (video)
12 October 2019 at 7 pm: D comme Désir - Lucha Libre: Catch féminin / Peter Jacquemyn & Sofia Kakouri - Nuits du Beau Tas, Le Lac, Brussels, Belgium (evening cohosted by Marijs Boulogne) - VIDEO
14 September 2019 at 8.30 pm: De Goede Heks, musical theatre by Sonya E. Henderson (fka Mae B) and Marijs Boulogne, sound engineer: David Lambrecht - Edition#3, RENDEZ-VOUS, SECONDroom, Leuven
28 August 2019 at 8 pm: Sonya E. Henderson (fka Mae B) concert - Grab the Mike hosted by Mama's Open Mic, Zomerfabriek, Antwerpen (Marijs Boulogne accompanying Sonya)
23, 24, 25 August 2019 - Lucha Libre: Fiesta Latina, BYWS will perform the biggest wrestling event in Belgium - Fiesta Latina, Brussels (presented by Marijs Boulogne as the GM of the BYWS)
25 August 2019; 3.30 pm-4 pm - Marijs Boulogne teaching Lucha libre class for kids @Fiesta Latina
3 August 2019 at 7 pm - Lucha Libre: Show de catch Godarville, Lady Man Catch (BE) - Domaine de Claire-Fontaine, Godarville, Hainaut, Belgium (Marijs wrestling)
4 July 2019 at 10-11.30 pm - Lucha Libre (B.Y.W.S. - Brussels Young Wrestling Style): Recycatch w/ Phoenician Drive + Strapontin (F) - catch live + concert - Recyclart, Brussels (Marijs as MC)
27 June 2019 at 3.50 pm: Blijspel/Ballet des vampires, perfomance tryout of the play by Marijs Boulogne with Brussels vocal ensemble Ik Zeg Adieu (IZA) - Symposium 'Liefde is een denken', Universitair Psychiatrisch Centrum KU Leuven
Tekst, concept, directing: Marijs Boulogne; performed by: IZA - vocal ensemble of musicians and performers conducted by Lucy Grauman; music: Henri Pousseur, Johann Sebastian Bach and Lucy Grauman; technique, robot and electronic: Lize Blauw Verlooy, costumes and scenography: Afroditi Anastopoulou, Production: Buelens Paulina vzw.
15 June 2019 at 6.30 pm - Lucha Libre: Grand Gala de Catch, Lady Man Catch (BE) - Grande Salle, Rockerill Festival 2019, Charleroi, Belgium
Marijs Boulogne wrestling as Peggy in a tagteam with Josy Steffy against Ella and Emilie Sauvage.
3 & 4 May 2019 - Marijs Boulogne: The Anatomy Lesson - A Forensic Fairytale, performance (English version) - Westfluegel Leipzig, Germany
13-18 April 2019 - Extensive presentation of Marijs Boulogne & Sophia Rodríguez (Buelens Paulina vzw) at platform of edgy urban genres, Syndicate 2019, Ljubljana, Slovenia
13-18 Apr - Marijs Boulogne: The Swelf, spatial installation - Syndicate 2019, Lobby of Old City Power Plant, Ljubljana
13 Apr at 9:00 pm - Marijs Boulogne & Lize Blauw Verlooy: Swelves/Betty Atari Robot Saves the World, exhibition (Opening) - Syndicate 2019, Alkatraz Gallery, Ljubljana / (more photos)
14 Apr from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Marijs Boulogne: Crochet Your Own Swelf, knitting and crochet workshop - Syndicate 2019, Alkatraz Gallery, Ljubljana / (more photos)
15-18 Apr, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm - Sophia Rodríguez: Without Filter, 4 day-long performative workshop - Syndicate 2019, Old City Power Plant, Ljubljana
16 Apr at 9:00 pm - Marijs Boulogne & Simona Semenič: Večna medikacija, Slovene adaptation of performance Endless Medication by Marijs Boulogne - Syndicate 2019, Club Gromka, Ljubljana / (more photos)
17 Apr at 8:00 pm - Sophia Rodríguez: My Nature, improvised performance - Syndicate 2019, Old City Power Plant, Ljubljana / (more photos)
18 Apr at 8:00 pm - Sophia Rodríguez: Without Filter, public presentation of the workshop results with special guests - Syndicate 2019, Old City Power Plant, Ljubljana / (more photos)
17 February 2019 at 3 pm - Sophia Rodríguez & Marijs Boulogne: MY NATURE/THE SWELF - The Nature, The Swelf and 21 Apples - Tictac Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium
26 January 2019 at 2-6 pm - the art ensemble of brussels, longdurational performative concert - Kanal, Centre Pompidou, Brussels
Marijs Boulogne was in charge of mutant crochet costumes (off and on the stage...)
19 January 2019 - LUCHA LIBRE: La nuit du catch with L.M.C. (Lady Man Catch Club) - Salle Notre Dame Des Bruyères, Marcinelle, Belgium (Marijs Boulogne wrestling)
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