Susanne Bentley

Contemporary dancer, improvisor, teacher, choreographer & coach

Flower

Performances

Pole Fusion Festival (Brussels)
19 & 20 November 2016
19th – BE Pole Connection 17hr  & In-Human 20hr
20th – Guest performances 17hr & Pole Fusion Competition 19hr
I’ll be performing in my own choreography for the Sarahcademy show “In-Human” on Saturday 19 November & being Master of Ceremonies (MC) for the Sunday 20th performances & competition.
Venue/lieu: La Venerie, L’Espace Delvaux, Rue Gratès 3 à Watermael-Boifort
Tickets: http://www.polefusionfestival.com/ticket-info/
More info/plus d’info: Pole Fusion Festival

 

Car Free Sunday – Beursschouwburg (Brussels/ Bxls)

18.09.2016 10 & 10.30 – free ’80’s aerobics warm up led by yours truly! Costumes appreciated 🙂

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1250962554946365/
Beursschouwburg

 

The School of Narrative Dance – student performance Parc Duden (Brussels/Bxls)

13.07.2016, 18-19.30

Parc Duden, Forest/Vorst. Free/gratuit.

Total performance directed by Marinella Senatore, one part directed by me and performed by the students. Bal Moderne at the end for everyone to join in!

JE-programm-web

 

Being  @ Isadora Festival (Krasnoyarsk, Russia)

21.05.2016

:present participle of verb “be” (am, are, was, were); noun – a living organism

This instantly composed solo is based on the rollercoaster of emotions, questions & reflections on life Susanne experienced recently, after close encounters with death.  What is left after so much loss? What is gained? How is life coloured indelibly by this experience?
Movement, sound & text are combined in the present moment to create this fleeting, unrepeatable performance, as the present is all we really have.

Live. Love. Life.

“Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.” – Allen Saunders

http://www.isadoradance.ru/

 

Bal Moderne© Academy

15.05.2016
16:00 >18:00
GC Ten Weyngaert
Rue des Allieés, Bonagenotenstraat 54, 1190 Vorst
Info  02/340.95.80.

Bal Moderne© is a production of ARENAL/The Tinderbox

Home


http://www.balmoderne.be

 

Bal Moderne @ La Ducasse pour tous

08.05.2016
16:30 – 17:30
Rue de Theux, 1040 Etterbeek

Info: www.senghor.be

Bal Moderne© is a production of ARENAL/The Tinderbox

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http://www.balmoderne.be

 

Bal Moderne© Academy

10.04.2016
16:00 >18:00
GC Ten Weyngaert
Rue des Allieés, Bonagenotenstraat 54, 1190 Vorst
Info  02/340.95.80.

Bal Moderne© is a production of ARENAL/The Tinderbox

Home


http://www.balmoderne.be

 

Bal Moderne© Academy

27.03.2016
16:00 >18:00
GC Ten Weyngaert
Rue des Allieés, Bonagenotenstraat 54, 1190 Vorst
Info  02/340.95.80.

Bal Moderne© is a production of ARENAL/The Tinderbox

Home


http://www.balmoderne.be

The Grave First Picture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bal Moderne© Academy

14.2.2016
16:00 >18:00
GC Ten Weyngaert
Rue des Allieés, Bonagenotenstraat 54, 1190 Vorst
Info  02/340.95.80.

Bal Moderne© is a production of ARENAL/The Tinderbox

Home


http://www.balmoderne.be

 

Pole Fusion Festival (Brussels)
12 – 15 Dec 2015
see website for times
I’ll be Master of Ceremonies (MC) for the Sunday 13th performances & competition. My choreography “I put a spell” will be performed by Sarahcademy dancers in “Beyond the Limit”.
Venue/lieu: La Venerie, L’Espace Delvaux, Rue Gratès 3 à Watermael-Boifort
Tickets: http://polefusionfestival.com/#tickets (inclu. 10% donation to “Fondation contre le cancer”)
More info/plus d’info: Pole Fusion Festival
Performing Poetry (Brussels)
25 Oct 2015,
18 – 22hr @ Sign Six  – Rue de Fierlant 99, 1190 Brussels
With Jacob Storer, Theo Livesey, Stef Meul, Marta Kotsia, Barbara Pereyra, Marta Kosieradzka, Patricia Corrêa, Billie Hanne, Susanne Bentley, Amelie Petiot, Olivier Vanderaa, Micha Joseah Barratt-Due Goldberg, Rihanna
Content wise, the framework is performing poetry.
The poem can be visual, spoken word, voice, sound, touch, movement, dance, etc.
Idea for now is to do something with how poetry can be performed.
As a reference this paragraph:
In Chapter 1 we briefly explored Percy Shelley’s A Defence of Poetry, a stirring text on the revolutionary value of poetry. Shelley argues that poetry is an event whose meaning is irreducibly to-come. What makes a poem a poem is that we don’t know what it means yet. Thus poets are “the hierophants of an unapprehended imagination, the mirrors of the gigantic shadows which futurity casts upon the present.”Poems are “timeless” insofar as they ontologically subtend time itself, opening up hitherto unknown possibilities of meaning and action.
source: Timothy Morton, Realist Magic, Object, Ontology, Causality
free entrance/gratuit/gratis
www.sign6.org
Open Deur Dagen Pianofabriek
19 Sept 2015, 18:00-18:30
SoloConversations will be performing at Pianofabriek as part of the open days. We will also give a demo class of Performing the Present 16:00 on Sunday 20th.

Body Rhymes (Vienna)

31 July 2015, 10:00

Body Rhymes is an either partly or fully improvised solo performance that is adapted to the site or context it is performed in- a ‘set’ of spoken word poems in text and movement. The duration is adaptable also to context.  This time pole movement is combined with set poems. The context is the ImPulsTanz “Something that Says Something” end of Field Project performance, led/directed by Charmaine LeBlanc & Angélique Willkie.
Venue/ lieu: dancearts studio, Rennweg 79-81, 1030 Vienna
Free/gratuit!
more info

RollerMadness Golden Edition- Beursschouwburg

2 May 2015 – 23:00 – 4:00
Gogo dancing performances during the roller disco, every half hour. With Sarah Cavenaille, Sarah Bleasdale, Maria Clara Villa Lobos & myself.
More info/plus d’info: Beursschouwburg

Ik & den Théo + Bal Moderne (Wolubilis, Brussels)

26 April 2015 – 16:45 – 17:45
Journée Enfants-parents admis! 4éme edition – Bal Moderne dances performed by Maria Clara Villa Lobos & myself.
More info/plus d’info: Ik & den Théo

Ik & den Théo + Bal Moderne (Halle)

29 November 2014 – 17:00
Tournee Mondi’alle – Bal Moderne dances performed by Denis Robert & myself.
More info/plus d’info: Ik & den Théo

Pole Fusion Festival (Brussels)

22 & 23 November 2014 – see website for times
Master of Ceremonies, song/ukulele performances, solo improvisation in contemporary floor work & pole. My Pole Show Girl choreographies performed by Sarahcademy dancers in “Searching for Love”.
Venue/lieu: La Venerie, l’espace Delvaux, Rue Gratès 3 à Watermael-Boifort
Price/Prix: 30 euros per evening
More info/plus d’info: Sarahcademy

Ik & den Théo + Bal Moderne @ Fiesta Mundial (Balen)

28 September 2014 – 15:45
Bal Moderne dances performed by Caroline De Haese & myself;
More info/ plus d’info: Fiesta Mundial

Ik & den Théo + Bal Moderne @ Fortbom (Mortsel)

07 September 2014
Bal Moderne dances performed by Nanya Eslava & myself.
More info/ plus d’info:Fortbom

Body Rhymes @ ImproXchange Festival (Berlin)

9 August 2014 – 20:00
Venue/Lieu: Dock11 Theaterhalle, Kastanienallee 79 / 10435 Berlin
Tickets: €9 – 15 sliding scale
More info/plus d’info: ImproXchange Festival

 Jaune Toujours & Ik & den Théo @ Plazey Festival – 15 Jaar Choux de Bruxelles (Brussels)

22 June 2014- 12:15 & 14:00 & 16:00 & 16:30

Bal Moderne dancing & teaching by Maria Clara Villa Lobos & myself.
more info/meer info/plus d’info: Plazey

Searching for Love – Sarahcademy

14 June 2014 – 20:00

Pole Show Girl choreographies & 2 solo performances (floor work, song/ukulele/pole solo) included!
Venue/lieu: La Venerie, l’espace Delvaux, Rue Gratès 3 à Watermael-Boifort
Prix: 15 euros jusqu’au/until 1er juin/june. 18 euros après/after et sur place/on the door.
Réservation par e-mail: sarahcademyteam(at/arobas)gmail.com
Sarahcademy

Pole Show Girl performance @ Pride (Brussels)

17 May 2014 – 19 & 20:00
with Sarahcademy dancers performing on the hour 16 – 22:00.
Website of Pride event 2014

Body Rhymes @ Long Winter: Year Two – Volume Five

7 March 2014 – performances throughout the night in random spaces. Long Winter is a multi-arts event (fine arts, music, performance, dance, film, food) 7pm onwards. Pay what you can entrance, all ages.
Venue: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West, Toronto. Info

¡Sensacional! with the Barbatuques

30 Nov 2013 – 20:30
Body percussion & beatbox warm-up act for the Barbatuques with the participation of l’AFEJI, College Jean Zay & l’IEM Van cauvenberghe, body percussionists & beatboxers from Belgium. Led by Annie Deltour, Gaspard Herblot & Jonathan Flandinet.

Salle Dany Boon, Rue Decock, Bray-Dunes, France.
More info/reservations: 4 Ecluses

Body Rhymes @ TDP’13

19 Oct – 19:30  – site-specific version, double-bill programme.
Tipperary Excel Arts Centre, Tipperary, Ireland
Festival programme

Red Night District

with Domenico Giustino, SoloConversations Dance Collective & guests.
5 Oct 2013 – 20:00 – 1:00
Art & Marges, Rue Haut 312 – 314, 1000 Brussels
part of Nuit Blanche
More info

Bal Mobile

15 Sept 2013 – 14 – 19:00
Bal Moderne in different locations in Forest/Vorst – free! For Journées du Patrimoine.
14:00 Wiels
15:30 Parc Dudenpark
16:30 Parc de Forest/Park van Vorst
18:00 Place Saint Antoine/Sint Antoniusvoorplein
Bal Moderne

Bal Moderne@piQniQ Parc Tournay Solvay Park

8 Sept 2013  – 15 – 18:00
Parc Tournay Solvay, 1170 Brussels
in collaboration with PiQNiQBruxelicious

Sarahcademy Pole Dance School open day

13 July/julliet 2013 17 – 22:00
La Chocolaterie, Rue Van Malder, 27 1080 Bruxelles
Metro Beekkant
I’ll present a short contemporary pole choreography taught to my students in the Pole Contact class @ 20:00 – Free! gratuit!
Programme

Kunstenfestival Avant Garden

Body Rhymes solo performance – Spoken word poetry & movement
2 July21:00 free/gratuit!
Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten
NB Temporary address: Jezusstraat 28, B-2000 Antwerp
max. 10 walk from Antwerpen Centraal station – http://goo.gl/maps/iAqoF
Programme festival Avant Garden

Nen Toffe Dimanche!

So many different people so many different ways of expression!
Multidisciplinary space to produce connection between the multiple activities and people present in the Pianofabriek and outside.
This event it’s open to everybody and it’s free!!
30.06.2013 – 14:00-22:00
14:00 Souk-Souk Soundsystem (tropical grooves)  TERRAS
Twists – Very implicated spectators event 1 (workshop; online registration necessary)  ELSENOR
Small Steps (breakdance battle) BUENOS AIRES
15:00 Cyclope (Colorbar school projectie) ARENBERG
17:00 “The Noise of Cairo” (screening documentary) ARENBERG
18:00 “Mix It Up” (dans performance + live muziek) TERRAS

This Way^UP students performing + SoloConversations Dance Collective members + musicians improvisation set.
20:30 Les taupes qui boivent du lait (fanfare) TERRAS
+ “La vie est Belge!” (Colorbar installation) ONTHAAL
Zinnomobile (multimediavan met cocktails) TERRAS
Come a Casa (food) ALCANTARA

Rosegarden – Cie. Soit/Hans van den Broek

Public platform for performance research.
9 April 2013, 19-22:00
Workspace Renold, Alléé Verte 1, 1000 Brussels

Evolve  – SoloConversations Dance Collective

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Full-length new work by SoloConversations Dance Collective with musicians Evgeny Makarov, Takie K (electric guitar) & Christophe Lagnaux (percussion).
Dates:
1 March 2013, 10:30 – CC Molenbeek (Brussels) – Entry (day) Rue Mommaerts, 4, 1080 Molenbeek-Saint-Jean
2 March 2013, 20:00 – CC Molenbeek – Danseurs en Transit (shared programme) – Entry (evening) Chaussée de Merchtem 67, 1080 Molenbeek-Saint-Jean
5 March 2013, 14:00 – CC Jacques Franck (Brussels)
Festival Ici et D’ailleurs – Chaussée de Waterloo, 94
1060 Bruxelles
5 March 2013, 20:00 – CC Jacques Franck
6 March 2013, 20:00 – CC Jacques Franck

Bal Moderne- personeelsfeest voor Stad Gent

22/09/2012 16:00, 19:00 Sint-Pietersabdij, Gent

Parc>Bal Moderne<Park

19/08/2012 15:00 – 17:00

Mont des Arts, 1000 Brussels

Bal Moderne in collaboration with PiQNiQBruxelicious with the support of Bruxelles -Environnement – Leefmilieu-Brussel

SoloConversations @ Cirque@Taque

Date: 11/08/2012, 17:40 & 19:40

@ Festival Cirque@Taque, Ekeren, Belgium

 

Bal Moderne Deltebre Dansa

Date: 7/7/2012 20:00

@ Festival Deltebre Dansa, Catalunya, Spain.

More info

 

Parc>Bal Moderne<Park

17/06/2012 15:00 – 17:00

Parc Tournay Solvay, 1170 Brussels

in collaboration with PiQNiQBruxelicious with the support of Bruxelles -Environnement – Leefmilieu-Brussel

 

Bal Moderne @ De Spil

04/06/2012 18.30 – 20.30

Tuinfeest CC De Spil, Roeselaere

 

SoloConversations with guests Niria Martinez Barbieri & Aude Cartoux

18/05/2012 12:00-13:30

invited by Bourse de la Création du Festival  des Arts Forains “Namur en Mai 2012”

@ Place D’Armes, 5000 Namur, Belgium

 

Bal Moderne + Bal Populaire + DJ

Date: 27/04/2012

Bal Moderne will combine with La Tentation’s Bal Populiare, bringing you our favourite Bal Moderne choreographers and a chance to experience the fun of learning a folk dance under the expert guidence of La Tentation’s teachers in their magnificent venue in the heart of Brussels.
Venue: La Tentation/Centro Galego De Bruxelas, Rue de Lakenstraat, 28,1000 Brussels
resa@latentation.org Tel 02 223 22 75
Price: 8/10 €

Bal Moderne for Mois de la Danse
26 February 2012, 15:00
Location: Maison de la Culture Famenne-Ardenne, Chaussée de l’Ourthe, 74 – 6900 Marche, Ardennes.
Reservations : 084 32 73 86

Regio Bal in Maastricht (Holland)
9 Oct 2011, 15:00
Bal Moderne organised with Théâtre de la Place / Festival Pays de Danses, with fondation Maastricht Culturele Hoofdstad 2018 (VIA 2018), Nederlandse Dans Dagen & Helikon dansplatform Euregio Maas-Rijn. Also happening earlier in Eupen, Aachen, Hasselt & Liège.
Location: TBC, Maastricht
More info

Bal Moderne @ Watch This Space Festival (London)
18 – 20 Aug 2011
Location: National Theatre Square, South Bank, London
Different times on different days. See programme for details.

Bal Bruxelles Bains – Brussel Bad 2011
06 July 2011, 14-16:00
Location: Brussels canal area
Type:Kids Bal Moderne
info

Workshop Bal Moderne @ Deltebredansa Festival 2011
2 July 2011, 22:00
Location: tbc in Deltebre, Spain.
Info

Bal Moderne @ Parc Josaphat (Brussels)
25 June
(details to follow)

Solo Conversations Dance Collective @ D Festival 01
21, 22, 23 June 2011 20:30 (in the bar)
Dance :Susanne Bentley, Boris Cossio, Agostina D’Alessandro , Ana Iommi, Barbara Pereyra, Yoann Boyer, Domenico Giustino
Percussion: Christophe Lagnaux
Flute: Emmanuel Godinot
@ Théâtre Marni, Rue de Vergnies 25, 1050 Bruxelles (place Flagey)
D Festival 01
INFOS TICKETS +32 2 639 09 82

Bal Moderne in Huskvarna (Sweden)
Location: Mjölkafållan, Huskvarna
Date: 06 June 2011
Let’s dance and celebrate the Swedish National Day !
Huskvarna is 100 years old !
Bal Moderne will start at 17:00
Info

Solo Conversations Dance Collective @ Compil D’Avril
2 April 2011, 20:40 & 22:40
“Danseur” – ongoing performances throughout the night, shared programme with Stefan Dreher, Samuel Lefeuvre, Loge 22, Emmanuelle Huynh…
@ La Raffinerie, Rue de Manchester 21, 1080 Bruxelles/Brussels
Festival info

Solo Conversations Dance Collective @ ULB INSIDE/OUT Festival – site-specific performances: Thurs 31 March – Fri 1 April 2011, 12:30-16:00
Short interventions and performances over the 2 days.
@ ULB, Avenue Paul Héger, 22, 1050 Bruxelles
More info on festival

White Walls & Electricity #3 11-12 Feb 2011, 20:00
An evening of improvisaton led by Sten Rudstrom.
Performers: Susanne Bentley, Torsten Bruhn, Paul Bush, Etoile Chaville, Markus Hoft, Peter Krempelsetzer, Aloun Marchal, Ulla Möckel, Ursula Sapel, Özge Tomruk, Felix Quadflieg, Warner van Wely, Rita Venturini

@ Tanzfabrik Berlin, Möckernstrasse 68, 10965 Berlin
€10

SoloConversations @ JetHerfst Festival
7 Nov, 2010, 15:00
@ DCJ, E. Van Cauwenberghstraat 55, 1080 Brussels
Shared event with David Zambrano, Caroline D’Haese, Marie Limet & Enrique Castillo
Programme

SoloConversations @ Chien Perdu
9 Oct, 2010, 20:30-21:30
Location: Chien Perdu, Rue De Fierlant 99, 1190, Brussels

Pink Ribbon Bal Moderne
26 Sept, 2010, 14:00
Location: Place St Catherine, Brussels
Type: Family Bal Moderne
Choreography by Susanne Bentley, Sophie Beyne & Filip Bilsen

Bal Moderne in Brussels Parks
29 Aug, 2010 18:00
Location: Brussels, Duden Park Forest/Vorst
Type: Family Bal Moderne
http://cartoweb.ibgebim.be/cartoweb/pdf/Dudenpark.pdf

“matter-of-act” showing (Lenio Kaklea)
27 Aug (time tbc)
Location: Bijlokesite – S3 – Bijlokekaai 1 – 9000 Gent, Belgium
Les Ballets C de la B
Summer Intensive info

SoloConversations @ Summer Studios
Fri 30th July, 20:00
SoloConversations present an improvised excerpt from the work in progress “Une Piece” as part of Summer Studios @ Rosas performance space (Brussels).
Van Volxemlaan 164, 1190 Vorst/Forest
Please reserve! 02 344 55 98 or reception@rosas.be

Bal Moderne Portugal (Lisbon)
21 July, 2010 21:00-2:00
venue: Comuna Teatro, Praça de Espanha, Lisbon

Feest van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap / Fête de la Communauté flamande
11 July 2010, 16.00
Location: Sint-Denijsplein 1190 Vorst/Forest, Brussels

Bal Moderne in Brussels parks @ Cinquantinaire
25 June 2010, 18.00>20.00
In collaboration with Les Apéros Urbains.
With support of IBGE / BIM & VGC
Location: Parc Cinquantenaire/Jubelpark/Jubilee Park
Métro: Mérode, Schuman / Tram: 81 / Bus: 20, 80.

Kids Bal Moderne ‘Dans in Limburg’ @ De Velinx Tongeren (Supervlieg)
6 June 2010, 17:00
Location: Tongeren
Type: Kids & family Bal Moderne
New choreography by Wim Vandekeybus + two favourites from the repertoire
www.develinx.be
www.dansinlimburg.be

Family Bal Moderne @ Gaucheretplein
29 May, 14:00
Location: Gaucheretplein, Schaarbeek, Brussels
Type: Kids & family Bal Moderne

SoloConversations @ La Balsamine
27 May 2010, time to be confirmed
Danse à L’Ecole festival @ Théâtre de la Balsamine, avenue Félix Marchal, 1
1030 Brussels

Bal Moderne @ Halle
8 May 2010, 20:30
Bal Moderne & after party
@ Cultuurcentrum ‘t Vondel www.vondel.be

SoloConversations @ Espace Mutin
30 April 2010, 21:00
Studios en Scene festival, shared evening. Organised by
La RAC @ Espace Mutin
Chaussée de Haecht 140, 1030 Brussels

Schools Bal Moderne @ Ekeren
30 April 2010, 12-14:00
Kristus Koninckplein (open air) – 2180 Ekeren

SoloConversations @ Beursschouwburg
28 April 2010, 22:30
S.H.O.W presents Solo Conversations on the roof terrace.
Beursschouwburg website

SoloConversations @ BC Opening TW
23 Jan 2010, 20:30 – 22:00
Bains Connective, Bondgenotenstraat 54 Rue des Alliés, 1190 Bruxelles
Info

SoloConversations @ Charleroi Danses Biennale 09
27 Nov, 18:00, 20:30 & 21:45
La Raffinerie, Rue de Manchester 21, 1080 Bruxelles
Info

SoloConversations @ 2Dance4Hours
22:00, Fri 2nd Oct
@ Les Brigittines, Korte Brigittinenstraat, Brussel
2dance4hours.

Bal Moderne Marathon for BxlsBravo
4 Oct, 14-15:00 CC Vorst
16-17:00 Stadhuis Vorst
17:45-18:45 Dudenpark
Bal Moderne marathon

Solo Conversations – !Travo-Metro! for BrxlBravo Festival

2 Oct 09 16-19:00 Metro Albert
3 Oct 09 11-14:00 Metro Horta
4 Oct 09 11-14:00 Metro Halles
We will do one 10-15min performance per hour. More info
SoloConversations blog

Schools Bal Moderne @ Kaaitheater for Brxlbravo
2 Oct, 13-15:00
Kaaitheater

Bal Moderne @ CK* Muziekcentrum Track – KORTRIJK
19 Sept, 19:30-21:30
Schouwburgplein in Kortrijk – info

Bal Moderne @ XL Flagey Summer Festival
5 July 09, 15:30-17:45
Heilig Kruisplein, Elsene, Brussels
info

Bal Moderne @ Lille Piano(s) Festival

Fri 12 (schools), Sat 13 June 09, 22hr
http://www.lillepianosfestival.fr/

Bal Moderne @ FETE DE L’ENVIRONNEMENT – MILIEUFEEST
Sunday 7 June: 14:00 – 17:00
au Parc du Cinquantenaire – in het Jubelpark, 1000 Brussels
3 dances will be taught for all ages- from kids to adults

Bal Moderne @ Brussels Parliament – Open House Day
Sun 10 May: 11.30, 13.15, 15, 16.45hr
Bxls Parliament – Salle des Glaces, Rue du Lombard 69, 1000 Brussels
I’ll be leading at 15hr

Solo Conversations Dance Collective
At ULB INSIDE_OUT Festival in Brussels, some site-specific pieces:
Tuesday 21 April 10:00-14:00…
Wednesday 22 April 14:00-17:00…
Thursday 24 April 13:00-14:00
@ ULB, Avenue Paul Héger, 22, 1050 Bruxelles
More info : http://insideout-ulb.blogspot.com/

with Boris Cossio, Ana Iommi, Hanna Scholtyssek, Susanne Bentley and Barbara Pereyra

And… at Cie 13’s new space in Antwerp as part of their first Blauwdruk event 1.1

Saturday 25 April
19:00 & 21:00
@ Marnixstraat 25, 2060 Antwerp
More info: http://www.cie13.be/blauwdruk

with Boris Cossio, Ana Iommi,Susanne Bentley, Yoann Boyer, Agostina D’Alessandro and Barbara Pereyra