dance performance



Pieter was asked by de! Kunsthumaniora in Antwerp to create a dance performance for the annual Moving Art show. 


Together with the dance students of the 5th year he created the dance piece Morpho Genesis


Biologically speaking, morphogenesis is the process that causes an organism to evolve its form to its basic potential according to the organism's defined natural "blueprint." From the Greek "morphê" and "genesis," the word literally means "the generation of form."


Morpho Genesis reflects this process with a group of young dancers who are in an ever changing form. Similar to plant morphogenesis, Morpho Genesis continues to produce new visual structures all throughout the performance. It also mirrors the changing nature of adolescents who come to know themselves more and more deeply, but also learn to place themselves as individuals within society. 


On stage, the dancers are in an almost constant state of motion, changing the general shape of their own physical bodies and their collective form. It allows space for the quality of the individual in order to increase the potential of the group.




     Pieter Desmet


     Lee Arrendell . Morane Campioni . Sara Cuypers . Zoë Gillis . Emeline Huygen . Lucie Mertens . Luca    

     Schietgat . Mirte s'Jongers . Roos Vandeweyer .  Arwen Verbesselt  .  Zola Whiting


     Yasemin Kandemir

thanks to

     de! Kunsthumaniora Antwerpen

© Kathleen Michiels