Walking the Line

Benjamin Vandewalle


For his project Walking the Line, choreographer Benjamin Vandewalle treks into the city. He leads a group of spectators in a series of deliberate actions: some actions are banal, others unconventional. The participants transform from individuals into one collective body.

Walking the Line is a walking choreography that reshapes and reinterprets public space. It is a sequence of tableaux vivants that allows the audience to rediscover the potential of public space. By taking a different physical position, being part of a group and looking at things from new perspectives, Vandewalle wants to cause a shift in the way we perceive our daily environment.

Walking the Line is a mix between performance, choreography and installation with a strong visual impact. The performance revolves around movement, and its surprising physical, psychological, social and spatial consequences.