Roots Compagnie is a Belgian contemporary dance company based in Ghent, with a heart for youth and vulnerable groups, led by Helena Vandecasteele.
'Dancing from the source, from the roots, from the inside out', Dance is a powerful language that transcends the purely aesthetic and which can be spoken or understood by everyone in their own way.
Roots Compagnie makes performances on socially relevant themes. These themes are translated in an idiosyncratic way and transferred to both a wide audience and specific target groups. The Roots Compagnie method is strongly influenced by the methods of dance historical figure 'David Zambrano'. This working method is due to Helena's many years of collaboration with David.
'Everyone is unique and that also applies in dance. As a dancer, how is it possible to emphasize your individuality to the maximum without losing group unity? How can dance tell a story honestly and purely with maximum expressiveness and without losing abstraction?'