Skeleton Dance

Skeleton Dance

‘Skeleton Dance’ is a streetmapping project that was first presented at Brussels Light Festival in 2013. During the three day festival, more then 85.000 people visited Brussels Light Festival.
Over the past few years the project has traveled to multiple festivals around the world.


In ‘Skeleton Dance’, the street breaks open to reveal the underworld to the public. An unpleasant discovery, as there are gruesome skeletons hiding under the paving stones… But what starts out as a nightmare takes an unexpected turn and even has a romantic ending…

For the Brussels Light Festival we created a mapping project in which we developed a new technique to project onto the cobblestones instead of onto a building. A procedure similar to the well-known street paintings, but with moving images.

Directed by Filip Sterckx
Concept by Filip Sterckx + Antoon Verbeeck
Animated and designed by Filip Sterckx + Antoon Verbeeck
Dancer: Verónica Arís Zlatar
Sounddesign: Valentijn Steenhoudt

Events and exhibitions

Brussel, Belgium Brussels Light festival (2013)
Morelia, Mexico FIMA (2015)
Leuven, Belgium Leuven in Scène (2015)
Antwerp, Belgium Jeugd FilmFestival Antwerp (2015)
Morelia, Mexico FIMA (2016)
Delhi, India Mojoland (2016)
Eupen, Belgium Festival HAASte Töne ?! (2017)
Helsingborg, Sweden Drömljus Light festival (2018)
Oostende, Belgium 3D World Magic And fun (2018)
Oulu, Finland Lumo Light Festival (2018)
Leuven, Belgium Lichtparcours Eikestraat (December 2018)