Two dancers’ bodies and a violinist enclosed in a space designed by the visual artist Michel François. The violinist Amandine Beyer plays Bach’s Partita no. 2 for solo violin on the stage. Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Boris Charmatz seek to reinvent their dance in the instant: in between the labyrinthine lines of the living architecture of the music.
During Burning Ice, Kaaitheater and CC Strombeek present Lawrence Weiners installation WATER SPILLED FROM SOURCE TO USE.
For her first creation using classical music, Built to Last (2012), choreographer Meg Stuart invited music dramaturge Alain Franco to collaborate with her. In his talk, History of montage: montage of History, Franco critically examines the cultural function of music and classicism and explains his non-chronological selection and juxtaposition of music in Built to Last .
Five performers travel through the history of the dance – and possibly into its future. Time and time again they enter an impressive new world. Their constant effort to stay upright reveals inherent vulnerability. In Built to Last Meg Stuart works for the first time with existing classical music.
The Iraqi photographer Hussein Atshan was born between two years after the start of the first Gulf War. He was in Baghdad during the second Gulf War and also the 1991 uprising. When America invaded in 2003 he became both fighter and victim. In the end he fled to Belgium, where he has been living for seven years. His photos showcase military helmets from the First and Second World War. They represent a history of violence and suppression.