dance - Season 15/16
Sophocles’ Antigone was the personification of resistance. For the first time in theatre history, a character breaks away from the group to claim a solo role opposite the orchestra. On this occasion it is Cecilia Lisa Eliceche who is taking the role. Full of confidence, she faces four musicians of Zwerm armed with electric guitars.
How do you embody language? How do you dance a story? Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker finds a driving force for movement in Rainer Maria Rilke’s renowned prose poem The Lay of the Love and Death of Cornet Christopher Rilke — a sort of sensual feverish dream. How can you progress from breathing, one of the most elementary patterns of movement, to a choreography?
In Vortex Temporum Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker takes on the polyphony in Gérard Grisey’s eponymous masterpiece with a danced counterpoint for six dancers. Probing the question: ‘how can you visualise polyphony by dancing it?’. Amazing!
Charlotte Vanden Eynde explores the visual and expressive possibilities of the body and does so with intelligence and humour. We present a revival of two solos: I'm Sorry It's (Not) A Story and Shapeless.
Five dancers walk in synch to the rhythm of a march. At the same time they chant phonetic Dadaist poetry. Despite the compelling rhythm, shared by the group, each dancer develops his own way of dancing.