dance - Season 14/15
Since 2001 dancer and choreographer Trajal Harrell has created five wonderful performances in which he allows postmodern dance and the popular voguing dance style, both from the sixties, to sniff around each other. Antigone Sr. is the culminating work. Harrell examines the relationship between the voguing tradition and classical Greek theatre, in which men played both male and female roles.
Choreographer Cindy Van Acker starts her new solo with sentences and images she derives from Friedrich Nietzsche. Another source of inspiration is the tortured bodies and anatomical figures in the work of Berlinde De Bruyckere. And the first definition of the word chaos: a new emptiness, a new nothing.
Four dancers explore the memory and the limits of the body and the mind’s connections. The spectator inhabits the same imaginative space as the performers and becomes part of an empathetic, imagined touch. Vera Tussing studied at the London Contemporary Dance School and was in residence at workspacebrussels.
Jérôme Bel is committed to the creation of a series of pieces assembled under the generic term Gala. The project brings together a group of 20 people on stage – professional dancers and actors, as well as amateurs, gathered together on location for the performance.