‘Africaliennes’ refers to a series of awareness raising activities in Belgium that will shed light on the work by the Africalia partners in Africa. This Africalia evening presents a ‘sneak preview’ of two documentary films on contemporary South African artists.
The fresco ‘Porte de Namur ! – Porte de l’Amour ?’ by artist Chéri
Samba represents an imaginary gathering of members of the local
community on the Chaussée d’Ixelles in Brussels, near Porte de Namur.
Since it was first exhibited in 2002, this image has been widely
disseminated and has sparked a great deal of controversy. On 25 June
2011 this fictitious scene will become reality, as the 80 or so people
who posed for the artist create a tableau vivant in the very place where
the painting was originally conceived.
Schwalbe Speelt Op Eigen Kracht is a CO2-neutral production. All the energy needed for the performance is generated by the performers themselves. Schwalbe stands up to darkness, cold and cynicism with perseverance and boundless energy. And they have to cycle to appear in the spotlight.
The choreographer Ula Sickle has created solos for, and together with, two young dancers from Kinshasa, Dinozord and Jolie Ngemi. The first solo seeks out the roots of hip hop, the second one samples music videos and nightclub acts.
Nine performers give it everything they’ve got to the accompaniment of loud techno music. They dance, dance and dance. A physical and emotional marathon, a bomb of non-stop energy which you still feel in your body long after it has ended.
For You’ve changed, Thomas Hauert has asked Dick Van der Harst to compose an original music on an improvised choreographic piece caught on video. The resulting music, written for a three-headed rock band and three female singers, answers movement on stage.
Brussels, 27th May 2011. Traffic in the city has reached critical mass and comes to a standstill. The result is an almost apocalyptic landscape, but see how the inhabitants make the best of it by reinventing their city. This is the futuristic situation that C&H will be staging for one hour in the centre of Brussels.
How can you get out of your body? How long can you stay out of yourself …without losing it altogether? TALES OF THE BODILESS explores a condition that is hard to imagine : a world without human bodies.
After the debate Kernenergie. Maken we ons illusies? (in Dutch), the theatre-maker Davis Freeman will present the occasionally hilarious but none the less highly relevant performance Seven Promises in the Kaaicafé. Together with the actor Jerry Killick, he plays the part of a green preacher and they try to persuade the audience to make ‘sustainable’ promises.
The choreographers Xavier Le Roy and Mårten Spångberg are working on a new version of project, the choreographic work from 2003, together with twelve third-year students from P.A.R.T.S. In this work they draw on the world of sport and play.
CANCELLED! In this new work, the Canadian choreographer and dancer Benoit Lachambre tries to give us a different view of ourselves, our body and our language. On stage: a male solo dance and two female dancers/actresses in a possible symbiosis. And music by the well-known New York composer Hahn Rowe.
Four female dancers in rapport with one another and five chapters full of intense physical energy. The music by Thierry De Mey and Peter Vermeersch was created simultaneously and in interaction with the choreography.
Fase consists of three duets and one solo dance, choreographed to four repetitive compositions by the American minimalist musician, Steve Reich. Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s most frequently performed work.
The Austrian choreographer Philipp Gehmacher invites ten dancers and choreographers to talk about their work, idiom and (dance) history in movements and words. On the bill this evening: Eleanor Bauer and Daniel Linehan.
The Austrian choreographer Philipp Gehmacher invites dancers and choreographers to talk about their work, idiom and (dance) history in movements and words. On the bill tonight: Mette Ingvartsen and Chrysa Parkinson.
The Austrian choreographer Philipp Gehmacher invites ten dancers and choreographers to talk about their work, idiom and (dance) history in movements and words. On the bill tonight: Rémy Héritier and Meg Stuart.
The Austrian choreographer Philipp Gehmacher invites dancers and choreographers to talk about their work, idiom and (dance) history in movements and words. On the bill tonight: Philipp Gehmacher and the French choreographer Anne Juren.
The Austrian choreographer Philipp Gehmacher invites ten dancers and choreographers to talk about their work, idiom and (dance) history in movements and words. On the bill tonight: Pieter Ampe and Martin Nachbar.
In Pichet Klunchun and myself, the French choreographer Jérôme Bel simply has a conversation with the Thai dancer Pichet Klunchun, about their work, the world and life. Occasionally they dance. ‘A must-see!’ (The New York Times)
Barbara Matijevic and Giuseppe Chico present their own form of ‘history’ in three sparkling, imaginative and highly entertaining lecture performances. In a way the city of New York is the subject of Forecasting. The performers examine subtle and often invisible changes in our ideas and bodies, inspired here by modern scientific and technological developments.
There is no sign of God, but here and there we see dolls. Each of us is a character in someone else’s subjective reality. This is the thread running through We.art. dog.com. The performance is about nature and culture, death and life. Anyone who has ever seen Dimchev at work will know these are not just empty words.