dance

Eszter Salamon & Boglàrka Börcsök

MONUMENT 0.5: The Valeska Gert Monument

dance

MONUMENT 0.5: The Valeska Gert Monument
MONUMENT 0.5: The Valeska Gert Monument

production

Thu 18.10 - Fri 19.10.18

If there is one dance artist that deserves a monument, it is certainly the German Valeska Gert (1892-1978). Her fearless, provocative performances make her one of the most important artists of her time. Along with Boglàrka Börcsök, Eszter Salamon translates an energy from the past to the present.

Benjamin Vandewalle & Platform-K

Common Ground

dance

Common Ground
Common Ground

production

Sat 27.10 - Sun 28.10.18

The worlds of artist-in-residence at Kaaitheater Benjamin Vandewalle, Kobe Wyffels, and Hannah Bekmans couldn’t not be more different. In Common Ground, they search for intersections and differences through movement. One moment they are performing fragile and intimate duets, but the next a competitive test of strength erupts. What can they learn from one another?

Mette Ingvartsen

to come (extended)

dance

to come (extended)
to come (extended)

production

Fri 16.11 - Sat 17.11.18

Advertising, film, magazines, the internet: we are constantly surrounded by images of sexualized bodies that display the intimate and the erogenous. In to come (extended) 15 performers explore the relationship between individual sexual freedom and sexuality as a collective experience.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas

Fase

dance

Fase
Fase

production

Thu 08.11 - Sun 25.11.18

Fase is the breakthrough production by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and is probably her most frequently performed choreography. Set to four repetitive compositions by the American minimalist Steve Reich, Fase comprises three duets and a solo. The movements are executed so perfectly that they almost appear mechanical, but they are nevertheless strangely moving.

Femke & Lander Gyselinck

FLAMER

dance music

FLAMER
FLAMER

production

Thu 29.11 - Fri 30.11.18

For their first joint creation, Femke en Lander Gyselinck decided to swap roles. Lander dances (musically), Femke plays music (dansant), until both become blurred and blend together. Their older brother Wannes, a dramaturg, keeps an eye on the whole work. It’s a family affair...

Alix Eynaudi

Chesterfield

dance

Chesterfield
Chesterfield

production

Fri 07.12 - Sat 08.12.18

For Chesterfield, Alix Eynaudi and her team were inspired by the collection of the Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art. Using poetry as a choreographic device, Chesterfield presents a maze of signs and materials. It is a patchwork of movement, sound, bodies, books, fabrics, and light, woven with leather thread… and all composed to a sensual cadence.

Pepe Elmas Naswa

Dans la peau de l’autre

dance

Dans la peau de l’autre
Dans la peau de l’autre

production

Sat 15.12 - Sun 16.12.18

August 2016, a spring fair somewhere in Kinshasa. The young choreographer Pepe Elmas Naswa is watching an impressive snake dance, performed by a group of street kids and gang members. Afterwards, he convinces the kids to teach a group of contemporary dancers the snake dance during a workshop. This was when Dans la peau de l’autre was born.

Boyzie Cekwana & Danya Hammoud

Bootlegged

theatre dance

Bootlegged
Bootlegged

production

Tue 18.12 - Wed 19.12.18

Welcome to Kakfontein, where the kingdom lies in ruins. In The Last King of Kakfontein, Boyzie Cekwana reacts to the rise of populist rulers in his native South Africa and in the rest of the world. This is a reflection on a world in flux, that is being destroyed by a dearth of ideas.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Amandine Beyer / Rosas & B’Rock Orchestra

The Six Brandenburg Concertos

dance

The Six Brandenburg Concertos
The Six Brandenburg Concertos

production

Sat 05.01 - Wed 09.01.19

During her 1980 stay in New York, in which she first rehearsed her celebrated Violin Phase to the music of Steve Reich, the only other recording playing in Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s studio was the Brandenburg Concertos by Bach. More than 35 years later, De Keersmaeker continues her work with this music.

Eleanor Bauer

A lot of moving parts

dance

A lot of moving parts
A lot of moving parts

production

Fri 11.01.19

How does dance think through Eleanor Bauer and how does Eleanor Bauer think through dance? In this solo, the American choreographer and performer Eleanor Bauer embraces the particularity of dance-thought as synthetic, complex, change-oriented, fantastical, and multi-faceted. She works with the frictions, collisions, translations, love affairs and gaps between dance and language.

Benjamin Vandewalle & HYOID

In the Sky I am Walking

music dance

In the Sky I am Walking
In the Sky I am Walking

production

Tue 15.01 - Wed 16.01.19

Due to productional reasons, this performance is postponed.

The vocal ensemble HYOID and artist-in-residence at Kaaitheater Benjamin Vandewalle are adapting Indianerlieder (1972) by Karlheinz Stockhausen, an iconic but rarely performed work. They are creating a gesamtkunstwerk that aims to reveal the vitality and timelessness of Stockhausen’s music. They are abandoning the original scenography in order to place the audience at the very centre of the three-dimensional ritual.

Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods

Built to Last

dance

Built to Last
Built to Last

production

Sat 19.01 - Sun 20.01.19

Five performers travel through the history of dance – and possibly into its future. Is it possible, today, to still believe in eternal values and universality? Things are built up only to fall down again, in much the same way that we long to constantly rediscover ourselves. In Built to Last (2012), Meg Stuart worked for the first time with existing classical music.

Ligia Lewis

Sorrow Swag

dance

Sorrow Swag
Sorrow Swag

production

Fri 25.01 - Sat 26.01.19

This first part – in blue – of Ligia Lewis’ triptych that deals with affect and embodiment, as well as race and representation, is defined entirely by the language of sadness. She meticulously creates a hybrid body that is in constant flux. Towards the end, the body transforms into nothing more than a mouth and an unrelenting scream. Through this unstable figure, Lewis explores questions of race, authorship, gender, and grief.

Rosas & tg STAN

Quartett

theatre dance

Quartett
Quartett

production

Wed 23.01 - Sat 26.01.19

As the world stands on the verge of collapse, a man and a woman exchange a razor-sharp dialogue based on a caustic text by Heiner Müller. Frank Vercruyssen from tg STAN and Cynthia Loemij from Rosas share the stage and explore the essence of the relationship between words and movement. Again at Kaaitheater after 20 years!

Noé Soulier

The Waves

dance music

The Waves
The Waves

production

Fri 01.02 - Sat 02.02.19

French choreographer and philosopher Noé Soulier is convinced that watching dance is just as creative as dancing itself. In this latest creation, he presents six dancers and two percussionists. The drum sounds add commas and full stops, punctuating or pausing a series of movements, or initiate new actions. Soulier explores the intersection of extremely precise dance writing and pure improvisation!