dance

Femke Gyselinck

Letters 2 Dance

dance music

Letters 2 Dance
Letters 2 Dance

dance

Sat 11.06 - Sun 12.06.22

What is the relationship between movement and typography, between dance and letter images? In her new performance Letters 2 Dance, Femke Gyselinck and two performers create a dance alphabet that it is for you, the audience, to decipher. They are on stage together with the eclectic musician-composer Liesa Van der Aa: together they arrange letters using musical samples.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas

Mystery Sonatas / For Rosa

dance music

Mystery Sonatas / For Rosa
Mystery Sonatas / For Rosa

dance

Thu 23.06 - Sun 26.06.22

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker continues her choreographic journey with the fifteen virtuoso Mystery Sonatas, the best-known compositions by Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber. These intrinsically religious and narrative sonatas are also a warm invitation to dance, thanks to the musical dance forms such as Gigues, Allemandes and Courantes. De Keersmaeker immersed herself in the mystical and geometrical wealth of this music and made the Sonatas her own in a choreography for six dancers.

François Chaignaud & Geoffroy Jourdain

t u m u l u s

dance music

t u m u l u s
t u m u l u s

dance

Sat 07.05 - Mon 09.05.22

For François Chaignaud, the starting point of his new creation is a recurring dream: imagining a community of singers and dancers who cross the boundaries between two disciplines. In this impressive choreography the bodies, like the letters of the title, are separate and united at the same time.

Vera Tussing & Quatuor MP4

Tactile Quartet(s)

dance music

Tactile Quartet(s)
Tactile Quartet(s)

dance

Fri 29.04 - Sat 30.04.22

Vera Tussing invites the string quartet Quatuor MP4 to join four dancers onstage for a playful encounter between movement and sound. The four musicians play passages from various quartets by Franz Schubert, Anton Dvorak and Florence Price as well as contemporary works by Georg Friedrich Haas and Caroline Shaw. At the point where the orbits of dance and music intersect, you are invited to enter the kaleidoscopic score. Lend a hand, or an arm!

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas

Dark Red

dance exhibition

Dark Red
Dark Red

dance

Sat 23.04 - Sun 08.05.22

What would it mean for choreography to perform as an exhibition? In 2021, De Keersmaeker was invited by Fondation Beyeler to create Dark Red—Beyeler, a ‘live installation’ where the dancing body faced the sculptural work of Auguste Rodin and Hans Arp

Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods

Solos and duets

dance performance

Solos and duets
Solos and duets

dance

Thu 21.04 - Sat 23.04.22

You see writhing bodies in a desolate landscape, hands and a head moving to the rhythm of an explosive drum solo, and a playful duet in which two women take control of the spectator's gaze. Meg Stuart creates an evening in which four dancers perform existing solos and duets, combined with fragments from full-length performances. All to live music. An excellent opportunity to journey through Stuart's oeuvre, which continues to grow, live and transform.

Daniel Linehan/Hiatus

Listen Here: This Cavern

dance

Listen Here: This Cavern
Listen Here: This Cavern

dance

Fri 08.04 - Sat 09.04.22

Where Daniel Linehan's previous performance Listen Here: These Woods took place among the trees, Listen Here: This Cavern invites you to descend into the darkness of a cave, to sharpen your senses and to listen.

Claire Croizé / Ecce & The Goeyvaerts String Trio

Duet for Two String Trios

dance music

Duet for Two String Trios
Duet for Two String Trios

dance

Thu 03.03 - Fri 04.03.22

How do you translate the intensity, complexity and physicality of a piece of music into dance? For her new creation Duet for Two String Trios, Claire Croizé teams up with the Goeyvaerts String Trio, looking for answers to these questions through two string trios by the contemporary composer Charles Wuorinen. Dancers Emmi Väisänen and Jason Respilieux offer their bodies as a counterweight to this auditory onslaught. Music and dance circle each other in a play that is as dynamic and changeable as the string trios themselves: never a piece-by-piece translation, always a dialogue.

Germaine Acogny / Mikaël Serre

Somewhere at the Beginning

dance

Somewhere at the Beginning
Somewhere at the Beginning

dance

Sat 19.02 - Sun 20.02.22

Through dance, stories and the projection of photos and film, the Senegalese dancer and choreographer Germaine Acogny evokes both the history of her family and that of West Africa in this committed autobiographical solo. The performance questions the place of women, the friction between tradition and emancipation and how identity is more of a path than an end point.

Ana Pi

The Divine Cypher

dance

The Divine Cypher
The Divine Cypher

dance

Thu 10.02 - Fri 11.02.22

Choreographer and urban dance researcher Ana Pi returns to Kaaitheater with a performative and cinematic creation on Haitian sacred dances. This creation brings Ana Pi into dialogue with experimental filmmaker Maya Deren, Haitian popular cultures, the ancestral sacred movements of the Voodoo and Candomblé cultures, celebrating their pioneering spirit and power.

Heine Avdal & Yukiko Shinozaki / fieldworks

gone here (yet) to come

performance dance

gone here (yet) to come
gone here (yet) to come

performance

Thu 03.02 - Fri 04.02.22

How does one make darkness tangible? Which other realities, encounters and connections become possible in the dark? gone here (yet) to come is an investigation into the materiality of darkness and how it relates to space. Digging deeper and deeper into the theatrical space and time exposes lost memories. Let these specters guide you into the dark and discover other dimensions of the world as we know it.

Radouan Mriziga

Akal

dance

Akal
Akal

dance

Thu 20.01 - Fri 21.01.22

Can choreography be used to fill in the gaps in our historical memory? With Akal, Tamazight for Earth, Radouan Mriziga once again focuses on the knowledge of the Imazighen, the indigenous people of North Africa. In this solo, written for Dorothée Munyaneza, he creates an intimate mix of rituals, traditional dance, architecture, storytelling, song, poetry and rap. A fresh look at an oppressed past.

Jija Sohn

Lands of Concert

dance performance

Lands of Concert
Lands of Concert

dance

Wed 15.12 - Thu 16.12.21

In Lands of Concert, artists Jija Sohn, Andrea Zavala Folache, Lucy Wilke, Julia Reist and Oneka Von Schrader mix performance with workshop. They blur the boundaries between artist and spectator, and opt for radical intimacy. Lands of Concert is based on the CARE principle, which focuses on recognising diversity and acceptance. Together, you will redefine your own position, that of the other, and that of the body as a form of limitation.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas & Ictus

Drumming (live)

dance

Drumming (live)
Drumming (live)

dance

Tue 14.12 - Sun 19.12.21

Drumming (1998) is returning to Kaaitheater! It’s one of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s most iconic choreographies, written to the eponymous, minimalistic percussion score by Steve Reich. A wave of pure dance and pure sound, a vortex of vital energy. For this run of Drumming, the music is performed live by Ictus: don't let this unique opportunity pass you by.

Dans voor actrice (Jolente De Keersmaeker)

Jérôme Bel & tg STAN

dance

Jérôme Bel & tg STAN
Jérôme Bel & tg STAN

dance

Wed 01.12 - Thu 02.12.21

For this performance, choreographer Jérôme Bel asked actress Jolente de Keersmaeker not to play any of her usual roles from the theatre repertoire but to perform pieces from modern dance. Yet Dance for an Actress is not just a dance performance. As Jolente de Keermaeker still has some way to being a professional dancer, she throws all the usual formality of dance overboard. Expect an evening as dancing as it is theatrical on the cutting edge of movement and words, of body and imagination.

Ahilan Ratnamohan & Globe Aroma

Le Maillot – One Size Fits All

performance dance

Le Maillot – One Size Fits All
Le Maillot – One Size Fits All

performance

Fri 26.11 - Sun 28.11.21

Departing from the simple action of shirt pulling, common in football as a method of maintaining contact with an opponent, not letting an opponent get away and typically seen as an aggressive act, Ahilan Ratnamohan and a group of performers attempt to push this action to its limits, debunking its aggressive, competitive quality to arrive at something new. In doing so the jerseys begin to take on a new significance.

Volmir Cordeiro

Trottoir

dance

Trottoir
Trottoir

dance

Sat 23.10.21

How do you depict freedom onstage? According to Volmir Cordeiro, the key to answering this question lies in metamorphosis, in the power of being ‘in becoming’. Enveloped in multiple layers of brightly coloured panties, six dancers unleash the exuberant energy of their transformations on the audience. Plummet headlong into this rebellious laboratory and rethink your relationship with your own norms – in the theatre or in your everyday life.

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