dance

Sara Manente

MOLD

dance performance

MOLD
MOLD
Sat 22.10 - Sun 23.10.22

MOLD isn’t just a performance, it’s also a farm: an environment where all elements interact as living cultures. Drawing on mycology, fashion, fermentation, dance and sculpture – Sara Manente approaches the theatre machine as a multiplicity of bodies. 

Lucas Katangila

La veste du président

dance

La veste du président
La veste du président
Thu 27.10 - Fri 28.10.22

With his political solo The President's Jacket, Congolese dancer, choreographer and activist Lucas Katangila tackles the abuses in eastern Congo. In his choreography balances between supple, flowing movements and a very calculated, sometimes even restrained dance. Until the tension can no longer be held back and the piece erupts, spitting out the violence.

Arkadi Zaides

NECROPOLIS

performance dance

NECROPOLIS
NECROPOLIS
Fri 28.10 - Sat 29.10.22

Arkadi Zaides and his team are building an archive of dead people who were only admitted to Europe as bodies. The performance is an invitation to participate in the sensory discovery of a ghostly virtual territory, to question your sense of accountability and your role as a citizen. 

Dorothée Munyaneza

Mailles

dance music

Mailles
Mailles
Wed 16.11 - Thu 17.11.22

Six black, African or Afro-descendant women dance, sing and proclaim the memory of mixed histories. This emancipation unites them in a world where they will never stop being sovereign, between anger and gentleness. 

Miet Warlop

Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break

dance performance

Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break
Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break
Fri 25.11.22

Three performers spin around their axis for three quarters of an hour – a movement that in Sufi ceremonies is supposed to lead to a state of religious euphoria. In Miet Warlop's version, it becomes an experiment on the fine line between having and losing control.

Milø Slayers

Monstrare et/ou Monere 

performance dance

Monstrare et/ou Monere 
Monstrare et/ou Monere 
Wed 14.12 - Thu 15.12.22

A bent back, speaking but there is no mouth. Arms doing their own thing. In his solo debut, Milø Slayers explores the boundary between man and monster. Hip-hop and abstract contemporary dance melt together under a play of light that constantly distorts the familiar human relationships. 

Betty Tchomanga

Leçons de Ténèbres (10+)

dance

Leçons de Ténèbres (10+)
Leçons de Ténèbres (10+)
Fri 16.12 - Sat 17.12.22

In Leçons de Ténèbres, four bodies, three adults and a child become the mouthpieces of stories that have been forgotten or that we have tried to make disappear. In turn, they bring forth visions and assist and challenge them. For this new creation, Betty Tchomanga continues her research on Voodoo cults and crosses them with questions of climatic and social emergency.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Jean-Guihen Queyras & Michiaki Ueno / Rosas

Mitten wir im Leben sind / Bach6Cellosuiten

dance music

Mitten wir im Leben sind / Bach6Cellosuiten
Mitten wir im Leben sind / Bach6Cellosuiten
Thu 26.01 - Sat 11.02.23

Three male and two female dancers - including De Keersmaeker herself - adapt, question and dance Bach's six Cello suites. Their ingenious architecture, dancing rhythms and timeless beauty continue to fascinate to this day. An exciting symbiosis of live music and dance.

Vania Vaneau

Nebula

performance dance

Nebula
Nebula
Thu 09.02 - Fri 10.02.23

In Nebula, Vania Vaneau approaches the relationship between human bodies and nature as a meeting of force fields in a post-apocalyptic context. Nebula is a crossing into the unknown and a moment of eclipse that offers a glimpse at other possible worlds. 

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas

Creation 2023

dance music

Creation 2023
Creation 2023
Wed 31.05 - Sat 10.06.23

With this new creation, Anne Teresa De Keersmaekers shifts her exploration of the relationship between music and dance back to pop music. Creation 2023 not only encourages dance, but also emphasises the need for stories and music that we can relate to and recognise.

Soa Ratsifandrihana

g r oo v e

dance

g r oo v e
g r oo v e
Fri 30.09 - Sat 01.10.22

With g r oo v e, her first solo creation, Soa Ratsifandrihana plays with her many heritages. The musical creation, the dance and the light coordinate, respond and unravel in an evolving space where everything is rhythm. G r oo v e is an invitation to listen and to feel the frugal and sensitive pleasure of dancing.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas & Cour et Cœur

En Atendant

dance music

En Atendant
En Atendant
Thu 15.09 - Sat 01.10.22

For En Atendant, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker took inspiration from the Ars Subtilior, a 14th century polyphonic musical form. Against the complexity and intangibility of life, she places the body. In 2011, the performance was selected for Het Theaterfestival. Now this gem returns to Brussels in the home of Rosas in Vorst/Forest.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas

Mystery Sonatas / For Rosa

dance music

Mystery Sonatas / For Rosa
Mystery Sonatas / For Rosa
Thu 23.06 - Sun 26.06.22

[The performance on Sunday at 15:00 was cancelled due to covid. Tickets will be refunded] 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.

Femke Gyselinck

Letters 2 Dance

dance music

Letters 2 Dance
Letters 2 Dance
Sat 11.06 - Sun 12.06.22

How do you do that, literally dance a dance language? Can a stage be like a page? Letters 2 Dance is an organised misunderstanding of a worn-out metaphor: choreography as dance writing starting with the smallest element, the alphabet

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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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