dance

Kris Verdonck/A two dogs company & ICK

SOMETHING (out of nothing)

dance

SOMETHING (out of nothing)
SOMETHING (out of nothing)

dance

Wed 22.05 - Thu 23.05.19

The unrelenting logic of profit and technological development have reduced human beings to disposable objects. The next step is making our environment completely uninhabitable. The new production by Kris Verdonk explores our physical and psychological state of being in light of an imminent extinction. The dancers are often not more than shadows in a landscape of blow-up sculptures, cello-noise, and a robotic drum.

Anne Teresa & Jolente De Keersmaeker/PARTS

SOMNIA

dance

SOMNIA
SOMNIA

dance

Wed 29.05 - Sun 09.06.19

Anne Teresa and Jolente De Keersmaeker and 44 young dancers take you into the woods. Put on your walking boots for this durational performance that navigates around fragments of Midsummer Night's Dream and Johannes Kepler’s astronomical novella Somnium (1608). Turn your back on the black box and let the wood and the night sky define the stage.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas

Bartók/Beethoven/Schönberg

dance music

Bartók/Beethoven/Schönberg
Bartók/Beethoven/Schönberg

dance

Wed 19.06 - Thu 27.06.19

This special repertory evening will present three early works by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, each of which is based on a piece of classical music. The programme features a combative choreography set to the layered rhythms and harmonies of Bartók’s Quartet n°4, a group piece that defies gravity and depicts the ingenious counterpoint in Beethoven’s Die Grosse Fuge, and a shamelessly romantic duet set to Schönberg’s Verklärte Nacht. Ictus and the Brussels Philharmonic will accompany the pieces live especially for the Brussels series.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Jean-Guihen Queyras/Rosas

Mitten wir im Leben sind / Bach 6 Cellosuiten

dance

Mitten wir im Leben sind / Bach 6 Cellosuiten
Mitten wir im Leben sind / Bach 6 Cellosuiten

dance

Wed 10.07 - Thu 11.07.19

Five dancers – including Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker herself – adapt, question and dance Bach’s six Cello Suites, performed by the world-renowned cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras. Their ingenious architecture, rhythmic vitality and timeless beauty continue to fascinate people today.

Pichet Klunchun & Chen Wu-kang

Behalf

dance

Behalf
Behalf

dance

Fri 03.05 - Sat 04.05.19

In this danced dialogue, Thai dancer Pichet Klunchun and Taiwanese dancer Chen Wu-kang reveal themselves to one another and to the audience. With compact portraits of pure movement, they alternately treat themes such as fatherhood, cultural heritage, and self-reliance. In the meantime, percussionist Lazara Rosell Albear adds a third voice.