dance

Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods

Built to Last

dance

Built to Last
Built to Last

dance

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

dance

Fri 25.01 - Sat 26.01.19

Sorrow Swag is the first part – in blue – of Ligia Lewis’ triptych that deals with race and representation. 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. Earlier this year, Lewis made a big impression at WoWmen!18 with minor matter, the second, red instalment of this series.

Rosas & tg STAN

Quartett

theatre dance

Quartett
Quartett

theatre

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

dance

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! 

Cullberg Ballet

Figure a Sea

dance

Figure a Sea
Figure a Sea

dance

Fri 15.02 - Sat 16.02.19

A fluctuating constellation of bodies heaves incessantly. Be swept away by Figure a Sea: a sea of possibilities and a meditation about looking at music, at volatility, at synchronous and unexpected moments. The choreography for 21 dancers is both technically immaculate and distinctly minimalist. Dance icon Deborah Hay challenges the intelligence, beauty, and humour of the Cullberg dancers. The result is 60 minutes of sublime purity, beauty, and physicality.

Bahar Temiz & Marc Vanrunxt

White on White

dance

White on White
White on White

dance

Wed 27.02.19

Which movements or fragments of movements does a dancer remember after years of training and performance experience? In the first part of this solo for dancer Bahar Temiz, Vanrunxt explores the power and the possible significance of movement through memory. In the second part, Bahar fights a decelerated ‘disco-drone’: a scene in one flash of light that does not stop.

Vanrunxt & Martens

lostmovements

dance

lostmovements
lostmovements

dance

Thu 28.02 - Fri 01.03.19

The artistic paths of Marc Vanrunxt and Jan Martens have crossed several times, and they are now coalescing in a solo for Jan. Vanrunxt was there in the early eighties, at the cradle of the innovative dance wave in Flanders. A few generations later, Jan Martens is adding great verve to the succession and continuation of this wave. In lostmovements, they explore lost and forgotten movements.

Faustin Linyekula

Histoire(s) du Théâtre II

theatre dance

Histoire(s) du Théâtre II
Histoire(s) du Théâtre II

theatre

Fri 01.03 - Sat 02.03.19

What is theatre? What do emotions and history signify on the stage? Faustin Linyekula shows his personal perspective on the history of dance and theatre in Africa. To what extent does the past define the present and even the future? Accompanied by music by Ray Lema, he challenges the basic techniques of “real theatre”.

Claire Croizé & Matteo Fargion

Flowers (we are)

dance music

Flowers (we are)
Flowers (we are)

dance

Wed 27.03 - Thu 28.03.19

Claire Croizé engages with two of her favourite sources of inspiration: Bach and Rilke. She places both masters in the hands of Matteo Fargion, the British composer and multi-instrumentalist. They have not created slavish interpretations of Bach and Rilke, but rather opted for a playful, somewhat unruly tribute.

Michiel Vandevelde

Ends of worlds

dance

Ends of worlds
Ends of worlds

dance

Thu 04.04 - Fri 05.04.19

Can dance be a tool to imagine the future? Can you make science fiction with choreography?  Starting from the abstract drawings of Valery Pavlovich Lamakh, artist-in-residence Michiel Vandevelde has created an alienating choreography that offers you a glimpse of a possible future. Whether this future looks utopic or dystopic depends on how you look at it.

deufert&plischke

Just in Time (Letters to Dance)

dance

Just in Time (Letters to Dance)
Just in Time (Letters to Dance)

dance

Sat 27.04.19

deufert&plischke are coming to Brussels to collect ‘Letters to Dance’ for three weeks. To end the project with a bang, they are also inviting everyone to dance at a veritable Bal Populair. The favourite dance moves that they collected locally will be the basis for a collective choreography. There will also be live music, surprise dance demonstrations, and live readings of ‘Letters to Dance’.

Daniel Linehan / Hiatus

Body of Work

dance

Body of Work
Body of Work

dance

Thu 25.04 - Sat 27.04.19

Dance and choreography leaves traces on your body, and they are often physical and concrete: growing muscles or the trauma of injuries. But the repetition and memory of movements also leave traces. The choreographies of the past continue to dwell in the dancer’s body. In the solo Body of Work, Daniel Linehan explores these traces in his own body.

Vera Tussing, Esse Vanderbruggen & Stine Sampers

Duet the City

dance performance

Duet the City
Duet the City

dance

Sat 27.04.19

In a performance that transmits itself only on Instagram by means of Stine Sampers’ photos, choreographers/dancers Vera Tussing and Esse Vanderbruggen re-situate their work in the urban landscape of Brussels.

In een performance die je enkel kunt volgen op Instagram via Stine Sampers’ foto’s , hersitueren dansers/choreografen Vera Tussing en Esse Vanderbruggen hun werk in het stedelijke landschap van Brussel.

Pichet Klunchun & Chen Wu-kang

Behalf

dance

Behalf
Behalf

dance

Fri 03.05 - Sat 04.05.19

Behalf is a danced dialogue between the Thai dancer Pichet Klunchun and the Taiwanese dancer Chen Wu-kang. This creation began as a series of conversations about their cultural backgrounds and the patriarchal social structures in both Thailand and Taiwan. A series of dance solos results in a mutual dialogue, which then moves on to involve a local musician and the audience.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas

Bartók/Beethoven/Schönberg

dance

Bartók/Beethoven/Schönberg
Bartók/Beethoven/Schönberg

dance

Wed 19.06 - Thu 27.06.19

Take a journey through time in one evening. Bartók/Beethoven/Schönberg will take you on a journey through three of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s early works, which are each the choreographic response to historic compositions.