dance

Meg Stuart & Jompet Kuswidananto / Damaged Goods

Celestial Sorrow

dance performance

Celestial Sorrow
Celestial Sorrow

production

Thu 18.01 - Wed 24.01.18

Meg Stuart and visual artist Jompet Kuswidananto embark on a journey of artistic investigation through collective memories and implanted fictional traumas. Imaginary and invisible spaces – and the voices that make them resonate – are one of the starting points of an adventurous leap into unknown territories.

Gisèle Vienne

CROWD

dance music

CROWD
CROWD

production

Fri 26.01 - Sat 27.01.18

Starting with rituals and celebrations – from the archaic to the contemporary – Gisèle Vienne brings a group of 15 youngsters together who dance to a DJ set by Peter Rehberg. Contrary to the discourse that labels all violence as barbaric, she looks for manifestations of violence that do play a valuable, positive role in society.

Laurent Chétouane

Out of Joint / Partita 1

dance music

Out of Joint / Partita 1
Out of Joint / Partita 1

production

Fri 02.02 - Sat 03.02.18

What would happen if we were to abandon verticality after centuries of walking upright? This question is the starting point of Laurent Chétouane’s new creation. Two male and one female dancer search for new equilibriums in a disjointed setting. A violinist accompanies them live onstage with Bach’s Partita for Violin no. 1 in B-minor.

Radouan Mriziga

8

dance installation

8
8

production

Fri 02.02 - Sat 03.02.18

Radouan Mriziga explores polyrhythm, a bass rhythm in African music. By looking for the social equivalent of this unusual harmony, this exercise for two dancers reminds us of the necessity and value of difference in the creative process.

Youness Khoukhou

Body Dialogue

dance

Body Dialogue
Body Dialogue

production

Thu 01.02 - Sat 03.02.18

Along with four young dancers from Meknes and Casablanca, Youness Khoukhou explores the human body as an inexhaustible source of information – and as an image that only needs to be deciphered. He shows bodies that retain energy, shape it, and pass it on, thus paving their way to the imagination.

Meryem Jazouli

Folkah!

dance performance

Folkah!
Folkah!

production

Fri 02.02 - Sat 03.02.18

Folkah! was born of the desire to bring two female artists around an ancestral dance from the Sahara: the Guedra. Meryem Jazouli is teaming up with her co-founder of the dance centre Espace Darja and with the renowned composer, producer and jazz singer Malika Zarra.

Youness Atbane & Youness Aboulakoul

The Architects

dance performance

The Architects
The Architects

production

Thu 01.02 - Sat 03.02.18

Plants, cups, books, chairs, lamps – these were the possessions bankers rescued from their Wall Street offices after the stock market crash. They are now the basis for a duet that questions the connection between object, art market, and crisis. Youness Atbane and Youness Aboulakoul explore the logic of language, movement and images.

Benoît Lachambre / Par B.L.eux

Lifeguard

dance performance

Lifeguard
Lifeguard

production

Wed 07.02 - Fri 09.02.18

Benoît Lachambre again asks you to listen to your senses and genuinely to experience the consciousness of your body. Borders between dance and movement gradually blur when a glance, a movement, or the touch of someone in the audience continues to resonate in the choreography.

Noé Soulier

Faits et gestes

dance

Faits et gestes
Faits et gestes

production

Tue 20.02.18

Inspired by baroque compositional patterns, Noé Soulier has created a piece for four dancers. Set to the forceful piano tones of Bach and Johan Jakob Froberger – composers who always attempted to create musical rhetoric – Soulier researches how we perceive and interpret movements.

Vera Tussing & Esse Vanderbruggen

Both, Two

dance

Both, Two
Both, Two

production

Wed 21.02 - Thu 22.02.18

Two female bodies entwine until they become only one. Or three? Or… none? Where does a body actually begin? A clear question resounds in this duet that both refers to the tropes of the genre but also transcends them. What does it mean nowadays to be two together?

Nature Theater of Oklahoma & EnKnapGroup

Pursuit of Happiness

dance theatre

Pursuit of Happiness
Pursuit of Happiness

production

Fri 02.03 - Sat 03.03.18

What is happiness? In what dark and remote corners do we have to crawl individually and collectively to find it? Together with dancers from the EnKnapGroup, Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper have created a bizarre, painful and hilarious horror comedy about voracious expansion in the Wild West and all the violence that ensued as a result.

Mette Ingvartsen

21 Pornographies

dance performance

21 Pornographies
21 Pornographies

production

Fri 09.03 - Sat 10.03.18

Based on the assumption that pornography permeates our society, Mette Ingvartsen seeks to question its mechanisms. She focuses on various characteristics of the pornographic: from its cruelty to its clinical precision and violence, but also its expressions of pleasure, excitement, and thrill. By mixing physical action with narrative descriptions, a speculative choreography is created.

Ligia Lewis

minor matter

dance

minor matter
minor matter

production

Fri 09.03 - Sat 10.03.18

In minor matter, Ligia Lewis draws upon visual and conceptual metaphors relating to blackness. Continuing her ongoing engagement with embodiment while interrogating the social inscriptions of the body, minor matter poses questions about the black body within the frame of the black box.

Daniel Linehan/Hiatus, Alain Franco & Jean-Luc Plouvier

Un Sacre du Printemps

dance music

Un Sacre du Printemps
Un Sacre du Printemps

production

Fri 23.03 - Sat 24.03.18

For this ambitious group choreography, Daniel Linehan is delving into Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps. He has opted to stage the beautiful version for two pianos, which will be performed live by Jean-Luc Plouvier (from Ictus) and Alain Franco. You will be seated near the thirteen dancers and the pianists – a proximity that results in a collective shared energy.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas

Achterland

dance

Achterland
Achterland

production

Thu 12.04 - Sun 15.04.18

Achterland (1990) is a seminal dance production in Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s oeuvre. For the first time, the musicians took a central position on stage, and played an active role in the overall dynamic. This also was the choreographer’s first time writing dancing material specifically for men. The minimalism and dominant femininity of early Rosas pieces gave way to an ambiguous no-man’s-land in which boundaries and signs were blurred.