dance

Cullberg Ballet

Figure a Sea

dance

Figure a Sea
Figure a Sea

production

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 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

production

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

production

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: Eternal Laws of African Dance
Histoire(s) du Théâtre II: Eternal Laws of African Dance

production

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)

production

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

Lamakh

dance

Lamakh
Lamakh

production

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)

production

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

production

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.

Pichet Klunchun & Chen Wu-kang

Behalf

dance

Behalf
Behalf

production

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

production

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.

Salva Sanchis & Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas

[CANCELLED] A Love Supreme

dance

[CANCELLED] A Love Supreme
[CANCELLED] A Love Supreme

production

Wed 06.06 - Sun 10.06.18

Unfortunately, we have to cancel all shows due to an injury of one of the dancers.

In 2017, Salva Sanchis and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker adapted A Love Supreme with four young, male dancers. This exceptionally vital production was one of the highlights of the last season, and was promptly selected for the TheaterFestival. Join the dancers, and abandon yourself once again to Coltrane’s spiritual ode to divine love!

Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods & EIRA

BLESSED

dance

BLESSED
BLESSED

production

Fri 01.06 - Sat 02.06.18

A man moves carefully between cardboard set pieces. Everything appears peaceful in this stylized paradise, until a sudden rain shower escalates into a destructive deluge. A decade after the première of BLESSED, Francisco Camacho continues to cling to a world that has long been left in ruins.