dance

Rosas

The Song

dance

The Song
The Song

dance

Thu 17.09 - Sun 27.09.09

In ‘The Song’, ten dancers stand on an empty stage. The acting area marked out by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, together with the artists Ann Veronica Janssens and Michel François, gives life to new possibilities: a playful solo or a group choreography like a flock of birds in full flight.

Fumiyo Ikeda / Tim Etchells

in pieces

dance performance

in pieces
in pieces

dance

Thu 04.06 - Sat 13.06.09

Fumiyo Ikeda has danced with Rosas since 1983. During the course of her career she has also chosen her own direction. She recently created the confrontational Nine Finger with Benjamin Verdonck and Alain Platel. Now she is joining forces with Tim Etchells,  who is famous for his work for Forced Entertainment.

Zulu Nation Belgium & Lezarts Urbains

Urban Dance Sessions + Battle Of The Year Benelux

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Urban Dance Sessions + Battle Of The Year Benelux
Urban Dance Sessions + Battle Of The Year Benelux

dance

Sat 30.05.09

Zulu Nation is this year once again returning to the Kaaitheater with the Battle of the Year – Benelux selection. On Saturday 30 May, B-Boy teams from Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxemburg will compete for a ticket to the legendary BOTY International. Lezarts Urbains is programming Belgian and international bands and dance crews from the amateur and professional circuits on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.

Zulu Nation Belgium & Lezarts Urbains

Urban Dance Sessions

dance

Urban Dance Sessions
Urban Dance Sessions

dance

Fri 29.05.09

Zulu Nation is this year once again returning to the Kaaitheater with the Battle of the Year – Benelux selection. On Saturday 30 May, B-Boy teams from Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxemburg will compete for a ticket to the legendary BOTY International. Lezarts Urbains is programming Belgian and international bands and dance crews from the amateur and professional circuits on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.

Pierre Droulers

Walk Talk Chalk

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Walk Talk Chalk
Walk Talk Chalk

dance

Wed 06.05 - Sat 09.05.09

In the mini-trilogy Walk Talk Chalk, walk stands for movement, talk for word and text and chalk for the mark or trace. In each module of his triptych, Pierre Droulers tries to penetrate to the root of the following question: how does man make his existence tolerable? He moves, talks and creates....

Marc Vanrunxt & Kunst/Werk

Extraction

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Extraction
Extraction

dance

Thu 12.03 - Sat 14.03.09

New choreography by Marc Vanrunxt for the dancer Eva Kamala Rodenburg, in collaboration with the photographer David Bergé and the researcher Myriam Van Imschoot. The solo becomes a projection plane for passing images, shapes and movements. This choreography is like an installation still under construction, pushing its ultimate identity in front of it.

Cie Raimund Hoghe

Boléro Variations

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Boléro Variations
Boléro Variations

dance

Fri 06.03 - Sat 07.03.09

After Swan Lake, 4 Acts and Sacre - The Rite of Spring, Raimund Hoghe again wanted to work on a well-known music and dance performance. This turned out to be Maurice Ravel’s Boléro. But the bolero is also an eighteenth-century Spanish dance and a musical style that blew over from South America. Hoghe wanted to explore all these possibilities in his Boléro. A fascinating performance, to quote the French journal Mouvement.

Nelisiwe Xaba

Black!...White?

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Black!...White?
Black!...White?

dance

Wed 04.03.09

In Black!...White? the choreographer Nelisiwe Xaba examines stereotypes of race and class and how they imperceptibly colour our perception and our relationships with one another. Using a wide range of media such as dance, mime, animation and costumes, Black!...White? is a new and highly visual interpretation of common problems and questions, in a form that is inspired by Cubism, shadow-theatre and the work of the graphic artist, Escher.

Pierre Rigal

Press

dance performance

Press
Press

dance

Fri 20.02 - Sat 21.02.09

Press is based on childlike fantasies about monsters: how in the darkness and shadows objects or body parts can assume monstrous shapes, become unrecognisable and frighten us. The French choreographer and dancer Pierre Rigal finds himself in a sort of box: a small, empty space which changes mechanically and to which the body has to adapt. The result is an absurd performance that is both frightening and amusing.

Colette Sadler / Stammer Productions

The Making of Doubt

dance performance

The Making of Doubt
The Making of Doubt

dance

Fri 13.02.09

In The Making of Doubt, the Scottish choreographer Colette Sadler puts four dancers and several puppets and prostheses on stage. She uses them to play a clever and witty game with reality, fiction and manipulation. How much authenticity do we need to believe in the fake? ‘The physical transformation of dancers by means of their costumes raises associations with the Triadisches Ballett by the Bauhaus exponent Oskar Schlemmer’ (8Weekly.nl).

Rosas

Rosas danst Rosas

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Rosas danst Rosas
Rosas danst Rosas

dance

Wed 04.02 - Sun 08.02.09

It was 25 years ago that Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, who was still very young then, created Rosas danst Rosas. It became a classic and has been learned over and over by new groups of dancers. Today Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker is once again taking her place on stage and to dance with three members of the second generation, Cynthia Loemij, Sarah Ludi and Samantha Van Wissen.

ZOO/Thomas Hauert

Modify

dance

Modify
Modify

dance

Sat 31.01 - Sun 01.02.09

Modify is one of ZOO/Thomas Hauert’s finest productions and is just waiting to be rediscovered. Choreography, music (Alfred Schnittke and Georg Friedrich Händel), scenography, lighting design and costumes create a baroque profusion of sensations.

Jean Luc Ducourt

Works by 3/1

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Works by 3/1
Works by 3/1

dance

Fri 16.01 - Sat 17.01.09

The choreographer Jean Luc Ducourt wishes to ‘contaminate’ the classical movement idiom with the abstract and architectural qualities of modern dance. On stage three classical male dancers and one female dancer as a counterpoint. From the loudspeakers we hear Liszt’s fantastic transcription of Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony (the Pastoral) played by Glenn Gould. After the premiere at Salzburg last summer, Helmut Ploebst praised Works by 3/1 as ‘a marvellous composition, perfectly danced; an almost iconic work’.

NTGent / Peter Verhelst

Headbanger's Wall

dance performance

Headbanger's Wall
Headbanger's Wall

dance

Thu 15.01 - Sat 17.01.09

The writer and theatre-maker Peter Verhelst is creating a new piece for three female dancers and one voice in the Kaaistudios. It’s called Headbanger’s Wall and is primarily about consolation. There is a passage of music from Requiem for my friend, the music Zbigniew Preisner wrote for his dead friend, the film maker Krzysztof Kieslowski. There are three female bodies trying to overcome gravity. There are minor rituals that bring the women together. There is a voice that says we shall never give up. There is strength. Obstinacy. The will to remain standing.

Salva Sanchis

Objects in mirror are closer than they appear

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Objects in mirror are closer than they appear
Objects in mirror are closer than they appear

dance

Fri 09.01 - Sat 10.01.09

There is a conflict between reality and our perception of it. This is the theme the choreographer Salva Sanchis deals with in his new performance. He looks from a dancer’s perspective at such things as being kidnapped by aliens, out-of-body experiences, classical cases of deception and recent developments in cognitive neurology. The performance invites us to re-examine our perception of the world and our place in it. To do this it makes use of dance and other forms of expression.

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