dance

Bill Shannon

Sketchy

dance

Sketchy
Sketchy

dance

Wed 04.04 - Fri 06.04.07

Bill Shannon has a rare form of gout in his hip and dances with the help of crutches and a skateboard. Break-dance, skateboarding, techno, drum ‘n’ bass and hip-hop are a breeding ground for his performances, in which music (often live DJs) and the interactive use of video play an essential role. In Sketchy Shannon joins forces with five other dancers.

Marc Vanrunxt / Susanne Linke

Deutsche Angst / Im Bade wannen / Flut

dance

Deutsche Angst / Im Bade wannen / Flut
Deutsche Angst / Im Bade wannen / Flut

dance

Fri 30.03 - Sat 31.03.07

A tribute to expressionistic dance, with choreographer Marc Vanrunxt’s Deutsche Angst, danced by Etienne Guilloteau, and two works by Susanne Linke, one of the pioneers of German dance theatre and therefore an heir to the expressionist language of movement. She performs Im Bade wannen, her most famous work. Linke’s student Urs Dietrich dances the solo Flut.

Rosas

Fase, four movements to the music of Steve Reich

dance

Fase, four movements to the music of Steve Reich
Fase, four movements to the music of Steve Reich

dance

Thu 15.03 - Fri 16.03.07

On 18th March it will be exactly 25 years since the very young Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Michèle Anne De Mey danced the first ever performance of Fase in the Beursschouwburg in Brussels. This marked the breakthrough of postmodern dance in Belgium, something which had rarely been seen here before. It also provided the impulse for the establishment of the Rosas company in 1983.

Rosas & Ictus

Steve Reich Evening

dance music

Steve Reich Evening
Steve Reich Evening

dance

Wed 07.03 - Sun 11.03.07

Rosas devotes a full evening programme to the minimalist composer Steve Reich. Since the start of her career Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker has had an intimate attachment to Steve Reich’s music. Three choreographies will be performed by a new cast and there are two new choreographies based on Four Organs and Octet. With the exception of two pieces  the music will be performed live by the Ictus ensemble.

BRXLBRAVO 2007

Lange Nacht van de Dans / Longue Nuit de la Danse

dance

Lange Nacht van de Dans / Longue Nuit de la Danse
Lange Nacht van de Dans / Longue Nuit de la Danse

dance

Sat 03.03.07

Choreographers and dancers, from every corner of the world but at home in Brussels, will be presenting short choreographic pieces of which part will be specially made for this event. On the programme: traditional Arabic, African and Latin-American dance, dance improvisation, performances by P.A.R.T.S. students, etc.

Vera Mantero

Until the moment when God is destroyed by the extreme exercise of beauty

dance

Until the moment when God is destroyed by the extreme exercise of beauty
Until the moment when God is destroyed by the extreme exercise of beauty

dance

Fri 23.02 - Sat 24.02.07

‘In the beginning was the Word’. The six dancers on stage talk under their breath without interruption. We do not need to understand what they are saying. It is as if their sung meditation is constantly changing but ultimately always remains the same as itself. As if you were walking through a wood where everything was constantly changing yet always remains the same.

Yukiko Shinozaki & Un Yamada

hibi

dance

hibi
hibi

dance

Fri 23.02 - Sat 24.02.07

Two choreographers made each other’s acquaintance across the Internet, where they read each other’s diaries. This resulted in a duet: hibi. Un Yamada and Yukiko Shinozaki base their work on a fragmented image of the body. They ask questions about the idea of normality and our perception of it.

Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion

The Quiet Dance & Speaking Dance

dance

The Quiet Dance & Speaking Dance
The Quiet Dance & Speaking Dance

dance

Tue 13.02 - Sat 17.02.07

This is the third time the English choreographer Jonathan Burrows and the Italian composer Matteo Fargion have worked together. In Both Sitting Duet and The Quiet Dance – both masterly and comic performances, at the time presented in the Kaaitheaterstudio’s – they explored the permeable boundaries between dance and music. In Speaking Dance, they transpose motionlessness into sound and/or language.

Philipp Gehmacher

like there's no tomorrow

dance

like there's no tomorrow
like there's no tomorrow

dance

Fri 09.02 - Sat 10.02.07

like there’s no tomorrow is the new group project by the Austrian choreographer Philipp Gehmacher. The physical language Gehmacher developed with his dancers in Incubator is explored in greater depth in this new piece. Lying, sitting and standing, positioning the body in the space like an object, measuring the space using the arm and other ‘gestures’.

Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion

Both Sitting Duet

dance

Both Sitting Duet
Both Sitting Duet

dance

Thu 08.02.07

In Both Sitting Duet, the first part of a trilogy, the English choreographer Jonathan Burrows and the Italian composer Matteo Fargion explore the permeable boundaries between dance and music. The trilogy is completed with The Quiet Dance and Speaking Dance on February 13th and 17th.

Thomas Lehmen

Lehmen lernt

dance performance

Lehmen lernt
Lehmen lernt

dance

Wed 24.01 - Thu 25.01.07

The German choreographer-researcher Thomas Lehmen is after a long absence again appearing on stage himself. He draws up an inventory of what he has already mastered, what he is currently learning, and what he would like to be able to do one day. How does one learn to walk, read, dance, make love, and so on?

Franz Anton Cramer

Exotic, Political: Josephine Baker, Valeska Gert and the Ethnographic Craze (lecture)

dance performance

Exotic, Political: Josephine Baker, Valeska Gert and the Ethnographic Craze (lecture)
Exotic, Political: Josephine Baker, Valeska Gert and the Ethnographic Craze (lecture)

dance

Sat 20.01.07

The German dance critic Franz Anton Cramer shows how the dance icons Josephine Baker and Valeska Gert reacted in their art to the political and ideological shifts that took place between 1920 and 1950, and beyond.

Antonija Livingstone

The Part

dance performance

The Part
The Part

dance

Fri 19.01 - Sat 20.01.07

The Canadian Antonija Livingstone is best known as a dancer with Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods, Benoît Lachambre and Vera Mantero. The Part is her own creation, and is a very humorous mixture of theatre, live art and dance.

Mette Edvardsen | Leslie Mannès

Time will show (detail) + The way / you move + It could be (try-out) | Copy / Cut / Paste (try-out)

dance performance

Time will show (detail) + The way / you move + It could be (try-out) | Copy / Cut / Paste (try-out)
Time will show (detail) + The way / you move + It could be (try-out) | Copy / Cut / Paste (try-out)

dance

Tue 16.01.07

In our Performatik series we are interested not only in finished performances, but also in work in progress. The Brussels-Norwegian Mette Edvardsen and Leslie Mannès, from Brussels, will favour us with a glimpse of the creative process behind their new pieces.

Sarma & Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods

B-Chronicles

dance performance

B-Chronicles
B-Chronicles

dance

Sat 13.01.07

Sarma, the online site for dance and live art criticism, presents the social critique project B-Chronicles, with a documentary by Jorge Leon, a lecture-performance by the young choreographer Eleanor Bauer and a game, developed by the sociologist Delphine Hesters and Dimitry Masyn.

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