dance

Femke & Lander Gyselinck

FLAMER

dance music

FLAMER
FLAMER

dance

Thu 29.11 - Fri 30.11.18

For their first joint creation, dancer Femke and drummer Lander Gyselinck (STUFF.) decided to swap roles. Lander dances (musically), Femke plays music (dansant), until both become blurred and blend together. Their older brother Wannes, a dramaturg, keeps an eye on the whole work. It’s a family affair...

Mette Ingvartsen

to come (extended)

dance

to come (extended)
to come (extended)

dance

Fri 16.11 - Sat 17.11.18

Advertising, film, internet: we are constantly surrounded by images of sexualized bodies. In to come (extended) 15 performers explore the relationship between individual sexual freedom and sexuality as a collective experience. The central focus is on challenging arousal and climax – by turns in alienating slow motion and then at great speed, bursting with energy.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas

Fase

dance

Fase
Fase

dance

Thu 08.11 - Sun 25.11.18

Fase (1982) was Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s breakthrough performance. Set to four repetitive compositions by the American minimalist Steve Reich, Fase comprises three duets and a solo. The movements are executed so perfectly that they almost appear mechanical, but they are nevertheless strangely moving. For the first time in the work’s history, De Keersmaeker is passing it on to a new generation of dancers.

Benjamin Vandewalle & Platform-K

Common Ground

dance

Common Ground
Common Ground

dance

Sat 27.10 - Sun 28.10.18

One loves jumpstyle and toilet humour, another loves ballet and self-written love songs, while the third loves to observe the world through his camera lens and is secretly an accomplished beatboxer. If it weren’t for this production, these three probably never would have met, but it is their love of dance that has brought them together here.

Eszter Salamon & Boglàrka Börcsök

MONUMENT 0.5: The Valeska Gert Monument

dance

MONUMENT 0.5: The Valeska Gert Monument
MONUMENT 0.5: The Valeska Gert Monument

dance

Thu 18.10 - Fri 19.10.18

If there is one dance artist that deserves a monument, it is certainly the German Valeska Gert (1892-1978). Her fearless, provocative performances make her one of the most important artists of her time. Along with Boglàrka Börcsök, Eszter Salamon translates this energy from the past to the present.

Zulu Nation Belgium

Snipes Battle of the Year Benelux 2018

dance

Snipes Battle of the Year Benelux 2018
Snipes Battle of the Year Benelux 2018

dance

Sat 15.09.18

The Zulu Nation break dancers are returning with The Battle of the Year Benelux! During this qualification round – with group battles, 1 on 1 duels, and a kids’ round – the bboys have to convince an international jury to get into the final in France, where the best break dancers in the whole world will compete for gold.

Salva Sanchis & Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas

[CANCELLED] A Love Supreme

dance

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

dance

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

dance

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.

Michiel Vandevelde & fABULEUS

Paradise Now (1968-2018)

performance dance

Paradise Now (1968-2018)
Paradise Now (1968-2018)

performance

Sat 12.05 - Sun 13.05.18

July 1968. The legendary Paradise Now by The Living Theatre premieres at the Festival d’Avignon. The actors attempted to unleash a revolution by getting the audience into a state of readiness. Half a century later, Michiel Vandevelde is exploring the vestiges of the legacy of May ’68. Will new future perspectives open up when thirteen young people survey a half century of history in a wild choreography of iconic images?

Anneleen Keppens

The moon is the moon is the moon

dance

The moon is the moon is the moon
The moon is the moon is the moon

dance

Fri 27.04 - Sat 28.04.18

The moon is the moon is the moon deconstructs the structure of a dance trio and exposes its building blocks. Just like the preparatory sketches for a painting, the performance begins with various perspectives and movements. The individual layers that you discover in the choreography invite you to see things in new ways.

DD Dorvillier & Sébastien Roux/human future dance corps

Only One of Many

dance

Only One of Many
Only One of Many

dance

Fri 27.04 - Sat 28.04.18

How does your perception of a dance or music sequence change when it is combined with a different choreography or a different musical composition? What meanings, impressions and images are conjured, and what unexpected relationships to listening and looking are stirred?

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas

Achterland

dance

Achterland
Achterland

dance

Thu 12.04 - Sun 15.04.18

Achterland (1990) is a pivotal production in Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s oeuvre. It was the first time that the choreographer created dance material specifically for men and that she gave musicians a central role on the stage. To the tones of Györgi Ligeti and Eugène Ysaÿe, the minimalism and femininity of her earlier work made room for an ambiguous no man’s land that blurred boundaries and signs. A reprisal to look forward to!

Daniel Linehan

Un Sacre du Printemps

dance music

Un Sacre du Printemps
Un Sacre du Printemps

dance

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.

Mette Ingvartsen

21 Pornographies

dance performance

21 Pornographies
21 Pornographies

dance

Fri 09.03 - Sat 10.03.18

Mette Ingvartsen aims to explore and expose the fact that pornography has rooted itself deep within our society. In the fourth instalment of her Red Pieces cycle, she mixes physical actions with narrative passages, presenting you with a veritable mental choreography. She again holds up her magnifying glass to sexuality – resulting in an extraordinarily intense production.

Ligia Lewis

minor matter

dance

minor matter
minor matter

dance

Fri 09.03 - Sat 10.03.18

Ligia Lewis turns to the colour red – in between love and rage – while asking questions about (re)presentation, abstraction, and the limits of signification. Three performers push their bodies against the boundaries of the theatre while simultaneously showing their humble relationship with it. Exhaustion reaches increasingly high levels on a journey to the stage's essential matter: black. Lewis was awarded the prestigious Bessie award for minor matter.

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