music

Gérald Kurdian

HOT BODIES - STAND UP

performance music

HOT BODIES - STAND UP
HOT BODIES - STAND UP

performance

Thu 29.10 - Fri 30.10.20

HOT BODIES - STAND UP is a performance at the crossroads of documentary and fiction, concert and stand-up. Armed with electronic instruments, a sampler and a vocoder, Gérald Kurdian sings and dances about the great sexual revolutions of the 20th and 21st centuries. Join Gérald and dive into the collective experience of our impulses: he will broaden your view on sexuality!

Myriam Van Imschoot & HYOID

newpolyphonies

performance music

newpolyphonies
newpolyphonies

performance

Sat 21.11 - Sun 22.11.20

What might the musical heritage of polyphony mean today? Myriam Van Imschoot was inspired by insects, climate marches and the recent protests against budget cuts in the arts and civil society. A group of Brussels-based singers takes to the stage with the vocal ensemble HYOID. United, they move through mass singing, often on the edge of audibility.

Kristien De Proost & Bwanga Pilipili

Simon, Garfunkel, My Sister and Me

theatre music

Simon, Garfunkel, My Sister and Me
Simon, Garfunkel, My Sister and Me

theatre

Sat 28.11 - Sun 29.11.20

In 1981, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel performed their legendary charity concert in Central Park, New York: a musical feast of friendship and solidarity. the two singers now avoid one another as much as possible. More even: they had already split at the time of that concert. Simon, Garfunkel, My Sister and Me is the ultimate re-enactment of the concert, a show about rivalry in all its forms.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas & Pavel Kolesnikov

The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

dance music

The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

dance

Thu 03.12 - Sun 13.12.20

After The Six Brandenburg Concerto, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker continues her journey with Bach in dialogue with these variations. Along with pianist Pavel Kolesnikov she brings The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, a solo performance danced by De Keersmaeker herself. Here too, the musical score forms a blueprint for the choreography.

Femke Gyselinck

Moving Ballads

dance music

Moving Ballads
Moving Ballads

dance

Thu 01.10 - Fri 02.10.20

In Moving Ballads, Femke Gyselinck takes the word ‘ballad’ literally: it is a danced song. Inspired by folk legend Joni Mitchell, she invites you to explore the connections between the music, the words and the movements. Welcome to this no-man’s-land where movements do not speak.

Ictus & Julie Pfleiderer

SAFE

performance music

SAFE
SAFE

performance

Sat 26.09 - Sat 26.09.20

SAFE premiered in the Kaaistudios in 2018, long before the corona-crisis. Today, Julie Pfleiderer’s performance feels strangely consistent with our lives. The current pandemic is causing waves of bacillophobia and fear of infection in our society. Based on Todd Haynes’ film Safe (1995) – in which a woman suffers increasingly intense allergic reactions – Ictus and Julie Pfleiderer sketch a picture of contemporary hypersensitivity. Join an immersive journey that will stimulate all your senses!

JR.CE.SA.R, KVS & NNT

Dear Winnie

theatre music

Dear Winnie
Dear Winnie

theatre

Thu 10.09 - Fri 11.09.20

Director Junior Mthombeni, long had the idea of creating a performance around Winnie Mandela. Mthombeni, Fikry El Azzouzi and Cesar Janssens, together the trio Jr.c.E.sA.r, set out in search for answers together with nine actresses, singers and performers from the African diaspora. When do you rebel? When do you sacrifice your personality to the greater narrative?