music

Walter Hus

Supersonic Flora

music

Supersonic Flora
Supersonic Flora

production

Sat 20.10.18

In Supersonic Flora, Walter Hus is returning to a number of pivotal pieces from his career and adapting them into brand-new compositions for solo piano. The pieces range from beautiful, radical, and minimalist compositions from the 1980s to more melodious works from the 1990s and a recent jazzy piece that he composed in memory of a friend who died.

Ivo Dimchev

SCULPTURES

music performance

SCULPTURES
SCULPTURES

production

Wed 07.11.18

Ivo Dimchev is presenting a live and danced version of his first studio album, Sculptures. His sense of musicality and exceptional voice have always been central to his performances, but over the last two years he has definitively chosen the path of music. His breath-taking voice brings the dark poetry of his texts to the fore and ensures a terrifying and deeply moving experience.

Ictus & Julie Pfleiderer

SAFE

music

SAFE
SAFE

production

Thu 22.11 - Fri 23.11.18

As both a concert and a performance, SAFE starts from Todd Haynes’ film Safe (1995), to sketch an image of contemporary hypersensitivity: join an immersive journey that will stimulate all your senses. What starts as a performance gradually evolves into a sophisticated live audio play.

Femke & Lander Gyselinck

FLAMER

dance music

FLAMER
FLAMER

production

Thu 29.11 - Fri 30.11.18

For their first joint creation, Femke en Lander Gyselinck 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...

Rokia Traoré

Dream Mandé – Djata

music theatre

Dream Mandé – Djata
Dream Mandé – Djata

production

Fri 14.12.18

In Dream Mandé – Djata, Rokia Traore narrates the epic of King Soundiata Keita, the unifier of the great 13th-century Mandé Empire. Traoré blends classic songs by the Mandé griots into her narrative. These poets and singers were responsible for a unique form of oral history. It is thanks to them that the story of Soundiata Keita survives. The King based his power on respect and not on greed or violence.

Benjamin Vandewalle & HYOID

In the Sky I am Walking

music dance

In the Sky I am Walking
In the Sky I am Walking

production

Tue 15.01 - Wed 16.01.19

The vocal ensemble HYOID and artist-in-residence at Kaaitheater Benjamin Vandewalle are adapting Indianerlieder (1972) by Karlheinz Stockhausen, an iconic but rarely performed work. They are creating a gesamtkunstwerk that aims to reveal the vitality and timelessness of Stockhausen’s music. They are abandoning the original scenography in order to place the audience at the very centre of the three-dimensional ritual.

Noé Soulier

The Waves

dance music

The Waves
The Waves

production

Fri 01.02 - Sat 02.02.19

French choreographer and philosopher Noé Soulier is convinced that watching dance is just as creative as dancing itself. In this latest creation, he presents six dancers and two percussionists. The drum sounds add commas and full stops, punctuating or pausing a series of movements, or initiate new actions. Soulier explores the intersection of extremely precise dance writing and pure improvisation! 

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.

BL!NDMAN

MINIMAL-MAXIMA & WATER & FIRE / Handel Revisited

music

MINIMAL-MAXIMA & WATER & FIRE / Handel Revisited
MINIMAL-MAXIMA & WATER & FIRE / Handel Revisited

production

Sat 06.04.19

BL!NDMAN is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary and since 1991 it has been a regular guest at Kaaitheater.

Mette Edvardsen & Matteo Fargion

Penelope Sleeps

performance music opera

Penelope Sleeps
Penelope Sleeps

production

Sat 11.05 - Wed 15.05.19

Along with composer and performer Matteo Fargion, Mette Edvardsen is venturing into opera, a genre that they have both been wanting to tackle for a long time. The relationship between voice and music and between space and scale are important, but the duo has opted not to refer to images from opera literally. Instead, they are drawing lines with which they can shape an unknown horizon.

Eleanor Bauer & Chris Peck

New Joy

performance music

New Joy
New Joy

production

Thu 30.05 - Sat 01.06.19

To grasp the challenges of our age by the horns, New Joy imagines a 21st-century version of Dadaism: dataism. Eleanor Bauer and Chris Peck, mix aesthetic, social, and informational dimensions, resulting in a cyber a cappela Dataist opera. Be swept into the eye of the sensory information storm!

Ictus & Suzanne Vega

Einstein on the Beach

music

Einstein on the Beach
Einstein on the Beach

production

Wed 05.06.19

The legendary opera Einstein on the Beach by Phillip Glass, Robert Wilson and Lucinda Childs premièred at the Festival of Avignon in 1976. For this new concertante version, the Ictus ensemble is joining forces with the Collegium Vocale Ghent and with neo-folk legend Suzanne Vega. The musical composition and the musicality of the libretto are the central focus in a minimalist and hypnotizing soundscape that lasts 200 minutes.