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Dorothée Munyaneza

Mailles

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Mailles
Mailles
Wed 16.11 - Thu 17.11.22

Six black, African or Afro-descendant women dance, sing and proclaim the memory of mixed histories. This emancipation unites them in a world where they will never stop being sovereign, between anger and gentleness. 

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Jean-Guihen Queyras & Michiaki Ueno / Rosas

Mitten wir im Leben sind / Bach6Cellosuiten

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Mitten wir im Leben sind / Bach6Cellosuiten
Mitten wir im Leben sind / Bach6Cellosuiten
Thu 26.01 - Sat 11.02.23

Three male and two female dancers - including De Keersmaeker herself - adapt, question and dance Bach's six Cello suites. Their ingenious architecture, dancing rhythms and timeless beauty continue to fascinate to this day. An exciting symbiosis of live music and dance.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas

Creation 2023

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Creation 2023
Creation 2023
Wed 31.05 - Sat 10.06.23

With this new creation, Anne Teresa De Keersmaekers shifts her exploration of the relationship between music and dance back to pop music. Creation 2023 not only encourages dance, but also emphasises the need for stories and music that we can relate to and recognise.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas & Cour et Cœur

En Atendant

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En Atendant
En Atendant
Thu 15.09 - Sat 01.10.22

For En Atendant, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker took inspiration from the Ars Subtilior, a 14th century polyphonic musical form. Against the complexity and intangibility of life, she places the body. In 2011, the performance was selected for Het Theaterfestival. Now this gem returns to Brussels in the home of Rosas in Vorst/Forest.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas

Mystery Sonatas / For Rosa

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Mystery Sonatas / For Rosa
Mystery Sonatas / For Rosa
Thu 23.06 - Sun 26.06.22

[The performance on Sunday at 15:00 was cancelled due to covid. Tickets will be refunded] Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker continues her choreographic journey with the fifteen virtuoso Mystery Sonatas, the best-known compositions by Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber. These intrinsically religious and narrative sonatas are also a warm invitation to dance, thanks to the musical dance forms such as Gigues, Allemandes and Courantes. De Keersmaeker immersed herself in the mystical and geometrical wealth of this music and made the Sonatas her own in a choreography for six dancers.

Femke Gyselinck

Letters 2 Dance

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Letters 2 Dance
Letters 2 Dance
Sat 11.06 - Sun 12.06.22

How do you do that, literally dance a dance language? Can a stage be like a page? Letters 2 Dance is an organised misunderstanding of a worn-out metaphor: choreography as dance writing starting with the smallest element, the alphabet

François Chaignaud & Geoffroy Jourdain

t u m u l u s

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t u m u l u s
t u m u l u s
Sat 07.05 - Mon 09.05.22

For François Chaignaud, the starting point of his new creation is a recurring dream: imagining a community of singers and dancers who cross the boundaries between two disciplines. In this impressive choreography the bodies, like the letters of the title, are separate and united at the same time.

Vera Tussing & Quatuor MP4

Tactile Quartet(s)

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Tactile Quartet(s)
Tactile Quartet(s)
Fri 29.04 - Sat 30.04.22

Vera Tussing invites the string quartet Quatuor MP4 to join four dancers onstage for a playful encounter between movement and sound. The four musicians play passages from various quartets by Franz Schubert, Anton Dvorak and Florence Price as well as contemporary works by Georg Friedrich Haas and Caroline Shaw. At the point where the orbits of dance and music intersect, you are invited to enter the kaleidoscopic score. Lend a hand, or an arm!

Claire Croizé / Ecce & The Goeyvaerts String Trio

Duet for Two String Trios

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Duet for Two String Trios
Duet for Two String Trios
Thu 03.03 - Fri 04.03.22

How do you translate the intensity, complexity and physicality of a piece of music into dance? For her new creation Duet for Two String Trios, Claire Croizé teams up with the Goeyvaerts String Trio, looking for answers to these questions through two string trios by the contemporary composer Charles Wuorinen. Dancers Emmi Väisänen and Jason Respilieux offer their bodies as a counterweight to this auditory onslaught. Music and dance circle each other in a play that is as dynamic and changeable as the string trios themselves: never a piece-by-piece translation, always a dialogue.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas, Alain Franco & Pavel Kolesnikov

The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

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The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Wed 01.09 - Sat 18.09.21

The Goldberg Variations belong to Bach’s late period in which the composer pushed the possibilities of musical themes to the extreme in an interplay of variations, canons, and fugues. After The Six Brandenburg Concerto, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker continues her journey with Bach in dialogue with these variations. Along with pianists Pavel Kolesnikov and Alain Franco she brings The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, a solo performance danced by herself. Here too, the musical score forms a blueprint for the choreography.

Madeleine Fournier

La Chaleur

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La Chaleur
La Chaleur
Sat 19.06 - Sun 20.06.21

La Chaleur starts from the longing to be one body, a choir of many. How can we be ourselves and the other at the same time? By connecting our voices and our breath, Madeleine Fournier suspects. In other words: by singing. On the basis of the iconic baroque music of Henry Purcell and the figures of the Muses, Fournier creates a unique form between opera and experimental dance. Spectacular and yet intimate, this performance celebrates the cycle of life and death, of bodies that cross each other, of people that pass on warmth.

Michiel Vandevelde & Platform-K

The Goldberg Variations

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The Goldberg Variations
The Goldberg Variations
Wed 09.06 - Thu 10.06.21

In The Goldberg Variations, dancers Oskar Stalpaert (Platform-K), Michiel Vandevelde, and Audrey Merilus get to work with Bach's compositions and Steve Paxton's choreography. They take a close look at forty years of development of all kinds of dance practices. How open, democratic and accessible is dance today? Which body images do we prefer, which do we prefer not to see? The music is performed live by accordionist Vincent van Amsterdam.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas & Pavel Kolesnikov

CANCELLED: The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

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CANCELLED: The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
CANCELLED: The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Thu 03.12 - Sun 13.12.20

Please note: this show has been cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

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

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Moving Ballads
Moving Ballads
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.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas & Ictus

Rain (live)

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Rain (live)
Rain (live)
Fri 15.05 - Wed 20.05.20

Rain (2001) is one of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s most characteristic performances, set to Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians. Seven women and three men allow themselves to be propelled by an unstoppable joined energy. They are connected by a lively network of breathing and speed, as well as the special comradery that forms when you are beyond fatigue. In 2016, Rain was reprised with a new cast, premièring at the Royal Circus.

Michiel Vandevelde/Platform-K & Philippe Thuriot

The Goldberg Variations

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The Goldberg Variations
The Goldberg Variations
Sat 25.04 - Sun 26.04.20

Warning: this show is cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

The title The Goldberg Variations not only evokes the famous music of Bach, but also the iconic dance solo by Steve Paxton. Along with a dancer, a ballet dancer, and an accordionist, Michiel Vandevelde works with this material. Three bodies, each with very different potentialities, delve into dance history and question the potential of dance today.

Miet Warlop

Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break

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Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break
Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break
Fri 15.11 - Tue 19.11.19

Three performers spend three quarters of an hour turning around their own axis – a movement that in Sufi ceremonies is thought to lead to religious euphoria. In Miet Warlop’s version, it becomes an experiment on the fine line between maintaining and losing control. It is a combination of swirling dance, recital and concert. How can you find a balance between self-control and devotion?

Vera Tussing & MP4 Quartet

Tactile Quartet(s)

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Tactile Quartet(s)
Tactile Quartet(s)
Sat 19.10 - Sun 20.10.19

Vera Tussing invites the string quartet Quatuor MP4 to join four dancers onstage for a playful encounter between movement and sound. At the point where the orbits of dance and music intersect, you are invited to enter the kaleidoscopic score. Lend a hand, or an arm!

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