music

Hind Ennaira & the band

[POSTPONED] in concert

music

[POSTPONED] in concert
[POSTPONED] in concert
Sun 26.09.21

Hind Ennaira, the rising star among Essaouira's Gnawas, is one of the rare players of the guembri, a lute-like string and percussion instrument. Now, for the first time, you can admire her on a Belgian stage. During her concerts, she delivers her very own interpretation of the traditional repertoire of the Gnawa culture.

Benjamin Vandewalle, Maija Hynninen & HYOID

Journal d’un usager de l’espace

performance music

Journal d’un usager de l’espace
Journal d’un usager de l’espace
Fri 17.09 - Sun 19.09.21

In Journal d'un usager de l'espace, you travel through the Kaaitheater building in a different way. Visible and invisible singers take you from one space to another, immersing you in an ever-changing sound bath. Journal d'un usager de l'espace is an immersion in the ordinary beauty of space, sound, architecture and movement.

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

The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

dance music

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.

Monica Kamara

There is more hurt in healing

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There is more hurt in healing
There is more hurt in healing
Sat 10.07.21

A cosy evening with music, visuals and poetry, in which Monica Kamara invites fellow female artists to share their experiences of getting hurt and the healing process that follows. Because healing is a process which happens within, but does not have to be done alone. 

Myriam Van Imschoot & HYOID

newpolyphonies

performance music

newpolyphonies
newpolyphonies
Sat 03.07 - Sun 04.07.21

Inspired by insects, climate marches and airplane traffic coming to a halt, the leitmotif in this concert/performance is not the loud collective chant, but the experience that each individual – like a link in a chain – can set a vortex of sounds in motion. In newpolyphonies, four singers of HYOID join forces with 15 performers in a curious high mass about little differences with big impact.

Madeleine Fournier

La Chaleur

dance music

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.

Gorges Ocloo & Dominique Pauwels/LOD

Moby Dick

music theatre

Moby Dick
Moby Dick
Wed 16.06.21

For this adaptation of Moby Dick, Gorges Ocloo called on Ben Okri, who adapted the novel into a magic-realist story about the gulf between high and low, rich and poor. Josse De Pauw and the mezzo-soprano Nobulumko Mngxekeza-Nziramasanga take to the stage. Together, they perform an energized and jazzy opera about the need for rapprochement in an increasingly polarized society.

Michiel Vandevelde & Platform-K

The Goldberg Variations

dance music

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.

Headquarters of The Mouvement

By any beats necessary: Palestine

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By any beats necessary: Palestine
By any beats necessary: Palestine
Sat 05.06.21

The new wave of Israeli violence against the inhabitants of the Palestinian territories deserves a response. By bombing Palestinian civilians, Israel again (and with the support of the US) tries to crush resistance. But the Palestinians continue to fight for their liberation. This edition of By any Beats necessary is about that resistance by artists and activists. Because here in Belgium too, decolonisation means nothing without the liberation of Palestine.

Encyclopédie de la parole

Suite n°4

music installation

Suite n°4
Suite n°4
Fri 28.05 - Sun 30.05.21

After Suites no1, 2 and 3, Encyclopédie de la parole returns with the final part of their highly acclaimed series. In this Suite, the collective presents a performance about absence, like an opera without singers or a theatre without actors. Get ready for an installation that makes use of all Kaaitheater’s resources; a sonic and visual journey where the voices are accompanied by the music composition of Brussels ensemble Ictus.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas & Pavel Kolesnikov

CANCELLED: The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

dance music

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.

Kristien De Proost & Bwanga Pilipili

CANCELLED: Simon, Garfunkel, My Sister and Me

theatre music

CANCELLED: Simon, Garfunkel, My Sister and Me
CANCELLED: Simon, Garfunkel, My Sister and Me
Sat 28.11 - Sun 29.11.20

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

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.

Myriam Van Imschoot & HYOID

CANCELLED: newpolyphonies

performance music

CANCELLED: newpolyphonies
CANCELLED: newpolyphonies
Sat 21.11 - Sun 22.11.20

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

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.

Gérald Kurdian

CANCELLED: HOT BODIES - STAND UP

performance music

CANCELLED: HOT BODIES - STAND UP
CANCELLED: HOT BODIES - STAND UP
Thu 29.10 - Fri 30.10.20

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

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!

Femke Gyselinck

Moving Ballads

dance music

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.

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