music

Barbara Hindahl

anamorphoses

music performance

anamorphoses
anamorphoses

music

Wed 31.01 - Sat 03.02.07

During Pasta for Tired Dancers the German artist Barbara Hindahl will be working in the Studios on her intervention entitled anamorphoses – performative Raumzeichnung.

Muziektheater Transparant & B'Rock

AND YOU MUST SUFFER / St.John Passion/Bach

theatre music

AND YOU MUST SUFFER / St.John Passion/Bach
AND YOU MUST SUFFER / St.John Passion/Bach

theatre

Thu 10.03 - Sat 12.03.16

Pierre Audi locates Bach's St. John Passion in an austere set inspired by Wim Delvoye's images. The passion questions the opposing claims on the truth found in religions and the conflicts it causes. Iconoclast Delvoye looks right through these truths with X-ray eyes, reducing them to a meagre pile of mouse bones.

Arabanda

Arabanda + Party

music

Arabanda + Party
Arabanda + Party

music

Sat 14.10.06

Arabanda, the Brussels band revolving around the singer Laïla Amezian and the accordion player Piet ‘Jaune Toujours’ Maris, presents us with music from the Arabic-Andalusian repertoire in a way that is fresh and innovative, due to the unconventional singing of Amezian, the characteristic sound of Maris’ accordion and the fine backing of bass, drums and wind instruments.

Random Scream / Davis Freeman

Around the Corner

music performance

Around the Corner
Around the Corner

music

Sat 08.11 - Sun 09.11.08

WORKING TITLE FESTIVAL - Around the Corner is a series of dance films that were made in the street. The camera records not only the dancing but also the architecture, the passers-by and the memory of every street corner. Niko Hafkenscheid (singer and songwriter in MAYBE FOREVER by Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods) and Miguel Casaponsa play live music in Around the Corner 1.2 (Brussels).

BL!NDMAN

Arsenal

music film

Arsenal
Arsenal

music

Fri 20.10.17

Exactly one hundred years after the October Revolution in Russia, Eric Sleichim and BL!NDMAN [strings] are presenting a new sound score to the legendary film Arsenal by director Alexander Dovzhenko. Along with Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin, Arsenal is rightly considered to be one of the revolutionary masterpieces of Soviet cinema.

Random Scream / Davis Freeman

Assassins

theatre music

Assassins
Assassins

theatre

Sat 15.11 - Sun 16.11.08

WORKING TITLE FESTIVAL - A dark, disturbing black comedy musical by Stephen Sondheim about the presidential assassinations in the US and the reverse side of the American Dream. It was staged when Bush Sr. went to war in Iraq and was denounced as unpatriotic.

Ictus / Jérôme Combier / Johan Leysen

Austerlitz

theatre music film

Austerlitz
Austerlitz

theatre

Wed 14.12.11

On the very day when, ten years ago, the great German writer W.G. Sebald died, Ictus and the French composer Jérôme Combier are paying him a tribute, based on his novel Austerlitz. Combier wrote a ‘soundtrack for an imaginary film’ and will design the setting with the French video film-maker and stage designer Pierre Nouvel. Johan Leysen will read from Sebald’s novel.

Ictus / Opéra de Lille

Avis de tempête

theatre music

Avis de tempête
Avis de tempête

theatre

Tue 27.11 - Wed 28.11.07

One of the high points of last season was the performance of Georges Aperghis’ breathtaking 14 Récitations. Aperghis is joining us again this season, with Avis de tempête, a ‘miraculous, hallucinatory’ piece of musical theatre, first performed by Ictus at the Opéra de Lille in 2004. It was directed by Aperghis himself. Le Figaro: ‘Une oeuvre d’art totale.’

BL!NDMAN

Bach - Polyphonic Variations

music

Bach - Polyphonic Variations
Bach - Polyphonic Variations

music

Sat 29.10.05

BL!NDMAN links early and new music in concerts dedicated to Bach and Cage. In its much-praised Bach programme created in 2000, BL!NDMAN presents a special performance of Bach’s four Choral Partitas and links them to contemporary compositions by Louis Andriessen, John Cage, Steve Reich and Eric Sleichim.

Laurent Chétouane & Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop

BACH / PASSION / JOHANNES

dance music

BACH / PASSION / JOHANNES
BACH / PASSION / JOHANNES

dance

Fri 09.10 - Sat 10.10.15

Choreographer Laurent Chétouane tackles an iconic work: Bach’s St John Passion. He is not interested in a perfect execution of the music and doesn’t allow his dancers to ‘portray’ the Passion. Will Bach still move you without the security of a set choreography, trained singers and only seven instruments? What happens when Bach’s music is desecrated?

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas

Bartók/Beethoven/Schönberg

dance music

Bartók/Beethoven/Schönberg
Bartók/Beethoven/Schönberg

dance

Wed 19.06 - Thu 27.06.19

This special repertory evening will present three early works by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, each of which is based on a piece of classical music. The programme features a combative choreography set to the layered rhythms and harmonies of Bartók’s Quartet n°4, a group piece that defies gravity and depicts the ingenious counterpoint in Beethoven’s Die Grosse Fuge, and a shamelessly romantic duet set to Schönberg’s Verklärte Nacht. Ictus and the Brussels Philharmonic will accompany the pieces live especially for the Brussels series.

Laïla Amezian

Bast

music

Bast
Bast

music

Thu 28.02 - Sat 01.03.08

For her latest music project, Bast, Laïla Amezian took her inspiration from the mystical The Prophet by the Lebanese-American poet Gibran Khalil Gibran. The text will be performed partly in English and partly in Arabic, set to music that opts decisively for a mixture of eastern and western influences and which is permeated with world music, electro and jazz.

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