music

Ictus & Suzanne Vega

Einstein on the Beach

music

Einstein on the Beach
Einstein on the Beach
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.

Eleanor Bauer & Chris Peck

New Joy

performance music

New Joy
New Joy
Thu 30.05 - Sat 01.06.19

Eleanor Bauer loves playing with the codes and concepts of contemporary dance. In New Joy, she confronts the post-truth age: this dataistic cyber-musical knocks straight through the boundaries of various registers. From body language and spoken language to computer language and back again, from emotional to artificial intelligence, from movement to sound. Along with composer Chris Peck, Bauer engages all of your senses in her search for meaning and hidden implications.

Mette Edvardsen & Matteo Fargion

Penelope Sleeps

performance music

Penelope Sleeps
Penelope Sleeps
Fri 10.05 - Tue 14.05.19

In her new creation, Mette Edvardsen explores interfaces with opera, flanked by composer and performer Matteo Fargion. Together, they deconstruct the mythological figure of Penelope, the woman who spent years waiting for her husband Odysseus. But her apparent passivity conceals tremendous power. Be whisked away to this intimate, minimalist dream world, where new relationships are forged between women, the world, and the other.

BL!NDMAN

MINIMAL-MAXIMAL & WATER & FIRE / Handel Revisited

music

MINIMAL-MAXIMAL & WATER & FIRE / Handel Revisited
MINIMAL-MAXIMAL & WATER & FIRE / Handel Revisited
Sat 06.04.19

BL!NDMAN is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary and since 1991 it has been a regular guest at Kaaitheater. To celebrate, we are organizing a festive programme! MINIMAL-MAXIMAL – part 1 of the evening – is returning to their minimalistic roots, in the line of Steve Reich and Philip Glass. Afterwards, the complete collective ([sax], [drums] and [strings]) along with a DECAP organ will play Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks by G.F. Handel.

Claire Croizé & Matteo Fargion

Flowers (we are)

dance music

Flowers (we are)
Flowers (we are)
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.

Ivo Dimchev

Selfie Concert

performance music

Selfie Concert
Selfie Concert
Sat 23.03.19

Ivo Dimchev is one name that cannot be missed from the Performatik programme: the exuberant performer has never missed a single edition. He often depends on audience participation to create his performances, such as P-Project (shown during Performatik13) and FB Theater. This time he is returning with his brand-new selfie concert. Take out your phone… because no selfies means no concert!

PRICE

Melodies are so far my best friend

performance music

Melodies are so far my best friend
Melodies are so far my best friend
Fri 22.03 - Sat 23.03.19

If we continue to consume more language more quickly and superficially, will we still be able to use language instinctively and emotionally? PRICE is appealing to movement and music to answer this question. Along with producer Cecile Believ, pianist Sebastian Hirsig, fashion label BARRAGÁN and photographer Mirjam Graf, he will captivate you with his body and voice. You stand next to him on stage, while the soundtrack of heavenly ambient will flow to dark tribal – and back again.

Mette Ingvartsen & Will Guthrie

All around

performance music

All around
All around
Thu 21.03 - Fri 22.03.19

Drummer Will Guthrie and choreographer Mette Ingvartsen are performing together for the first time. You encircle the stage, on which a drum kit, a moving light installation and the bodies of the performers confront each other. 

Noé Soulier

The Waves

dance music

The Waves
The Waves
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! 

Benjamin Vandewalle & HYOID

cancelled - In the Sky I am Walking

music dance

cancelled - In the Sky I am Walking
cancelled - In the Sky I am Walking
Tue 15.01 - Wed 16.01.19

Due to productional reasons, this performance is postponed.

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.

Rokia Traoré

Dream Mandé – Djata

music theatre

Dream Mandé – Djata
Dream Mandé – Djata
Fri 14.12.18

Rokia Traoré is an icon of African music. She narrates the epic of King Soundiata Keita, the King who based his power on respect and not on greed or violence, and 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.

Femke & Lander Gyselinck

FLAMER

dance music

FLAMER
FLAMER
Thu 29.11 - Fri 30.11.18

For their first joint creation, dancer Femke and drummer Lander Gyselinck (STUFF.) 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...

Ictus & Julie Pfleiderer

SAFE

music performance

SAFE
SAFE
Thu 22.11 - Fri 23.11.18

SAFE begins as a concert and then evolves into a sophisticated audio play. 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!

Ivo Dimchev

SCULPTURES

music performance

SCULPTURES
SCULPTURES
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.

Walter Hus

Supersonic Flora

music

Supersonic Flora
Supersonic Flora
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.

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