music

Daniel Linehan

Un Sacre du Printemps

dance music

Un Sacre du Printemps
Un Sacre du Printemps
Fri 23.03 - Sat 24.03.18

For this ambitious group choreography, Daniel Linehan is delving into Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps. He has opted to stage the beautiful version for two pianos, which will be performed live by Jean-Luc Plouvier (from Ictus) and Alain Franco. You will be seated near the thirteen dancers and the pianists – a proximity that results in a collective shared energy.

GrauSchumacher Piano Duo

Mantra

music

Mantra
Mantra
Tue 13.03.18

Mantra by Karlheinz Stockhausen is one of the most renowned cult works of 20th-century classical music. The work is an expanding sound universe, a cosmic dance to a primordial melody. Andreas Grau and Götz Schumacher are perfectly placed to interpret Mantra. The musical soulmates have had over 20 years’ practice of this hypnotic masterpiece.

Laurent Chétouane

Out of Joint / Partita 1

dance music

Out of Joint / Partita 1
Out of Joint / Partita 1
Fri 02.02 - Sat 03.02.18

What would happen if we were to abandon verticality after centuries of walking upright? This question is the starting point of Laurent Chétouane’s new creation. Two male and one female dancer search for new equilibriums in a disjointed setting. A violinist accompanies them live onstage with Bach’s Partita for Violin no. 1 in B-minor.

Gisèle Vienne

CROWD

dance music

CROWD
CROWD
Fri 26.01 - Sat 27.01.18

Starting with rituals and celebrations – from the archaic to the contemporary – Gisèle Vienne brings a group of 15 youngsters together who dance to a DJ set by Peter Rehberg. Contrary to the discourse that labels all violence as barbaric, she looks for manifestations of violence that do play a valuable, positive role in society.

Ictus

Liquid Room VIII: PHRASES

music performance

Liquid Room VIII: PHRASES
Liquid Room VIII: PHRASES
Sat 20.01.18

In this mini festival – conceived especially for the empty Kaaitheater hall – music resonates with a series of different disciplines. This time, they will start from the proposition that music is not just sound. Ictus is bringing together sound poetry, spoken word and modal music at the intersection of melody and rhythm.

Stephen O'Malley & Wukir Suryadi

Showcase: Carte Blanche to Gisèle Vienne

performance music

Showcase: Carte Blanche to Gisèle Vienne
Showcase: Carte Blanche to Gisèle Vienne
Wed 17.01.18

Along with Sunn O))) co-founder Stephen O’Malley, Gisèle Vienne travelled to Java and Bali to immerse herself in the magical world of performative rituals. Their encounter with musician Wukir Suryadi, co-founder of Senyawa, revealed profound resonances. This evening showcases their shared venture through a common musical philosophy.

Eleanor Bauer

Meyoucycle

dance music

Meyoucycle
Meyoucycle
Wed 06.12.17

Meyoucycle sounds like ‘musical’ pronounced in a strange accent. Along with composer Chris Peck and four Ictus musicians, Bauer blends together all the ingredients for a musical, producing a completely new, hybrid genre. The piece is about you and me and everything in between. That’s right, a me-you cycle.

Claire Croizé & Etienne Guilloteau

Mer-

dance music

Mer-
Mer-
Fri 27.10.17

Five dancers and five musicians perform a polyphonic piece about death and saying goodbye. Nevertheless, there is also space for lightness. From the moment you are born, death is constantly approaching: life in freefall. By acknowledging death, Croizé and Guilloteau aim to celebrate life to the full.

BL!NDMAN

Arsenal

music film

Arsenal
Arsenal
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.

Jan Decorte

Stand Down

theatre music

Stand Down
Stand Down
Fri 13.10 - Sat 14.10.17

Jan Decorte is leaving the classics behind, but not the great truths and mysteries that they contain. In Jan Paternoster and Dries Van Dijck of Black Box Revelation – and all the uncompromising vehemence that they bring to the piece – Decorte and Sigrid Vinks have found their ideal musical partners in crime. The gentlemen created a brand-new soundtrack especially for Stand Down.

Myriam Van Imschoot & Willem de Wolf

IN KOOR!

music performance

IN KOOR!
IN KOOR!
Thu 21.09.17

Along with unpractised singers, Myriam Van Imschoot and Willem de Wolf are exploring the rehearsal process of a choral production. The misses, repetitions and mistakes that occur in the process form the performance material of this production. Because people are at their most vulnerable when they can’t (yet) do what they most desire.

Ictus

Liquid Room VII

music performance

Liquid Room VII: SOUND & VISION
Liquid Room VII: SOUND & VISION
Tue 25.04.17

Can light be a compositional building block? The Liquid Room Series radically questions the classical concert model. The audience is free to move around among the various stages set up in the dismantled hall of the Kaaitheater. Immerse yourself in a pure experience of sound and light!

Rüegger & Andelwahed

The personal and the political

music performance

The personal and the political
The personal and the political
Fri 31.03.17

In their performances, author and artist Romy Rüegger and electronic music performer Deena Abdelwahed reflect on ways of personal entanglement with the world and its politics, including the interpretation of history as part of the present.

Maarten Seghers

O

performance music

O or The Challenge Of This Particular Show Was To Have Words Ending In O
O or The Challenge Of This Particular Show Was To Have Words Ending In O
Thu 30.03.17

Maarten Seghers looks for a confrontation with the artists, musicians and dancers Fritz Welch, Simon Lenski, Nicolas Field and Mohamed Toukabri, for whom he wrote an invocatory song about the noisiness of comforting.

Charlemagne Palestine

strummminggg in charleworlddd!!!

music performance

strummminggg in charleworlddd!!!
strummminggg in charleworlddd!!!
Sun 26.03.17

Charlemagne Palestine is unleashing his strumming technique on the Bösendorfer Imperial: a piano that covers eight complete octaves. His instrument looks like a sculpted altar made of cuddly toys. He elevates these to divine creatures or shamanistic totems that are always close by.

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