music

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.

LOD muziektheater

BOSCH BEACH

music theatre

BOSCH BEACH
BOSCH BEACH
Fri 17.03 - Sat 18.03.17

What would hell look like today? The 500th anniversary of the death of Hieronymus Bosch, made Vasco Mendonça, Kris Verdonck and Dimitri Verhulst think. They quickly arrived at the beaches of Lampedusa: a place where while tourists were sunbathing refugees were washed up on the beach. The false paradise of the resorts and the Boschian hell on earth seamlessly flow into each other.

Marc Vanrunxt

Prototype

dance music

Prototype
Prototype
Wed 15.03.17

Marc Vanrunxt creates a dance performance based on the work of the solitary Lucien Goethals, pioneer of Flemish electronic music. The result acts as a journey through time, towards what in the 1970s was still the music of the future, and which quite possibly still sounds like that now.

Ivo Van Hove & Muziektheater Transparant

The Diary of One Who Disappeared

music theatre

The Diary of One Who Disappeared
The Diary of One Who Disappeared
Sat 11.03 - Sun 12.03.17

This brand new production directed by Ivo Van Hove is based on Leoš Janácek’s song cycle that goes by the same name. The result of Janácek’s inspired efforts is a mysterious, deeply emotional and psychological piece on identity, alienation, and an impossible love. Annelies Van Parys – one of the most acclaimed Belgian composers of our time – adds a fi tting contemporary reply.

Ictus & Fumiyo Ikeda

Piano and String Quartet

dance music

Piano and String Quartet
Piano and String Quartet
Fri 27.01 - Sat 28.01.17

Dancer and choreographer Fumiyo Ikeda takes you on a journey to the heart of Morton Feldman’s Piano and String Quartet. This 80-minute composition for piano and strings exudes an aura of tranquillity, in which ‘each is just as much an echo of the other’. Ikeda shares the stage with the soloists of Ictus, as though she herself were the sixth musician.

Dick van der Harst & Jan Vromman

Say No!

music video

Say No!
Say No!
Sun 22.01.17

Inspired by the hymn Say No!, more than 30 choirs and ensembles from across the world have created their own song about conscientious objection and desertion. All the contributed images and sounds form the material for a video creation, intertwined with a live performance by a huge international choir.

Zita Swoon Group

The Ballad of Erol Klof

music dance

The Ballad of Erol Klof
The Ballad of Erol Klof
Fri 16.12 - Sat 17.12.16

Stef Kamil Carlens was inspired by folk art, rituals, beautiful creatures from European folklore traditions, and early twentiethcentury modern art. Enter into this wonderful world of dance, music, word, costumes, and masks!

Niko Hafkenscheid, Hedvig Biong & Pablo Castilla

Syden

performance music

Syden
Syden
Tue 06.12 - Wed 07.12.16

Syden means ‘South’ in all the Scandinavian languages. It evokes a Southern holiday destination: warm, cheap and with every amenity. The musician and composer Niko Hafkenscheid, the visual artist Hedvig Biong and the film-maker Pablo Castilla explore the mystery, authenticity and perversity of this parallel universe.

Kaaitheater, BL!NDMAN, Jeugd en Muziek Brussel

Kunstendag voor Kinderen: Krakebs & pandeiro’s (9-12 jaar)

workshop music

Kunstendag voor Kinderen: Krakebs & pandeiro’s (9-12 jaar)
Kunstendag voor Kinderen: Krakebs & pandeiro’s (9-12 jaar)
Sun 20.11.16

Release your sense of rhythm on instruments from across the whole world. From bric-a-brac drums and African kalimbas to Moroccan krakebs, Brazilian pandeiros and a bike brake cable guitar.  

Ivo Dimchev

Operville

performance music

Operville
Operville
Fri 14.10.16

Three singers/performers create a succession of intriguing tableaux vivants. Ivo Dimchev’s stream of consciousness simultaneously appears on the rear wall. He harnesses the power of the voice, extreme theatricality and a whole arsenal of temperament, and goes in search of what opera is and can be.

Ivo Dimchev & Lea Petra

Concerto

performance music

Concerto
Concerto
Wed 12.10.16

For his Concertos, the born performer Ivo Dimchev always invites a different musician for a voice improvisation in the form of a concert. At the Kaaitheater, he performs alongside the composer and pianist Lea Petra, who has been highly praised for her tango transcriptions for piano.

Eleanor Bauer & Chris Peck / GoodMove & Ictus

Meyoucycle

dance music

Meyoucycle
Meyoucycle
Fri 27.05 - Sat 28.05.16

Meyoucycle is about you and me and everything in between. Indeed, a me-you-cycle. Bauer presents a science fiction concert about completely normal emotions in this age of hyper-capitalism and technological progress.

Rachida Aziz

The Price of the Ticket

dance music film spoken word

The Price of the Ticket
The Price of the Ticket
Wed 25.05.16

Brussels has always been a city that embraced exiles.The Price of the Ticket continues this tradition. The Fashion designer and activist Rachida Aziz is now inviting a new generation of refugees on stage. Expect an evening of music, dance, poetry and video.

Hussein Rassim, Shalan Alhamwy & Mohammed Aukal

Cinemaximiliaan

dance music film

Cinemaximiliaan
Cinemaximiliaan
Sat 21.05.16

Cinemaximiliaan is a cinema for people on the move. The project started spontaneously in the refugee camp in the Maximilian Park, where daily film screenings provided a welcome distraction. The volunteers of Cinemaximiliaan have encountered dozens of newcomers with artistic talent. This evening features work by three of these people.

Thierry De Mey

SIMPLEXITY

dance music

SIMPLEXITY. La beauté du geste
SIMPLEXITY. La beauté du geste
Fri 20.05 - Sun 22.05.16

Thierry De Mey has been exploring the grey area between dance and music for more than 30 years. He has composed music for dance performances, directed films about dance, and constructed choreographic multimedia installations. In 2016, for the first time, he has created a dance performance for the big stage, in collaboration with Ensemble intercontemporain, the legendary Paris music ensemble founded by Pierre Boulez.

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