music

Jan Decorte, Richard Egarr & B’rock

Dido and Aeneas

theatre music

Dido and Aeneas
Dido and Aeneas

theatre

Fri 18.01 - Tue 22.01.08

In 2006 Jan Decorte staged his first opera, Dido and Aeneas by the English baroque composer Henry Purcell. Together with the English conductor Richard Egarr and a select cast, Decorte made it an unforgettable event. De Morgen: ‘A gem of simplicity, rightness and emotion.’

Openingsfeest

DJ Laston & Geo

music miscellaneous

DJ Laston & Geo
DJ Laston & Geo

music

Thu 27.08.09

TF '09 / parallelprogramma - Na de openingsvoorstellingen is het legendarische DJ duo ‘Laston & Geo’ van de partij. Na Rock Werchter in juli, eindigen ze hun zomerseizoen in schoonheid op Het Theaterfestival.

Miguel Pereira

DOO

theatre dance music

DOO
DOO

theatre

Thu 02.12 - Fri 03.12.10

After 31 years the dancer Miguel Pereira returned to his native country, Mozambique. In DOO he confronts the European identity with that of the African ‘other’. An intense performance !

miscellaneous

Drawing Music

music performance

Drawing Music
Drawing Music

music

Tue 26.02.13

PERFORMATIK2013 -
Q-02, the Brussels workshop for experimental music and sound art, is presenting a three-part programme in which drawing and music interact with one another.

Rokia Traoré

Dream Mandé – Djata

music theatre

Dream Mandé – Djata
Dream Mandé – Djata

music

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.

Ictus

Drumming

music

Drumming
Drumming

music

Mon 20.12.10

Steve Reich’s Drumming (1971) is a key work of the minimal music. It was included in Ictus’ repertoire ten years ago. This is one of the ensemble’s evergreens you should not miss.

Rosas & Ictus

Drumming Live

dance music

Drumming Live
Drumming Live

dance

Thu 09.01 - Sun 12.01.14

Drumming (1998) is undoubtedly one of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s most fascinating choreographic works: a dazzling dance set to a powerful score for percussion by Steve Reich, performed. The Ictus Ensemble bring this compelling score to life with breath-taking precision. Drumming is a stunning journey, a wave of pure dance and pure sound, a vortex of life energy.

Quatuor Danel

Dusapin, Maratka, Bedrossian (concert & workshop)

music

Dusapin, Maratka, Bedrossian (concert & workshop)
Dusapin, Maratka, Bedrossian (concert & workshop)

music

Sat 24.03.07

It is certainly no coincidence that the two string quartets by Pascal Dusapin echo texts by Samuel Beckett. Dusapin feels very much at home in the universe of the great Irish writer. The two other works on the programme are also inspired by literature. Franck Bedrossian's Tracés d’ombres is a reference to Either/Or by Kierkegaard, and the young Franco-Czech composer Krystof Maratka finds inspiration in La Fontaine's fables.

Sequentia

Edda

music

Edda
Edda

music

Fri 03.03.06

Sequentia was founded by Benjamin Bagby and the late Barbara Thornton in 1977 and presents a repertoire extending from the tenth to the fourteenth century. The ensemble has its headquarters in Cologne and scored a ‘world hit’ with its recording of the Canticles of Ecstasy by the mystic Hildegard von Bingen.

Kaaitheater presents

Een ode aan Fatima Mernissi

music talk

Een ode aan Fatima Mernissi
Een ode aan Fatima Mernissi

music

Tue 08.03.16

On 30 November 2015, the Moroccan sociologist Fatima Mernissi died. As an emancipated feminist and activist, she navigated effortlessly between East and West – always arriving at deep insights into the complex relationship between people, cultures and religions. The books Beyond the Veil and Islam and Democracy garnered her worldwide fame and both remain powerful reference works to this day.

Ictus & Suzanne Vega

Einstein on the Beach

music

Einstein on the Beach
Einstein on the Beach

music

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.

European Saxophone Ensemble

European Saxophone Ensemble

music

European Saxophone Ensemble
European Saxophone Ensemble

music

Thu 11.12.08

The European Saxophone Ensemble (ESE) is brand-new. It is made up of twelve young musicians from various countries in Europe. The number of musicians playing reflects all types of saxophones (sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor, baritone and bass). The aim of the ensemble is to break down the borders separating various musical styles: classical, improvisation, avant-jazz and traditional music go hand in hand here.

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