music

Zita Swoon Group

Nothing That Is Everything

dance music

Nothing That Is Everything
Nothing That Is Everything
Fri 13.03.15

Stef Kamil Carlens has a thing about Dada. This concert performance is based on a film reconstructing a Dadaist performance at the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, held in 1916. It contains all the elements that are used in Nothing That Is Everything: costumes, dance, music, rhythm, poetry, a confusion (of tongues) and humour. For this new performance Zita Swoon Group is collaborating with Jan Lauwers' Needcompany.

Philipp Blom & Geert Buelens

Grote Woorden #2

music conversation

Grote Woorden #2
Grote Woorden #2
Wed 04.03.15

Poet and professor Geert Buelens, is the author of Europa Europa!, a magnum opus on the First World War and European cultural history. On this occasion, he speaks to the highly renowned German historian Philipp Blom (The Vertigo Years and A Wicked Company). Actress Femke Stallaert recites war poems, pianist Thomas Dieltjens and cellist Martijn Vink perform compositions by Frank Bridge.

Ictus

Weird Instruments

music

Weird Instruments
Weird Instruments
Tue 03.03.15

Ictus sets to work with some exceptional instruments, such as the notorious intonarumori of the futurist Luigi Russolo, and six simantra, percussion instruments used in the Eastern Orthodox Church. Sometimes the audience encircles the musicians, or vice versa. You will hear works by Mauro Lanza, Pierluigi Billone and a 60-minute tour de force by Michael Gordon (Bang on a Can).

Alain Franco

Das Wohltemperierte Klavier

music

Das Wohltemperierte Klavier
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier
Sat 28.02.15

The 96 short works in Bach’s Das Wohltemperierte Klavier each have a profile, an individual character, their own dynamics and an individual time sequence. Musician Alain Franco sees them as a series of ‘novellas’ which he connects to each other by applying editing principles and so arrives at ‘a form that hovers somewhere between opera and novel’.

Liesa Van der Aa / Louisa's Daughter Company

WOTH

music

WOTH
WOTH
Wed 25.02.15

WOTH is the first creation by actress and musician Liesa Van der Aa. She sought and found inspiration in an ancient Egyptian ritual: after death the heart of the deceased is weighed on scales counterbalanced by the feather of truth. WOTH is an overwhelming musical performance for nine musicians, enhanced by video and animation on stage.

Eric Sleichim & BL!INDMAN (drums)

WINGS / The Drama of the Skies

music film

WINGS / The Drama of the Skies
WINGS / The Drama of the Skies
Fri 06.02.15

Wings, a silent movie made in 1927, combines a romantic plot with impressive images of air battles from the First World War. Eric Sleichim and BL!NDMAN [drums] present its screening with a selection of percussion music from the 20th and 21st centuries, with turntables and live electronics.

MaisonDahlBonnema + Maarten Seghers & The Horrible Facts

Rhythm Conference + WHAT DO YOU MEAN

music performance

Rhythm Conference + WHAT DO YOU MEAN
Rhythm Conference + WHAT DO YOU MEAN
Fri 19.12.14

A Needcompany Double Bill: the new performance by MaisonDahlBonnema is a study of rhythm and expression, a journey in which a live drummer fires up three performers. Maarten Seghers smartly exposes art practice in an everlasting pop song, a sculptural dance, a stand-up comedy show, a performance.

Walter Hus & Frederic Rzewski

Two pianos

music

Two pianos
Two pianos
Mon 24.11.14

From 2000 to 2005 Walter Hus composed his 24 Preludes and Fugues: six for solo piano and eighteen for two pianos. He played them at the Kaaistudios, together with the American pianist and composer Frederic Rzewski. Now, almost ten years later, Hus and Rzewski will be performing a selection from Hus’ Preludes and Fugues and Rzewski’s Winsboro Cotton Mill Blues.

Joachim Koester & Miles Whittaker

The Place of Dead Roads

music video

The Place of Dead Roads
The Place of Dead Roads
Tue 18.11.14

Four dirty, down and out, androgynous cowboys adopt the ritual poses from the Western genre. Gradually their actions come to resemble an odd kind of dance. Screening of a new film by the Danish artist Joachim Koester, with a live concert by Miles Whittaker (Demdike Stare).

Brussels Brecht-Eislerkoor/Ruud Gielens/Frederic Rzewski

WaanVlucht! / FuirLaFolie !

theatre music

WaanVlucht! / FuirLaFolie !
WaanVlucht! / FuirLaFolie !
Sat 20.09 - Sun 21.09.14

The Brussels Brecht-Eisler Chorus is working with six other choruses and director Ruud Gielens on a major project on peace. FleeTheFrenzy! tells the story of those victims who even in current wars are often left out of the picture: deserters and conscientious objectors. The performance ends at the Kaaitheater, and is staged in the surrounding streets, whose names all refer to WWI.

Majoretteketet & Les Fanfoireux

Opening Show Brussel Bad

dance music performance

Opening Show Brussel Bad
Opening Show Brussel Bad
Fri 04.07.14

Gorgeous female legs, strong male legs, white bootees, colourful hats, short skirts, red lips and batons. Majoretteketet & Les Fanfoireux open this 12th Brussel Bad with masses of enthusiasm! 

Kaaitheater & Workspace Brussels

Closing Party - Me, Myself & Wii

dance music party

Closing Party - Me, Myself & Wii
Closing Party - Me, Myself & Wii
Sat 14.06.14

We take our leave of the 2013-14 Kaaitheater season and the first edition of WSB's Studio Sessions with a wild party in Kaaicafé: Me, Myself & Wii! 

Kaaitheater

A Feast for All Seasons

dance music party

A Feast for All Seasons
A Feast for All Seasons
Sat 14.06.14

We say goodbye to the old season and hello to the new with a festive evening! Presentation of the 2014-15 season by Guy Gypens and Katleen Van Langendonck + Sketches/Notebook by Meg Stuart + 2013-14 CLOSING PARTY by Kaaitheater & Workspace Brussels. At the decks: DJ Jasper and DJ just in. 

Ictus

Liquid Room V (Subtilior)

music

Liquid Room V (Subtilior)
Liquid Room V (Subtilior)
Sun 23.03.14

Fifth atmospheric ‘lounge concert’ by Ictus. The main guest is the marvellous composer Eva Reiter along with her Viennese colleagues Thomas List (recorder) and Theresa Dlouhy (soprano). New works are alternated with sophisticated 14th-century polyphonic music (so-called Ars Subtilior). No need for ear plugs!

WoWmen!

Closing concert: Sabina Toll

dance music

Closing concert: Sabina Toll
Closing concert: Sabina Toll
Sat 15.03.14

WoWmen! - Sabina Toll describes her music as ‘electro with spacy dimensions’. Her influences range widely, from Edith Piaf through Kraftwerk to Nina Simone and Dead Can Dance. And she explores at least as many different directions in the universe with her own sound. She brings WoWmen! to a close with a big bang!

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