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Thomas Hauert

(sweet) (bitter)

dance

(sweet) (bitter)
(sweet) (bitter)

dance

Thu 01.01.70

In his new solo, Thomas Hauert dances to various different versions of Monteverdi’s baroque madrigal Si dolce è’l tormento and to 12 Madrigali by Salvatore Sciarrino. For Hauert, this musical poem about impossible love symbolises the tension between longing for an ideal and understanding the tormenting truth that the ideal will remain out of reach.

Mette Ingvartsen

21 Pornographies

dance performance

21 Pornographies
21 Pornographies

dance

Fri 09.03 - Sat 10.03.18

Mette Ingvartsen aims to explore and expose the fact that pornography has rooted itself deep within our society. In the fourth instalment of her Red Pieces cycle, she mixes physical actions with narrative passages, presenting you with a veritable mental choreography. She again holds up her magnifying glass to sexuality – resulting in an extraordinarily intense production.

Rosas

A Love Supreme

dance

A Love Supreme
A Love Supreme

dance

Thu 23.02 - Sat 04.03.17

In 2005, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, along with Salva Sanchis, created a quartet set to John Coltrane’s jazz album A Love Supreme. Improvisation and composition interweave until they melt together. Join a new cast of young performers, in giving yourself over to Coltrane’s spiritual ode to divine love!

Rosas

A Love Supreme

dance

A Love Supreme
A Love Supreme

dance

Sat 09.09 - Sun 10.09.17

JURY SELECTION  – Four male dancers seize the interplay between the four musicians in Coltrane’s quartet. Their movements and the music converge seamlessly, but the freedom that both the music and the dancers exude will transport you into an unforgettable delirium. Never before have you received such clear insight into Coltrane’s complex improvisations.

Rosas

A Love Supreme

dance

A Love Supreme
A Love Supreme

dance

Thu 12.09 - Sun 29.09.19

In 2017, Salva Sanchis and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker adapted A Love Supreme with four young, male dancers. The distinctly vibrant production was immediately selected for the TheaterFestival. It is high time that you join the dancers again and succumb to John Coltrane’s spiritual tribute to divine love!

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas

Achterland

dance

Achterland
Achterland

dance

Thu 12.04 - Sun 15.04.18

Achterland (1990) is a pivotal production in Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s oeuvre. It was the first time that the choreographer created dance material specifically for men and that she gave musicians a central role on the stage. To the tones of Györgi Ligeti and Eugène Ysaÿe, the minimalism and femininity of her earlier work made room for an ambiguous no man’s land that blurred boundaries and signs. A reprisal to look forward to!

Kris Verdonck / A Two Dogs Company

Act

theatre installation

ACT. Johan Leysen plays Beckett
ACT. Johan Leysen plays Beckett

theatre

Thu 13.02 - Sat 15.02.20

This curated Beckett evening presents a surprising mix of forms: a monologue by Johan Leysen; a video lecture by philosopher and mathematician Jean Paul Van Bendegem; and a performative scenography as a possible landscape for a Beckett text. Through this combination, Kris Verdonck explores a fascination that he shares with Beckett, namely technology and the increasing conflict between humans and machines.

Jan Lauwers & Needcompany

All the good

theatre

All the good
All the good

theatre

Wed 08.01 - Fri 10.01.20

All the Good is a story with a double autobiographical background: on the one hand, the life of Israeli elite soldier and war veteran Elik Niv, and on the other, Jan Lauwers’ life with Grace Ellen Barkey and their children – in a house and workspace in Molenbeek. It is a love story in an age in which Europe is throwing its values to the wind and a growing group of people is being seduced by hate and intolerance.

Guy Cassiers / Toneelhuis

Antigone in Molenbeek

theatre

Antigone in Molenbeek
Antigone in Molenbeek

theatre

Thu 01.01.70

These performances are cancelled because the tour has been postponed due to the coronavirus.

In this unrelenting tale, a young woman searches for the body of her dead brother. Referring to Sophocles’ tragedy, Stefan Hertmans wrote a relevant, compelling and poetic theatre monologue about empathizing with somebody who becomes completely isolated: the sister of a suicide bomber.

Guy Cassiers/Toneelhuis

Antigone in Molenbeek + Tiresias [double bill]

theatre

Antigone in Molenbeek + Tiresias [double bill]
Antigone in Molenbeek + Tiresias [double bill]

theatre

Thu 04.06 - Sun 07.06.20

These performances are cancelled because the tour has been postponed due to the coronavirus.

Jonathan Burrows, Matteo Fargion

Any Table Any Room

performance

Any Table Any Room
Any Table Any Room

performance

Wed 25.04 - Thu 26.04.18

Jonathan Burrows, dancer and choreographer. Matteo Fargion, musician and composer. Always the two of them… but not this time! They invite four local artists – Mette Edvardsen, Dounia Mahammed, Lili Rampre and Andros Zins-Browne – to address the subject of ‘the possibility and impossibility of community’. The ingredients? 72 clay objects created by the performers, group singing and Indian drone sounds on smartphones.

BL!NDMAN

Arsenal

music film

Arsenal
Arsenal

music

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.

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