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Jérôme Bel

Gala

dance

Gala
Gala

production

Fri 15.12 - Sun 17.12.17

(Re)discover Jérôme Bel’s declaration of love to the performing arts! A colourful mix of dance lovers and professional dancers from diverse genres and cultures perform a veritable New Year’s gala. But this gala radically questions the codes of the performing arts. It undermines the authority of ‘good dancing’ and celebrates the desire and pleasure of standing on a stage and sharing something with the audience. Feeling the winter blues? Come to Gala!

Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods & Jompet Kuswidananto

celestial sorrows

dance performance

celestial sorrows
celestial sorrows

production

Thu 18.01 - Wed 24.01.18

Meg Stuart and visual artist Jompet Kuswidananto went on an artistic voyage of discovery across contemporary Indonesia. Imaginary and invisible spaces – and the voices that resound within them – are the starting point for an adventurous exploration into uncharted territory.

Gisèle Vienne

CROWD

dance music

CROWD
CROWD

production

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.

Benoît Lachambre / Par B.L.eux

Lifeguard

dance performance

Lifeguard
Lifeguard

production

Wed 07.02 - Fri 09.02.18

Benoît Lachambre again asks you to listen to your senses and genuinely to experience the consciousness of your body. Borders between dance and movement gradually blur when a glance, a movement, or the touch of someone in the audience continues to resonate in the choreography.

Nature Theater of Oklahoma & EnKnapGroup

Pursuit of Happiness

dance theatre

Pursuit of Happiness
Pursuit of Happiness

production

Fri 02.03 - Sat 03.03.18

What is happiness? In what dark and remote corners do we have to crawl individually and collectively to find it? Together with dancers from the EnKnapGroup, Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper have created a bizarre, painful and hilarious horror comedy about voracious expansion in the Wild West and all the violence that ensued as a result.

Mette Ingvartsen

21 Pornographies

dance performance

21 Pornographies
21 Pornographies

production

Fri 09.03 - Sat 10.03.18

Based on the assumption that pornography permeates our society, Mette Ingvartsen seeks to question its mechanisms. She focuses on various characteristics of the pornographic: from its cruelty to its clinical precision and violence, but also its expressions of pleasure, excitement, and thrill.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas

Achterland

dance

Achterland
Achterland

production

Thu 12.04 - Sun 15.04.18

Achterland (1990) is a seminal dance production in Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s oeuvre: tt is her first choreography specifically created for men. Three male dancers joined Rosas, which at the time was still a predominantly female company. The minimalism and dominant femininity of early Rosas pieces gave way to an ambiguous no-man’s-land in which boundaries and signs were blurred.

DD Dorvillier & Sébastien Roux/human future dance corps

Only One of Many

dance

Only One of Many
Only One of Many

production

Fri 27.04 - Sat 28.04.18

How does your perception of a dance or music sequence change when it is combined with a different choreography or a different musical composition? What meanings, impressions and images are conjured, and what unexpected relationships to listening and looking are stirred?

Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods & EIRA

BLESSED

dance

BLESSED
BLESSED

production

Fri 01.06 - Sat 02.06.18

A man moves carefully between cardboard set pieces. Everything appears peaceful in this stylized paradise, until a sudden rain shower escalates into a destructive deluge. A decade after the première of BLESSED, Francisco Camacho continues to cling to a world that has long been left in ruins.

Salva Sanchis & Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas

A Love Supreme

dance

A Love Supreme
A Love Supreme

production

Wed 06.06 - Sun 10.06.18

In 2017, Salva Sanchis and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker adapted A Love Supreme with four young, male dancers. This exceptionally vital production was one of the highlights of the last season, and was promptly selected for the TheaterFestival. Join the dancers, and abandon yourself once again to Coltrane’s spiritual ode to divine love!

Rosas

Zeitigung

dance

Zeitigung
Zeitigung

production

Thu 09.11 - Sat 18.11.17

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and pianist Alain Franco are joining forces again. Their 2008 production Zeitung – an exploration of the essential intersection of music and dance – forms the fascinating premise for a new creation, with Louis Nam Le Van Ho as a third choreographer at the wheel.