#brusselsdance

1 CITY / 2 MONTHS / 14 STAGES / 68 PERFORMANCES & CONFERENCES / 162 SHOWS 

In Brussels, people are dancing and creating to their hearts’ content! Thirteen arts centres that testify to the richness and diversity of the performing arts in Brussels offer the public the opportunity to discover for themselves the creativity and vitality of our capital city.

Brussels, dance! stands for 68 performances and lectures, 162 performances, an open and bold selection of young and emerging talent, but also of renowned artists… Come and taste dance in all its diversity and vitality, from 6 February to 6 April! 

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Michiel Vandevelde

Ends of worlds

dance

Ends of worlds
Ends of worlds

dance

Thu 04.04 - Fri 05.04.19

How can we say something about the future through the lens of the past? Michiel Vandevelde examines the recent history of western modern and contemporary dance, from Isadora Duncan to Anna Halprin. In five speculative acts about the past from the future, the present is inevitably reflected upon. This way, choreography becomes a form of science-fiction.

Claire Croizé & Matteo Fargion

Flowers (we are)

dance music

Flowers (we are)
Flowers (we are)

dance

Wed 27.03 - Thu 28.03.19

Claire Croizé engages with two of her favourite sources of inspiration: Bach and Rilke. She places both masters in the hands of Matteo Fargion, the British composer and multi-instrumentalist. They have not created slavish interpretations of Bach and Rilke, but rather opted for a playful, somewhat unruly tribute.

Radouan Mriziga

0.Kanal

performance

0.Kanal
0.Kanal

performance

Wed 13.03 - Sat 23.03.19

How can dance, choreography, performance, and architecture create a new kind of space together? During Performatik19, choreographer and Kaaitheater artist-in-residence Radouan Mriziga will install a residency project at KANAL – Centre Pompidou. He is inviting dance and architecture students to share their knowledge and practice.

Last Yearz Interesting Negro

i ride in colour and soft focus, no longer anywhere

performance dance

i ride in colour and soft focus, no longer anywhere
i ride in colour and soft focus, no longer anywhere

performance

Sun 17.03.19

body as oracle, a trance, a rhythmic interface, an atmosphere, a landscape with the texture of my current mental state. a dance informed by everything and everyone i have ever encountered, seen, heard, felt, been beside that has become part of me, as i try to identify my own voice. and then see if i can stand it. nothing ever really goes away.

Faustin Linyekula

Histoire(s) du Théâtre II

theatre dance

[CANCELLED] Histoire(s) du Théâtre II
[CANCELLED] Histoire(s) du Théâtre II

theatre

Fri 01.03 - Sat 02.03.19

Unfortunately, we have to cancel all shows due to the refusal of visas for the Congolese actors/dancers.

 

What is theatre? What do emotions and history signify on the stage? Faustin Linyekula shows his personal perspective on the history of dance and theatre in Africa. To what extent does the past define the present and even the future? Accompanied by music by Ray Lema, he challenges the basic techniques of “real theatre”.

Vanrunxt & Martens

lostmovements

dance

lostmovements
lostmovements

dance

Thu 28.02 - Fri 01.03.19

The artistic paths of Marc Vanrunxt and Jan Martens have crossed several times, and they are now coalescing in a solo for Jan. Vanrunxt was there in the early eighties, at the cradle of the innovative dance wave in Flanders. A few generations later, Jan Martens is adding great verve to the succession and continuation of this wave. In lostmovements, they explore lost and forgotten movements.

Bahar Temiz & Marc Vanrunxt

White on White

dance

White on White
White on White

dance

Wed 27.02.19

Which movements or fragments of movements does a dancer remember after years of training and performance experience? In the first part of this solo for dancer Bahar Temiz, Vanrunxt explores the power and the possible significance of movement through memory. In the second part, Bahar fights a decelerated ‘disco-drone’: a scene in one flash of light that does not stop.

Cullberg Ballet

Figure a Sea

dance

Figure a Sea
Figure a Sea

dance

Fri 15.02 - Sat 16.02.19

A fluctuating constellation of bodies heaves incessantly. Be swept away by Figure a Sea: a sea of possibilities and a meditation about looking at music, at volatility, at synchronous and unexpected moments. The choreography for 21 dancers is both technically immaculate and distinctly minimalist. Dance icon Deborah Hay challenges the intelligence, beauty, and humour of the Cullberg dancers. The result is 60 minutes of sublime purity, beauty, and physicality.