#brusselsdance 2017-2018

1 CITY / 2 MONTHS / 13 STAGES / 50 PERFORMANCES & CONFERENCES / 100 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 more than 50 performances and lectures, 100 or so 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 1 February to 31 March! 

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Daniel Linehan

Un Sacre du Printemps

dance music

Un Sacre du Printemps
Un Sacre du Printemps

dance

Fri 23.03 - Sat 24.03.18

For this ambitious group choreography, Daniel Linehan is delving into Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps. He has opted to stage the beautiful version for two pianos, which will be performed live by Jean-Luc Plouvier (from Ictus) and Alain Franco. You will be seated near the thirteen dancers and the pianists – a proximity that results in a collective shared energy.

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.

Ligia Lewis

minor matter

dance

minor matter
minor matter

dance

Fri 09.03 - Sat 10.03.18

Ligia Lewis turns to the colour red – in between love and rage – while asking questions about (re)presentation, abstraction, and the limits of signification. Three performers push their bodies against the boundaries of the theatre while simultaneously showing their humble relationship with it. Exhaustion reaches increasingly high levels on a journey to the stage's essential matter: black. Lewis was awarded the prestigious Bessie award for minor matter.

Nature Theater of Oklahoma & EnKnapGroup

Pursuit of Happiness

dance theatre

Pursuit of Happiness
Pursuit of Happiness

dance

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.

Vera Tussing & Esse Vanderbruggen

Both, Two

dance

Both, Two
Both, Two

dance

Wed 21.02 - Thu 22.02.18

Two female bodies entwine until they become only one. Or three? Or… none? Where does a body actually begin? A clear question resounds in this duet that both refers to the tropes of the genre but also transcends them. What does it mean nowadays to be two together?

Noé Soulier

Faits et gestes

dance

Faits et gestes
Faits et gestes

dance

Tue 20.02.18

Inspired by baroque compositional patterns, Noé Soulier has created a piece for four dancers. Set to the forceful piano tones of Bach and Johan Jakob Froberger – composers who always attempted to create musical rhetoric – Soulier researches how we perceive and interpret movements.

Benoît Lachambre / Par B.L.eux

Lifeguard

dance performance

Lifeguard
Lifeguard

dance

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.

Laurent Chétouane

Out of Joint / Partita 1

dance music

Out of Joint / Partita 1
Out of Joint / Partita 1

dance

Fri 02.02 - Sat 03.02.18

What would happen if we were to abandon verticality after centuries of walking upright? This question is the starting point of Laurent Chétouane’s new creation. Two male and one female dancer search for new equilibriums in a disjointed setting. A violinist accompanies them live onstage with Bach’s Partita for Violin no. 1 in B-minor.

Radouan Mriziga

8

dance installation

8
8

dance

Fri 02.02 - Sat 03.02.18

Radouan Mriziga explores polyrhythm, a bass rhythm in African music. By looking for the social equivalent of this unusual harmony, this exercise for two dancers reminds us of the necessity and value of difference in the creative process.

Youness Khoukhou

Body Dialogue

installation dance

Body Dialogue
Body Dialogue

installation

Thu 01.02 - Sat 03.02.18

Along with four young dancers from Meknes and Casablanca, Youness Khoukhou explores the human body as an inexhaustible source of information – and as an image that only needs to be deciphered. He shows bodies that retain energy, shape it, and pass it on, thus paving their way to the imagination.

Meryem Jazouli

Folkah!

dance performance

Folkah!
Folkah!

dance

Fri 02.02 - Sat 03.02.18

Folkah! was born of the desire to bring two female artists around an ancestral dance from the Sahara: the Guedra. Meryem Jazouli is teaming up with her co-founder of the dance centre Espace Darja and with the renowned composer, producer and jazz singer Malika Zarra.

Youness Atbane & Youness Aboulakoul

The Architects

dance performance

The Architects
The Architects

dance

Thu 01.02 - Sat 03.02.18

Plants, cups, books, chairs, lamps – these were the possessions bankers rescued from their Wall Street offices after the stock market crash. They are now the basis for a duet that questions the connection between object, art market, and crisis. Youness Atbane and Youness Aboulakoul explore the logic of language, movement and images.

Meg Stuart, Jeroen Peeters & Jozef Wouters

Atelier III

dance performance

Atelier III
Atelier III

dance

Thu 30.03 - Sun 02.04.17

How do we envision the art spaces of tomorrow? How can we reshape these meeting places and laboratories for coexistence? The artists of Damaged Goods set up camp in a former factory in Molenbeek – housing the Decoratelier of scenographer Jozef Wouters – to formulate some physical answers to these questions.

Trajal Harrell

CAEN AMOUR

dance performance

CAEN AMOUR
CAEN AMOUR

dance

Fri 31.03 - Sat 01.04.17

Trajal Harrell explores a moment in dance history when female artists presented performances on the boundary between entertainment, erotic dancing, and early experiments in modern dance. CAEN AMOUR is structured as a hoochie coochie show. With a seductive performance, scantily dressed ‘hoochies’ lure you around to the backstage area, to reveal the festivities on the ‘coochie’ side.

Marc Vanrunxt

Prototype

dance music

Prototype
Prototype

dance

Wed 15.03.17

Marc Vanrunxt creates a dance performance based on the work of the solitary Lucien Goethals, pioneer of Flemish electronic music. The result acts as a journey through time, towards what in the 1970s was still the music of the future, and which quite possibly still sounds like that now.