#brusselsdance 2019-2020

1 CITY / 2 MONTHS / 14 VENUES / 60 DANCE PERFORMANCES & TALKS / 130 EVENTS 

In Brussels, people are dancing and creating to their hearts’ content! Fourteen cultural venues that testify to the richness and diversity of contemporary dance in Brussels offer the public the opportunity to discover for themselves the creativity and vitality of our capital city.

This fifth edition of Brussels, dance! stands for 60 performances and talks, 130 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 4 April! 

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Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods

Solos and duets

dance performance

Solos and duets
Solos and duets
Thu 21.04 - Sat 23.04.22

You see writhing bodies in a desolate landscape, hands and a head moving to the rhythm of an explosive drum solo, and a playful duet in which two women take control of the spectator's gaze. Meg Stuart creates an evening in which four dancers perform existing solos and duets, combined with fragments from full-length performances. All to live music. An excellent opportunity to journey through Stuart's oeuvre, which continues to grow, live and transform.

Doris Uhlich

Every Body Electric [medium]

dance

Every Body Electric [medium]
Every Body Electric [medium]
Thu 02.04.20

Warning: this show is cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

People with physical disabilities are often more associated with stationariness than with movement. In Every Body Electric, Doris Uhlich refutes this idea with vitality and vibrancy. What other possibilities open up when wheelchairs, prostheses and crutches are not perceived as obstacles but as powerful extensions of the body? You can expect a fascinating dialogue between the human and the mechanical in which very personal dance styles vary from explosive to gently poetic.

Boris Charmatz

infini

dance

infini
infini
Wed 25.03 - Sat 28.03.20

Warning: this show is cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

For centuries, dancers have been counting their steps to 4, 6 or 8. But what if dancers were to count to infinity? Boris Charmatz: ‘I have always hated counting while dancing. In this piece, we count, speak and sing not only so that we can dance, but first and foremost, so that our minds can wander even more.’ In a world that is being increasingly enslaved by algorithms, Charmatz offers a moment of infinity.

 

 

Faustin Linyekula/NTGent

Histoire(s) du théâtre II

theatre dance

Histoire(s) du théâtre II
Histoire(s) du théâtre II
Fri 13.03 - Sat 14.03.20
Warning: this show is cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus.

1974, Zaire. In the Fight of the Century, Muhammad Ali defeated George Foreman. Mobutu Sese Seko founded the National Ballet of Zaire. Fast forward to 2019. Faustin Linyekula has created a production in which he reflects on key moments in the history of theatre. Along with three members of the Congolese National Ballet and actors Papy Maurice Mbwiti and Oscar van Rompay, he explores what the young Congolese state could have become.

Alexandra Bachzetsis

Escape Act

dance performance

Escape Act
Escape Act
Fri 06.03 - Sat 07.03.20

Does gender have a voice? Using drag, vogueing, striptease, YouTube tutorials as well as the triadic ballet by Oskar Schlemmer, seven bodies and many more objects try out new constellations, like surrealist ready-mades. With a great sense of irony, Escape Act presents hyper-stereotyped gender identities, only to deconstruct them completely.

Christian Rizzo

une maison

dance

une maison
une maison
Thu 20.02 - Fri 21.02.20

On a stage covered with a thick layer of earth and bathed in light stand fourteen dancers – all different in age and dance background. Movements flow from one body to the next, gradually building to a wild climax. The result is a tactile experience that shares loneliness with fiction: how is it that you can be alone even when you’re in a group?

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas

Achterland

dance

Achterland
Achterland
Wed 29.01 - Sun 09.02.20

Achterland (1990) is a seminal choreography in Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s oeuvre. The minimalism and prevalent femininity of Rosas’ early pieces gave way to an ambiguous no-man’s-land in which boundaries and symbols were blurred. Last season, the reprise of Achterland starring a new generation of Rosas dancers made a tremendous impression: don’t miss this opportunity to see it again.