#danceday

Dance Day is a initiative by Flemish and Brussels dance organisations to make a broader public more aware of contemporary dance and thereby spotlight Belgium’s vigorous dance culture. Dance has always been closely associated with the history of the Kaaitheater – it’s in our DNA. The programme takes a look at the range of dance today: from virtuoso dance to performance art.

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deufert&plischke

Bal Populaire (5-99y)

dance

Bal Populaire (5-99y)
Bal Populaire (5-99y)

dance

Sat 27.04.19

deufert&plischke are coming to Brussels for three weeks to collect ‘letters to dance’. To end the project with a bang, they are inviting you to a veritable Bal Populaire. The collection of favourite dance moves is the basis for a great party with live music. While everybody dances, you will hear and see a selection of the best ‘Letters to Dance’.

Daniel Linehan / Hiatus

Body of Work

dance

Body of Work
Body of Work

dance

Thu 25.04 - Sat 27.04.19

Dance and choreography leaves traces on your body, and they are often physical and concrete: growing muscles or the trauma of injuries. But the repetition and memory of movements also leave traces. The choreographies of the past continue to dwell in the dancer’s body. In the solo Body of Work, Daniel Linehan explores these traces in his own body.

Vera Tussing, Esse Vanderbruggen & Stine Sampers

@duetthecity

talk dance

@duetthecity
@duetthecity

talk

Sat 27.04.19

In a choreography that transmits itself only by means of Stine Sampers’ photos, Vera Tussing and Esse Vanderbruggen re-situate their work in the urban landscape of Brussels, and then upload it to Instagram. On Dance Day, they invite you to Kaaitheater for a discussion on the meeting of their practices, and a physical sharing of the digital material.

Anneleen Keppens

The moon is the moon is the moon

dance

The moon is the moon is the moon
The moon is the moon is the moon

dance

Fri 27.04 - Sat 28.04.18

The moon is the moon is the moon deconstructs the structure of a dance trio and exposes its building blocks. Just like the preparatory sketches for a painting, the performance begins with various perspectives and movements. The individual layers that you discover in the choreography invite you to see things in new ways.

DD Dorvillier & Sébastien Roux/human future dance corps

Only One of Many

dance

Only One of Many
Only One of Many

dance

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?

Mette Ingvartsen

Lecture on The Red Pieces

talk

Lecture on The Red Pieces
Lecture on The Red Pieces

talk

Sat 28.04.18

Within the context of Dance Day, Mette Ingvartsen gives a lecture on the relationship between sexuality, pleasure, performance, and economy. She reflects upon the way borders between private and public space are dissolving and how this process is fueled by an increasing demand for self-performance and self-exposure.

Anneleen Keppens

Workshop

workshop

Workshop
Workshop

workshop

Sat 28.04.18

Anneleen shares some tools she worked with when creating The moon is the moon is the moon. These tools are not based on technique, but on imagination and sensations. Guided improvisations allow you to discover your personal movement language and to create simple dance phrases that are unique to your body. No dance experience required!