#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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Thomas Hauert

(sweet) (bitter)

dance

(sweet) (bitter)
(sweet) (bitter)

dance

Thu 01.01.70

In his new solo, Thomas Hauert dances to various different versions of Monteverdi’s baroque madrigal Si dolce è’l tormento and to 12 Madrigali by Salvatore Sciarrino. For Hauert, this musical poem about impossible love symbolises the tension between longing for an ideal and understanding the tormenting truth that the ideal will remain out of reach.

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.

Jonathan Burrows, Matteo Fargion

Any Table Any Room

performance

Any Table Any Room
Any Table Any Room

performance

Wed 25.04 - Thu 26.04.18

Jonathan Burrows, dancer and choreographer. Matteo Fargion, musician and composer. Always the two of them… but not this time! They invite four local artists – Mette Edvardsen, Dounia Mahammed, Lili Rampre and Andros Zins-Browne – to address the subject of ‘the possibility and impossibility of community’. The ingredients? 72 clay objects created by the performers, group singing and Indian drone sounds on smartphones.

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.

DOUBLE BILL: Hauert + Schenker

DOUBLE BILL: Hauert + Schenker
DOUBLE BILL: Hauert + Schenker

production

Fri 28.04 - Sat 29.04.17

Vincent Dunoyer

DVD DVD

lecture performance dance

DVD DVD
DVD DVD

lecture performance

Fri 28.04 - Sat 29.04.17

When Vincent Dunoyer began to create performances himself it struck him that dance industry professionals would always ask him the same thing. ‘Can you send us a DVD of the performance?’ In DVD DVD he creates a montage of personal and professional memories, like a lecture interspersed with video and dance. Both intimate and universal!

Daniel Linehan / Hiatus

Flood

dance

Flood
Flood

dance

Fri 28.04 - Sat 29.04.17

Flood is a choreography of entrances and exits. In the midst of our throwaway society and the flood of new technologies and ideas, Daniel Linehan questions the cultural domination of the new. At the same time, he considers what is disappearing, and what is becoming superfluous at an ever-faster pace.

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.

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?

Gabriel Schenker

Pulse Constellations

dance

Pulse Constellations
Pulse Constellations

dance

Thu 01.01.70

In this fascinating dance solo, Gabriel Schenker deconstructs and reconstructs the musical web of John McGuire’s electronic composition Pulse Music III. He explores the boundary between the scientific and the organic, between the digital precision of electronic music and the analogue imprecision of dance, and between the danceable and the audible.

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.

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