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Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas, Alain Franco & Pavel Kolesnikov

The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

dance music

The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

dance

Wed 01.09 - Sat 18.09.21

The Goldberg Variations belong to Bach’s late period in which the composer pushed the possibilities of musical themes to the extreme in an interplay of variations, canons, and fugues. After The Six Brandenburg Concerto, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker continues her journey with Bach in dialogue with these variations. Along with pianists Pavel Kolesnikov and Alain Franco she brings The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, a solo performance danced by herself. Here too, the musical score forms a blueprint for the choreography.

Benjamin Vandewalle, Maija Hynninen & HYOID

Journal d’un usager de l’espace

performance music

Journal d’un usager de l’espace
Journal d’un usager de l’espace

performance

Fri 17.09 - Sun 19.09.21

In Journal d'un usager de l'espace, you travel through the Kaaitheater building in a different way. Visible and invisible singers take you from one space to another, immersing you in an ever-changing sound bath. Journal d'un usager de l'espace is an immersion in the ordinary beauty of space, sound, architecture and movement.

Kyoko Scholiers

Boy

theatre music

Boy
Boy

theatre

Sat 02.10.21

What does it do to someone to grow up without a warm and safe nest? For months, Kyoko Scholiers immersed herself in the world of youth care: she interviewed juvenile judges, foster families, child psychiatrists, educators, children and their parents... Based on all these experiences, she wrote the fictional play Boy. Joris Blanckaert's soundscape will be sung live by Opera Ballet Flanders' children's choir.

Trajal Harrell

The Köln Concert

dance

The Köln Concert
The Köln Concert

dance

Fri 08.10 - Sat 09.10.21

Trajal Harrell has come up with a plan he has been pursuing for years: a choreography to Keith Jarrett’s Köln Concert, the most successful piano solo recording of all time. The Köln Concert seeks a language that allows for closeness despite the times of physical distancing. The joint experience of tender, vulnerable, dancing people, is a reminder of the need to remain close to each other despite everything.

Kristien De Proost & Bwanga Pilipili

Simon, Garfunkel, My Sister and Me

theatre music

Simon, Garfunkel, My Sister and Me
Simon, Garfunkel, My Sister and Me

theatre

Tue 12.10 - Thu 21.10.21

In 1981, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel performed their legendary charity concert in Central Park, New York: a musical feast of friendship and solidarity. the two singers now avoid one another as much as possible. More even: they had already split at the time of that concert. Simon, Garfunkel, My Sister and Me is the ultimate re-enactment of the concert, a show about rivalry in all its forms.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas & Ictus

Drumming (live)

dance

Drumming (live)
Drumming (live)

dance

Wed 15.12 - Sun 19.12.21

Drumming (1998) is returning to Kaaitheater! It’s one of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s most iconic choreographies, written to the eponymous, minimalistic percussion score by Steve Reich. A wave of pure dance and pure sound, a vortex of vital energy. For this run of Drumming, the music is performed live by Ictus: don't let this unique opportunity pass you by.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas & Pavel Kolesnikov

CANCELLED: The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

dance music

CANCELLED: The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
CANCELLED: The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

dance

Thu 03.12 - Sun 13.12.20

Please note: this show has been cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

After The Six Brandenburg Concerto, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker continues her journey with Bach in dialogue with these variations. Along with pianist Pavel Kolesnikov she brings The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, a solo performance danced by De Keersmaeker herself. Here too, the musical score forms a blueprint for the choreography.

Kristien De Proost & Bwanga Pilipili

CANCELLED: Simon, Garfunkel, My Sister and Me

theatre music

CANCELLED: Simon, Garfunkel, My Sister and Me
CANCELLED: Simon, Garfunkel, My Sister and Me

theatre

Sat 28.11 - Sun 29.11.20

Please note: this show has been cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

In 1981, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel performed their legendary charity concert in Central Park, New York: a musical feast of friendship and solidarity. the two singers now avoid one another as much as possible. More even: they had already split at the time of that concert. Simon, Garfunkel, My Sister and Me is the ultimate re-enactment of the concert, a show about rivalry in all its forms.

Myriam Van Imschoot & HYOID

CANCELLED: newpolyphonies

performance music

CANCELLED: newpolyphonies
CANCELLED: newpolyphonies

performance

Sat 21.11 - Sun 22.11.20

Please note: this show has been cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

What might the musical heritage of polyphony mean today? Myriam Van Imschoot was inspired by insects, climate marches and the recent protests against budget cuts in the arts and civil society. A group of Brussels-based singers takes to the stage with the vocal ensemble HYOID. United, they move through mass singing, often on the edge of audibility.

Femke Gyselinck

Moving Ballads

dance music

Moving Ballads
Moving Ballads

dance

Thu 01.10 - Fri 02.10.20

In Moving Ballads, Femke Gyselinck takes the word ‘ballad’ literally: it is a danced song. Inspired by folk legend Joni Mitchell, she invites you to explore the connections between the music, the words and the movements. Welcome to this no-man’s-land where movements do not speak.

Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods

Celestial Sorrow

dance performance

Celestial Sorrow
Celestial Sorrow

dance

Wed 24.06 - Sat 27.06.20

Please note: this show has been cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

Celestial Sorrow is Meg Stuart’s first collaboration with the Indonesian visual artist Jompet Kuswidananto. Based in collective memories and fictitious traumas, the duo create a world of light and movement that is inhabited by three performers and two musicians. The show premiered at the Kaaistudios in 2018 and is moving to the main stage of Kaaitheater for this reprise.

Michiel Vandevelde/Platform-K & Philippe Thuriot

The Goldberg Variations

dance music

The Goldberg Variations
The Goldberg Variations

dance

Sat 25.04 - Sun 26.04.20

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

The title The Goldberg Variations not only evokes the famous music of Bach, but also the iconic dance solo by Steve Paxton. Along with a dancer, a ballet dancer, and an accordionist, Michiel Vandevelde works with this material. Three bodies, each with very different potentialities, delve into dance history and question the potential of dance today.

Claire Croizé & Etienne Guilloteau

Pole Reports from Space

dance

Pole Reports from Space
Pole Reports from Space

dance

Fri 24.04 - Sat 25.04.20

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

Claire Croizé and Etienne Guilloteau join two Polish dancers to explore the music of the Polish Radio Experimental Studio. Futurism and utopia, old school Soviet science fiction, activism and progressive thinking inspired them to create an exciting choreography that plays with the presence and absence of the body in electronic music.

Brussels Brecht - Eislerkoor

Mélancolie aux 5 blocs

music theatre

Mélancolie aux 5 blocs (pourquoi ne se révoltent-ils pas ?)
Mélancolie aux 5 blocs (pourquoi ne se révoltent-ils pas ?)

music

Thu 09.01 - Sat 11.01.20

A stone’s throw from the Kaaistudios, there is a row of dilapidated and unhealthy social housing blocks that will soon be demolished: these are the five blocks of the Rempart des Moines. The current residents have to make way for more affluent buyers. The Brussels Brecht-Eisler Choir is presenting a musical theatre piece that attempts to capture and evoke their confusion and uncertainty.

Miet Warlop

Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break

dance music

Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break
Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break

dance

Fri 15.11 - Tue 19.11.19

Three performers spend three quarters of an hour turning around their own axis – a movement that in Sufi ceremonies is thought to lead to religious euphoria. In Miet Warlop’s version, it becomes an experiment on the fine line between maintaining and losing control. It is a combination of swirling dance, recital and concert. How can you find a balance between self-control and devotion?