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Ictus & Julie Pfleiderer

SAFE

music performance

SAFE
SAFE

production

Thu 22.11 - Fri 23.11.18

SAFE begins as a concert and then evolves into a sophisticated audio play. Based on Todd Haynes’ film Safe (1995) – in which a woman suffers increasingly intense allergic reactions – Ictus and Julie Pfleiderer sketch a picture of contemporary hypersensitivity. Join an immersive journey that will stimulate all your senses!

Thomas Bellinck / ROBIN

Memento Park

theatre

Memento Park
Memento Park

production

Sat 08.12 - Sun 09.12.18

No trouble or expense is being spared during the centenary of the Great War. So what are we commemorating – and especially, why? Using quotations from politicians, marketeers, and re-enactors, Thomas Bellinck exposes the mechanisms behind the centenary. What exactly is the relationship between commemoration, politics, tourism, and big business?

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Amandine Beyer / Rosas & B’Rock Orchestra

The Six Brandenburg Concertos

dance

The Six Brandenburg Concertos
The Six Brandenburg Concertos

production

Sat 05.01 - Wed 09.01.19

During her 1980 stay in New York, in which she first rehearsed her celebrated Violin Phase to the music of Steve Reich, the only other recording playing in Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s studio was the Brandenburg Concertos by Bach. More than 35 years later, De Keersmaeker continues her work with this music.

Rosas & tg STAN

Quartett

theatre dance

Quartett
Quartett

production

Wed 23.01 - Sat 26.01.19

As the world stands on the verge of collapse, a man and a woman exchange a razor-sharp dialogue based on a caustic text by Heiner Müller. Frank Vercruyssen from tg STAN and Cynthia Loemij from Rosas share the stage and explore the essence of the relationship between words and movement. Again at Kaaitheater after 20 years!

Jan Lauwers & Needcompany

Begin the Beguine

theatre

Begin the Beguine
Begin the Beguine

production

Tue 29.01 - Wed 30.01.19

Two men – both imprisoned in one way or another – want to live it up one last time. Begin the Beguine is the last text that the legendary filmmaker John Cassavetes ever wrote. The jet-black allegory about love and death was kept in a cupboard for 25 years by Cassavetes’ heirs. Until the German publisher S. Fischer Verlag asked Jan Lauwers to take on the staging of this masterpiece.

Radouan Mriziga

0.Kanal

0.Kanal
0.Kanal

production

Thu 14.03.19

How can dance and architecture create a new kind of space together? During Performatik19, choreographer and Kaaitheater artist-in-residence Radouan Mriziga will install a residency project at KANAL – Centre Pompidou. He is inviting dance and architecture students to share their knowledge and practice.

Daniel Linehan / Hiatus

Body of Work

dance

Body of Work
Body of Work

production

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.

Mette Edvardsen & Matteo Fargion

Penelope Sleeps

performance music opera

Penelope Sleeps
Penelope Sleeps

production

Sat 11.05 - Wed 15.05.19

Along with composer and performer Matteo Fargion, Mette Edvardsen is venturing into opera, a genre that they have both been wanting to tackle for a long time. The relationship between voice and music and between space and scale are important, but the duo has opted not to refer to images from opera literally. Instead, they are drawing lines with which they can shape an unknown horizon.

Ictus & Suzanne Vega

Einstein on the Beach

music

Einstein on the Beach
Einstein on the Beach

production

Wed 05.06.19

The legendary opera Einstein on the Beach by Phillip Glass, Robert Wilson and Lucinda Childs premièred at the Festival of Avignon in 1976. For this new concertante version, the Ictus ensemble is joining forces with the Collegium Vocale Ghent and with neo-folk legend Suzanne Vega. The musical composition and the musicality of the libretto are the central focus in a minimalist and hypnotizing soundscape that lasts 200 minutes.