17.09 – 27.09.2009
The Song is a piece for nine men and one woman that bespeaks the imminence of a time when our ever-increasing speed of change out-runs itself.
In this acceleration towards stillness, as humans consume Earth's last remaining natural resources and the physical body as we know it races towards its own obsolescence, necessary radical shifts in momentum, direction and values question what belongs to the past and what belongs to the future.
At the center of these spiralling forces lies the changing role of the body -- as a resonance chamber of the chaotic flows of its environment -- and what it might become. A leap into the unknown, a cry for action, a flight into the hazy border between dusk and dawn, The Song continues where Keeping Still and Zeitung left off: at the still point of the turning world.
After the world premiere in the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris, the production is now coming to Brussels. Later this season, Rosas will be our guest in the Kaaitheater a second time with a repeat performance of Zeitung.
During the performance on Sunday the 27th of September, we organise a free workshop for your children! SOLD OUT!
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- From 9th October 2009 to 3rd January 2010, S.M.A.K. (Museum of Contemporary Art in Ghent, Belgium) will be holding a retrospective exhibition on the work of the Belgian artist Michel François.
- From 5th September to 15th November 2009 Wiels is holding a solo exhibition by Ann Veronica Janssens. A ticket for Ann Veronica Janssens at Wiels entitles you to a reduced admission fee for The Song at the Kaaitheater and vice versa.
a performance by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Ann Veronica Janssens, Michel François | danced by and created with Mark Lorimer, Bostjan Antoncic, Sandy Williams, Michael Pomero, Matej Kejzar, Pieter Ampe, Carlos Garbin, Simon Mayer, Mikael Marklund, Eleanor Bauer | dramaturgy Claire Diez | musical dramaturgy Eugénie De Mey | costumes Anne-Catherine Kunz | production Rosas | co-production La Monnaie / De Munt (Brussels), Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, Concertgebouw Brugge