dance

Léa Drouet

Boundary Games

performance dance

Boundary Games
Boundary Games

performance

Thu 21.03.19

Léa Drouet finds a spot in Kanal that she transforms into an area for play and experimentation for her six performers. Like a social laboratory, the piece tests the process involved in composing and disbanding groups. Infinite (re)arrangements of bodies and stage elements define new social rules like alternatives to the sole principles of inclusion and exclusion.

Claire Croizé & Matteo Fargion

Flowers (we are)

dance music

Flowers (we are)
Flowers (we are)

dance

Wed 27.03 - Thu 28.03.19

Claire Croizé engages with two of her favourite sources of inspiration: Bach and Rilke. She places both masters in the hands of Matteo Fargion, the British composer and multi-instrumentalist. They have not created slavish interpretations of Bach and Rilke, but rather opted for a playful, somewhat unruly tribute.

Michiel Vandevelde

Ends of worlds

dance

Ends of worlds
Ends of worlds

dance

Thu 04.04 - Fri 05.04.19

How can we say something about the future through the lens of the past? Michiel Vandevelde examines the recent history of western modern and contemporary dance, from Isadora Duncan to Anna Halprin. In five speculative acts about the past from the future, the present is inevitably reflected upon. This way, choreography becomes a form of science-fiction.

deufert&plischke

Bal Populaire

dance

Bal Populaire
Bal Populaire

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

Duet the City

talk dance

Duet the City
Duet the City

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.

Pichet Klunchun & Chen Wu-kang

Behalf

dance

Behalf
Behalf

dance

Fri 03.05 - Sat 04.05.19

Behalf is a danced dialogue between the Thai dancer Pichet Klunchun and the Taiwanese dancer Chen Wu-kang. This creation began as a series of conversations about their cultural backgrounds and the patriarchal social structures in both Thailand and Taiwan. A series of dance solos results in a mutual dialogue, which then moves on to involve a local musician and the audience.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas

Bartók/Beethoven/Schönberg

dance music

Bartók/Beethoven/Schönberg
Bartók/Beethoven/Schönberg

dance

Wed 19.06 - Thu 27.06.19

Take a journey through time in one evening. Bartók/Beethoven/Schönberg will take you on a journey through three of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s early works, which are each the choreographic response to historic compositions.

Last Yearz Interesting Negro

i ride in colour and soft focus, no longer anywhere

performance dance

i ride in colour and soft focus, no longer anywhere
i ride in colour and soft focus, no longer anywhere

performance

Sun 17.03.19

body as oracle, a trance, a rhythmic interface, an atmosphere, a landscape with the texture of my current mental state. a dance informed by everything and everyone i have ever encountered, seen, heard, felt, been beside that has become part of me, as i try to identify my own voice. and then see if i can stand it. nothing ever really goes away.

Jimmy Robert

Joie Noire

performance dance

Joie Noire
Joie Noire

performance

Thu 14.03 - Fri 15.03.19

In this tribute to Ian White (1971-2013), Jimmy Robert investigates the worlds of disco and death. Expect a critical meditation on the legacy of the 1980s with a specific focus on AIDS, activism, gender and race. 

Faustin Linyekula

Histoire(s) du Théâtre II

theatre dance

[CANCELLED] Histoire(s) du Théâtre II
[CANCELLED] Histoire(s) du Théâtre II

theatre

Fri 01.03 - Sat 02.03.19

Unfortunately, we have to cancel all shows due to the refusal of visas for the Congolese actors/dancers.

 

What is theatre? What do emotions and history signify on the stage? Faustin Linyekula shows his personal perspective on the history of dance and theatre in Africa. To what extent does the past define the present and even the future? Accompanied by music by Ray Lema, he challenges the basic techniques of “real theatre”.