dance

Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe

Ode to a Love Lost

dance music

Ode to a Love Lost
Ode to a Love Lost
CC De Factorij
Fri 03.02.23

Director and countertenor Benjamin Meirhaeghe has quickly established himself as an uncompromising creator of hybrid performances that combine performance, costumes, personality and many musical styles. In Ode to a Love Lost, he is himself on stage, this time as a dancer, accompanied live by Berlin singer/songwriter Finn Ronsdorf.

Lydia Mcglinchey

Feral

dance

Feral
Feral
De Kriekelaar
Fri 03.02 - Sat 04.02.23

Four different dance landscapes are unfolding on stage: the theatre space becomes a void, an opulent dumpsite, a synthetic desert and a horizon. They are inhabited by deviant figures, inanimate, hollowed-out surfaces – strangely but precisely ‘charged’ in their body movements and presence.

Vania Vaneau

Nebula

performance dance

Nebula
Nebula
La Raffinerie - Charleroi Danse
Thu 09.02 - Fri 10.02.23

In Nebula, Vania Vaneau approaches the relationship between human bodies and nature as a meeting of force fields in a post-apocalyptic context. Nebula is a crossing into the unknown and a moment of eclipse that offers a glimpse at other possible worlds. 

Naghmeh Manavi, Masoumeh Jalalieh, Kimia Khatibzadeh & Ehsan Shayanfard

Performances Parcours

performance dance

Performances Parcours
Performances Parcours
Kaaistudio's
Fri 17.02 - Sat 18.02.23

During Performance Parcours you discover the work of four emerging artists from the Iranian diaspora.

Bryana Fritz & Thibault Lac

Knight-Night

dance

Knight-Night
Knight-Night
La Raffinerie - Charleroi Danse
Fri 24.03 - Sat 25.03.23

Inspired by Kathy Acker and composer Jacques Ibert, Knight-Night balances the figure of Don Quixote between fiction and reality. With song, text, costumes and choreography, they play a game of gaze with the audience while evoking an imagined landscape with fantastic situations.

Milø Slayers

DEMONstratio

dance

DEMONstratio
DEMONstratio
La Raffinerie - Charleroi Danse
Fri 31.03.23

In 2015, an X-ray scan revealed that beneath the layers of paint on Kasimir Malevich's famous Black Square hid a racist inscription. Even the supreme abstraction does not appear to be free of politics. Within the lines of a highlighted square, three black performers now turn this tension on its head, seeking an incantatory counterbalance to sharp binary oppositions such as light and dark, reason and feeling, certainty and uncertainty.

Sidney Leoni

FLY

dance

FLY
FLY
La Raffinerie - Charleroi Danse
Sat 01.04.23

A film-dance-performance that dives into the life, work and psychosis of legendary choreographer Vaslav Nijinski, who found great success in Paris with the Ballets Russes in the early 20th century. A decade later, Nijinski writes a diary, containing texts that testify to an incipient psychosis that will later turn into schizophrenia. In FLY true facts are merging with imaginary ones in a dreamful and experimental way. 

Jolie Ngemi

NKISI

dance

NKISI
NKISI
De Kriekelaar
Sat 29.04.23

‘Nkisi’ means medicine, remedy and witchcraft in Lingala, the mother tongue of dancer and choreographer Jolie Ngemi. This solo performance takes us on a trance-like journey and explores the magical forces between witchcraft and science fiction.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas, Meskerem Mees & Jean-Marie Aerts

Creation 2023

dance music

Creation 2023
Creation 2023
Théâtre National
Wed 31.05 - Sat 10.06.23

With this new creation, Anne Teresa De Keersmaekers shifts her exploration of the relationship between music and dance back to pop music. Creation 2023 not only encourages dance, but also emphasises the need for stories and music that we can relate to and recognise.

Amanda Piña

EXÓTICA

dance

EXÓTICA
EXÓTICA
Le Théâtre Royal des Galeries
Thu 01.06 - Sat 03.06.23

EXÓTICA is an exuberant ritual conceived as a séance through which dancers re-appear as ancestors, as queer and femmes of colour from the past and the present, and come into conversation with the gaze of the audience. Their performative presence opens a space for reenactments; initiating invocations, exorcisms, and a celebration.

Salva Sanchis & Alma Söderberg

La Manufacture – Bachelor in Contemporary Dance

dance performance

La Manufacture – Bachelor in Contemporary Dance
La Manufacture – Bachelor in Contemporary Dance
La Raffinerie - Charleroi Danse
Thu 15.06 - Fri 16.06.23

Deux chorégraphes travaillent avec les mêmes groupes d'étudiant·es en danse. Un programme contrasté qui se rencontre autour de l'énergie, de la virtuosité et de la relation profonde entre la danse et la musique.

Rosas

Mitten wir im Leben sind / Bach6Cellosuiten

dance music

Mitten wir im Leben sind / Bach6Cellosuiten
Mitten wir im Leben sind / Bach6Cellosuiten
Rosas Performance Space
Thu 26.01 - Sat 11.02.23

Five dancers - including De Keersmaeker herself - adapt, question and dance Bach's six Cello suites. Their ingenious architecture, dancing rhythms and timeless beauty continue to fascinate to this day. An exciting symbiosis of live music and dance.

Betty Tchomanga

Leçons de Ténèbres (10+)

dance

Leçons de Ténèbres (10+)
Leçons de Ténèbres (10+)
De Kriekelaar
Fri 16.12 - Sat 17.12.22

In Leçons de Ténèbres, four bodies, three adults and a child become the mouthpieces of stories that have been forgotten or that we have tried to make disappear. In turn, they bring forth visions and assist and challenge them. For this new creation, Betty Tchomanga continues her research on Voodoo cults and crosses them with questions of climatic and social emergency.

Milø Slayers

Monstrare et/ou Monere 

performance dance

Monstrare et/ou Monere 
Monstrare et/ou Monere 
Kaaistudio's
Wed 14.12 - Thu 15.12.22

A bent back, speaking but there is no mouth. Arms doing their own thing. In his solo debut, Milø Slayers explores the boundary between man and monster. Hip-hop and abstract contemporary dance melt together under a play of light that constantly distorts the familiar human relationships. 

Miet Warlop

Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break

dance performance

Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break
Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break
CC Strombeek
Fri 25.11.22

Three performers spin around their axis for three quarters of an hour – a movement that in Sufi ceremonies is supposed to lead to a state of religious euphoria. In Miet Warlop's version, it becomes an experiment on the fine line between having and losing control.

Dorothée Munyaneza

Mailles

dance music

Mailles
Mailles
KVS BOL
Wed 16.11 - Thu 17.11.22

Six black, African or Afro-descendant women dance, sing and proclaim the memory of mixed histories. This emancipation unites them in a world where they will never stop being sovereign, between anger and gentleness. 

Arkadi Zaides

NECROPOLIS (+18)

performance dance

NECROPOLIS (+18)
NECROPOLIS (+18)
De Kriekelaar
Fri 28.10 - Sat 29.10.22

Arkadi Zaides and his team are building an archive of dead people who were only admitted to Europe as bodies. The performance is an invitation to participate in the sensory discovery of a ghostly virtual territory, to question your sense of accountability and your role as a citizen. 

Lucas Katangila

La veste du président

dance

La veste du président
La veste du président
Kaaistudio's
Thu 27.10 - Fri 28.10.22

With his political solo The President's Jacket, Congolese dancer, choreographer and activist Lucas Katangila tackles the abuses in eastern Congo. In his choreography balances between supple, flowing movements and a very calculated, sometimes even restrained dance. Until the tension can no longer be held back and the piece erupts, spitting out the violence.

Sara Manente

MOLD

dance performance

MOLD
MOLD
BRONKS
Sat 22.10 - Sun 23.10.22

MOLD isn’t just a performance, it’s also a farm: an environment where all elements interact as living cultures. Drawing on mycology, fashion, fermentation, dance and sculpture – Sara Manente approaches the theatre machine as a multiplicity of bodies. 

Soa Ratsifandrihana

g r oo v e

dance

g r oo v e
g r oo v e
De Kriekelaar
Fri 30.09 - Sat 01.10.22

With g r oo v e, her first solo creation, Soa Ratsifandrihana plays with her many heritages. The musical creation, the dance and the light coordinate, respond and unravel in an evolving space where everything is rhythm. G r oo v e is an invitation to listen and to feel the frugal and sensitive pleasure of dancing.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas & Cour et Cœur

En Atendant

dance music

En Atendant
En Atendant
Rosas Performance Space
Thu 15.09 - Sat 01.10.22

For En Atendant, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker took inspiration from the Ars Subtilior, a 14th century polyphonic musical form. Against the complexity and intangibility of life, she places the body. In 2011, the performance was selected for Het Theaterfestival. Now this gem returns to Brussels in the home of Rosas in Vorst/Forest.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas

Mystery Sonatas / For Rosa

dance music

Mystery Sonatas / For Rosa
Mystery Sonatas / For Rosa
Koninklijk Circus
Thu 23.06 - Sun 26.06.22

[The performance on Sunday at 15:00 was cancelled due to covid. Tickets will be refunded] Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker continues her choreographic journey with the fifteen virtuoso Mystery Sonatas, the best-known compositions by Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber. These intrinsically religious and narrative sonatas are also a warm invitation to dance, thanks to the musical dance forms such as Gigues, Allemandes and Courantes. De Keersmaeker immersed herself in the mystical and geometrical wealth of this music and made the Sonatas her own in a choreography for six dancers.

Femke Gyselinck

Letters 2 Dance

dance music

Letters 2 Dance
Letters 2 Dance
Kaaitheater
Sat 11.06 - Sun 12.06.22

How do you do that, literally dance a dance language? Can a stage be like a page? Letters 2 Dance is an organised misunderstanding of a worn-out metaphor: choreography as dance writing starting with the smallest element, the alphabet

François Chaignaud & Geoffroy Jourdain

t u m u l u s

dance music

t u m u l u s
t u m u l u s
Kaaitheater
Sat 07.05 - Mon 09.05.22

For François Chaignaud, the starting point of his new creation is a recurring dream: imagining a community of singers and dancers who cross the boundaries between two disciplines. In this impressive choreography the bodies, like the letters of the title, are separate and united at the same time.

Vera Tussing & Quatuor MP4

Tactile Quartet(s)

dance music

Tactile Quartet(s)
Tactile Quartet(s)
Kaaitheater
Fri 29.04 - Sat 30.04.22

Vera Tussing invites the string quartet Quatuor MP4 to join four dancers onstage for a playful encounter between movement and sound. The four musicians play passages from various quartets by Franz Schubert, Anton Dvorak and Florence Price as well as contemporary works by Georg Friedrich Haas and Caroline Shaw. At the point where the orbits of dance and music intersect, you are invited to enter the kaleidoscopic score. Lend a hand, or an arm!

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas

Dark Red

dance exhibition

Dark Red
Dark Red
Rosas Performance Space
Sat 23.04 - Sun 08.05.22

What would it mean for choreography to perform as an exhibition? In 2021, De Keersmaeker was invited by Fondation Beyeler to create Dark Red—Beyeler, a ‘live installation’ where the dancing body faced the sculptural work of Auguste Rodin and Hans Arp

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