dance

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods

Solos and duets

dance performance

Solos and duets
Solos and duets
Kaaitheater
Thu 21.04 - Sat 23.04.22

You see writhing bodies in a desolate landscape, hands and a head moving to the rhythm of an explosive drum solo, and a playful duet in which two women take control of the spectator's gaze. Meg Stuart creates an evening in which four dancers perform existing solos and duets, combined with fragments from full-length performances. All to live music. An excellent opportunity to journey through Stuart's oeuvre, which continues to grow, live and transform.

Heine Avdal & Yukiko Shinozaki / fieldworks

gone here (yet) to come

performance dance

gone here (yet) to come
gone here (yet) to come
Kaaitheater
Thu 03.02 - Fri 04.02.22

How does one make darkness tangible? Which other realities, encounters and connections become possible in the dark? gone here (yet) to come is an investigation into the materiality of darkness and how it relates to space. Digging deeper and deeper into the theatrical space and time exposes lost memories. Let these specters guide you into the dark and discover other dimensions of the world as we know it.

Jija Sohn

Lands of Concert

dance performance

Lands of Concert
Lands of Concert
Kaaistudio's
Wed 15.12 - Thu 16.12.21

In Lands of Concert, artists Jija Sohn, Andrea Zavala Folache, Lucy Wilke, Julia Reist and Oneka Von Schrader mix performance with workshop. They blur the boundaries between artist and spectator, and opt for radical intimacy. Lands of Concert is based on the CARE principle, which focuses on recognising diversity and acceptance. Together, you will redefine your own position, that of the other, and that of the body as a form of limitation.

Ahilan Ratnamohan & Globe Aroma

Le Maillot – One Size Fits All

performance dance

Le Maillot – One Size Fits All
Le Maillot – One Size Fits All
Kaaistudio's
Fri 26.11 - Sun 28.11.21

Departing from the simple action of shirt pulling, common in football as a method of maintaining contact with an opponent, not letting an opponent get away and typically seen as an aggressive act, Ahilan Ratnamohan and a group of performers attempt to push this action to its limits, debunking its aggressive, competitive quality to arrive at something new. In doing so the jerseys begin to take on a new significance.

Mette Ingvartsen

The Dancing Public

dance performance

The Dancing Public
The Dancing Public
Kaaitheater
Wed 13.10 - Fri 15.10.21

In The Dancing Public, Mette Ingvartsen explores ecstatic movement at social gatherings in the aftermath of a pandemic. Her solo blows up the solitary confinement of 2020 with a mix of unstoppable movements, incessant music, words and chants in infernal tempos and rhythms. The Dancing Public is a dance party, a spoken word concert and an expression of physical madness to the point of exhaustion. What is this extreme need for movement that we feel in our bodies today? Are we ready to taste life to the full again?

Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods

CASCADE

dance performance

CASCADE
CASCADE
Kaaitheater
Thu 02.09 - Sat 04.09.21

In CASCADE, Meg Stuart and seven dancers reset the clock, and challenge reality to reconfigure itself. Balancing on the edge of a world that is rapidly disappearing, they plunge their bodies into another dimension. CASCADE is an unconditional surrender to what we do not know about the unknown other. Step into this free fall to the crumbling of time!

Jihan Imago

NBH (Natural Born Healer)

dance performance

NBH (Natural Born Healer)
NBH (Natural Born Healer)
Kaaitheater
Sun 11.07.21

NBH (Natural Born Healer) is a poetic solo performance, halfway between fiction and autobiography. Jihan Imago speaks of homelessness, of a long journey of healing, of a tragic destiny where the protagonist escapes death and sets out to meet himself. One walks there as in a dream inspired by David Lynch's cinema.

Mette Ingvartsen

CANCELLED: The Blue Piece

performance dance

CANCELLED: The Blue Piece
CANCELLED: The Blue Piece
KANAL – Centre Pompidou
Fri 04.12 - Sun 06.12.20

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

Advertising, film, magazines, the internet: we are constantly surrounded by images of sexualized bodies that display the intimate and the erogenous. Flesh, fluids, skin, breasts and asses belong to our everyday surroundings. The Blue Piece is a museum version of Mette Ingvartsen’s to come (2005), performed by two dancers at KANAL – Centre Pompidou.

Andrea Gallo Rosso

Pièce per CINQUE [COVID version]

dance performance

Pièce per CINQUE [COVID version]
Pièce per CINQUE [COVID version]
Kaaistudio's
Thu 29.10.20

WIPCOOP BXL. Due to today’s socio-economic reality, the world knows massive migration flows of people. Pièce per Cinque is an artistic research and multidisciplinary dance performance about the encounters between ‘new’ and ‘old’ citizens.

Cherish Menzo / Frascati Producties

Jezebel

dance performance

Jezebel
Jezebel
BRONKS
Thu 10.09 - Fri 11.09.20

The repetitive images in hip-hop videos reinforce stereotypes that are mainly associated with black/women of colour. Unwilling to be defined by others, Jezebel navigates through the landscape of hip-hop culture and looks for ways to reclaim her image. Can Jezebel deconstruct the controversial stereotype associated with the black hip hop honey? How does this video girl redefine herself in 2019?

Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods

Celestial Sorrow

dance performance

Celestial Sorrow
Celestial Sorrow
Kaaitheater
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.

Alexandra Bachzetsis

Escape Act

dance performance

Escape Act
Escape Act
Kaaitheater
Fri 06.03 - Sat 07.03.20

Does gender have a voice? Using drag, vogueing, striptease, YouTube tutorials as well as the triadic ballet by Oskar Schlemmer, seven bodies and many more objects try out new constellations, like surrealist ready-mades. With a great sense of irony, Escape Act presents hyper-stereotyped gender identities, only to deconstruct them completely.

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