dance

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 women 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.

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.

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.

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.

Briana Ashley Stuart

Be the Rhythm [5+]

dance

Be the Rhythm [5+]
Be the Rhythm [5+]
Kaaitheater
Sun 11.07.21

Be the Rhythm is an interactive family-friendly show by Briana Ashley Stuart on Stepping: a highly energetic African American form of body percussion, as a rich art form that inspires creativity, confidence and strength. A celebration of connecting through movement and sound!

Yipoon Chiem

B****

dance

B****
B****
Kaaitheater
Fri 09.07.21

B**** is as much an intimate moment as a performance, which paves the way for female victims of violence to an individual and collective consciousness. Starting from hip-hop and breakdance, and with martial arts influences such as Kung-fu and classical Khmer dance, Yipoon Chiem tells a story of the loss of the soul's sense of purpose, that makes you angry without having the strength to do anything.

Marcela Levi & Lucía Russo

grrRoUNd

dance

grrRoUNd
grrRoUNd
Zinnema
Thu 01.07 - Sun 04.07.21

In their latest creation, Brasil-based choreographers Marcela Levi and Lucía Russo explore the various possibilities offered by the tremolo, a vibration effect between two different notes. By means of Kraftwerk’s and Bruno Tucunduva Ruviaro’s electronic music, tap-dancing, and Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, six dancers produce a minutely detailed choreographic research around vibration in the body.

Michiel Vandevelde

Dances of Death

dance

Dances of Death
Dances of Death
Kaaitheater
Sat 12.06 - Sun 13.06.21

In the 21st century, death is everywhere: new incurable diseases, rising suicide rates, the consequences of climate change. How do we relate to death? Dances of Death is a physically intense performance with seven dancers and one singer. Together they propose the physical potential of dancing as the path to redemption. How would a dance of death be danced today?

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas

CANCELLED: Drumming

dance

CANCELLED: Drumming
CANCELLED: Drumming
Rosas Performance Space
Fri 09.10 - Sat 31.10.20

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

Drumming (1998) is returning to Brussels! It’s one of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s most iconic choreographies, written to the eponymous, minimalistic percussion score by Steve Reich. A  wave of pure dance and pure sound, a vortex of vital energy.

Radouan Mriziga

Tafukt

dance

Tafukt
Tafukt
Kaaitheater
Fri 08.05 - Tue 12.05.20

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

Tafukt/The Sun/Athena is a dance solo and the first part of a trilogy focused on epistemologies and mythologies of the Tamazigh – the indigenous population of Northern Africa. How can we challenge the current canon? Can performance function as a tool of resistance? Radouan Mriziga seeks to create a space for reflections on the past in order to strive for a more inclusive future.

Daina Ashbee

Laborious Song

dance

Laborious Song
Laborious Song
KVS BOX
Tue 03.03.20

In her first creation for a male dancer, the young Canadian choreographer Daina Ashbee uses repetition to attain a form of trance and transformation. She traces the forms of vulnerability that transcend gender. Performer Benjamin Kamino submits to the extremely precise, constantly developing pattern. Where is the dividing line between the restlessness and the playfulness of a naked body? Last year, Ashbee won a prestigious Bessie Award!

Eszter Salamon

MONUMENT 0.8: Manifestations

dance performance

MONUMENT 0.8: Manifestations
MONUMENT 0.8: Manifestations
Kaaitheater
Fri 17.01 - Sat 18.01.20

Why is it important to cast a spotlight on the marginalized history of feminism in Romania and Eastern Europe? And what might this mean for our collective, historical consciousness? With a collage of feminist voices, artistic gestures, historical avant-garde, and traditional songs, Eszter Salamon focuses on Romanian histories.

Vera Tussing & MP4 Quartet

Tactile Quartet(s)

dance music

Tactile Quartet(s)
Tactile Quartet(s)
Kaaitheater
Sat 19.10 - Sun 20.10.19

Vera Tussing invites the string quartet Quatuor MP4 to join four dancers onstage for a playful encounter between movement and sound. 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!

Mette Ingvartsen

Moving in Concert

dance

Moving in Concert
Moving in Concert
Kaaitheater
Thu 03.10 - Sat 05.10.19

Mette Ingvartsen creates a universe in which people, technology and organic matter coexist to create an abstract set of movements. Inspired by how bodies are sensorially affected by the digital, the performance explores a poetics of plasticity, abstraction and imagination. Through light, shadow and reflection, the nine dancers open an enchanting landscape that you can enter as a viewer.

Michiel Vandevelde

Ends of worlds

dance

Ends of worlds
Ends of worlds
Kaaitheater
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.

Boyzie Cekwana & Danya Hammoud

[CANCELLED] Bootlegged

dance

[CANCELLED] Bootlegged
[CANCELLED] Bootlegged
Kaaitheater
Tue 18.12 - Wed 19.12.18

Unfortunately, we have to cancel both shows due to health issues of one of the dancers.

In the American Midwest in the 1880s, white people hid illegal alcohol in their boots when they traded with Native Americans – an effective strategy to neutralize rebellious Native Americans through drunkenness. ‘Bootlegging’ was born. Now we are presenting Bootlegged: an encounter between Boyzie Cekwana and Danya Hammoud: two bodies, two stories, and two histories.

Pepe Elmas Naswa

Dans la peau de l’autre

dance

Dans la peau de l’autre
Dans la peau de l’autre
Kaaistudio's
Sat 15.12 - Mon 17.12.18

August 2016, a spring fair somewhere in Kinshasa. The young choreographer Pepe Elmas Naswa is watching an impressive snake dance, performed by a group of street kids and gang members. Afterwards, he convinces the kids to teach a group of contemporary dancers the snake dance during a workshop. This was when Dans la peau de l’autre was born.

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