dance

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.

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.

Germaine Acogny / Mikaël Serre

Somewhere at the Beginning

dance

Somewhere at the Beginning
Somewhere at the Beginning
Kaaitheater
Sat 19.02 - Sun 20.02.22

Through dance, stories and the projection of photos and film, the Senegalese dancer and choreographer Germaine Acogny evokes both the history of her family and that of West Africa in this committed autobiographical solo. The performance questions the place of women, the friction between tradition and emancipation and how identity is more of a path than an end point.

Ana Pi

The Divine Cypher

dance

The Divine Cypher
The Divine Cypher
Kaaistudio's
Thu 10.02 - Fri 11.02.22

Choreographer and urban dance researcher Ana Pi returns to Kaaitheater with a performative and cinematic creation on Haitian sacred dances. This creation brings Ana Pi into dialogue with experimental filmmaker Maya Deren, Haitian popular cultures, the ancestral sacred movements of the Voodoo and Candomblé cultures, celebrating their pioneering spirit and power.

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.

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?

Betty Tchomanga

Mascarades

dance

Mascarades
Mascarades
Kaaistudio's
Fri 03.09 - Sat 04.09.21

This dance solo by Betty Tchomanga evolves around the mythological figure of Mami Wata (‘Mammy Water’). She is a goddess of water, a figure from the depths of night, infused with power and sexuality. This stranded mermaid faces the people watching her. This mermaid jumps. Jumps to resist. Jumps to reach. Jumps to become. Jumps to die. Jumps to exist.

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!

Ingrid Berger Myhre

In Other Words

dance

In Other Words
In Other Words
Kaaistudio's
Tue 06.07 - Wed 07.07.21

Is dance a language? And if so, how does it speak? In In Other Words, Ingrid Berger Myhre explores the compatibility between dance and language. With the stage as an empty page, the choreographic writing unfolds as a physical discourse with its own syntax, grammar and vocabulary. With ingenuity and charm, Myhre presents a relativizing take on dance.

Nancy Naous

Turning Point

dance

Turning Point
Turning Point
Kaaistudio's
Fri 25.06 - Sat 26.06.21

Based on interviews with dancers from the Arab world,Turning Point questions the misunderstandings, ambiguities, stereotypes, metaphors, metamorphoses, fantasies, prejudices and imaginations linked to perceptions of dance in this region. Through movement rooted in the pelvis, manipulation of costume elements, and live electro-percussive music, Nancy Naous questions the spectator's gaze and challenges images rooted in our collective imagination.

Radouan Mriziga / A7la5

CANCELLED: Tafukt

dance

CANCELLED: Tafukt
CANCELLED: Tafukt
Zinnema
Thu 26.11 - Sat 28.11.20

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

Tafukt is a dance solo and the first part of a trilogy focused on semantics and mythologies of the Imazighen – the indigenous population of Northern Africa. 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.

Benjamin Vandewalle

Studio Cité

dance installation

Studio Cité
Studio Cité
Square Jacques Franck, 1060 Sint-Gillis
Fri 02.10 - Sat 03.10.20

Studio Cité orients, directs, diverts and distorts your view of the world. Step inside a driving mirror cart by yourself, form a dancing circle with your fellow audience members, or stand on the side-lines watching how people with periscopic masks try to find their way. Benjamin Vandewalle organizes an artistic funfair that offers unexpected experiences on Brussels’ squares.

 

Claire Croizé & Etienne Guilloteau

Pole Reports from Space

dance

Pole Reports from Space
Pole Reports from Space
Kaaistudio's
Fri 24.04 - Sat 25.04.20

Warning: this show is cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

Claire Croizé and Etienne Guilloteau join two Polish dancers to explore the music of the Polish Radio Experimental Studio. Futurism and utopia, old school Soviet science fiction, activism and progressive thinking inspired them to create an exciting choreography that plays with the presence and absence of the body in electronic music.

Jonathan Burrows

Rewriting

dance lecture performance

Rewriting
Rewriting
Kaaistudio's
Fri 24.04 - Sat 25.04.20

Warning: this show is cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

Of what does the practice of choreographing consist? In Rewriting, Jonathan Burrows attempts – by turns hesitantly and exuberantly – to map out the unknown territory known as choreography. In contrast to the dominant model, which assumes that a successful production is the result of a fixed, predetermined idea, Burrows proposes a practice of a slow, coincidental accumulation of meanings.

Doris Uhlich

Every Body Electric [medium]

dance

Every Body Electric [medium]
Every Body Electric [medium]
Kaaitheater
Thu 02.04.20

Warning: this show is cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

People with physical disabilities are often more associated with stationariness than with movement. In Every Body Electric, Doris Uhlich refutes this idea with vitality and vibrancy. What other possibilities open up when wheelchairs, prostheses and crutches are not perceived as obstacles but as powerful extensions of the body? You can expect a fascinating dialogue between the human and the mechanical in which very personal dance styles vary from explosive to gently poetic.

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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