dance

Salva Sanchis

Objects in mirror are closer than they appear

dance

Objects in mirror are closer than they appear
Objects in mirror are closer than they appear

dance

Fri 09.01 - Sat 10.01.09

There is a conflict between reality and our perception of it. This is the theme the choreographer Salva Sanchis deals with in his new performance. He looks from a dancer’s perspective at such things as being kidnapped by aliens, out-of-body experiences, classical cases of deception and recent developments in cognitive neurology. The performance invites us to re-examine our perception of the world and our place in it. To do this it makes use of dance and other forms of expression.

Martin Nachbar + Bo Wiget

Repeater + Massarbeit

dance music

Repeater + Massarbeit
Repeater + Massarbeit

dance

Thu 04.12 - Fri 05.12.08

In Repeater, the German choreographer Martin Nachbar, once a student at PARTS and a dancer with Les Ballets C. De la B., shares the stage with his father. They explore the father-son relationship. Bo Wiget is a cellist, improviser, performer, composer and anti-nationalist. That’s what it says on his home page. And he is a father too. Massarbeit (‘made to measure’) is Wiget’s first music and dance performance.

Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods

All Together Now

dance

All Together Now
All Together Now

dance

Wed 03.12 - Sat 06.12.08

In All Together Now (previously billed as the Graz Project), a group of people are looking for unity in rituals old and new. They experience deep crises, but they celebrate too. Unexpected gifts fall in their laps. Minor miracles.

Andros Zins-Browne

Second Life

dance

Second Life
Second Life

dance

Fri 21.11 - Sat 22.11.08

In Second Life Andros imagines a futuristic retirementhome. One in which he and his generation could end up in in a far away future. His imagination starts from the consideration that real life utopia's  (cruise schip, artificial ilands) and those created virtually (Second Life) start to resemble each other more and more.

Kwaad Bloed / Ugo Dehaes

Forces

dance performance

Forces
Forces

dance

Sun 16.11.08

WORKING TITLE FESTIVAL - Forces is based on a study of the four universal forces that dominate our world: gravity, electromagnetism, weak interaction and strong interaction. The choreographer translates physics into dazzling physical scenes and astounding images. To do this he works with different dancers for two weeks every month.

Rosas & Ictus

Steve Reich Evening

dance music

Steve Reich Evening
Steve Reich Evening

dance

Sat 15.11 - Sat 22.11.08

With Steve Reich Evening (2007) Rosas dedicates an evening to the American minimalist Steve Reich. Since the beginning of her career Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker has developed an intens relationship with his work. Starting from the minimal – a single choreographic phrase – both De Keersmaeker and Reich succeed in creating a complex and intriguing structure by means of expanding declinations.

Diego Gil & Igor Dobricic

About Falling

dance performance

About Falling
About Falling

dance

Sat 15.11.08

WORKING TITLE FESTIVAL - The Argentine choreographer and dancer Diego Gil and the Serb dramatist Igor Dobricic have created several unruly and radical dance performances in a short space of time. About Falling is another uncompromising performance.

Good Move / Eleanor Bauer

At Large

dance performance

At Large
At Large

dance

Fri 14.11 - Sat 15.11.08

WORKING TITLE FESTIVAL - Eleanor Bauer (ex-PARTS) has created a dance performance full of references to and influences from street dance; at the same time it is also a book, a website, a series of new songs, a screensaver and a dance fad. The New York Times: ‘Dynamite to perform a dance that makes you think’. De Morgen newspaper: ‘A stiff cocktail of images and statements that leaves you feeling completely confused at the end of the performance’.

Anne Juren, Marianne Baillot, Alix Eynaudi & Agata Maskiewicz

Komposition

dance performance

Komposition
Komposition

dance

Wed 12.11 - Thu 13.11.08

WORKING TITLE FESTIVAL - Komposition was created in three lengthy periods of work in which the dancers rehearsed before a ‘live audience’. The dance performance circles around the theme of the group: how do we look at a group, how do we experience a group and how does the audience appear to a group on stage. The dancers have performed with companies like Rosas and Superamas.

Lilia Mestre

(g)hosts

dance performance

(g)hosts
(g)hosts

dance

Tue 11.11 - Wed 12.11.08

WORKING TITLE FESTIVAL - (g)hosts is a dance performance, a sound experiment and a radio broadcast. We enter the theatre to find a world of unnerving illusions. A place haunted by opinions, sensations, emotions and other presences. Together we’ll explore the testimonies of the performers fantasy while channeling a few along the way. Please don’t be scared, be invited.

Zsuzsa Rozsavölgyi & Laia Puig Escandell

Shade-dough

dance performance

Shade-dough
Shade-dough

dance

Sat 08.11 - Sun 09.11.08

WORKING TITLE FESTIVAL - An intimate dance performance about relationships. Our relationships are generated by convictions (or the shadows of them), feelings, experiences, winks, expectations, secrets, and so on. When a third person looks at us from the outside…

Mette Ingvartsen & Jefta van Dinther

IT'S IN THE AIR

dance

IT'S IN THE AIR
IT'S IN THE AIR

dance

Thu 30.10 - Fri 31.10.08

In IT`S IN THE AIR, Mette Ingvartsen and Jefta van Dinther ask the question: how can we perceive the body as body; as expressive qualities generated through movement? A female and a male body grow organically into body-machines. They jump, bounce, flip, flop, levitate, reverberate, shiver, rub, tick, explode… The pure pleasure of (seeing) virtuosity.

Alix Eynaudi

Supernaturel

dance

Supernaturel
Supernaturel

dance

Wed 29.10 - Thu 30.10.08

The choreographer and dancer Alix Eynaudi (Rosas, Superamas…) invites the audience ‘to look ahead into the past and look back at the future’. She firmly believes we are able to perceive far more and far more intensely than we actually do. The leading critic Helmut Ploebst commented: ‘Alix Eynaudi is a wonderful dancer and Supernaturel is a marvellous performance.’

Jonathan Burrows

The Stop Quartet

dance

The Stop Quartet
The Stop Quartet

dance

Fri 10.10 - Sat 11.10.08

A critic in The Guardian once wrote ‘If Einstein had ever reflected on dance, it would have looked much like the work of Jonathan Burrows’. In the new season we shall be presenting a crucial work in Burrows’ oeuvre, The Stop Quartet, which was first performed, in stages, in 1996. "It is so intriguing, so consummately structured that it grips your attention and doesn't let go." (The Times)

Anna Halprin / Anne Collod & guests

parades & changes, replays

dance

parades & changes, replays
parades & changes, replays

dance

Fri 03.10 - Sat 04.10.08

Before making history in New York, dancers like Trisha Brown and Yvonne Rainer studied in California under Anna Halprin. Here, in the fifties, she was sowing the seeds for a radical innovation which continues to influence dancers even today. Now, a group of strong performers, is for the first time recreating Parades and Changes (1965), Halprin’s first ‘collective creation’.

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