dance

Meg Stuart / Benoît Lachambre / Hahn Rowe

FORGERIES, LOVE AND OTHER MATTERS

dance

FORGERIES, LOVE AND OTHER MATTERS
FORGERIES, LOVE AND OTHER MATTERS

dance

Thu 03.04 - Sat 05.04.08

A tale of manners mutated into a science-fiction story. The two characters are initially difficult to comprehend. Are they campers, tramps, friends or lovers, humans or animals? Meg Stuart and Benoît Lachambre are speleologists who investigate the underground landscapes of the body. FORGERIES... was selected for the 2005 Theatre Festival. It is time for a repeat performance!

Rosas

Zeitung

dance music

Zeitung
Zeitung

dance

Thu 06.03 - Sat 15.03.08

In Zeitung, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and pianist Alain Franco, together with the Rosas dancers, go in search of the unstable combination of music and dance, choreography and improvisation, romance and disillusion and of the essential building blocks of choreography. Alain Franco provides live piano accompaniment for the nine dancers.  The music is by Bach, Webern and Schönberg.

Kris Verdonck

I/II/III/IIII

dance performance

I/II/III/IIII
I/II/III/IIII

dance

Tue 26.02 - Wed 27.02.08

Four ‘identical’ female dancers hang like marionettes in a huge ‘machine’. Together with them performance artist Kris Verdonck generated a passage of choreography: a solo, a duet, a trio and a pas de quatre. They sought the greatest possible freedom from the machine, but sooner or later it sent them in the direction it decided upon.

ZOO/Thomas Hauert & Zefiro Torna

puzzled

dance music

puzzled
puzzled

dance

Sat 23.02.08

The musical ensemble Zefiro Torna and the dance company ZOO/Thomas Hauert are joining forces for a multidisciplinary performance involving historical and contemporary music, dance and video art.

Les SlovaKs Dance Collective

Opening Night

dance

Opening Night
Opening Night

dance

Wed 20.02.08

As five-year-olds they had already appeared together at a folk dance festival in their native Slovakia, went on to train as dancers and came across each other again while working with Rosas, Ultima Vez, Akram Khan and other excellent companies. This shared background forms the basis for their first piece of collective work. Les SlovaKs present energetic dance in a new version of the traditional, with a generous dash of poetry.

Eduard Gabia

8 days a week

dance

8 days a week
8 days a week

dance

Tue 19.02.08

Eduard Gabia often explores the boundaries of physical experience. 8 days a week plays with notions of time. In his own words: ‘Now, the moment I am writing this and you are reading it, is the present. But I do not write at the same time as you read. It is this permanent present, in which there is no past or future, that I want to make visible in this performance.’

Eszter Salamon

Magyar Tàncok

dance

Magyar Tàncok
Magyar Tàncok

dance

Sat 16.02.08

Until she was twenty and while studying classical dance, Eszter Salamon performed traditional Hungarian dance, part of the family heritage. In Magyar Tàncok she links back to this tradition. She has invited her mother plus several dancers and musicians and goes in search of the roots of her work, more specifically the improvisation techniques she learnt as a child.

Deufert+Plischke

Directory 3: Tattoo

dance

Directory 3: Tattoo
Directory 3: Tattoo

dance

Thu 14.02.08

Directory 3: Tattoo is a brilliant study of the link between movement (choreo-) and writing (-graphy). The movement material arose out of a translation by each dancer of memories written down by the other. This yielded a captivating miniature portrait of the diversity of the world, drawn by five dancers and a musician. An exceptional performance!

Marc Vanrunxt / Kunst/Werk

showtitle #63 BLACK MARK

dance

showtitle #63 BLACK MARK
showtitle #63 BLACK MARK

dance

Thu 31.01 - Sat 02.02.08

Choreography for three dancers (Marie De Corte, Eva Kamala Rodenburg and Etienne Guilloteau), based on contributions by the writer and theatre-maker Bart Meuleman, the artists Robert Cash, Sophie Nys, Danai Anesiadou and Koenraad Dedobbeleer.

ZOO/Thomas Hauert

Cows in Space

dance

Cows in Space
Cows in Space

dance

Fri 25.01 - Sat 26.01.08

The much praised debut production by the ZOO dance company. The dancers want to give you the feeling that you are in a moving train observing the landscape as if it were in motion. The result is an exceptionally fresh, energetic and occasionally funny performance in which geometric precision and improvisational exuberance go hand-in-hand.

Roberto Ramos / D.A.M.

Continuum

dance

Continuum
Continuum

dance

Fri 18.01 - Sat 19.01.08

The brothers Roberto and Gustavo Ramos set up D.A.M., which stands for Desenvolvimento Animico do Movimento (Animistic Development of Movement). D.A.M. has made a name for itself on the Brazilian contemporary dance scene and is now coming to Belgium for the first time, with two productions. Breathtaking, hypnotic, easy-flowing performances.

Roberto Ramos / D.A.M.

Satellites

dance

Satellites
Satellites

dance

Wed 16.01.08

The brothers Roberto and Gustavo Ramos set up D.A.M., which stands for Desenvolvimento Animico do Movimento (Animistic Development of Movement). D.A.M. has made a name for itself on the Brazilian contemporary dance scene and is now coming to Belgium for the first time, with two productions. Breathtaking, hypnotic, easy-flowing performances.

Susanne Linke / VA Wölfl

Schritte verfolgen - Reconstruction 2007

dance

Schritte verfolgen - Reconstruction 2007
Schritte verfolgen - Reconstruction 2007

dance

Fri 11.01.08

Susanne Linke, one of the pioneers of German dance theatre, presents a reconstruction of Schritte verfolgen, a choreography from 1985. She considers it to be her artistic credo. In this solo she returns to experiences from her childhood and gives it an extra import: the process of aging, reaching maturity, and the joyful confirmation of the desire to ‘be’ at every stage of life.

LOD / Karine Ponties, Dominique Pauwels, Lawrence Malstaf

Boreas

dance music

Boreas
Boreas

dance

Wed 19.12 - Thu 20.12.07

There are more than 6000 names for the wind around the world. Fascinated by this almost ‘virtual’ natural element, the choreographer Karine Ponties, composer Dominique Pauwels and artist Lawrence Malstaf are creating a performance about invisible forces and their visible traces, and on the impact of elusive energy and endless movement.

Louise Lecavalier & Benoît Lachambre

'I' Is Memory

dance

'I' Is Memory
'I' Is Memory

dance

Thu 13.12 - Fri 14.12.07

Dancer-choreographer Benoît Lachambre made‘I’ Is Memory for the dancer Louise Lecavalier (from the LaLaLa Human Steps company). In this solo the body is no longer guided by the mind but by ‘an inner explosion’. A dance of a being in full metamorphosis.’

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