dance

Impure Company / Hooman Sharifi

God exists, the Mother is present, but they no longer care

dance

God exists, the Mother is present, but they no longer care
God exists, the Mother is present, but they no longer care

dance

Thu 29.11 - Sat 01.12.07

New production by the Norwegian-Iranian choreographer Hooman Sharifi and his Impure Company. The choreographic language is characterized by energy, rhythm, exhaustion, tension and intensity and makes references to expressionism. Hannah Arendt’s On violence is the thread in this political performance. A performance like a cry.

Vincent Dunoyer / Rosas

Sister

dance

Sister
Sister

dance

Thu 15.11 - Sat 17.11.07

Vincent Dunoyer was for a long time a dancer with Rosas, and has also been creating his own work since 1997. This season he makes a solo for Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, his muse being the Rosas dancer Fumiyo Ikeda and his co-choreographers Rosas dancers past and present.

Julia Cima

Visitations

dance

Visitations
Visitations

dance

Thu 15.11 - Fri 16.11.07

The French dancer Julia Cima will be performing ten dance solos, benchmarks of twentieth-century dance, which were created by Nijinsky and Valeska Gert, Duncan and Cunningham, the butoh dancer Hijikita and others. Hers is an interpretation, not a reconstruction. As the title indicates, Cima ‘visits’ these historical examples and performs her own interpretations. The pleasure with which she dances them is infectious.

Thierry Smits & Compagnie Thor

V.-Nightmares

dance

V.-Nightmares
V.-Nightmares

dance

Wed 07.11 - Wed 21.11.07

Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons as seen by choreographer Thierry Smits and his Compagnie Thor. Four dancers move through four worlds, but there are also objects, matter undergoing transformation, a soundscape, a lightscape and a landscape. Thierry Smits’ work combines mysticism with eroticism, the sacred with the physical.

Mette Edvardsen

or else nobody will know

dance

or else nobody will know
or else nobody will know

dance

Fri 19.10 - Sat 20.10.07

In her solos dancer and choreographer Mette Edvardsen explores the impact of space on movement. This season she will be working with a group of dancers for the first time. Moreover, this time Edvardsen will focus on the passage of time, on repetition, duplication and superimposition.

Grace Ellen Barkey & Needcompany

The Porcelain Project

dance performance

The Porcelain Project
The Porcelain Project

dance

Wed 10.10 - Fri 12.10.07

The Porcelain Project, Grace Ellen Barkey’s new creation, is based on a fascination with the fragility and transparency of porcelain and shows us a world in which dancers and porcelain move together. The setting for the performance is composed of hundreds of porcelain objects created by Lot Lemm. Grace Ellen Barkey brings them to life, together with the dancers, in an erotic world.

Jérôme Bel

The Show Must Go On

dance

The Show Must Go On
The Show Must Go On

dance

Sat 29.09.07

A classic of the new dance. There are about twenty performers on stage in this open and humorous production: a wide variety of bodies, ages, colours, movement idioms and so on. Their main ‘opposite number’ is the DJ who sits right at the front and plays a series of pop songs, hits and evergreens past and present one after the other on his CD player.

Xavier Le Roy

Self Unfinished

dance

Self Unfinished
Self Unfinished

dance

Thu 27.09.07

A man tries with the help of his clothes to transform his body so that the audience ultimately no longer knows what sort of creature they are watching. This very funny performance confuses the audience: where does the body begin and end? What is front and back or above and below in a particular space? Do we really see what we see? What is male and what is female? What is the actual nature of the body?

ZOO/Thomas Hauert

Cows in Space

dance

Cows in Space
Cows in Space

dance

Tue 25.09.07

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.

Emio Greco | PC

Extra Dry

dance

Extra Dry
Extra Dry

dance

Fri 21.09.07

Extra Dry is the third part of the trilogy Fra Cervello e Movimento (Between brain and movement) by the Italian-Dutch tandem Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten. A brilliant performance that balances on the boundary between pure dance and dance theatre. De Morgen: ‘Every detail adds a grain of gold to the whole.’

Alain Franco & Jean Luc Ducourt

Figure de voisinages

dance music

Figure de voisinages
Figure de voisinages

dance

Sun 01.07.07

The pianist Alain Franco and dancer and choreographer Jean Luc Ducourt are presenting an interpretation of the Goldberg Variations. This Bach cycle is built up around a single aria, which functions as the ‘hardware’ for the whole work.

Mette Ingvartsen

Why We Love Action

dance performance

Why We Love Action
Why We Love Action

dance

Wed 20.06.07

Mette Ingvartsen works on extreme body expressions. In her earlier work she dealt with situation like a rock concert, opera, circus or notions of pleasure and desire. Why We Love Action is intended to create a film-like sensation in the setting of a live performance, stripping the film down to pure action.

Meg Stuart & Philipp Gehmacher

MAYBE FOREVER

dance

MAYBE FOREVER
MAYBE FOREVER

dance

Thu 07.06 - Sat 09.06.07

An improvisation-based dialogue by the dancer-choreographers Philipp Gehmacher and Meg Stuart. Their movements together appear to rise from a common source: not only do they share an interest in the ‘twisted body’, distance, loss and absence, but a highly affective, almost erotically charged closeness arises.

Hiroaki Umeda / S20

Accumulated Layout / While going to a condition

dance

Accumulated Layout / While going to a condition
Accumulated Layout / While going to a condition

dance

Sat 05.05 - Thu 10.05.07

In just a few years Hiroaki Umeda has become one of Japan’s most promising young dancer-choreographers. Borrowing both from hip-hop and butoh.

Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods & Eira

BLESSED

dance

BLESSED
BLESSED

dance

Fri 20.04 - Thu 26.04.07

The American dancer Meg Stuart met the Portuguese dancer Francisco Camacho in New York in the 80s. He followed her to Belgium to dance in her debut work Disfigure Study. After this collaboration each went their own way. In 2007 they will be working together once more after a break of seven years. Meg Stuart has choreographed a new piece with Camacho in a sound setting by Hahn Rowe.

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