music

Phia Ménard, Jean Cocteau & Philip Glass

Les enfants terribles

opera music

Les enfants terribles
Les enfants terribles
Théâtre National
Fri 10.02 - Sat 11.02.23

Jean Cocteau's masterpiece Les enfants terribles tells the story of Paul and his sister Elisabeth, who nauseatingly challenge each other to with games. In her version, Phia Ménard works with composer Philip Glass' adaptation of the novel. She draws a parallel between the body of an adolescent and that of an elder: both sometimes experience a feeling of isolation, of being cut off from society.

BERLIN

The Making of Berlin

theatre music

The Making of Berlin
The Making of Berlin
Westrand
Fri 17.02.23

The Making of Berlin is the final part of BERLIN's cycle of cities. With live music on stage - and Opera Ballet Vlaanderen’s orchestra on film - BERLIN takes on an exceptional story in documentary style. The performance focuses on an unfinished chapter in the life of an old Berliner - with Wagner's Götterdämmerung in a crucial role and Klara manager and Pompidou inspiration Chantal Pattyn in a supporting role.

Latifa Laâbissi & Marcelo Evelin

La Nuit tombe quand elle veut

performance music

La Nuit tombe quand elle veut
La Nuit tombe quand elle veut
De Kriekelaar
Sat 04.03 - Sun 05.03.23

La Nuit tombe quand elle veut is an immersive and hallucinatory adventure, populated by flamboyant figures, spectral voices and enigmatic music. Latifa Laâbissi and Marcelo Evelin invite the audience to a journey through the night, during a timeless vigil. 

Brussels Brecht-Eislerkoor

Freiheit & Democracy

music

Freiheit & Democracy
Freiheit & Democracy
De Kriekelaar
Sat 18.03 - Sun 19.03.23

Musical triptych by sung by a committed collective of 50 singers. A project about hope and what gets in the way, using Bertolt Brecht's six famous 'plagues' as a guide.

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.

Benjamin Abel Meirhaeghe

Ode to a Love Lost

dance music

Ode to a Love Lost
Ode to a Love Lost
CC De Factorij
Fri 03.02.23

Director and countertenor Benjamin Meirhaeghe has quickly established himself as an uncompromising creator of hybrid performances that combine performance, costumes, personality and many musical styles. In Ode to a Love Lost, he is himself on stage, this time as a dancer, accompanied live by Berlin singer/songwriter Finn Ronsdorf.

Rosas

Mitten wir im Leben sind / Bach6Cellosuiten

dance music

Mitten wir im Leben sind / Bach6Cellosuiten
Mitten wir im Leben sind / Bach6Cellosuiten
Rosas Performance Space
Thu 26.01 - Sat 11.02.23

Five dancers - including De Keersmaeker herself - adapt, question and dance Bach's six Cello suites. Their ingenious architecture, dancing rhythms and timeless beauty continue to fascinate to this day. An exciting symbiosis of live music and dance.

Artemis / Jetse Batelaan

De onzichtbare man (4+)

theatre music

De onzichtbare man (4+)
De onzichtbare man (4+)
BRONKS
Thu 29.12.22

Two artists, one stage technician and one musician are waiting for their performance to start. Everything is in place, but where is the audience? It soon transpires that there are more questions. Whose coffee cup is that floating in the air? Which ghost is going to make off with the extension cord?

LOD / Gorges Ocloo

The Butcher

theatre music

The Butcher
The Butcher
Westrand
Sat 10.12 - Sun 11.12.22

It is 2070, 100 years after the first government reform. Belgium no longer exists and Flanders has become independent after four years of war. In the midst of all this, the last butcher in town and his disabled son try to survive.

Dorothée Munyaneza

Mailles

dance music

Mailles
Mailles
KVS BOL
Wed 16.11 - Thu 17.11.22

Six black, African or Afro-descendant women dance, sing and proclaim the memory of mixed histories. This emancipation unites them in a world where they will never stop being sovereign, between anger and gentleness. 

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas & Cour et Cœur

En Atendant

dance music

En Atendant
En Atendant
Rosas Performance Space
Thu 15.09 - Sat 01.10.22

For En Atendant, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker took inspiration from the Ars Subtilior, a 14th century polyphonic musical form. Against the complexity and intangibility of life, she places the body. In 2011, the performance was selected for Het Theaterfestival. Now this gem returns to Brussels in the home of Rosas in Vorst/Forest.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas

Mystery Sonatas / For Rosa

dance music

Mystery Sonatas / For Rosa
Mystery Sonatas / For Rosa
Koninklijk Circus
Thu 23.06 - Sun 26.06.22

[The performance on Sunday at 15:00 was cancelled due to covid. Tickets will be refunded] Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker continues her choreographic journey with the fifteen virtuoso Mystery Sonatas, the best-known compositions by Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber. These intrinsically religious and narrative sonatas are also a warm invitation to dance, thanks to the musical dance forms such as Gigues, Allemandes and Courantes. De Keersmaeker immersed herself in the mystical and geometrical wealth of this music and made the Sonatas her own in a choreography for six dancers.

Femke Gyselinck

Letters 2 Dance

dance music

Letters 2 Dance
Letters 2 Dance
Kaaitheater
Sat 11.06 - Sun 12.06.22

How do you do that, literally dance a dance language? Can a stage be like a page? Letters 2 Dance is an organised misunderstanding of a worn-out metaphor: choreography as dance writing starting with the smallest element, the alphabet

buren

SPARE TIME WORK

performance music

SPARE TIME WORK
SPARE TIME WORK
Kaaitheater
Sat 04.06.22

SPARE TIME WORK musically explores thoughts and ideas on (reproductive) labour and leisure. Drenched in different colour spheres, characters like Adult Hood and Young, Grown Woman and Office Worker produce a variety of (power)relations, economical desires and social realities.

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.

Vera Tussing & Quatuor MP4

Tactile Quartet(s)

dance music

Tactile Quartet(s)
Tactile Quartet(s)
Kaaitheater
Fri 29.04 - Sat 30.04.22

Vera Tussing invites the string quartet Quatuor MP4 to join four dancers onstage for a playful encounter between movement and sound. The four musicians play passages from various quartets by Franz Schubert, Anton Dvorak and Florence Price as well as contemporary works by Georg Friedrich Haas and Caroline Shaw. 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!

Kate McIntosh

To Speak Light Pours Out

performance music

To Speak Light Pours Out
To Speak Light Pours Out
Kaaitheater
Fri 01.04 - Sat 02.04.22

Kate McIntosh's latest performance throws the work of several writers, composers and performers into the mix. Surrender to exhilarating polyrhythmic beats and the raw energy of layered voices. To Speak Light Pours Out is an invitation to enjoy the sharp energies of positive disruption and new possibilities. A shout-out to the lust for transformation, resistance and new forms of being!

Mophradat

Read the Room - Day #3

performance music video

Read the Room - Day #3
Read the Room - Day #3
Kaaistudio's
Sat 26.03.22

Read the Room is the kick-off of a biennial collaboration between Mophradat and Kaaitheater. For three days you are invited for a programme around 'the mother'. On the third day of the festival, you can see the work of Dirar Kalash, Nile Sunset Annex, Geo Wyeth and Deena Abdelwahed.

.يشكل «جس نبض» النسخة الأولى لمهرجان متعدد المجالات تنظمه «مفردات» بالتعاون مع «مسرح كاي» سيُجرى كل سنتين على مدى ثلاثة أيام.

Mophradat

Read the Room - Day #2

performance music video

Read the Room - Day #2
Read the Room - Day #2
Kaaistudio's
Fri 25.03.22

Read the Room is the kick-off of a biennial collaboration between Mophradat and Kaaitheater. For three days you are invited for a programme around 'the mother'. On the second day of the festival, you can see the work of Anouchka Oler Nussbaum, Alaa Abu Asad and Bekriah Mawasi, and Noor Abed.

يشكل «جس نبض» النسخة الأولى لمهرجان متعدد المجالات تنظمه «مفردات» بالتعاون مع «مسرح كاي» سيُجرى كل سنتين على مدى ثلاثة أيام.                                                                                                                         

 

Mophradat

Read the Room - Day #1

performance music video

Read the Room - Day #1
Read the Room - Day #1
Kaaistudio's
Thu 24.03.22

Read the Room is the kick-off of a biennial collaboration between Mophradat and Kaaitheater. For three days you are invited for a programme around 'the mother'. On the first day of the festival, you can see the work of Mary Jirmanus Saba, Noor Abed, and Bint Mbareth.

يشكل «جس نبض» النسخة الأولى لمهرجان متعدد المجالات تنظمه «مفردات» بالتعاون مع «مسرح كاي» سيُجرى كل سنتين على مدى ثلاثة أيام. 

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