music

Noé Soulier

The Waves

dance music

The Waves
The Waves

dance

Fri 01.02 - Sat 02.02.19

French choreographer and philosopher Noé Soulier is convinced that watching dance is just as creative as dancing itself. In this latest creation, he presents six dancers and two percussionists. The drum sounds add commas and full stops, punctuating or pausing a series of movements, or initiate new actions. Soulier explores the intersection of extremely precise dance writing and pure improvisation! 

Claire Croizé & Matteo Fargion

Flowers (we are)

dance music

Flowers (we are)
Flowers (we are)

dance

Wed 27.03 - Thu 28.03.19

Claire Croizé engages with two of her favourite sources of inspiration: Bach and Rilke. She places both masters in the hands of Matteo Fargion, the British composer and multi-instrumentalist. They have not created slavish interpretations of Bach and Rilke, but rather opted for a playful, somewhat unruly tribute.

BL!NDMAN

MINIMAL-MAXIMA & WATER & FIRE / Handel Revisited

music

MINIMAL-MAXIMA & WATER & FIRE / Handel Revisited
MINIMAL-MAXIMA & WATER & FIRE / Handel Revisited

music

Sat 06.04.19

BL!NDMAN is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary with a festive programme: first they return to their roots with MINIMA-MAXIMA. Afterwards, the complete collective along with a DECAP organ will play G.F. Handel and J-F Rebel.

Mette Edvardsen & Matteo Fargion

Penelope Sleeps

performance music opera

Penelope Sleeps
Penelope Sleeps

performance

Fri 10.05 - Tue 14.05.19

Along with composer and performer Matteo Fargion, Mette Edvardsen is venturing into opera, a genre that they have both been wanting to tackle for a long time. The relationship between voice and music and between space and scale are important, but the duo has opted not to refer to images from opera literally. Instead, they are drawing lines with which they can shape an unknown horizon.

Eleanor Bauer & Chris Peck

New Joy

performance music

New Joy
New Joy

performance

Thu 30.05 - Sat 01.06.19

To grasp the challenges of our age by the horns, New Joy imagines a 21st-century version of Dadaism: dataism. Eleanor Bauer and Chris Peck, mix aesthetic, social, and informational dimensions, resulting in a cyber a cappela Dataist opera. Be swept into the eye of the sensory information storm!

Ictus & Suzanne Vega

Einstein on the Beach

music

Einstein on the Beach
Einstein on the Beach

music

Wed 05.06.19

The legendary opera Einstein on the Beach by Phillip Glass, Robert Wilson and Lucinda Childs premièred at the Festival of Avignon in 1976. For this new concertante version, the Ictus ensemble is joining forces with the Collegium Vocale Ghent and with neo-folk legend Suzanne Vega. The musical composition and the musicality of the libretto are the central focus in a minimalist and hypnotizing soundscape that lasts 200 minutes.

Benjamin Vandewalle & HYOID

cancelled - In the Sky I am Walking

music dance

cancelled - In the Sky I am Walking
cancelled - In the Sky I am Walking

music

Tue 15.01 - Wed 16.01.19

Due to productional reasons, this performance is postponed.

The vocal ensemble HYOID and artist-in-residence at Kaaitheater Benjamin Vandewalle are adapting Indianerlieder (1972) by Karlheinz Stockhausen, an iconic but rarely performed work. They are creating a gesamtkunstwerk that aims to reveal the vitality and timelessness of Stockhausen’s music. They are abandoning the original scenography in order to place the audience at the very centre of the three-dimensional ritual.