music

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.

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. 

Benjamin Vandewalle, Maija Hynninen & HYOID

Journal d’un usager de l’espace

performance music

Journal d’un usager de l’espace
Journal d’un usager de l’espace
Kaaitheater
Fri 17.09 - Sun 19.09.21

In Journal d'un usager de l'espace, you travel through the Kaaitheater building in a different way. Visible and invisible singers take you from one space to another, immersing you in an ever-changing sound bath. Journal d'un usager de l'espace is an immersion in the ordinary beauty of space, sound, architecture and movement.

Encyclopédie de la parole

Suite n° 4

theatre music

Suite n° 4
Suite n° 4
Kaaitheater
Tue 19.05 - Sun 24.05.20

Please note: this show has been cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

In the first part of Suite n° 4, recognizable and anonymous voices overlap as though they were coming from different acoustic spaces. In the second part, the voices are accompanied by eight musicians from Ictus. The Encyclopédie de la parole collective presents a performance about absence, like an opera without singers or a theatre without actors. For 150 minutes, you hear a thousand concrete situations in more than 30 languages.

Brussels Brecht - Eislerkoor

Mélancolie aux 5 blocs

music theatre

Mélancolie aux 5 blocs (pourquoi ne se révoltent-ils pas ?)
Mélancolie aux 5 blocs (pourquoi ne se révoltent-ils pas ?)
Kaaistudio's
Thu 09.01 - Sat 11.01.20

A stone’s throw from the Kaaistudios, there is a row of dilapidated and unhealthy social housing blocks that will soon be demolished: these are the five blocks of the Rempart des Moines. The current residents have to make way for more affluent buyers. The Brussels Brecht-Eisler Choir is presenting a musical theatre piece that attempts to capture and evoke their confusion and uncertainty.

Vera Tussing & MP4 Quartet

Tactile Quartet(s)

dance music

Tactile Quartet(s)
Tactile Quartet(s)
Kaaitheater
Sat 19.10 - Sun 20.10.19

Vera Tussing invites the string quartet Quatuor MP4 to join four dancers onstage for a playful encounter between movement and sound. 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!

Globe Aroma

Landscape Orchestra

music theatre

Landscape Orchestra
Landscape Orchestra
Kaaistudio's
Thu 10.10 - Sat 12.10.19

Landscape Orchestra seeks a musical answer to the question of how we can depict departure, travel, and arrival. The production visits the landscapes that we traverse on our way to different and better places. A series of portraits shows people for whom the world is difficult but not necessarily less poetic.

Mette Edvardsen & Matteo Fargion

Penelope Sleeps

performance music

Penelope Sleeps
Penelope Sleeps
Kaaitheater
Fri 10.05 - Tue 14.05.19

In her new creation, Mette Edvardsen explores interfaces with opera, flanked by composer and performer Matteo Fargion. Together, they deconstruct the mythological figure of Penelope, the woman who spent years waiting for her husband Odysseus. But her apparent passivity conceals tremendous power. Be whisked away to this intimate, minimalist dream world, where new relationships are forged between women, the world, and the other.

Ictus & Julie Pfleiderer

SAFE

music performance

SAFE
SAFE
Kaaistudio's
Thu 22.11 - Fri 23.11.18

SAFE begins as a concert and then evolves into a sophisticated audio play. Based on Todd Haynes’ film Safe (1995) – in which a woman suffers increasingly intense allergic reactions – Ictus and Julie Pfleiderer sketch a picture of contemporary hypersensitivity. Join an immersive journey that will stimulate all your senses!

Ictus

Liquid Room VIII: PHRASES

music performance

Liquid Room VIII: PHRASES
Liquid Room VIII: PHRASES
Kaaitheater
Sat 20.01.18

In this mini festival – conceived especially for the empty Kaaitheater hall – music resonates with a series of different disciplines. This time, they will start from the proposition that music is not just sound. Ictus is bringing together sound poetry, spoken word and modal music at the intersection of melody and rhythm.

Jan Decorte

Stand Down

theatre music

Stand Down
Stand Down
Kaaitheater
Fri 13.10 - Sat 14.10.17

Jan Decorte is leaving the classics behind, but not the great truths and mysteries that they contain. In Jan Paternoster and Dries Van Dijck of Black Box Revelation – and all the uncompromising vehemence that they bring to the piece – Decorte and Sigrid Vinks have found their ideal musical partners in crime. The gentlemen created a brand-new soundtrack especially for Stand Down.

Ivo Van Hove & Muziektheater Transparant

The Diary of One Who Disappeared

music theatre

The Diary of One Who Disappeared
The Diary of One Who Disappeared
Kaaitheater
Sat 11.03 - Sun 12.03.17

This brand new production directed by Ivo Van Hove is based on Leoš Janácek’s song cycle that goes by the same name. The result of Janácek’s inspired efforts is a mysterious, deeply emotional and psychological piece on identity, alienation, and an impossible love. Annelies Van Parys – one of the most acclaimed Belgian composers of our time – adds a fi tting contemporary reply.

Ictus & Fumiyo Ikeda

Piano and String Quartet

dance music

Piano and String Quartet
Piano and String Quartet
Kaaitheater
Fri 27.01 - Sat 28.01.17

Dancer and choreographer Fumiyo Ikeda takes you on a journey to the heart of Morton Feldman’s Piano and String Quartet. This 80-minute composition for piano and strings exudes an aura of tranquillity, in which ‘each is just as much an echo of the other’. Ikeda shares the stage with the soloists of Ictus, as though she herself were the sixth musician.

Dick van der Harst & Jan Vromman

Say No!

music video

Say No!
Say No!
Kaaitheater
Sun 22.01.17

Inspired by the hymn Say No!, more than 30 choirs and ensembles from across the world have created their own song about conscientious objection and desertion. All the contributed images and sounds form the material for a video creation, intertwined with a live performance by a huge international choir.

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