music

Cuqui Jerez

Magical and Elastic

performance music

Magical and Elastic
Magical and Elastic
Kaaitheater
Fri 25.02 - Sat 26.02.22

Whether you want to call Magical and Elastic a musical, deconstructed musical or an anti-musical doesn't really matter. Music, choreography, images and language are dependent on each other. This performance is a space where you see to listen and listen to see. Expect a magical performance where a narrative emerges from an image, a choreography is created thanks to the music, and the music starts from the words…

Kyoko Scholiers

Boy

theatre music

Boy
Boy
Kaaitheater
Tue 08.02.22

What does it do to someone to grow up without a warm and safe nest? For months, Kyoko Scholiers immersed herself in the world of youth care: she interviewed juvenile judges, foster families, child psychiatrists, educators, children and their parents... Based on all these experiences, she wrote the fictional play BOY, with a soundscape sung live by Opera Ballet Flanders' children's choir. Last season, BOY was already on stage at Kaaitheater, and now returns due to great demand!

Kristien De Proost & Bwanga Pilipili

Simon, Garfunkel, My Sister and Me

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Simon, Garfunkel, My Sister and Me
Simon, Garfunkel, My Sister and Me
Le Rideau de Bruxelles
Tue 12.10 - Thu 21.10.21

In 1981, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel performed their legendary charity concert in Central Park, New York: a musical feast of friendship and solidarity. the two singers now avoid one another as much as possible. More even: they had already split at the time of that concert. Simon, Garfunkel, My Sister and Me is the ultimate re-enactment of the concert, a show about rivalry in all its forms.

Kyoko Scholiers

Boy

theatre music

Boy
Boy
Kaaitheater
Sat 02.10.21

What does it do to someone to grow up without a warm and safe nest? For months, Kyoko Scholiers immersed herself in the world of youth care: she interviewed juvenile judges, foster families, child psychiatrists, educators, children and their parents... Based on all these experiences, she wrote the fictional play Boy. Joris Blanckaert's soundscape will be sung live by Opera Ballet Flanders' children's choir.

Hind Ennaira & the band

[POSTPONED] in concert

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[POSTPONED] in concert
[POSTPONED] in concert
Kaaitheater
Sun 26.09.21

Hind Ennaira, the rising star among Essaouira's Gnawas, is one of the rare players of the guembri, a lute-like string and percussion instrument. Now, for the first time, you can admire her on a Belgian stage. During her concerts, she delivers her very own interpretation of the traditional repertoire of the Gnawa culture.

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.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas, Alain Franco & Pavel Kolesnikov

The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

dance music

The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Rosas Performance Space
Wed 01.09 - Sat 18.09.21

The Goldberg Variations belong to Bach’s late period in which the composer pushed the possibilities of musical themes to the extreme in an interplay of variations, canons, and fugues. After The Six Brandenburg Concerto, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker continues her journey with Bach in dialogue with these variations. Along with pianists Pavel Kolesnikov and Alain Franco she brings The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, a solo performance danced by herself. Here too, the musical score forms a blueprint for the choreography.

Monica Kamara

There is more hurt in healing

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There is more hurt in healing
There is more hurt in healing
Online
Sat 10.07.21

A cosy evening with music, visuals and poetry, in which Monica Kamara invites fellow female artists to share their experiences of getting hurt and the healing process that follows. Because healing is a process which happens within, but does not have to be done alone. 

Myriam Van Imschoot & HYOID

newpolyphonies

performance music

newpolyphonies
newpolyphonies
Kaaitheater
Sat 03.07 - Sun 04.07.21

Inspired by insects, climate marches and airplane traffic coming to a halt, the leitmotif in this concert/performance is not the loud collective chant, but the experience that each individual – like a link in a chain – can set a vortex of sounds in motion. In newpolyphonies, four singers of HYOID join forces with 15 performers in a curious high mass about little differences with big impact.

Madeleine Fournier

La Chaleur

dance music

La Chaleur
La Chaleur
La Raffinerie - Charleroi Danse
Sat 19.06 - Sun 20.06.21

La Chaleur starts from the longing to be one body, a choir of many. How can we be ourselves and the other at the same time? By connecting our voices and our breath, Madeleine Fournier suspects. In other words: by singing. On the basis of the iconic baroque music of Henry Purcell and the figures of the Muses, Fournier creates a unique form between opera and experimental dance. Spectacular and yet intimate, this performance celebrates the cycle of life and death, of bodies that cross each other, of people that pass on warmth.

Gorges Ocloo & Dominique Pauwels/LOD

Moby Dick

music theatre

Moby Dick
Moby Dick
Kaaitheater
Wed 16.06.21

For this adaptation of Moby Dick, Gorges Ocloo called on Ben Okri, who adapted the novel into a magic-realist story about the gulf between high and low, rich and poor. Josse De Pauw and the mezzo-soprano Nobulumko Mngxekeza-Nziramasanga take to the stage. Together, they perform an energized and jazzy opera about the need for rapprochement in an increasingly polarized society.

Michiel Vandevelde & Platform-K

The Goldberg Variations

dance music

The Goldberg Variations
The Goldberg Variations
Kaaitheater
Wed 09.06 - Thu 10.06.21

In The Goldberg Variations, dancers Oskar Stalpaert (Platform-K), Michiel Vandevelde, and Audrey Merilus get to work with Bach's compositions and Steve Paxton's choreography. They take a close look at forty years of development of all kinds of dance practices. How open, democratic and accessible is dance today? Which body images do we prefer, which do we prefer not to see? The music is performed live by accordionist Vincent van Amsterdam.

Headquarters of The Mouvement

By any beats necessary: Palestine

performance music online

By any beats necessary: Palestine
By any beats necessary: Palestine
Online
Sat 05.06.21

The new wave of Israeli violence against the inhabitants of the Palestinian territories deserves a response. By bombing Palestinian civilians, Israel again (and with the support of the US) tries to crush resistance. But the Palestinians continue to fight for their liberation. This edition of By any Beats necessary is about that resistance by artists and activists. Because here in Belgium too, decolonisation means nothing without the liberation of Palestine.

Encyclopédie de la parole

Suite n°4

music installation

Suite n°4
Suite n°4
Kaaitheater
Fri 28.05 - Sun 30.05.21

After Suites no1, 2 and 3, Encyclopédie de la parole returns with the final part of their highly acclaimed series. In this Suite, the collective presents a performance about absence, like an opera without singers or a theatre without actors. Get ready for an installation that makes use of all Kaaitheater’s resources; a sonic and visual journey where the voices are accompanied by the music composition of Brussels ensemble Ictus.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas & Pavel Kolesnikov

CANCELLED: The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

dance music

CANCELLED: The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
CANCELLED: The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Kaaitheater
Thu 03.12 - Sun 13.12.20

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

After The Six Brandenburg Concerto, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker continues her journey with Bach in dialogue with these variations. Along with pianist Pavel Kolesnikov she brings The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, a solo performance danced by De Keersmaeker herself. Here too, the musical score forms a blueprint for the choreography.

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