performance

The Monastery

BARDO STATES

ritual performance exhibition

BARDO STATES
BARDO STATES

ritual

Thu 14.03 - Wed 20.03.19

The Monastery invites you to dive into the Bardo States: liminal moments between living and dying, in or out of your body, where you balance on the edge of the unknown. 

Léa Drouet

Boundary Games

performance dance

Boundary Games
Boundary Games

performance

Thu 21.03.19

Léa Drouet finds a spot in Kanal that she transforms into an area for play and experimentation for her six performers. Like a social laboratory, the piece tests the process involved in composing and disbanding groups. Infinite (re)arrangements of bodies and stage elements define new social rules like alternatives to the sole principles of inclusion and exclusion.

Mette Ingvartsen & Will Guthrie

All around

performance music

All around
All around

performance

Thu 21.03 - Fri 22.03.19

Drummer Will Guthrie and choreographer Mette Ingvartsen are performing together for the first time. You encircle the stage, on which a drum kit, a moving light installation and the bodies of the performers confront each other. 

Meryem Bayram

Never Walk Alone #7: Fourfold

performance

Never Walk Alone #7: Fourfold
Never Walk Alone #7: Fourfold

performance

Fri 22.03.19

Fourfold (Autonomous Scenography) is a generator of scenographies, a machine that constantly produces different images. Image, sound, language and light do not aim to represent something, but to generate a reality in complete freedom. 

Globe Aroma & Decoratelier Jozef Wouters

Underneath Which Rivers Flow

performance

Underneath Which Rivers Flow
Underneath Which Rivers Flow

performance

Thu 01.01 - Sat 23.03.19

This season, Decoratelier Jozef Wouters is collaborating with Open Kunstenhuis Globe Aroma to create Underneath Which Rivers Flow. A group of women and men – builders, poets, and dreamers – meet every week at Decoratelier in Molenbeek. In this space, they build stories together, a secret garden full of wormholes to unsuspected worlds.

Noé Soulier

Performing Art

performance

Performing Art
Performing Art

performance

Fri 22.03 - Sat 23.03.19

Now that bodies are occupying more and more museums, choreographer and philosopher Noé Soulier is presenting an opposite movement: what if instead of bodies, the artworks themselves adapted to a new space? Performing Art presents twenty pieces from the collection of the Centre Pompidou. You do not see them as you walk through a museum, but from your seat in the theatre.

Radouan Mriziga

0.Kanal

performance

0.Kanal
0.Kanal

performance

Wed 13.03 - Sat 23.03.19

How can dance, choreography, performance, and architecture create a new kind of space together? During Performatik19, choreographer and Kaaitheater artist-in-residence Radouan Mriziga will install a residency project at KANAL – Centre Pompidou. He is inviting dance and architecture students to share their knowledge and practice.

Ivo Dimchev

Selfie Concert

performance music

Selfie Concert
Selfie Concert

performance

Sat 23.03.19

Ivo Dimchev is one name that cannot be missed from the Performatik programme: the exuberant performer has never missed a single edition. He often depends on audience participation to create his performances, such as P-Project (shown during Performatik13) and FB Theater. This time he is returning with his brand-new selfie concert. Take out your phone… because no selfies means no concert!

Alexis Blake

Allegory of the Painted Woman

performance

Allegory of the Painted Woman
Allegory of the Painted Woman

performance

Sat 23.03 - Sat 23.03.19

Alexis Blake selected a series of female poses found in artworks from the Renaissance to early Modernism and created a choreography and performance that explores subjectivity and examines gender and representation through embodiment, repetition and sound. Two dancers and four musicians in the Horta Hall at BOZAR will abstract the poses, strip them of their history and context, and confront the viewer to address, contradict and question preconceived notions of a body. 

PRICE

Melodies are so far my best friend

performance music

Melodies are so far my best friend
Melodies are so far my best friend

performance

Fri 22.03 - Sat 23.03.19

If we continue to consume more language more quickly and superficially, will we still be able to use language instinctively and emotionally? PRICE is appealing to movement and music to answer this question. Along with producer Cecile Believ, pianist Sebastian Hirsig, fashion label BARRAGÁN and photographer Mirjam Graf, he will captivate you with his body and voice. You stand next to him on stage, while the soundtrack of heavenly ambient will flow to dark tribal – and back again.

Nora Turato

The good, the bad and the viscose

performance

The good, the bad and the viscose
The good, the bad and the viscose

performance

Sat 23.03 - Sat 23.03.19

Nora Turato points a selfie-cam at today’s hectic internet culture. She exposes the fears that are at the root of our society’s shortening attention span. Her monumental installation in cold, black steel suggests that our ‘totally wired’ state of mind may be far more institutionalized than we think.

Ula Sickle & HYOID

Voice ascending a staircase

performance

Voice ascending a staircase
Voice ascending a staircase

performance

Fri 22.03 - Sat 23.03.19

Dancer/choreographer Ula Sickle presents a new and intimate sound performance in the striking, seven-storey staircase of WIELS. It is a pared down score for body and voice, performed by the artist and singer Fabienne Seveillac.

Schwalbe

[CANCELLED] Werk #8: Nieuw Werk

performance

[CANCELLED] Werk #8: Nieuw Werk
[CANCELLED] Werk #8: Nieuw Werk

performance

Wed 03.04 - Thu 04.04.19

This performance moves to the 2019-2020 season due to productional reasons.

We would like to invite you to our New Work, which does not yet exist. It is still lurking somewhere in an invisible, intimate place, yet to be made, and is still carefully looking for words to present itself to you.

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!