BELGIAN PREMIERE

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Jean-Guihen Queyras/Rosas

Mitten wir im Leben sind - Bach 6 Cellosuiten

dance

Mitten wir im Leben sind - Bach 6 Cellosuiten
Mitten wir im Leben sind - Bach 6 Cellosuiten

production

Sat 23.09 - Wed 27.09.17

Five dancers – including Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker herself – adapt, question and dance Bach’s six Cello Suites, performed by the world-renowned cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras. Their ingenious architecture, rhythmic vitality and timeless beauty continue to fascinate people today.

Kris Verdonck/A Two Dogs Company & Het Zuidelijk Toneel

Conversations (at the end of the world)

theatre

Conversations (at the end of the world)
Conversations (at the end of the world)

production

Fri 29.09 - Sat 30.09.17

Five figures form a portrait of humanity in the insane twentieth century, awaiting the inevitable catastrophe. Wars, simmering conflicts, terrorism, ecological disasters… an ever-greater number of possible endings present themselves. Despite the shock, they continue to talk, perform, and play music.

Forced Entertainment

Real Magic

theatre

Real Magic
Real Magic

production

Thu 05.10 - Fri 06.10.17

Forced Entertainment’s new production creates a world of absurd disconnection, struggle and comic repetition. The performers take part in an impossible illusion, while something unfolds that is part chaotic TV programme, part cabaret act, and part telepathic feat. The result is a compelling performance about optimism, individual agency and the desire for change: pure magic!

Christophe Meierhans & Ant Hampton

The THING

performance workshop

The THING
The THING

production

Mon 25.09 - Fri 06.10.17

THE THING is an automated and hybrid form consisting of four episodes, in between performance, workshop, and journey. The only ones present are you, a group of 8 to 12 people who open a suitcase and follow a wild mix of different triggers as a guide. Make a leap of faith!

Volmir Cordeiro

L’œil la bouche et le reste

dance

L’œil la bouche et le reste
L’œil la bouche et le reste

production

Tue 17.10 - Wed 18.10.17

After a series of solos, Volmir Cordeiro has created his first work for four dancers. He has created a dance that aims to express the physical movement and behaviour of the eye. The interior, the hidden and even the pre-human and cannibalistic is exposed in this intense, almost obsessive inquiry into dance, and into the ineffable itself.

De Warme Winkel

Majakovski/Oktober

theatre

Majakovski/Oktober
Majakovski/Oktober

production

Thu 01.01 - Wed 25.10.17

In their ‘oeuvre pieces’, the creators at De Warme Winkel throw the work, life, and zeitgeist of an artist onto the canvas of the present. A century after the October Revolution, they are turning to the most important Russian literary futurist: Vladimir Mayakovski. Expect an elegy of revolution and protest!

Maatschappij Discordia

Weiblicher Akt 8: DUMAS/LADAME/DESADE

theatre

Weiblicher Akt 8: DUMAS/LADAME/DESADE
Weiblicher Akt 8: DUMAS/LADAME/DESADE

production

Fri 26.01 - Sat 27.01.18

In their characteristic style, the ladies of Discordia break open the plot of Alexandre Dumas fils’ novel The Lady of the Camellias. They seek the assistance – perhaps surprisingly – of the Marquis de Sade. Is there space for Marguerite to have a more active role, or do shame and conventional thinking still stand in the way?

Laurent Chétouane

Partita 1

dance music

Partita 1
Partita 1

production

Fri 02.02 - Sat 03.02.18

What would happen if we were to abandon verticality after centuries of walking upright? This question is the starting point of Laurent Chétouane’s new creation. Two male and one female dancer search for new equilibriums in a disjointed setting. A violinist accompanies them live onstage with Bach’s Partita for Violin no. 1 in B-minor.

Pieter De Buysser

The After Party

theatre

The After Party
The After Party

production

Wed 07.02.18

What is the significance of Václav Havel’s legacy for Europe today? Might the spirit of the former president inspire a new alliance? What would the landscape of Adam and Eve look like in the contemporary political context? Would this revolutionary couple now take the plunge themselves to escape from the old-fashioned ‘paradise’?

Benoît Lachambre / Par B.L.eux

Lifeguard

dance performance

Lifeguard
Lifeguard

production

Thu 01.01 - Fri 09.02.18

Benoît Lachambre again asks you to listen to your senses and genuinely to experience the consciousness of your body. Borders between dance and movement gradually blur when a glance, a movement, or the touch of someone in the audience continues to resonate in the choreography.

tg STAN, de KOE & Maatschappij Discordia

Atelier

theatre

Atelier
Atelier

production

Wed 28.02 - Sat 03.03.18

Do playwrights – like sculptors and painters – have studios where they turn their ideas into material? Matthias de Koning, Damiaan De Schrijver and Peter Van den Eede construct the fourth wall, and subsequently demolish it again. Welcome to this laboratory of naturalism, realism and hyperrealism!

Juli Apponen

Life is hard and then you die – part 3

lecture performance

Life is hard and then you die – part 3
Life is hard and then you die – part 3

production

Wed 07.03 - Thu 08.03.18

Juli Apponen exposes an autobiography of her body. Inevitably, it is about identity, sex and gender. The result is a collage of unspeakable pain, anatomical reports of far too many operations, and bureaucratic adventures. Who or what determines who or what you are? This compelling lecture performance will satisfy your curiosity, perhaps even more than you would actually like.

Ligia Lewis

minor matter

dance

minor matter
minor matter

production

Fri 09.03 - Sat 10.03.18

In minor matter, Ligia Lewis draws upon visual and conceptual metaphors relating to blackness. Continuing her ongoing engagement with embodiment while interrogating the social inscriptions of the body, minor matter poses questions about the black body within the frame of the black box.

Ant Hampton

Crazy But True (8+)

performance

Crazy But True (8+)
Crazy But True (8+)

production

Thu 21.09.17

In the performance Crazy But True, children between the ages of eight and eleven form a panel of experts. A text is whispered to them via headsets. They repeat what they hear, and thus present a growing list of extraordinary facts.