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Rosas

A Love Supreme

dance

A Love Supreme
A Love Supreme

production

Thu 23.02 - Sat 04.03.17

In 2005, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, along with Salva Sanchis, created a quartet set to John Coltrane’s jazz album A Love Supreme. Improvisation and composition interweave until they melt together. Join a new cast of young performers, in giving yourself over to Coltrane’s spiritual ode to divine love!

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

production

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.

Forced Entertainment

Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare

theatre

Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare
Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare

production

Tue 07.03 - Sun 12.03.17

Forced Entertainment performs Shakespeare’s complete works in only six days. In 36 mini plays that are as funny and fascinating as they are accessible, the theatre pioneers demonstrate their impressive storytelling power yet again. The cast? Everyday home, garden, and kitchen objects. The stage? A one-metre table top.

Philippe Quesne

Caspar Western Friedrich

theatre performance

Caspar Western Friedrich
Caspar Western Friedrich

production

Sat 25.03 - Sun 26.03.17

Caspar Western Friedrich combines the narrative force of the Western with the dreamy longings of Romanticism. Drawing his inspiration from the lonesome cowboy and from the paintings and personality of Caspar David Friedrich, Philippe Quesne builds a studio of landscapes on stage.

tg STAN

The way she dies

theatre

The way she dies
The way she dies

production

Thu 20.04 - Sat 22.04.17

When you read, you make choices. You translate what you read into the language of your life. A book like Tolstoi’s Anna Karenina could also be the collection of lives it has changed, for better or for worse. In this fi rst play Tiago Rodrigues writes for tg STAN, he convincingly builds a bridge between the actors of the Portuguese Teatro Nacional and those of STAN.

Guy Cassiers / Toneelhuis

Grensgeval

theatre

Grensgeval
Grensgeval

production

Thu 01.06 - Fri 02.06.17

Elfriede Jelinek wrote Die Schutzbefohlenen in 2013 as a reaction to the increasingly desperate refugee problem in Europe. Her text has proved to be more than prophetic: all the images that are now burnt into our memories she minutely calls to life years before the actual events. With this adaptation, Guy Cassiers throws himself into a diptych about the problems surrounding migration.

Jan Lauwers & Needcompany

The blind poet

theatre

The blind poet
The blind poet

production

Fri 09.06 - Sat 10.06.17

History is written by the victors. How many lies, chance encounters and mishaps have actually determined history as we know it? The blind poet travels through history by way of the family trees of all Needcompany’s members.

tg STAN

Bernhard-trilogie

theatre

Bernhard-trilogie
Bernhard-trilogie

production

Sat 17.06 - Sun 18.06.17

In 1993 Jolente De Keersmaeker and Damiaan De Schrijver, together with Julien Schoenaerts, created Gewoon Ingewikkeld, based on Einfach Kompliziert by Thomas Bernhard. It was inevitable that Bernhard would continue to be one of STAN’s fellow travellers. Now the theatre company presents three Bernhard adaptations as a trilogy: a true Bernhard marathon that is around six hours long.

Rosas

Rosas danst Rosas

dance

Rosas danst Rosas
Rosas danst Rosas

production

Wed 21.06 - Thu 29.06.17

In 1983, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker firmly put her newly formed dance company Rosas on the international map with Rosas danst Rosas. Four dancers dance themselves, again and again. For this revival, an entirely new, young cast will dance Rosas danst Rosas.

Cindy Van Acker

Zaoum

dance

Zaoum
Zaoum

production

Fri 17.02 - Sat 18.02.17

Zaoum is the second part of the Flemish-Swiss choreographer Cindy Van Acker’s new cycle, which was inspired by Quando Stanno Morendo by the composer Luigi Nono. Abstract dance to enjoy and/or decipher!

Boris Charmatz

Étrangler le temps + boléro 2

dance

Étrangler le temps + boléro 2
Étrangler le temps + boléro 2

production

Fri 10.02 - Sat 11.02.17

Boris Charmatz and Emmanuelle Huynh pay tribute to the French choreographer Odile Duboc. They dance two versions of her boléro 2 (1996), once in an extremely slow interpretation, and then in its original form. According to Duboc, “In the slow form, the pair sculpts a common substance.”