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Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods

CASCADE

dance performance

CASCADE
CASCADE

dance

Thu 02.09 - Sat 04.09.21

In CASCADE, Meg Stuart and seven dancers reset the clock, and challenge reality to reconfigure itself. Balancing on the edge of a world that is rapidly disappearing, they plunge their bodies into another dimension. CASCADE is an unconditional surrender to what we do not know about the unknown other. Step into this free fall to the crumbling of time!

Ana Pi

A world tour of urban dance in ten cities

lecture performance dance

A world tour of urban dance in ten cities
A world tour of urban dance in ten cities

lecture performance

Fri 24.09.21

From South Africa to Jamaica, from the United States to Angola... The young Brazilian choreographer Ana Pi gives a tour of the world of urban dance, through ten cities and ten different types of dance. Each street dance is linked to a city, its violence and injustice, but also to vibrant energy. Ana Pi made Tour du monde des danses urbaines in 2014. Since then, she has presented the play more than 400 times around the world, for audiences of all ages.

FOR ALL QUEENS!

SO YOU WANNA VOGUE, HUH?!

film

SO YOU WANNA VOGUE, HUH?!
SO YOU WANNA VOGUE, HUH?!

film

Fri 01.10.21

Kaaitheater opened its doors in March 2021 to FOR ALL QUEENS! In two days time, they put together a film that takes you through three rooms each with a different view on what ballroom culture is. Want to learn more about this community and culture? Then you'll learn what the do's & don'ts are, gain insight into the history, and see that that duckwalk does not have to be so bouncy.

Trajal Harrell

The Köln Concert

dance

The Köln Concert
The Köln Concert

dance

Fri 08.10 - Sat 09.10.21

Trajal Harrell has come up with a plan he has been pursuing for years: a choreography to Keith Jarrett’s Köln Concert, the most successful piano solo recording of all time. The Köln Concert seeks a language that allows for closeness despite the times of physical distancing. The joint experience of tender, vulnerable, dancing people, is a reminder of the need to remain close to each other despite everything.

Mette Ingvartsen

The Dancing Public

dance performance

The Dancing Public
The Dancing Public

dance

Wed 13.10 - Fri 15.10.21

In The Dancing Public, Mette Ingvartsen explores ecstatic movement at social gatherings in the aftermath of a pandemic. Her solo blows up the solitary confinement of 2020 with a mix of unstoppable movements, incessant music, words and chants in infernal tempos and rhythms. The Dancing Public is a dance party, a spoken word concert and an expression of physical madness to the point of exhaustion. What is this extreme need for movement that we feel in our bodies today? Are we ready to taste life to the full again?

Volmir Cordeiro

Trottoir

dance

Trottoir
Trottoir

dance

Sat 23.10.21

How do you depict freedom onstage? According to Volmir Cordeiro, the key to answering this question lies in metamorphosis, in the power of being ‘in becoming’. Enveloped in multiple layers of brightly coloured panties, six dancers unleash the exuberant energy of their transformations on the audience. Plummet headlong into this rebellious laboratory and rethink your relationship with your own norms – in the theatre or in your everyday life.

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas & Ictus

Drumming (live)

dance

Drumming (live)
Drumming (live)

dance

Wed 15.12 - Sun 19.12.21

Drumming (1998) is returning to Kaaitheater! It’s one of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s most iconic choreographies, written to the eponymous, minimalistic percussion score by Steve Reich. A wave of pure dance and pure sound, a vortex of vital energy. For this run of Drumming, the music is performed live by Ictus: don't let this unique opportunity pass you by.

Cuqui Jerez

Magical and Elastic

performance music

Magical and Elastic
Magical and Elastic

performance

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…

Claire Croizé / Ecce & The Goeyvaerts String Trio

Duet for Two String Trios

dance music

Duet for Two String Trios
Duet for Two String Trios

dance

Thu 03.03 - Fri 04.03.22

How do you translate the intensity, complexity and physicality of a piece of music into dance? For her new creation Duet for Two String Trios, Claire Croizé teams up with the Goeyvaerts String Trio, looking for answers to these questions through two string trios by the contemporary composer Charles Wuorinen. Dancers Emmi Väisänen and Jason Respilieux offer their bodies as a counterweight to this auditory onslaught. Music and dance circle each other in a play that is as dynamic and changeable as the string trios themselves: never a piece-by-piece translation, always a dialogue.

Alix Eynaudi

BRUNO

performance

BRUNO
BRUNO

performance

Wed 09.03 - Thu 10.03.22

Imagine a tower of countless lamps and light sources. It comes to life buzzing, creaking and crackling to the rhythm of switching sounds. Named after the light designer Bruno Pocheron, BRUNO brings together series of dances oscillating between figuration and abstraction with three dancers trying on their movements as if they were clothes: every touch, every gesture, however fugitive, forever printed. 

Kate McIntosh

To Speak Light Pours Out

performance music

To Speak Light Pours Out
To Speak Light Pours Out

performance

Fri 01.04 - Sat 02.04.22

Kate McIntosh's latest performance throws the work of several writers, composers and performers into the mix. Surrender to exhilarating polyrhythmic beats and the raw energy of layered voices. To Speak Light Pours Out is an invitation to enjoy the sharp energies of positive disruption and new possibilities. A shout-out to the lust for transformation, resistance and new forms of being!

Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods

Solos and duets

dance performance

Solos and duets
Solos and duets

dance

Thu 21.04 - Sat 23.04.22

You see writhing bodies in a desolate landscape, hands and a head moving to the rhythm of an explosive drum solo, and a playful duet in which two women take control of the spectator's gaze. Meg Stuart creates an evening in which four dancers perform existing solos and duets, combined with fragments from full-length performances. All to live music. An excellent opportunity to journey through Stuart's oeuvre, which continues to grow, live and transform.

Betty Tchomanga

Mascarades

dance

Mascarades
Mascarades

dance

Fri 03.09 - Sat 04.09.21

This dance solo by Betty Tchomanga evolves around the mythological figure of Mami Wata (‘Mammy Water’). She is a goddess of water, a figure from the depths of night, infused with power and sexuality. This stranded mermaid faces the people watching her. This mermaid jumps. Jumps to resist. Jumps to reach. Jumps to become. Jumps to die. Jumps to exist.

Ahilan Ratnamohan & Globe Aroma

Le Maillot – One Size Fits All

performance dance

Le Maillot – One Size Fits All
Le Maillot – One Size Fits All

performance

Fri 26.11 - Sun 28.11.21

Departing from the simple action of shirt pulling, common in football as a method of maintaining contact with an opponent, not letting an opponent get away and typically seen as an aggressive act, Ahilan Ratnamohan and a group of performers attempt to push this action to its limits, debunking its aggressive, competitive quality to arrive at something new. In doing so the jerseys begin to take on a new significance.

Tibaldus/Toneelhuis

CANCELLED: Gekken & Specialisten

theatre

CANCELLED: Gekken & Specialisten
CANCELLED: Gekken & Specialisten

theatre

Tue 15.12 - Wed 16.12.20

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

Tibaldus has dived into Madmen & Specialists, a text by the Nigerian Nobel Prize winner Wole Soyinka. While a son works with complete conviction for a fascist system, his father has lost all faith in every system. Expect Tibaldus' most disconcerting performance so far.