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Music takes the lead

Cullberg Ballet

Figure a Sea

dance

Figure a Sea
Figure a Sea

dance

Fri 15.02 - Sat 16.02.19

A fluctuating constellation of bodies heaves incessantly. Be swept away by Figure a Sea: a sea of possibilities and a meditation about looking at music, at volatility, at synchronous and unexpected moments. The choreography for 21 dancers is both technically immaculate and distinctly minimalist. Dance icon Deborah Hay challenges the intelligence, beauty, and humour of the Cullberg dancers. The result is 60 minutes of sublime purity, beauty, and physicality.

Laure Prouvost

They Are Waiting For You

performance

They Are Waiting For You
They Are Waiting For You

performance

Wed 13.03 - Thu 14.03.19

Laure Prouvost’s first work for the main stage is rooted in her film Dit Learn, in which a quick succession of everyday objects, images and texts encourages you to imbue everything with new meaning. You can expect an ‘expanded cinema experience’ in which recorded and live images duplicate the actions in the theatre – dance, music, sound, projection.

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!

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker / Rosas

Bartók/Beethoven/Schönberg

dance

Bartók/Beethoven/Schönberg
Bartók/Beethoven/Schönberg

dance

Wed 19.06 - Thu 27.06.19

Take a journey through time in one evening. Bartók/Beethoven/Schönberg will take you on a journey through three of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s early works, which are each the choreographic response to historic compositions.

Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods

Built to Last

dance

Built to Last
Built to Last

dance

Sat 19.01 - Sun 20.01.19

Five performers travel through the history of dance – and possibly into its future. Is it possible, today, to still believe in eternal values and universality? Things are built up only to fall down again, in much the same way that we long to constantly rediscover ourselves. In Built to Last (2012), Meg Stuart worked for the first time with existing classical music.

Laura van Dolron & de KOE

Een antwoord op alle vragen

theatre

Een antwoord op alle vragen
Een antwoord op alle vragen

theatre

Thu 17.01 - Fri 18.01.19

They’ve had enough of lonely nights onstage, so Laura van Dolron and Willem de Wolf from the KOE want to answer all your questions. The actors search and struggle, assisted by two musicians. Every evening, this results in a live philosophical theatre concert full of poetry, thought, action, hope and despair…and ultimately there is perhaps one answer that transcends all questions.

Benjamin Vandewalle & HYOID

cancelled - In the Sky I am Walking

music dance

cancelled - In the Sky I am Walking
cancelled - In the Sky I am Walking

music

Tue 15.01 - Wed 16.01.19

Due to productional reasons, this performance is postponed.

The vocal ensemble HYOID and artist-in-residence at Kaaitheater Benjamin Vandewalle are adapting Indianerlieder (1972) by Karlheinz Stockhausen, an iconic but rarely performed work. They are creating a gesamtkunstwerk that aims to reveal the vitality and timelessness of Stockhausen’s music. They are abandoning the original scenography in order to place the audience at the very centre of the three-dimensional ritual.

Rosas & B’Rock Orchestra

The Six Brandenburg Concertos

dance

The Six Brandenburg Concertos
The Six Brandenburg Concertos

dance

Sat 05.01 - Wed 09.01.19

During her 1980 stay in New York, in which she first rehearsed her celebrated Violin Phase to the music of Steve Reich, the only other recording playing in Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s studio was the Brandenburg Concertos by Bach. After more than 35 years, she is pursuing her work with this music, joined by sixteen dancers from various Rosas generations and accompanied live by the Baroque ensemble B’Rock.