Let's Talk (about Dance)

Would you like to discuss the dance performances you have seen in an informal setting? Are you curious about the experiences of others or would you like to share your experiences? Welcome to LET’S TALK (ABOUT DANCE)! A moderator provides a forum for you and a small group of audience members to share your perspective on dance. What have you seen and what did it mean to you?

‘It is incredible how your experience of the performance changes completely because of what somebody else says about it. Or how you start seeing or appreciating elements that you hadn’t really noticed before.’

 

Programme 20/21 will be announced after Summer

>>> after the performance, in the Kaaicafé

Pichet Klunchun & Chen Wu-kang

Behalf

dance

Behalf
Behalf

dance

Fri 03.05 - Sat 04.05.19

In this danced dialogue, Thai dancer Pichet Klunchun and Taiwanese dancer Chen Wu-kang reveal themselves to one another and to the audience. With compact portraits of pure movement, they alternately treat themes such as fatherhood, cultural heritage, and self-reliance. In the meantime, percussionist Lazara Rosell Albear adds a third voice.

Meg Stuart / Damaged Goods & EIRA

BLESSED

dance

BLESSED
BLESSED

dance

Fri 01.06 - Sat 02.06.18

A man moves carefully between cardboard set pieces. Everything appears peaceful in this stylized paradise, until a sudden rain shower escalates into a destructive deluge. A decade after the première of BLESSED, Francisco Camacho continues to cling to a world that has long been left in ruins.

Benjamin Vandewalle & Platform-K

Common Ground

dance

Common Ground
Common Ground

dance

Sat 27.10 - Sun 28.10.18

One loves jumpstyle and toilet humour, another loves ballet and self-written love songs, while the third loves to observe the world through his camera lens and is secretly an accomplished beatboxer. If it weren’t for this production, these three probably never would have met, but it is their love of dance that has brought them together here.

Femke & Lander Gyselinck

FLAMER

dance music

FLAMER
FLAMER

dance

Thu 29.11 - Fri 30.11.18

For their first joint creation, dancer Femke and drummer Lander Gyselinck (STUFF.) decided to swap roles. Lander dances (musically), Femke plays music (dansant), until both become blurred and blend together. Their older brother Wannes, a dramaturg, keeps an eye on the whole work. It’s a family affair...

Claire Croizé & Matteo Fargion

Flowers (we are)

dance music

Flowers (we are)
Flowers (we are)

dance

Wed 27.03 - Thu 28.03.19

Claire Croizé engages with two of her favourite sources of inspiration: Bach and Rilke. She places both masters in the hands of Matteo Fargion, the British composer and multi-instrumentalist. They have not created slavish interpretations of Bach and Rilke, but rather opted for a playful, somewhat unruly tribute.

Boris Charmatz

infini

dance

infini
infini

dance

Wed 25.03 - Sat 28.03.20

Warning: this show is cancelled to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. 

For centuries, dancers have been counting their steps to 4, 6 or 8. But what if dancers were to count to infinity? Boris Charmatz: ‘I have always hated counting while dancing. In this piece, we count, speak and sing not only so that we can dance, but first and foremost, so that our minds can wander even more.’ In a world that is being increasingly enslaved by algorithms, Charmatz offers a moment of infinity.

 

 

Mette Ingvartsen

Moving in Concert

dance

Moving in Concert
Moving in Concert

dance

Thu 03.10 - Sat 05.10.19

Mette Ingvartsen creates a universe in which people, technology and organic matter coexist to create an abstract set of movements. Inspired by how bodies are sensorially affected by the digital, the performance explores a poetics of plasticity, abstraction and imagination. Through light, shadow and reflection, the nine dancers open an enchanting landscape that you can enter as a viewer.

Radouan Mriziga

Tafukt

dance

Tafukt
Tafukt

dance

Fri 08.05 - Tue 12.05.20

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

Tafukt/The Sun/Athena is a dance solo and the first part of a trilogy focused on epistemologies and mythologies of the Tamazigh – the indigenous population of Northern Africa. How can we challenge the current canon? Can performance function as a tool of resistance? Radouan Mriziga seeks to create a space for reflections on the past in order to strive for a more inclusive future.

Christian Rizzo

une maison

dance

une maison
une maison

dance

Thu 20.02 - Fri 21.02.20

On a stage covered with a thick layer of earth and bathed in light stand fourteen dancers – all different in age and dance background. Movements flow from one body to the next, gradually building to a wild climax. The result is a tactile experience that shares loneliness with fiction: how is it that you can be alone even when you’re in a group?

Rosas

Zeitigung

dance

Zeitigung
Zeitigung

dance

Wed 11.12 - Sat 14.12.19

Almost ten years after Zeitung (2008), Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Alain Franco used the building blocks of that production to make a new one: Zeitigung. Against the backdrop of a changing world and channeled through the bodies of eight young dancers, they updated their own work – aided by the young choreographer and dancer Louis Nam Le Van Ho. Zeitigung is returning to the Kaaitheater stage, where it premièred in 2017.

Salva Sanchis & Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas

[CANCELLED] A Love Supreme

dance

[CANCELLED] A Love Supreme
[CANCELLED] A Love Supreme

dance

Wed 06.06 - Sun 10.06.18

Unfortunately, we have to cancel all shows due to an injury of one of the dancers.

In 2017, Salva Sanchis and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker adapted A Love Supreme with four young, male dancers. This exceptionally vital production was one of the highlights of the last season, and was promptly selected for the TheaterFestival. Join the dancers, and abandon yourself once again to Coltrane’s spiritual ode to divine love!