The Portuguese dancer Helder Seabra was a key figure in the recent works of Wim Vandekeybus and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.
Free introductory workshop of In Absentia – Helka / Helder Seabra.
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Alma Söderberg is a choreographer and performer. She creates performances in which she explores the relationship between sound and movement.
The image used for the symposium (the ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ gesture from Black Lives Matter manifestations) is an example of how bodies may try to protest and mediate the 'immediate' affective energies with which they respond to each other as they attempt/resist m
This show is like a strobe light, impossible to ignore, giving you flashes of stories and asking you to fill in the blanks. Not to mention it’s one heck of a party.
We define our bodies by their physical limits. But we rarely stop to ask why this is. Ian Kaler aims to broaden our understanding of physicality through his artistic confrontation with social norms and power relations.
RRRRR is a performance project that is looking into hallucinatory, delusional and derailed structures used as choreographic starting points.
With Theory of Contemporary Dance Kunstencentrum STUK and KU Leuven join forces to deliver a diverse series of classes introducing s
Belongingness is the human emotional need to be an accepted member of a group.
Humans have an inherent desire to belong and be an important part of something greater than themselves.
— S.T. Fiske
In 1604 John Dowland published LACHRIMAE, or Seaven Teares Figured in Seaven Passionate Pavans.
On Sunday 30 April we have a programme dedicated to a new generation of dance talent with OPEN
In the theatrical dance performance Mockumentary of a contemporary saviour, Vandekeybus depicts a perceptive port
Prototype is a dance performance centred around the loner Lucien Goethals (1931-2006), a pioneer of Flemish electronic music.
What Remains Is Future is an installation and a book by artist David Bergé responding to the archive choreograph
You close your eyes ... Raindrops fall on your head,
hands massage your shoulders, a snake seems to slide across your back,
your arm is squeezed like a tube of toothpaste.
You open your eyes ... Yellow balls around your head,
Nelson asks you to dance, together with your child. Professional dance coach Dafne Maes introduces you to Nelsons dansboek, a book in which Nelson and his family take you on a trip through twenty short dance games.
THE COMMON PEOPLE is a social experiment, installation and performance rolled into one.
Last year Lisbeth Gruwez performed the highly acclaimed piece AH/HA, which was about laughter.
In Daniel Linehan’s new creation dbddbb five dancers step to the same rhythm while they recite sound poetry together.
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In 2014 Lisi Estaràs substituted the then pregnant Ayelen Parolin, which formed the starting point for a project that combined their p
With a green horse you never knew what to expect,
and I got thrown plenty, which terrified Mom,
but Dad just waved her off and helped me up.
Rain (2001), one of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s most vibrant performances, set to Music for 18 Musicians by Steve Reich, is in many ways a continuation of the choreographic principles that were d
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Six performers enter a dark room. They seem familiar. Yet there is something unusual in their appearance. The have disappeared into oblivion, but are longing for contact.
In 1999, Wim Vandekeybus’ repertoire received much acclaim for its intense physical and poetic quality. With In Spite of Wishing and Wanting he took the radical decision to work with an all-male cast. And successfully so. The performance is an international hit.
Le talent de Rizzo est étonnant.
In Sketches on Scarlatti dancer and choreographer David Hernandez creates a full-length performance based on Domenico Scarlatti’s sonatas for harp. Two men and a woman meet in different situations, spatial settings and atmospheres.
Open rehearsal of Sketches On Scarlatti – DH+/David Hernandez.
During the rehearsal, you can see the dancers at work.
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Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet join forces with the visual artist Antony Gormley to create Babel(words), a dance performance that explores language and its relationship with nationhood, identity and religion.
After successfully collaborating with fABULEUS for GIRLS (2013), Ugo Dehaes works with a group of young people again in RATS.
Thinking does not play well in an image-based culture. There is not much to see in it. It is not a performing art.
Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death
I think the dances can be regarded as part of a human reservoir of movement and relation beyond spoken or written language.
In Only The Clouds Unchanged Philipp Blom gives a penetrating description of the turbulent years with which the 20th century began.
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Radical / Light is a project for a film based on the eponymous dance performance by choreographer Salva Sanchis. Robbrecht Desmet departed from the creation process of the piece for the conception of his film.
What does togetherness mean in 2016? In Mazing five dancers are set in motion by the audience, creating visible networks of action, which emerge from simple social negotiations.
Magnificent, skillful and peaceful.
The performance is a remarkable and sublime meditative experience.
The Leuven vzw Straatrijk wants to promote breakdance as a way of life / culture / sport and give as many youths as possible the chance to get in touch with breakdance. Apart from breakdance and hip hop, vzw Straatrijk supports all forms of street sports and street culture.
The twists and turns of love are the engine behind this performance. Dancing, reading and rotting through Wikipedia, eight performers, from ages of 14 to 21, try to get to grips with the contents of an old book: Die Wahlverwandtschaften by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe from 1809.
In this choreographic installation, black industrial materials and a human figure continually transform, though sometimes almost imperceptibly, while they influence one another.
How can movement be turned into a language?
Maarten Van Cauwenberghe and Lisbeth Gruwez are the unshakable artist duo behind Voetvolk. The point of departure for this performance is intimidatingly simple. He plays vinyl records and she dances.
In Raaklijnen three dancers explore the space between people. Within a square space filled with a variety of colourful geometric shapes, the dancers create a unique world in which a different set of rules apply.
Niet drummen is a music theatre performance filled with catchy rhythmical music and amazing figure play.
A performance for a young audience about the mythical composer Luciano Berio and his muse.
Rather than witnessing a concert, the audience become part of a ritual for a purpose unknown to them, but seemingly of upmost importance to the party in question. In THE OTHEROOM everything is in motion. The musicians are not bound to a particular space.
Sarah Vanhee kept hold of all her personal garbage for an entire year: both household waste and materials from her studio: yogurt pots, worn-out underwear, spam and bad ideas. Confronted by the expanding mountain of waste, she felt the urgency to find a different ethical stance towards it.
Love, beauty, poetry and a touch of rock’n roll are at the heart of this new creation for four dancers: EVOL is LOVE spelled backwards, but it is also an abbreviation of ‘evolution’.
With The Song of the Life and Death of the Cornet, Christoph Rilke, Rainer Maria Rilke wrote a sensuous fever dream that inhabits the space between prose and poetry, song and story, man and woman, love and death.
DansBAaR is a unique dance and party concept. Dance trios with dancers from different backgrounds compete in an original 3on3 battle.
In Radical Light the choreographer Salva Sanchis enters into a dialogue with the music of Discodesafinado: Senjan Jansen and Joris Vermeiren's musical duo which fuses minimal techno and experimental electronic beats.
Free introductory workshop about Radical Light – Salva Sanchis.
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POPCORN [10+] is a dance performance with the impact of a pop concert. An intense showdown between three male dancers and a live drummer. Everything revolves around the irresistible power of the beat, but silence is also important.
Hello useless – for W and friends is a solo performance about stopping. The performance aims to offer a moment to breathe and take the time to look at things again with fresh eyes. It will attempt to be meaningless. Without words and without knowledge.