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Performance workshop The Eternal Return

Public In Private /  Clément Layes
17 - 28 Sep 18
The workshop offers the opportunity to engage with the ideas of the performance

The Eternal Return

Public In Private /  Clément Layes
Thu 27 & Fri 28 Sep 18 . 20:30

Is each day the same? Is life no more than ‘endless repetition’? Routine offers structure but also reinforces the monotony of the everyday.

Deep Etude

Alma Söderberg
Thu 4 Oct 18 . 20:30

As in phenomenology, Swedish choreographer Alma Söderberg relies on her intuition and physical experience to fathom reality. Her dance practice contemplates the connection between language, voice and rhythm.

MIKADO REMIX

CAMPO /  Louis Vanhaverbeke
Tue 9 & Wed 10 Oct 18 . 20:30

In MIKADO REMIX, Louis Vanhaverbeke explores the limits of normality. The urge to be normal results from desiring social inclusion rather than our internal thoughts. We want to belong, become part of a group, and be accepted.

TO DA BONE

(LA)HORDE
Wed 10 Oct 18 . 20:00

The young French collective (LA)HORDE is interested in the post-internet. The younger generation no longer reduces the Internet to a reflection of reality; it uses the virtual world as space for self-expression and artistic creation.

DANCING

Koen De Preter
Tu 16 & We 17 Oct 18

Koen De Preter’s latest performance is a quest for freedom. He sees the stage as a large blank canvas where all forms of movement can happen. DANCING is stubborn, poetic, absurd, haunting, and intense. Eclectic like a crazy disco.

Paradise Now (1968 - 2018)

fABULEUS /  Michiel Vandevelde
Wed 17 & Thu 18 Oct 18 . 20:30

Together with thirteen youngsters, choreographer Michiel Vandevelde examines the legacy of May ’68. What happened to the values and ideals of the sixties? How do young people view history and their future?

A Love Supreme

Rosas /  Salva Sanchis & Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Tue 23, Thu 25 & Fri 26 Oct 18 . 20:30

A quartet created by Salva Sanchis and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, A Love Supreme is based on John Coltrane’s eponymous album. This collaboration, started in 2005, comprises a meeting between two choreographers who share the same fascination for an iconic piece of music.

PASSING THE BECHDEL TEST

fABULEUS & GRIP /  Jan Martens
Tue 6, Wed 7 & Thu 8 Nov 18 . 20:30

In 1929 Virginia Woolf stated that female characters are usually defined by their relationship to male characters. The Bechdel test was developed in the 1980s: an informal test to assess the degree of sexism in fiction.

Unannounced

fieldworks
Sa 17 & Su 18 Nov 18

A sudden, unpredicted event can shed an entirely different light on what preceded it. unannounced zooms in on the moment your focus shifts, when an appearance suddenly changes form.

FLAMER

Femke & Lander Gyselinck
Wed 21 & Thu 22 Nov 18 . 20:30

In addition to their genes, siblings Lander and Femke share a great fascination and passion for each other’s profession. He is a drummer; she is a dancer. For their first performance together, they switch roles.

Fri 23 Nov 18 . 20:30

In recent years, STUK and Straatrijk have been working together on a regular basis to bring urban and contemporary dance closer together. We organised various editions of DansBAaR in STUKcafé, Open Stage as part of the Day of Dance, and Breakdance championships.

TrapTown

Ultima Vez /  Wim Vandekeybus
Tue 27, Wed 28 & Thu 29 Nov 18 . 20:00

In the mechanisms of classical conflict, myths often create clarity. If we omit the daily noise of news reports and opinions, myths can offer insights into humankind’s tragic actions.

Red Haired Men

Alexander Vantournhout
Wed 28 & Thu 29 Nov 18 . 20:30

Alexander Vantournhout’s work seeks physical extremes on the cutting edge of dance and circus. Among the light, humorous virtuosity he exhibits, there is often a dark side: a man’s tragic quest to transcend himself.

Thu 6 Dec 18 . 20:00

Chroma_don’t be frightened of turning the page is an enchanting solo work by Italian choreographer Alessandro Sciarroni. From his fascination with repetitive movements and folk dancing, he focuses on rotation or ‘spinning’.

being

GRIP / Bára Sigfúsdóttir
Tue 11 & Wed 12 Dec 18 . 19:00

Driven by her curiosity for other cultures and their relation to ‘movement’, the Icelandic choreographer Bára Sigfúsdóttir moved to Tehran in 2014, where she became intrigued by the inventiveness and dynamics of the local art scene.

RULE OF THREE

GRIP / Jan Martens
Tue 11, Wed 12 & Thu 13 Dec 18 . 20:30

RULE OF THREE is a cross between a concert, a hardcore nightclub, and a collection of short stories. With bodies, light, music, costumes, and text as autonomous forces, Jan Martens again makes a sharp analysis of the zeitgeist.

The Sea Within

Voetvolk /  Lisbeth Gruwez
Wed 19 & Thu 20 Dec 18 . 20:30

Choreographer Lisbeth Gruwez has taken an idiosyncratic direction in recent years with a trilogy about the ecstatic body, which outstandingly displays the impact of emotions, such as laughter and fear, on the body. The Sea Within establishes a change of direction.

Requiem pour L.

les ballets C de la B /  Alain Platel & Fabrizio Cassol
Wed 16 Jan 19 . 20:00

Under the direction of composer Fabrizio Cassol, fourteen musicians from different continents rework Mozart’s Requiem. They fuse the classical masterpiece with jazz, opera, popular African music, and more.

VOX

dH+ / David Hernandez + Collaborators
Wed 16 & Thu 17 Jan 19 . 20:30

David Hernandez has been studying the fundamental relationship between music and movement for years. His performances are a form of non-verbal communication for conveying, to the public, emotions and stories.

Nesten

fABULEUS / Anna Bentivegna, Zoë Demoustier & Ayrton Fraenk
Sat 26 & Sat 26 Jan 19 . 16:00

Three lonely figures are looking for a home. But what exactly does ‘home’ mean? Is home a synonym for a ‘roof over your head’? Or does not having a roof over your head still mean something other than being homeless?

Flowers (we are)

ECCE / Claire Croizé
Wed 30 & Thu 31 Jan 19 . 20:30

Flowers (we are) is Claire Croizé’s first time working with a contemporary composer: Matteo Fargion.

lostmovements

Jan Martens & Marc Vanrunxt
Tue 5 & Wed 6 Feb 19 . 20:30

The artistic paths of Marc Vanrunxt and Jan Martens cross each other regularly and now come together in a solo for Martens. Marc Vanrunxt was part of the early 80s wave of innovative dance that appeared in Flanders seemingly from out of the blue.

Achterland

Rosas / Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Thu 7 & Fri 8 Feb 19 . 20:00

Achterland is a seminal choreography in Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s oeuvre.

Apollon Musagète

Florentina Holzinger
Wed 13 & Thu 14 Feb 19 . 20:30

Florentina Holzinger invariably creates explosive and brutal performances in which she draws inspiration from disciplined activities such as kickboxing, ballet, weightlifting or acrobatics.

dance • rerun

to come (extended)

Mette Ingvartsen
Thu 7 & Fri 8 Mar 19 . 20:00

Through advertising, films, and the internet, we are constantly confronted with images of sexualised bodies. Every form of intimacy is eroticised and commercialised.

SNAP XL

fABULEUS & 7 Limburgse cultuurcentra / Talitha De Decker
Thu 14, Fri 15 & Sat 16 Mar 19 . 20:30

In SNAP XL, choreographer Talitha De Decker combines everything that is the pinnacle of dance fun: virtuoso bodies, mathematical structures, and the fat beats of ‘90s music. The result is a party that is both inviting and alienating.

The Jaguar and the Snake

Nadaproductions / Amanda Piña
Thu 21 & Fri 22 Mar 19 . 20:30

The Mexican-Chilean choreographer Amanda Piña believes in the transformative power of art. Her performances are like rituals in which the connectedness and energy between performers and audience are essential.

Unforetold

Campo / Sarah Vanhee
Sat 30 & Sun 31 Mar 19 . 15:00

In a world driven by statements, statistics, and moods, Sarah Vanhee creates a place for imagination, together with seven youngsters between eight and eleven years old. They are silent beings, sensitive to the unpredictable.

From Molenbeek with Love

Yassin Mrabtifi
Tue 2 & Wed 3 Apr 19 . 20:30

From Molenbeek with Love is Yassin Mrabtifi’s first solo work. Dance is his language. With a distinctive blend of hip-hop, voguing, contemporary dance, and stand-up comedy, he connects to a conversation about society, identity, art, and Molenbeek – his home.

Rasp Your Soul

Kat Válastur
Tue 23 Apr 19 . 20:30

In Rasp Your Soul, the Greek choreographer Kat Válastur uses mythology as a tool to answer contemporary questions. For this, she collaborates with the performer Enrico Ticconi and the visual artist Leon Eixenberger.

Blab

Sonja Jokiniemi
Thu 25 Apr 19 . 20:30

Finnish dancer and choreographer Sonja Jokiniemi lets you dive into the world of pre-language – that which precedes language. There is no meaning yet, and our (sexual) desires can roam freely and without limitations.

Lamakh

Michiel Vandevelde
Thu 2 May 19 . 20:30

Michiel Vandevelde came to recognition with a four-part re-appropriation. He developed a movement language in which popular dance motifs transform into something new. In Lamakh he wants to investigate the relationship between science fiction and choreography.

REPETITION

Karel Burssens
Tue 7 May 19 . 20:30

How can we hold on in an increasingly technologised world? REPETITION is a dance performance instigated by a rotating light sculpture. It defines not only rhythm, space and light, but also the movements of Palestinian-American dancer Tarek Halaby.

Dark Field Analysis

Jefta van Dinther
Wed 15 & Thu 16 May 19 . 20:30

Dark Field Analysis focuses on the intensity of life. In this mysterious performance, the organic is interwoven with the synthetic, the human with the animal, and the material with the ethereal.

INVITED

Seppe Baeyens
Tue 21 & Wed 22 May 19 . 19:00

In INVITED everyone can take to the stage. With dance as a shared language, choreographer Seppe Baeyens wants to create a community of cast and audience within just one hour.

Past

Wed 30 May 18 . 20:00

Join us for the presentation evening of the new season’s dance programme. Our dance programmer Charlotte Vandevyver will guide you through our brand new brochure with extra (video) imagery and personal tips to help you map out your itinerary for the coming season.

EVOL

ECCE / Claire Croizé
Tue 29 May 18 . 20:30

Love, beauty, poetry and David Bowie are at the heart of EVOL.

Go Figure Out Yourself

Ultima Vez / Wim Vandekeybus
Tue 22, Wed 23, Thu 24 & Fri 25 May 18 . 20:00

Maybe it’s a cabaret of questions with no answers
Maybe it’s all about ‘you’
Maybe you should come alone
Maybe you’ll find your true love at the end

Wed 23 & Thu 24 May 18 . 20:30

In 2015 Vera Tussing premiered at STUK with The palm of your hand. It became a signature work whereby, in a disarming manner and with ‘touch’ as a guide, she had audiences up on their feet dancing.

Catalogue (First Edition) & 7 Dialogues

DANCE ON ENSEMBLE — William Forsythe & Matteo Fargion
Tue 15 & Wed 16 May 18 . 20:30

The brand new DANCE ON ENSEMBLE invites internationally renowned choreographers to get to grips with the experience, charisma and dramatic power of top dancers from the past.

Wed 16 May 18 . 15:00 - 18:30

In the symposium Moving Movement: Dance and Transmission we want to explore how dance today survives and even anticipates its after-life in rapidly developing transmedial and digital environments.

Paradise now (1968 - 2018) [16+]

fABULEUS / Michiel Vandevelde
Tue 8, Wed 9 & Thu 10 May 18 . 20:30

June 1968. At the festival d’Avignon, the famous New York actor’s group The Living Theatre attend the premiere of Paradise Now. The actors want to draw the audience into a state of readiness – ready for action in the world outside the theatre.

Colonial Archive Fever

Lisa Skwirblies
Wed 9 May 18 . 16:00 - 19:00

Colonial Archive Fever explores different modes of storing and transmitting knowledge in the (post-) colonial context.

Thu 3 May 18 . 20:30

The moon is the moon is the moon is a dance trio that deepens your experience of dance. Rather than being immediately bombarded with virtuosity you are instead first introduced to the different building blocks of the trio.

Sat 28 Apr 18 . 20:30

Liz Kinoshita draws inspiration from the ties between necessity and waste, and how such issues weigh on us physically, mentally and emotionally. How is our disposition affected when we engage in thinking about refuse or covert wastefulness?

Ottone, Ottone/1991

Walter Verdin & Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Thu 19, Thu 26 & Sat 28 Apr 18 . 20:00

On the occasion of the Dance Day, Cinema Zed and STUK present the dance film Ottone, Ottone/1991 by Leuven-based artist Walter Verdin and Anna Teresa De Keersmaeker. Ottone, Ottone/1991 is a video edit of the eponymous performance from 1988.

dance • dance day • film
Sat 28 Apr 18 . 14:30 - 19:00

Together with a number of Flemish and Brussels-based organizations, STUK takes part again in the Dag van de Dans on April 28th 2018. The highlight of the day will be the third edition of the OPEN STAGE: we invite dancers and choreographers from Leuven and beyond to present their choreography.

Faits et gestes

Noé Soulier
Thu 26 Apr 18 . 20:30

Faits et gestes explores the different status of movement. The dancers zoom in on the multiple ways in which gestures suggest movement: the build up to a jump or a pirouette, reaching for an imaginary opponent, identifying, selecting or transmitting movements.

Wed 25 Apr 18 . 16:00 - 18:00

Myriam Van Imschoot (1969) is a performance artist based in Brussels. She has a background in literature and previous work experience in the dance field as a researcher, writer, dramaturge and artistic collaborator.

SNAP XL [12+]

fABULEUS & 7 Limburgse cultuurcentra / Talitha De Decker
Thu 19, Fri 20 & Sat 21 Apr 18 . 20:30

A spark. An outburst. A trance. With SNAP XL the young choreographer Talitha De Decker has created a shamelessly positive dance production. She drives straight to the core of her passion for dance.

Workshop SNAP XL

Talitha De Decker
Fri 20 Apr 18 . 19:00 - 20:00

Can you create dance performances that are approachable without being too commercial? Find out the answer in this workshop that turns simple movements into complex structures.

Wed 18 Apr 18 . 16:00 - 19:00

Sara Jansen is a scholar and dramaturg in dance. She obtained degrees in Japanese Studies (KU Leuven) and Performance Studies (New York University), and was a Japan Foundation Fellow at Waseda University in Tokyo (Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum).

Hear

Benjamin Vandewalle & Yoann Durant
Tu 17 & We 18 Apr 17

Hear is an auditive choreography that unfolds around and in between the audience.

Mitten wir im Leben sind. Bach6Cellosuiten

Rosas / Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker & Jean-Guihen Queyras
Tue 27, Wed 28, Thu 29 & Fri 30 Mar 18 . 20:00

Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cello Suites are considered a milestone in Western music history. Their ingenious architecture, dancing rhythms and timeless beauty continue to speak to us today.

Fri 30 Mar 18 . 18:30 - 19:30
In the context of the performances Mitten wir im Leben sind, Femke Gyselinck, assistant to Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, will give an introductory workshop.

21 Pornographies

Mette Ingvartsen
Tue 27 & Wed 28 Mar 18 . 20:30

 The current neo-capitalist society is dominated by a visual culture that is hyper-sexualised and steeped in pornography. Promotion pamphlets, TV advertisements for makeup, posters in the streets ... all use techniques from the pornography industry.

Tue 20 Mar 18 . 20:30

The New York choreographer Trajal Harrell presents Antigone Sr., an instalment from the series Twenty Looks or Paris is burning at the Judson Church, with which he has made a worldwide furore.

Kalakuta Republik

Faso Danse Théâtre / Serge Aimé Coulibaly
Fri 16 Mar 18 . 20:00

Which events have inspired communities to unite and look for new alternatives? Why do people turn to charismatic leaders? How much power do these people actually have? How much freedom can be found within a movement?

TALOS

Arkadi Zaides & collaborators
Wed 14 & Thu 15 Mar 18 . 20:30

What kind of choreography arises in the proximity of borders? Talos is a mythical bronze giant whose role was to protect Europa (mother of King Minos) in Crete from pirates and invaders. But Talos was also a research project funded by the EU to develop robots in order to guard Europe’s borders.

INVITED

Seppe Baeyens
Tue 6 & Wed 7 Mar 18 . 20:30

Under the wing of the company of Wim Vandekeybus, in 2015 Seppe Baeyens developed his first m

Intergenerational workshop INVITED

Seppe Baeyens / Ultima Vez
Wed 7 Mar 18 . 14:00 - 17:00

This workshop is fully booked.

Invisible [8+]

kabinet k & HETPALEIS
Fri 2 & Sat 3 Mar 18 . 19:00

In 2014 Joke Laureyns and Kwint Manshoven met the Italian war reporter Franco Fagetti.

Wed 28 Feb 18, Thu 1 Mar 18 . 20:00

Especially for Leuven, Ballet of Flanders

Sat 24 & Sun 25 Feb 18 . 10:00 - 17:00

On the occasion of the performance Invisible, kabinet k and STUK organise a two-day masterclass

White on White

Marc Vanrunxt
Wed 7 Feb 18 . 20:30

White on White is a dance performance created by choreographer 

Cancelled: Dança Doente

Marcelo Evelin / Demolition Incorporada
Tue 30 Jan 18 . 20:30

 What might dance mean today?

Andrade

Michiel Vandevelde
Thu 18 Jan 18 . 20:30

But we never permitted the birth of logic among us.
— Oswald de Andrade, Manifesto Antropófago 

Zeitigung

Rosas / Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Alain Franco, Louis Nam Le Van Ho
Tue 19, Wed 20 & Thu 21 Dec 17 . 20:30

Almost ten years after Zeitung

Wed 20 Dec 17 . 14:00 - 16:00

On the occasion of the performance Zeitigung by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Alain Franco and Louis Nam Le Van Ho, one of the dancers will give an introductory workshop about the performan

Monsoon Platform

Europalia, STUK & Kobalt Works
12 - 21 December 2017

An intercultural research platform in the frame of Europalia Indonesia under guidance of Arco Renz

Balabala

Eko Supriyanto
Tue 12 Dec 17 . 20:30

Eko Supriyanto is one of the most influential dancers / choreographer from Indonesia.

Wed 29 & Thu 30 Nov 17 . 21:00

For several years Mathias Ringgenberg has been developing the ctional character of

Apollon Musagète

Florentina Holzinger
Wed 29 Nov 17 . 20:30

Florentina Holzinger impresses with a series of highly physical performances – inescapable advocating the full expression of st

Cry Jailolo

Eko Supriyanto
Tue 28 Nov 17 . 20:00

In Cry Jailolo seven young Indonesian dancers deliver a powerful messag

RATS [12+]

fABULEUS / Ugo Dehaes
Thu 23, Fri 24 & Sat 25 Nov 17 . 20:30

After successfully collaborating with

Wed 22 Nov 17 . 14:00 - 17:00

Are you over 12 years old, and have a passion for urban and/or contemporary dance? Then delve into this unique workshop that lets hip hop clash with contemporary dance. The choreographers take you on a trip through the different dance worlds and challenge you to learn new movements.

FOREVER

Needcompany / Grace Ellen Barkey
Tue 7 & Wed 8 Nov 17 . 20:30

When the composer Gustav Mahler was diagnosed with a fatal heart disease he confided in a fri

Dance Karaoke

cie. Willi Dorner
Tue 31 Oct 17 . 19:30

Put on your dancing shoes and be sure to be warmed up: we close off Rode Hond in STUK with a proper party in STUKcafé! 

PARTY [6 - 10]

Alfredo Zinola & Maxwell McCarthy
Sat 28 & Sun 29 Oct 17 . 15:00

We’re having a party and you’re invited!

licht!

tout petit / Lies Cuyvers & Ciska Vanhoyland
Sa 28 & Su 29 Oct 17

licht! is a performance in which light itself begins to dance.

OSLO

Mette Edvardsen
Wed 25 & Thu 26 Oct 17 . 20:30

In 2016 Norwegian Mette Edvardsen received the prestigious Ibsen prize for We to be, the fina

Mer- [sold out]

ECCE / Etienne Guilloteau & Claire Croizé
Wed 25 Oct 17 . 20:00

The notion ‘finitude’, or the fleeting nature of life, is a key ingredient in the work of

Lecture about Sad Music and Happy Dance

Shila Anaraki, Aisha Orazbayeva & Matthew Shlomowitz
Sat 21 Oct 17 . 11:30

What do you experience during a dance performance? Does the music excite or upset you?

dance • premiere • transit
Sat 14 Oct 17 . 11:00 - 15:30

Straatrijk considers urban culture to be a fully-fledged art form and focuses on urban dance. They have an original approach to events, workshops and training and recently they even resorted to artistic creation.

Urban Dance Platform

STUK i.s.m. Straatrijk
Sat 14 Oct 17 . 14:00 - 2:00

Urban and contemporary dance increasingly meet despite the many barriers between them.

Shown and Told

Meg Stuart & Tim Etchells
Wed 11 & Thu 12 Oct 17 . 20:30

Like boarded up windows, like stone steps, like the sound of voices

Raphaël

Alexander Vantournhout & Bauke Lievens
Tu 10 & We 11 Oct 17

Two bodies meet one another. One body is active and takes the initiative, the other is a lifeless object. Together they dance a forced duet.

Moeder

Peeping Tom
Thu 5 & Fri 6 Oct 17 . 20:00

As soon as the curtain is raised you are drawn into an uncertain world. Have we arrived at a funeral or a re-enactment of one in a recording studio? Who is the mother?

Imagine Moving Rocks

Katrien Oosterlinck
We 27 - Fr 29 Sep & Tu 3 - Th 5 Oct 17

Working with life-size game situations, Ka

Multiverse

Louis Vanhaverbeke
We 27 - Fr 29 Sep 17 . 21:00

With little more than himself, a collection of record players and a

Voicing Pieces

Begüm Erciyas
We 27 - Fr 29 Sep 17

There’s something truly magical about the work of

Open rehearsal Mer-

ECCE / Etienne Guilloteau & Claire Croizé
Wed 13 Sep 17 . 15:00 - 16:30

An open rehearsal is a fascinating opportunity to watch the dancers of the company ECCE at work and to have an insight on their new creation Mer-.