Encore! dives into the recent past and reprises of international talked about dance performances. Little gems that have proven their value and are still relevant. In short: performances that should not be missed.
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.
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
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.
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.
I think the dances can be regarded as part of a human reservoir of movement and relation beyond spoken or written language.
Magnificent, skillful and peaceful.
The performance is a remarkable and sublime meditative experience.
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.
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.
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.