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From Wed 29.11.17
  • Et exultavit spiritum meum

    Gripping images, alternating moods and perhaps the best-beloved central figure of all time: the Magnificat has it all. The Sixteen select the finest examples of five centuries of choral music, from the magnificent polyphony of Lassus and Victoria to some thoroughly English Magnificats from the 20th century. That the choral tradition across the Channel is still very much alive is proven by a brand new work by young Englishman Thomas Hyde.… Read more

  • Workshop: Baroque Christmas chorales

    Nowadays we know Bach's Magnificat as a powerful, compact piece of festive music. But in its initial performance it sounded completely different. At tactical moments, Bach added four laudes, additional movements referring specifically to Christmas. During this workshop in the beautiful Begijnhofkerk, Collegium Dunis and their conductor Ignace Thevelein invite the audience to sing along with this repertoire. On the 30th of November, there will be a rehearsal at the Concertgebouw at 20.00.… Read more

  • Vox Luminis

    Bach’s first Christmas in Leipzig was a weighty responsibility: the new Thomas Cantor had to produce his most impressive music to date. No easy task, because for seven months he had been composing and performing a new cantata every week, sometimes even two. And now at Christmas he had to prove himself in a city that had been left musically hungry by the recent closure of the opera house. Bach acquitted himself magnificently. His Magnificat generates great drama on a compact scale, especially in his later version with festive trumpets. It is now the turn of our new resident artists Vox Luminis to make an impression. They complete the Christmas atmosphere with a Magnificat setting by Kuhnau - a work Bach himself undoubtedly also conducted - and from southern Germany a cantata by Pachelbel, who is nowadays best known for his Canon, but was a highly regarded organist in his day. Performing this evening, without a conductor, Vox Luminis take us deep into the music.… Read more

  • Photography exhibitions in Bruges inner city

    During the darkest weeks of the year, you can admire work by more than 30 Belgian and international photographers during the fifth edition of city festival Bruges Foto. Eye-catching locations, such as the De Tank, the ancient buildings of the provincial government, Burg 4 and the Concertgebouw’s new entrance hall, display the great diversity of the photographic world: documentary reports, photographic essays, intimate avant-garde and conceptual photography.… Read more

  • Exhibition by Christian Rizzo

    Curator Christian Rizzo has put together an exhibition about the body in movement or transformation, selecting its video and film installations together with Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains. The exhibition focuses on the work of photographer-filmmaker SMITH (Dorothée Smith) about poetic gender-related metamorphoses. It also presents a selection of Rizzo’s own visual work, in collaboration with the Taiwanese artist Iuan Hau Chiang.… Read more

  • Christian Rizzo / ICI – CCN Montpellier

    London, late 1970s: the heyday of joyfully swinging glitter-disco. But brooding in the wings a darker music culture is about to break through. Joy Division singer Ian Curtis makes poetic, sombre music, to which the dancing is electric, angular and jerky. How could disco, post-punk and new wave bloom simultaneously? Can they come together in one body? In his exciting group work Le syndrome ian, Christian Rizzo looks for an answer to these questions on a – very appropriate - golden dance floor.… Read more

  • Film with live soundtrack by Cercueil

    Puce Moment is a project realised by Nicolas Devos and Pénélope Michel, the founders of French electro-pop group Cercueil. Their visual and sensory approach delivers compelling performances with music, image and narrative. They have composed original soundtracks for several feature films, documentaries and cine-concerts. Since 2012 they have been touring Europe, playing their completely reworked soundtrack to David Lynch’s 1977 cult film Eraserhead. … Read more

  • Ballet de l’Opéra de Lyon

    In Second Detail renowned choreographer William Forsythe reconstructs the classical (ballet) canon. He does this by fragmenting not only the dance, but also the light, space and sound. The recent works of the Italian Sciarroni – the second choreographer in this diptych – are inspired by surprising physical actions: Bavarian folk dancing, juggling, or handball being played by the blind. This time he has the dancers of the renowned French ballet spin around their own axis and thus literally takes us for a wild spin.… Read more

  • Sorour Darabi

    What if you come from a neutral world and everything suddenly has a gender? Farsi, Sorour Darabi's mother tongue, has no grammatical gender system. Grammatically, it makes no difference whether a man or a woman is speaking. But since Darabi moved to France, he/she has lived in a world in which everything is literally male or female. In Farci.e this Iranian dancer opens up and explores this quandary in an intriguing and personal performance.… Read more

  • Mor Demer

    Oscillations is a joint universe of solitude, a performance for three bodies becoming a collective body that is excessively human, and as such, never fully human. Expanding upon Demer’s ongoing artistic research into human's processes of partnership, attachment and transformation, Oscillations offers us a proposal to inhabit fresh expressions of cohabitation, intimacy, affect and affection. Somehow we’re alive at the same time.… Read more

  • Marlene Monteiro Freitas

    Marlene Monteiro Freitas is a sensation in the international dance world. Her phenomenal stamina and unique movement language – grace of her Cape Verdean roots - make her an exceptionally bold and audacious choreographer. Striking in her work are often the complex and continuous rhythms in music and movement. In Jaguar a pair of tennis players go adrift after their relationship breaks down. … Read more

  • Marco Berrettini

    At fifteen Italian-German choreographer Marco Berrettini was the German disco dancing champion. Since 1986 he has been creating his own, often controversial work: from performances in museums, to video installations, to total concepts... In the internationally acclaimed iFeel2, Berrettini analyses man by having his dancers repeat the same theme again and again, like bare-chested marathon runners. The bizarre silvery bushes, bluish twilight and exhilarating music make this duet a surprising trip.… Read more