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From Sat 02.12.17
  • 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, Bruges will be lit up by the fifth edition of Brugge Foto, a unique event, with fascinating exhibitions and a comprehensive context programme. To make this Bruges city photography festival even more distinctive, its exhibitions are staged at ten eye-catching locations in the city centre, all of them within easy walking distance. Together these locations provide a pleasant walking tour. Brugge Foto highlights the great diversity of the photographic world: with documentary reports, photographic essays, contemporary conceptual photography, links with other media, etc. More than forty Belgian and foreign photographers – both established names and up-and-coming talents – are exhibiting their photo projects.… 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

  • Vania Vaneau

    Via trance and multiple metamorphoses, choreographer Vania Vaneau and guitarist Simon Dijoud examine which mental and physical layers define an individual. Each person embodies a range of characteristics, just as white light is composed of all the colours. Blanc is reminiscent of pagan and shamanistic rituals and evokes the atmosphere of an intense and secret ceremony.… 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 The 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

  • Latifa Laâbissi

    Eccentric French dancer-choreographer Latifa Laâbissi is a product of the Merce Cunningham school, and has danced with, among others, Boris Charmatz. Her Adieu et Merci is a tribute to a ritual that actually reappears after every performance: the adieu – the bow. In this solo work, stage designer Nadia Lauro moves a magnificent purple curtain. The interaction between this colourful 'living' décor and Laâbissi's heart-warming greetings transform the stage into an impressive tableau vivant.… Read more

  • Batsheva Dance Company

    Gaga is a form of movement with no fixed patterns, developed by Ohad Naharin, artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company. Gaga helps the dancer to build up flexibility, strength and endurance. This allows the dancer to unleash the potential of his or her body, learn to move instinctively and gain insight into conscious and unconscious movement. Imagination and the opening up of the senses play an important part in this.… Read more

  • Ohad Naharin & Batsheva Dance Company

    Ohad Naharin, choreographer of the trend-setting Israeli Batsheva Dance Company, trained actress Natalie Portman for her ballet role in the film Black Swan. The New York Times called him ‘one of the most fascinating dance makers on this planet’. His choreographies are described as sensual, evocative, compelling and moving. Identity, conflict and survival are his favourite themes. Last Work is a performance about people who are ‘different’, individuals standing out from the unity of the group.… Read more