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From Sun 22.10.17 Dance
  • Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Jean-Guihen Queyras / Rosas

    This new creation by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, edits, questions and dances Bach’s famous Cello Suites. World-famous cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras plays them live for the three male and two female dancers, one of them De Keersmaeker herself. In this fascinating symbiosis of music and dance, both the essence of each suite and their mutual interplay in the whole are revealed.… Read more

  • Jan Fabre & Troubleyn

    Just as Fellini made an ode to his city with Roma, so too does Fabre want to bring on ode to his country. He wants to share the crazy fun of our culture with the whole world. It is not the fringes of society that Fabre shows, but the irony, which never becomes cynical. Instead he glorifies the subversive power of our imagination. Belgian Rules / Belgium Rules is Fabre's theatrical 'selfie' of his roots. Musician Raymond van het Groenewoud provides the accompanying songs. Johan de Boose provides the text.… Read more

  • Rianto & Nani Topeng Losari Cirebon

    Belgian arts festival Europalia Indonesia visits Bruges with this exceptional double bill. In his home region, Javanese dancer Rianto learnt the cross-gender lengger dance from old masters. For his solo Medium, he collaborates with leading Indonesian filmmaker Garin Nugroho and with percussionist/vocalist Cahwati. In the second part of the evening, an impressive gamelan - an ensemble composed primarily of traditional Javanese percussion instruments – accompanies the Topena Cirebon, a typical graceful mask dance from West Java.… Read more

  • Femke & Lander Gyselinck

    Brother and sister Gyselinck clearly have artistic blood: he is a drummer and she is a dancer. But for the creation of their first joint performance, they’ve decided to switch jobs. Using a number of Jennifer Lopez songs – a shared passion – as their basis, they create a dance performance with live music: he dances, she makes the music. … 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

  • 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

  • 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