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Inschrift/Inscription

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Alexander Vantournhout
The in-of inscription – a very basic yet complex prefix-is not the “in”-of inside but the “in”- of into. It is a place-seeking, not a place-being, “in”. Inscriptive gestures can be thought of as gestures that write something into a place. They create place or place-ness out of something that is both a no-where and … Continued

Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break

Miet Warlop

“What is your true matter of practice?” a ghost writer asked Miet Warlop once. “Electric jellyfish”, she said. “In transition. From tension to attention, from breathing to singing, from focus to staring, from staring to starring. Vibrating with the smallest detail in galaxy. And there is no frame to add, only gravity. In obeying its … Continued

The End of Night

Cie Artara

Fabrice Murgia
(working title) “Night has always been the kingdom of freedom and fear, an area where boundaries become blurred, where everything changes appearance and meaning in a state of rapture or terror. Night asks questions of our lives and examines our finitude. In fact, in the “Epic of Gilgamesh”, the Mesopotamian hero wanted to try and … Continued

DIPTYCH / TRIPTYCH

Peeping Tom

Gabriela Carrizo & Franck Chartier
The missing door, The lost room, (The hidden floor) Diptych / Triptych is a new creation by Peeping Tom, scheduled to premiere in 2020. The performance consists of two or three short pieces: The missing door (directed by Gabriela Carrizo), The lost room and The hidden floor (both directed by Franck Chartier). In this new … Continued

Wakatt

Faso Danse Théâtre

Serge Aimé Coulibaly
After exploring what a commitment to a better world imposes on the individual (Kalakuta Republik) and after a questioning of our contemptuous look on the migrants through some founding myths of West-Africa (Kirina); Wakatt is a reflection on the era in which we live and the fear that dominates it. Wakatt is a performance with … Continued

Screws

not standing

Alexander Vantournhout
Usually, a bowling ball has only one function: to knock over as many pins as possible at the end of the lane. But what if you remove this object from its usual environment? Screws turns the relationship between the body and the object around. Objects are fastened to the body, either providing support or throwing … Continued

Big Bears Cry Too

Miet Warlop

Big Bears Cry Too is a performance that deals with the vulnerability that people experience in this large and incomprehensible universe. A series of objects literally fly onto the stage, each with something to say about individuality in the world. There is a large – a too large – plastic heart that can only be restricted … Continued

Kind (Child)

Peeping Tom

Gabriela Carrizo & Franck Chartier
In Kind, we enter a distant and out of joint universe littered by somber fairy tales and magic. We find ourselves in a somber forest at the foot of menacing cliffs, a world that precedes good and evil, in which no limits have been set yet. With infantile tics and gestures, a girl who is … Continued

Fruits of Labor

Miet Warlop

A night music performance – a painkiller for the world. ALL IS LIFELet’s try to go beyond, leaning over the balcony of language.What else can be an alternative to plain reality than trying to grasp the soul of things? In Fruits of Labor, Miet Warlop stages real people with open minds that reach straight for … Continued

Mystery Magnet

Miet Warlop

Out of the darkness of the stage, a procession of images step into the light, setting performers and objects in motion.Seemingly unconnected figures, sculptures, tableaux vivants claim their ground like theatrical creatures.Mystery Magnet sketches out a haunted world where humour is born from sadness and magic from the prosaic. A universe inspired by comics and pictorial … Continued

Vader (Father)

Peeping Tom

Gabriela Carrizo & Franck Chartier
Vader is set in the visiting area of an old-folks home whose towering walls accentuate the fact that the action takes place deep underground. At the centre of this netherworld, somewhere between the world of the living and the dead, stands the figure of the father, who seems to be distancing himself gradually from the … Continued

Moeder (Mother)

Peeping Tom

Gabriela Carrizo & Franck Chartier
Moeder is not about a mother, but about several mothers. We talk about motherhood, absence, lack. The play searches the memory and the subconscious to reveal what the mother carries as desires, fears, sufferings or violence. (Gabriela Carrizo) Moeder (mother), the second volume of a trilogy that began with Vader (2014) and will close with … Continued

Africa Simply The Best

Faso Danse Théâtre

Serge Aimé Coulibaly
The three best African dance solos, selected by a jury headed by Serge Aimé Coulibaly, will be touring as from 2020 In 2015, Serge Aimé Coulibaly organised the first Simply The Best, a competition for the best dance solo, which was open to young dancers and choreographers from all over Burkina Faso. in 2019, this … Continued

Kalakuta Republik

Faso Danse Théâtre

Serge Aimé Coulibaly
Inspired by Fela Kuti, the Nigerian composer, saxophonist, conductor, political activist and inventor of Afrobeat, the Belgian-Burkinan choreographer Serge Aimé Coulibaly has created a new performance in which politics is more than just a vague dramaturgical undertone. A dizzying fusion of dance, music and revolution, inspired by the supercharged music and scandalous life of Fela … Continued

Kirina

Faso Danse Théâtre

Serge Aimé Coulibaly
“Kirina was such an inspiring performance; the audience and the press have been very impressed and celebrated the piece as a great success. With the astonishing stage presence of the performers, the thrilling and touching music and mostly with its intelligent and sensitive approach to the postcolonial African identity, it has been such an important … Continued

Through the Grapevine

not standing

Alexander Vantournhout
Through the Grapevine is a quirky pas de deux between two men. Performers Alexander Vantournhout and Axel Guérin show their bodies, stripped of all frills. They are trained but certainly not perfect. They do not try to convince with virtuous movements. Gradually, their athletic bodies collide with physical limitations and their movements guide them in … Continued

Red Haired Men

not standing

Alexander Vantournhout
There was a red haired man who had no eyes or ears. He didn’t have hair either, so he was called red haired theoretically. He couldn’t speak, since he didn’t have a mouth. He didn’t have a nose either. He didn’t even have any arms or legs. He had no stomach and he had no … Continued

Swing

Circus Ronaldo

With Swing, Circus Ronaldo opens up the stage to a new generation. With his father Danny Ronaldo as his coach, Nanosh Ronaldo and five young circus performers have conjured up the circus and variety vibe of the first half of the 20th century. Swing is a performance for a wide audience and for all ages, … Continued

Sono io ?

Circus Ronaldo

Danny Ronaldo turns fifty this year. An acclaimed clown with more than forty years’ experience standing on stage and tumbling in the sawdust in the ring. “When my son Pepijn was born, the most intense period of international travel in my life began. We were forced to spend so much time apart. And that missed … Continued

Cinema Malfait

Circus Ronaldo

Danny Ronaldo has the lead role in a new film. For the screening of the film, Circus Ronaldo is converting an aged truck into an old-fashioned, cosy little film theatre, Cinema Malfait. But there’s more! After all, Cinema Malfait will be run by César Malfait (Karel Creemers), the seedy circus director in the film who … Continued

Fidelis Fortibus

Circus Ronaldo

A comical and poetic performance with warm humour and slight melancholy, Fidelis Fortibus is a highly unusual solo performance created and performed by award winning circus legend Danny Ronaldo. Danny appears in the ring alone, surrounded by a circle of buried circus artistes. The powerful illusions he creates brings the dead souls back to life. … Continued

Sylvia

Cie Artara

Fabrice Murgia
Fabrice Murgia digs through the journals, short stories and essays of the American poet Sylvia Plath on a quest for this brilliant artist’s soul. The show takes the form of an original pop opera for a singer and nine women. The music is composed by the Belgian pianist and singer-songwriter An Pierlé, who is accompanied … Continued

The Memory of Trees

Cie Artara & LOD muziektheater

Fabrice Murgia & Josse De Pauw
The third part of the Ghost Road cycle focuses on the Russian city Oziorsk, struck by the third biggest nuclear disaster in history. In the heart of this place not found on any map, thousands of people are forced to maintain this secret. And those who present even a shadow of treason pay for it … Continued

A concert called landscape

LOD muziektheater

Josse De Pauw
Following the success of An Old Monk, Josse De Pauw and the jazz musicians of Kris Defoort Trio (Kris Defoort, Lander Gyselinck and Nicolas Thys) are joining each other on stage again. As a child, our ‘landscape’ may be our bedroom, a place where we play and discover things. As an adult, the landscape may … Continued

Come On Feet

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Bert & Stijn Cools
Come On Feet grew out of a love for Electronic Dance Music (EDM). Together with house and afro dance, ‘footwork’ will be presented as a dance style accompanied by live club music. With five dancers and two musician brothers Stijn and Bert Cools, the choreographer Quan Bui Ngoc (les ballets C de la B) explores … Continued

ANECKXANDER

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Alexander Vantournhout
Alexander Vantournhout & Bauke Lievens A tragic autobiography of the bodyANECKXANDER is a solo in a minimal setting for one acrobatic body, a handful of carefully selected objects and three variations on a piece of piano music by Arvo Pärt. Balancing on the fine line between tragedy and comedy, Alexander/Aneckxander rewrites the autobiography of his … Continued

Requiem pour L.

les ballets C de la B

Alain Platel & Fabrizio Cassol
Fourteen musicians from different continents come together around Mozart’s Requiem. In reconstructing that Requiem, they merge their own musical influences with genres including jazz, opera and popularAfrican music. The result should generate a new experience of the original western music piece. Production: les ballets C de la B, Festival de Marseille, Berliner FestspieleCoproduction: Opéra de … Continued

32 rue Vandenbranden

Peeping Tom

Gabriela Carrizo & Franck Chartier
Le Jardin, Le Salon and Le Sous Sol will always be linked with the successful trilogy of the Brussels based dancers collective Peeping Tom. For 32 rue Vandenbranden, Gabriela Carrizo and Franck Chartier take up their position as choreographers and directors for the first time. The cast consists of five new dancers, along with veteran … Continued

Le Dernier Appel / The Last Cry

Marrugeku

“This superb performance combines the virtuosity of its performers with considerable sensitivity. The quite exceptional choreography gives rise to a dialogue and unites worlds and cultures that were previously remote from each other. They take the audience on a marvellous journey whose highly poetical imagination constantly surprises and astonishes.” – Didier Deschamps, directeur van Théâtre … Continued

La Cucina dell’Arte

Circus Ronaldo

Since they were children, the brothers David and Danny Ronaldo have been playing the comedy of human weakness, ‘the clown’. Foolish human power games are also the main theme of La Cucina dell’Arte. The hierarchy behind the pots and pans and the relationship between the chef and the assistant provide perfect situations for these clowns.They … Continued

A Louer / For Rent

Peeping Tom

Gabriela Carrizo & Franck Chartier
With For Rent (A Louer), Peeping Tom takes you on a journey through thought. Generated by that moment of boredom when our thoughts suddenly escape and flee to a parallel world.  It is this thread that runs throughout reality. This universe of memories, of future intentions, of fears, dreams or nightmares, constantly spoilt by reality.  … Continued

The Wild West / Bellevue / Lunapark / Time Machine / Oriental Delight

De Stijle Want

This is theatre from granny’s days. Outside the small circus tent De Stijle, Want… entertains the waiting audience. Inside, in small groups, you choose your own star. Less than a minute later you leave the tent with a souvenir for life. And you don’t say a thing.De Stijle, Want… is a secret pleasure. Those who … Continued

Toni Ronaldoni

De Stijle Want

Ladies and Gentlemen, this stirring and dynamic show by that famous maestro Toni Ronaldoni, winner of the Golden Tapir at San Benedetto, signals a dazzling revival of the traditional family circus. This, the first production in the long history of De Stijle, Want… (since 1984) that is suitable for all ages, is a milestone. Never … Continued