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Foreshadow

not standing

Alexander Vantournhout
After VanThorhout, in which Alexander Vantournhout appeared solo on stage, not standing returns with a group show featuring eight acrobat-dancers. The performers move like gears of a collective body to the tunes of experimental rock music. Together they explore quasi-impossible balances, challenge each other and defy gravity. With the tightly orchestrated chaotic movement landscapes of … Continued

Sono io ?

Circus Ronaldo

A quest for reconciliation, between father and son, between performer and audience, between former glory and fresh opportunities.   Danny and Pepijn Ronaldo, father and son, together on stage. United by a shared passion for music and tricks, they build a bridge between similarities and differences. The father seems entrenched in his past, desperately searching for … Continued

EXIT ABOVE – after the tempest / d’après la tempête / naar de storm

Rosas

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Meskerem Mees, Jean-Marie Aerts, Carlos Garbin For EXIT ABOVE, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker retraces her steps: to the roots of dance, the roots of Western pop music. Since her earliest work, ‘my walking is my dancing’ is one of her guiding principles: walking as a primary form of movement, so familiar … Continued

ONE SONG: Histoire(s) du Théâtre IV

Miet Warlop

Irene Wool vzw
What is your history as a theatre maker? At the invitation of the Belgian city theatre NTGent, Miet Warlop formulates an answer as only she can. In the long running series Histoire(s) du Théâtre she is the fourth director to accept the challenge of a creation in which present, past and future meet each other … Continued

S 62° 58′, W 60° 39′

Peeping Tom

Gabriela Carrizo & Franck Chartier
To the fathers I keep staging The wreck of a sailboat, a vast icy landscape on the background and a crew of hopeless survivors. S 62° 58’, W 60° 39’ starts with an impossible and frightening situation: to survive. To go back to the life they knew. It is unclear how they got stuck in … Continued

C la vie

Serge Aimé Coulibaly

Faso Danse Théâtre
a contemporary initiatory journey With C la vie Serge Aimé Coulibaly takes his place in a rich tradition and creates a new contemporary initiatory story to explore life and our way of being in the world in 2023. The 9 performers join on stage – a public square where anything can happen, and nothing is … Continued

Da Capo

Circus Ronaldo

Da Capo is a caravan of life that is passing by. Generations appearing and disappearing. Being born and passing away. Strength. Beauty. Loss. Love. ‘Da Capo’ is a chronicle of a circus family. An evocative, filmic performance of a family history of love, necessity, apparent coincidence and passion. From a 15-year old boy who ran … Continued

Alma

Fabrice Murgia

Cie Artara
Faust, in the age of shameless hyper narcissism… Alma is an original cabaret directed by former Belgian National Theatre director Fabrice Murgia together with the celebrated Belgian drag queen Peggy Lee Cooper. The script will be created by Tricity Vogue.They will translate Faust’s pact with the devil into today in the universe of reality TV, playing with the codes of anglophone musical comedy.A weaving together of … Continued

DIPTYCH / TRIPTYCH

Peeping Tom

Gabriela Carrizo & Franck Chartier
The missing door, The lost room, (The hidden floor) DIPTYCH / TRIPTYCH 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 creation, Peeping Tom is reimagining the three short pieces and adapting them from the originals … Continued

every_body (working title)

not standing

Alexander Vantournhout
In 2024, Alexander Vantournhout and artistic partner, Emmi Väisänen, will collaborate on every_body. This duet is dedicated to deconstructing and reimagining everyday gestures like handshakes, walking, and balancing, transforming them into intricate sequences of movement, in a moving way. Conceived as a triptych, every_body is organized into distinct but interrelated chapters, each exploring unique aspects … Continued

Chroniques (working title)

Peeping Tom

Gabriela Carrizo & Franck Chartier
In Chroniques, Gabriela Carrizo contemplates the perception, and history, of time in a series of “chronicles” where timelines and timescales happen next to each other in a multiplicity of connections. Stories and narratives, from history, mythology and present day, from here and far away.

Delirium

Miet Warlop

Irene Wool vzw
Since the start of her practice, Miet Warlop secretly crafts what she calls «the skull of the subconscious», a place where your biggest fears and desires come together. This apogee will take the name of “Delirium”, a conscious word that was put on what by definition escapes to the tangible, a confusional state, a dream, … Continued

Ghost Writer and the Broken Hand Break

Miet Warlop

Irene Wool vzw
“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

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

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

After All Springville

Miet Warlop

Irene Wool vzw
Disasters and Amusement Parks A comic book coming to life with a walking table, a colorful-smoking cottage and a frustrated fuse box about the tragic failure of a community. In it, an explosive narrative unfolds around a colorful-smoking cardboard house, its inhabitants and the neighborhood: an elegant walking table that would like nothing better than … 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

The Last Night of the World

Fabrice Murgia

Cie Artara
“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 free himself … Continued

Creation 2024 (working title)

Rosas

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Radouan Mriziga, Amandine Beyer / Rosas, A7LA5, Gli Incogniti In Creation 2024, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Radouan Mriziga set out to explore Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. The starting point for this new choreographic work is the exquisite recording of Vivaldi’s composition by virtuosic violinist and long-time Rosas collaborator Amandine … Continued

VanThorhout

not standing

Alexander Vantournhout
VanThorhout forms an energetic and precise dissection of male power and the cultural imagery surrounding it. Whether it be ancient gods, classical heroes, soldiers or athletes, the glorification of male power throughout history has often tended towards a celebration of war, aggression, and violence. Thor, to whom the title refers, is one of its most … Continued

Africa Simply The Best

Serge Aimé Coulibaly

Faso Danse Théâtre
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

La Visita

Peeping Tom

Gabriela Carrizo & Franck Chartier
The site-specific project La Visita will bring Peeping Tom’s theatricality, disruption and surrealism into the new world of art galleries. Through Peeping Tom’s own characters, the artworks and the museum’s characters, the audience will be taken into a parallel mental world, portraying what usually remains hidden. For a long time, museums and art galleries have found their … Continued

Fitry

Serge Aimé Coulibaly

Faso Danse Théâtre
The solo Fitry is like a long fado of someone struggling to find his happiness, a man struggling to keep standing.In an exchange of views between Serge Aimé and dancer Jean Robert Koudogbo Kiki, during the confinement as a result of Covid-19, it seemed urgent and necessary to translate our precarious life, our weaknesses, our instability … Continued

Kalakuta Republik

Serge Aimé Coulibaly

Faso Danse Théâtre
Inspired by Fela Kuti, the Nigerian composer, saxophonist, conductor, political activist and inventor of Afrobeat, the Belgian-Burkinan choreographer Serge Aimé Coulibaly creates a 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 Kuti. Pioneering … 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

Fabrice Murgia

Cie Artara
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

Come On Feet

granvat & Quan Bui Ngoc

The meeting of club culture, live music and contemporary dance in a choreography of Bui Ngoc Quan ‘Come On Feet’ originated in our love for Electronic dance music (EDM) and our fascination with bringing this wide-ranging musical genre to a live audience. Within EDM, footwork, amongst other subgenres, drew our particular attention and kindled our … 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