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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

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

Histoire(s) du Théâtre IV: One Song

Miet Warlop

Irene Wool vzw
What is your history as a theatre maker? At the invitation of NTGent, Miet Warlop formulates an answer as only she can. In the 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 in an inspiring way – after … 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

Contre-jour

Alexander Vantournhout

not standing
When people or animals move along a loose surface of sand or soil, they leave traces. These prints made by feet or paws ‘describe’ what’s underfoot and remind us of the original meaning of the word choreography: ‘to write with movement’. Contre-jour is set on a stretch of sand. Five performers walk, run, hop, move … Continued

Foreshadow

Alexander Vantournhout

not standing
(working title) “Solo dancing does not exist: the dancer dances with the floor: add another dancer, you will have a quartet: each dancer with each other, and each with the floor”. (Steve Paxton) With the production Foreshadow Alexander Vantournhout takes the next step in his research into gravity and its impact on movement. He also … 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

Le Concert

Peeping Tom

Gabriela Carrizo & Franck Chartier
Music will be at the centre of Peeping Tom’s new creation Le Concert (2023). Directed by Franck Chartier, the piece interweaves the company’s unique cinematographic and surreal universe with a dance-theatre performance that is, at the same time, live concert. In a challenging but exciting work of research, Peeping Tom will investigate the connection of … 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

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

Through the Grapevine

Alexander Vantournhout

not standing
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

C’est la vie

Serge Aimé Coulibaly

Faso Danse Théâtre
C’est la vie is a choreography of celebration. Serge Aimé Coulibaly will combine two types of festivities, one African (Wara) and the other Western (carnaval). C’est la vie is a new attempt to approach this through a complex choreographic research, with an energetic, rhythmic, precise and inventive dance around the trance and what remains after … Continued

Applause

Circus Ronaldo

A covid-proof promenade performance Applause is a production born out of a huge cultural silence.It’s the story of a circus with no audience.The loneliness of a performer whom no one is watching.A clown who hears no laughter, an acrobat no gasps of amazement, a ballerina who sees no admiring children’s eyes.A boarded-up entrance.Circus Ronaldo is … Continued

Screws

Alexander Vantournhout

not standing
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

Wakatt

Serge Aimé Coulibaly

Faso Danse Théâtre
The title Serge Aimé Coulibaly has chosen for his new piece, Wakatt, is a word of Arabic origin meaning “our era”, in Dioula, his mother tongue. It reflects his duality, working and living in both Bobo-Diolasso, the city where he was born, and Brussels, his adopted home. As always with this choreographer, politics lies at the … Continued

Fitry

Serge Aimé Coulibaly

Faso Danse Théâtre
Fitry is like a long fado of someone struggling to find his happiness, a man struggling to keep standing. Francisco Goya’s painting Tres de Mayo (1814) inspired Serge Aimé Coulibaly enormously; he developed various choreographic ideas based on Goya’s depiction of the life of the man in the painting who raises his arms proudly before … Continued

Big Bears Cry Too

Miet Warlop

Irene Wool vzw
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

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

Fruits of Labor

Miet Warlop

Irene Wool vzw
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

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

Mystery Magnet

Miet Warlop

Irene Wool vzw
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

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

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 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

Serge Aimé Coulibaly

Faso Danse Théâtre
“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

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

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

Cinema Malfait

Circus Ronaldo

A film by Gust Van den Berghe in a cosy little film theatre created by 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 … 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

The Memory of Trees

Fabrice Murgia & LOD muziektheater

Cie Artara & 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

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

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

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

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