Up to recently, the Chinese pole was often a solitary piece of equipment: there used to be one pole on stage, waiting for a solo performer – a man, most of the time – two on very rare occasions. Le Collectif Sous le Manteau shakes things up with brio.
In Brussels for the first time, The Noise Next Door!
The extraordinary Jeanne Mordoj is back in a new circus solo: L’errance est humaine (‘Wandering is only human’). In a custom-made circus ring, she exposes our bestiality, in a show inspired by old-fashioned acts.
Which movements or fragments of movements does a dancer remember after years of training and performance experience? In the first part of this solo for dancer Bahar Temiz, Vanrunxt explores the power and the possible significance of movement through memory. In the second part, Bahar fights a decelerated ‘disco-drone’: a scene in one flash of light that does not stop.
The artistic paths of Marc Vanrunxt and Jan Martens have crossed several times, and they are now coalescing in a solo for Jan. Vanrunxt was there in the early eighties, at the cradle of the innovative dance wave in Flanders. A few generations later, Jan Martens is adding great verve to the succession and continuation of this wave. In lostmovements, they explore lost and forgotten movements.
Unfortunately, we have to cancel all shows due to the refusal of visas for the Congolese actors/dancers. What is theatre? What do emotions and history signify on the stage? Faustin Linyekula shows his personal perspective on the history of dance and theatre in Africa. To what extent does the past define the present and even the future? Accompanied by music by Ray Lema, he challenges the basic techniques of “real theatre”.
After a great performance in Brussels last year, we are glad to welcome back Chris Purchase, together with Harriet Dyer, one of the most sought after female acts on the circuit.