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10 March 2013
High heels too (Benoît Lachambre/Cullberg Ballet) premiered on 1 March.
“Crucial and truly outstanding is the music. If there is a story in High heels too, it is told by Hahn Rowe’s exquisite, sophisticated live-electronica, intimately influencing and being influenced by everything taking place on stage. Beginning with hardly audible crackles and glitches, continuing with repeating synthetical bird song and icing bows. Hahn Rowe creates a room within the room, deepening and reinforcing the totality. High heels is hardly a dance blockbuster, but one of the most poetic, thought provoking works I have ever seen with Cullberg Ballet.
Narrow, yet not difficult. Definitely sublime. Absolutely stunning.” Örjan Abrahamsson, Dagens Nyheter, 3 March 2013
“High heels too is a perspective play with body, gender, room, tension and shifts between the artificial and the intuitive – also emphasized by Hahn Rowe’s subtle composition of sound and electronic beats. The piece moves from surface to interior with an accelarating pulse. With is sculptural qualities the piece could also be presented in an art context – the dancing doesn’t begin until the end.”
The movements are transmitted from the spine and outwards. That is the core of Lachambre’s body concious movement philosophy. The outwork helps us see; the visual and auditory totality captures the interest almost all the way. It could have been banal but is suggestive and beautiful.” Anna Ångström, Svenska Dagbladet 3 March 2013
“High heels too is a poetic play with the interaction between the body and everything contributing to changing its original shape, or if preferred, a study in man’s obsession of changing identity.” Lena Andrén, Nummer.se, 2 March 2013
20 October 2012
GHOAST ROAD & AN OLD MONK
Key Performance & LOD | Muziektheater have the pleasure to invite you to two new works by LOD: An Old Monk by Josse De Pauw and Ghost Road by Fabrice Murgia.
An Old Monk is a joint venture by Josse De Pauw and Kris Defoort. A piece about aging and longings; a new dramatic concert to follow The Soul of the Ant and Weg. Read more about An Old Monk here »
Ghost Road by Fabrice Murgia and Dominique Pauwels, with the actress Viviane De Muynck in a leading role, premiered last month and was very well received by public and press alike. The ghost towns, dilapidated houses and rusting gas stations along the roads of California, Arizona and Nevada inspired the makers to create a portrait of the wilderness that remains after a society is lost. Read more about Ghoast Road here »
If you wish to attend these two works in the same week, we would be happy to host you in the Belgian city of Ghent, between 13 and 16 November 2012.
27 August 2012
Is a new music theatre performance from Fabrice Murgia & Dominique Pauwels (LOD) with Viviane De Muynck & Jacqueline van Quaille .
The ghost towns, dilapidated houses and rusting gas stations along the roads of California, Arizona and Nevada inspired Fabrice Murgia and Dominique Pauwels to create Ghost Road.
A portrait of the wilderness that remains after a society is lost.
Read more about Ghoast Road here »
27 May 2012
After a 2 week residency in Fabrik Potsdam (DE) the new piece by Arkadi Zaides : Land-Research premiered during Potsdamer Tanztage on the 25th of May.
In Land-Research, Arkadi Zaides concentrates on presenting the individual voices of five performers from different backgrounds, exploring their inner relationship with the broad idea of land. Informed by a multitude of texts, images, bodily investigations and questions, which responded to their individual work process, the performers approach their bodies as a private landscape, shaped and challenged by its surrounding.
The piece will be shown In Tel Aviv every month till the end of the year. You can also see it during Julidans Next 2012.
Please consult our Agenda for more touring information.
Read more about the work here »
26 April 2012
is the new creation by Inne Goris, Dominique Pauwels & Kurt d’Haeseleer (LOD)
which will première at the Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels (BE) from 12 to 20 May 2012.
Horror, innocence and the delicate link between them are recurrent themes in Inne Goris’s work. In several of her previous shows, she has explored the cruelty of human nature through the archetypal evil described in Greek tragedies and children’s tales. The starting point for the Brussels-based director’s latest creation is contemporary stories of child soldiers, allowing her to examine the thin line between the victim and the torturer. Inne Goris leaves behind the African context that has produced these accounts because this is not about politics. Making us look at our own dark side, she examines the tipping point that leads the individual – and the child – to commit the most dreadful atrocities. A theatrical installation combining video images with words by Peter Verhelst and a sound environment by Dominique Pauwels, Hoog Gras (Long Grass) uses an intimate device to give a palpable rendition, with power and decency, of the cutthroat drama of the human condition.
04 March 2012
THE STRINDBERG PROJECT
is the new creation by Cullberg Ballet which will première at Dansens Hus, Stockholm (SE) on 15, 16, 17 March and 21, 22, 23, 24 March 2012.
This year Sweden pays attention to August Strindberg who died 100 years ago. Cullberg Ballet has invited choreographer Tilman O’Donnell and director Melanie Mederlind to be inspired by and/or react against the Swedish icon in their very own personal ways. They will each create dance works for an evening’s performance. The Cullberg Ballet will encounter Strindberg in a new form. Exclusive, unexpected and up close.
Read more about the work here »
9 January 2012
IT’S GOING TO GET WORSE AND WORSE AND WORSE, MY FRIEND
is the title of the new work by Lisbeth Gruwez | Voetvolk which premiered on January 12th at the Beursschouwburg in Brussels (BE).
In “It’s going to get worse and worse and worse, my friend” Lisbeth Gruwez dances the trance of that ecstatic speechifying. In the process, she takes advantage of fragments from a speech by theultraconservative American televangelist Jimmy Swaggart.
Initially the parlance is friendly and pacifying, but from his compulsive desire to persuade transpires growing despair. Eventually it exposes its deepest nature: violence.
Read more about the work here »
11 June 2011
Is the number of times Poste Restante will perform The Dinner Club this summer; within the Zomer van Antwerpen in July; at the Salzburger Festspiele in August.
Read more about The Dinner Club here »
28 May 2011
Successful premieres BERLIN ELSEWHERE and THE HANGED
Berlin Elsewhere by Constanza Macras/DorkyPark, and De Gehangenen (The Hanged) by LOD / Josse De Pauw & Jan Kuijken, have premiered successfully and are being very well received by the press and the public alike. The website is now updated with the first – and excellent – press excerpts as well as the remaining tour schedules. Do not miss both performances!
Also a must-see is the LOD creation Middle East, composed by Frank Nuyts, on a libretto of Philippe Blasband and directed by Johan Dehollander. Middle East is a chamber opera that takes the failure of the peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine as an artistic starting point. Performances: 26 & 27 May 2011 at Flanders Opera in Ghent and 28 & 29 May 2011 at the Rotterdamse Schouwburg.
8 March 2011
Key Performance warmly welcomes
Arkadi Zaides as a new artistic partner, and Julia Asperska as a new collaborator.
Arkadi Zaides lives and works in Tel Aviv. His works, such as Solo Siento, Solo Colores and Quiet are being shown extensively in Israel and worldwide. Embedded in Arkadi Zaides’ work is a belief that the role of art is to challenge and inspire viewers, while simultaneously it has a larger universal role to reach out and bring together different communities and different sectors of society. Arkadi is increasingly working in diverse communities, focusing primarily on the Arab sector in Israel.
Julia Asperska freshly started as art project manager in Key Performance on 1 March. Julia (formerly International Relations officer at Teatr Dramatyczny in Warsaw) will be responsible for our contacts in the Central and Eastern European countries, as well as for the coordination of Arkadi Zaides’ tours.
10 february 2011
True Stories of Castaways & Other Survivors
is the title of the new piece created by the Norwegian choreographer Ina Christel Johannessen for Cullberg Ballet (SE). This creation for 9 dancers will premiere on the small stage of The House of Dance in Stockholm on 25 & 26 February as well as 1, 2, 3 March 2011, followed by a tour in Sweden and Norway.
If you would like to have more info, complimentary tickets or video material, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
3 December 2010
WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE that CONSTANZA MACRAS has won this year’s German Theater-Award DER FAUST
in the category BEST CHOREOGRAPHY for the production MEGALOPOLIS
(a production by Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz Berlin and CONSTANZA MACRAS I DORKYPARK in coproduction with Hellerau – European Center of Arts and MESS Sarajevo)