For the 2019-20 season, La Monnaie, KVS and Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles have concocted a joint dance programme, presenting no less than seventeen dance productions. Troika Dance thus offers the largest dance scene in Brussels.
With a Troika Pass, available for €9, you can enjoy a 20% discount on all dance productions bearing the Troika label, provided that the tickets are bought in any of the three houses. Season ticket holders can on simple request receive the Troika pass for free.
A Love Supreme
Created by Salva Sanchis and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, A Love Supreme is a choreography for four dancers, to the eponymous album by the iconic jazz musician John Coltrane.
12.9 > 29.9.2019 | La Monnaie at Rosas Performance Space
Memento Mori & Faun
In Memento Mori, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui ponders what remains of us after we die, what endures after the passing of a loved one. In Faun, a commission to mark the centenary of the Ballets Russes, he revisits Nijinsky’s famous choreography L’Après-midi d’un faune.
19.9 > 21.9.2019 | La Monnaie at Cirque Royal
Coloured Swans 1 & 2
To what extent do layers of imposed identity determine how an artist moves, speaks, sings... Moya Michael invites different artists for collaborations. Every encounter leads to a solo created for and with the artist as one of the swans in Coloured Swans. Dance and performance are interlaced with video, singing and text.
15.10 > 16.10.2019 | KVS
Kind – Peeping Tom
Kind is the third part of a trilogy that investigates hidden emotions in family relations. After Vader and Moeder, Peeping Tom now takes on the perspective of the child. How do children see the world, how do they deal with fears and desires?
17.10 > 25.10.2019 | KVS
Requiem pour l.
Fourteen worldwide musicians, and a stage device that brings out the corporeal equilibrium of the dancers; Alain Platel and Fabrizio Cassol reconstruct Mozart’s unfinished work. Cross-pollinated, shot through with jazz, African popular music and chants, their creation is enriched with complexity by these varieties of sound. A modern and universal mass, the Requiem pour L asks the final question and invents new rites of passage.
26.11 > 28.11.2019 | Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles
Botero en orient
With three other dancers Taoufiq Izzediou composes a beautiful, fragile but unrefined scene. In the shadow of Fernando Botero, in opulence, in elegance, with graceful movement and collapsing bodies, an unexpected and unsuspected beauty appears. Challenging the canon, the model, the reference, but also yelling and screaming. Denouncing oppression, humiliation and torture; proclaiming the enormity of the horror of Abou Ghraib.
11 . 12 > 14. 12.2019 | Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles
For Zeitigung, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Alain Franco invited the young choreographer and dancer Louis Nam Le Van Ho to rework Zeitung, made ten years earlier. Drawing on the principles and starting points of the original choreography, they created a new dance in the belief that a choreographic repertoire involves an ever-evolving continuity and is never completely finished.
11 . 12 > 14. 12.2019 | La Monnaie at Kaaitheater
Traces – A danced concert
In Traces, Wim Vandekeybus breaks free from the stone labyrinth of city and civilisation. He sets out in search of traces older than man and memory. He returns to intuition, the body, the now... in a story that transcends language and can only be recounted in dance and music.
13.12 > 18.12.2019 | KVS
For Zeitigung, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Alain Franco invited the young choreographer and dancer Louis Nam Le Van Ho to rework Zeitung, made ten years earlier.
29.1 > 9.2.2020 | La Monnaie at Kaaitheater
Every Direction Is North
Born from improvisations that Karine Ponties has structured, framed by concentrating on movement, Every Direction is North is a conversation about solitude and growing up. Rhythmically and lexically diversified, the choreography pushed the Russian dancers to lock onto the energy of their speed, their trajectories, and the inner and outer elemental forces.
4.2 > 8.2.2020 | Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles
Le Chant des ruines
In a light, interactive scenography, Michèle Noiret invites five interpreters from very different horizons to react to this evermore chaotic, troubling and violent world. A script is invented from forceful, sharp temporal ruptures and a succession without apparent logic of singular elements. Everything progresses in an interior flow that Michèle Noiret’s choreography makes visible.
18.2 > 22.2.2020 | Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles
With his company La Veronal, Marcos Morau pursues a transversal choreographic work fed by many forms of expression, from movies to the plastic arts via literature. As his eight dancers perform in a scenography of studied perfection, with cold colors and a removed aesthetic, he explores the mechanisms of passion and questions the notion of progress.
24.3 > 28.3.2020 | Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles
Piano works Debussy
Piano Works Debussy is a physical duet between choreographer Lisbeth Gruwez and pianist Claire Chevallier. Together they explore the spaces between the notes in Claude Debussy’s compositions, which challenged and rebelled against the structural rigidity of other composers.
26.3 > 28.3.2020 | KVS
Boy Breaking Glass
‘How do you survive in a system that doesn’t fully accept you?’ Boy Breaking Glass unites dance and theatre in impressive energetic movements and enchanting rhythms. A powerful and inspiring performance that will make you think.
24.4.2020 | KVS
Coloured Swans 3
Michael Moya is creating an impressive series of theatre portraits. Her third Coloured Swan solo examines the various aspects that influence her existence. She explores amongst others colourism and the inability to move freely. Expect a colourful amalgamation of images, music and dance.
8.5 > 9.5.2020 | KVS
Since it was premiered in 2001, Rain has become one of the key works in Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s repertoire and one of the most charismatic works in contemporary dance.
15.5 > 20.5.2020 | La Monnaie
In her new project Sasha Waltz deals with a society that, within the perfection of its perfect living spaces, has lost sight of the outside world.
27.5 > 30.5.2020 | La Monnaie at KVS