FEBRUARY AT THE KAAITHEATER

Burning Ice #9 - Theatremaker Tiago Rodrigues - Choreographers Daniel Linehan and Noé Soulier - Philosophers Jean-Luc Nancy and Judith Wambacq - Musicians Liesa Van Der Aa and Ictus/Tom Pauwels

Thursday, November 26, 2015 — The 9th edition of our Burning Ice festival is taking over the Kaaitheater in February with a varied programme of performances, installation art and debate. But that's not all! The Portuguese theater maker Tiago Rodrigues is teaching us a poem. Choreographers Daniel Linehan and Noé Soulier play with the edges of dance. Philosophers Jean-Luc Nancy and Judith Wambacq give lectures as part of our RE:THINK programme. And we sail along the Mississippi with musicians Liesa Van Der Aa and Tom Pauwels (Ictus), looking for the fundamentals of the American roots music.

Tipping points

The 9th edition of Burning Ice, our festival on art and ecology, focusses on the impact of humans on the climate. Artists, scientists and theorists alike will search to answer the question why we seem to be unable to make a break with the actions that are taking us closer to dangerous climatological, biological and technological tipping points. In the programme several premières and international artists: Kris Verdonck/A Two Dogs Company with In Void (première) and Untitled, Sandy Williams creates Everything Happens So Much (première), Lieven de Cauter & Isabelle Stengers create Welcome to posthistory (première), Annie Dorson stages Hello Hi There,  Karl Van Welden stages Mars II, Maguy Marin with UmweltOrion Maxted stages The Machine and Lawrence Malstaff shows Tipping Point. And economists Paul De Grauwe en Federico Demaria discuss the book De-growth. A vocabulary for a new era.

Ever lasting poetry

In By Heart the Portuguese performer Tiago Rodrigues teaches ten people a poem. They have not seen the performance before and don't know which piece of poetry they will learn. Rodrigues shows how forbidden texts will nontheless last forever in our hearts and minds, even in the most barbarious times! After its tour through Portugal, the US, Canada, Spain and France the performance now comes to Belgium. > more info + tour dates

Move and Remove

Two ex-P.A.R.T.S. students went looking for the thin line between movement and choreography. Daniel Linehan flavours in dbddbb the tight structure of the march with a dadaistic sauce and in doing so dares to let the discipline be taken over by an absurd chaos. The performance had its première in Lille (FR) beginning of November and will end its tour through France and Belgium at the Kaaitheater. > more info + tour dates

In Removing Noé Soulier works the other way around: he starts from everyday movements to end up with a choreography. Removing premièred in Essen in October. First stop in Belgium is the Kaaitheater, afterwards it will be staged at STUK (Leuven). > more info + tour dates

Art and philosophy

In February, our RE:THINK programma is offering again some moments of reflection. The French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy dedicates his RE:THINK LECTURE Sur l'art de la pensée to the art of thinking and thinking about art, in relation to his newest publication. In On Philosophy and Dance Judith Wambacq explores the relation between dance and thinking. 

Back to the Mississippi roots

Liesa Van Der Aa - composer, singer and leading lady of the experimental pop music in Belgium - and Ictus gitarist Tom Pauwels go down the Mississippi in American Lament (studio version), looking for the fundamentals of the American roots mucis. Enjoy the traditional bleus theme's clouded in the electronic sounds of the composers Christopher Trapani and Lary Polansky.  > tour dates

 

February at the Kaaitheater

DANIEL LINEHAN
dbddbb
3 > 4/02 | dance

TIAGO RODRIGUES
By Heart
2 > 3/02 | theatre | EN | Kaaistudio's | Belgian première

BURNING ICE #9
11 > 20/02 | theatre, dance, performance, installation art, lecture

KRIS VERDONCK / A TWO DOGS COMPANY
In Void
11 > 14/02 | installation | EN | Kaaistudio's | Burning ice #9 | première

KRIS VERDONCK / A TWO DOGS COMPANY
Untitled
18/02 | dance | Burning ice #9

LIEVEN DE CAUTER
Welcome to posthistory
13/02 | lecture / performance | Burning ice #9 | première

ANNIE DORSEN
Hello Hi There
16 > 17/02 | theatre | EN | Kaaistudio's | Burning ice #9

SANDY WILLIAMS
Everything Happens So Much
16 > 17/02 | dance / lecture / performance | EN | Kaaistudio's | Burning ice #9 | première

ORION MAXTED
The Machine
19 > 20/02 | performance | EN | Kaaistudio's | Burning ice #9

KARL VAN WELDEN
Mars II
19 > 20/02 | theatre / performance | Kaaistudio's | Burning ice #9

MAGUY MARIN
Umwelt
20/02 | dance | Burning ice #9

JUDITH WAMBACQ
On philosophy and dance
24/02 | lecture | NL

NOÉ SOULIER
Removing
24/02 | dance | Belgian première

ICTUS / LIESA VAN DER AA & TOM PAUWELS
American Lament (studio version)
25 > 26/02 | music | Kaaistudio's

DE WARME WINKEL & NIEUW WEST
Amadeus
26 > 27/02 | theatre | NL | Belgian première

JEAN-LUC NANCY
Sur l'art de la pensée
29/02 | lecture | FR (subtitled NL + EN)

Daniel Linehan - dbddbb - 3 > 4/02 - (c) Jean-Luc Tanghe
Tiago Rodrigues - By Heart - 2 > 3/02 - (c) Magda Bizzaro
Kris Verdonck/A two dogs company - In Void - 11 > 14/02 - (c) John Ellwood
Annie Dorson - Hello Hi There - 16 > 17/02 - (c) Steiricher Herbst
Sandy Williams - Everything Happens So Much - 16 > 17/02 - (c) Sandy Williams
Kris Verdonck/A two dogs company - Untitled - 18/02 - (c) A Two Dogs Company
Karl Van Welden - Mars II - 19 > 20/02 - (c) Karl Van Welden
Maguy Marin - Umwelt - 20/02 - (c) Christian Garnet
Noé Soulier - Removing - 24/02 - (c) Chiara Valle Vallomini
Ictus/Liesa Van der Aa & Tom Pauwels - American Lament - 25 > 26/02 - (c) Vincent Estève
De Warme Winkel & Nieuw West - Amadeus - 26 > 27/02 - (c) Sofie Knijff
Jean-Luc Nancy - Sur l'art de pensée - 29/02