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A Dance for Valeska Gert

A Dance for Valeska Gert

Dancing in the margins The Brazilian trans artist Fernanda Silva presents her latest creation, a tribute to Valeska Gert: a German dancer, mime, cabaret artist, actress, and pioneering performance artist of the early 20th century. In this solo performance, Silva connects her personal life to Gert’s satirical and provocative works. In doing so, she builds […]



A dance to postpone the apocalypse What if Western philosophers Descartes or Spinoza had visited the Brazilian rainforest? Brazilian poet Paulo Leminski’s Catatau poem or romance-idea is based on this dream: a philosopher is confronted with a new environment that bankrupts his thoughts. He arrives at the Atlantic Forest where everything is astonishing, where there […]



The starting-point of this creation is the bourree with two counts, a traditional group dance from the French Massif Central. Branle takes on the form of a ball – a space in which dance and music come together but that also evokes specific feelings and makes for circulation. Choreographer Madeleine Fournier is fascinated by the […]

Africa simply the best

Laureates of Africa simply the best

The platform ‘Africa Simply the Best’ gathers the very best of solo dance Africa can offer. During a two-year competition solos from all over the continent are judged on creativity, originality and innovation. Initiator is the famous choreographer Serge Aimé Coulibaly, founder of Faso Danse Théâtre and a welcome guest on the greatest European stages. […]

Young Dreams

Young Dreams

Amina Abouelghar is an Egyptian dancer and choreographer. For Young Dreams she examines the collective memory of the society in Cairo where she was born. The sounds, gestures, images, and expressions that have been passed on from generation to generation. Abouelghar and Betris explore the question of what nostalgia means through songs, fairytales, tastes, and […]



Let’s think back to the very beginning. There lies man. Dirty, stranded, full of nostalgia for his origin in the slippery water. What happens when we penetrate this image, if we want to catch a glimpse of the precious life in the ‘lower’ layers of our experience that are now sealed under the concrete of […]

Deep Cuts

During a walk, Bryan Campbell hit a tree with a branch. This trivial act aroused strong associations in him with – among other things – sadomasochism. But where man finds both pain and pleasure in such a relationship, we don’t know what the tree experiences. Did this blow leave the tree indifferent? What does this […]



THERE’S MORE IN A BREAK THAN YOU THINK Rhythm, voice and movement are always central to Alma Söderberg’s work. But where in her first collaboration with Cullberg, The Listeners (2020), she intertwined voice and movement, here she explores the break moment: the cut, the break, the moment when what flows is broken up or reversed. […]

The Listeners

INTENSE WEDDING OF DANCE AND MUSIC In The Listener suit 2020, the Swedish choreographer continues her research with nine dancers from the famous Cullberg ensemble. Again, rhythm, voice and movement underpin a multi-layered performance. In it, your own perceptions are especially central. In polyrhythmic music, you choose which layers of rhythm to focus on. Between […]

Galactic Crush

AFTER THE DISASTER: BEIRUT IN MUSIC The events in this performance take place in a parallel universe, where an anti-heroine dancer and her musician, in retaliation for decades of evil and corruption, form a powerful, underfunded and loosely organised couple fighting crime to bring justice! With good intentions and no experience whatsoever; they are a […]

Leçons de ténèbres (sold out)

A LAMENTATION FOR WHAT WE HAVE FORGOTTEN Leçons de Ténèbres refers to a 17th-century Baroque musical genre of the same name, in which the Biblical Lamentations of Jeremiah are rendered with polyphonic singing. The songs usually revolve around mourning for the destroyed city of Jerusalem. Betty Tchomanga makes her own leçons de ténèbres for NEXT, […]


A STRING QUARTET IN MOTION What happens in the musician’s body when they play? How does music make a body move, or even dance, very concretely and precisely, but also invisibly inside? IN YOUR HEAD, is based on an important 20th-century piece of music: the String Quartet No 8 in C minor by Dmitri Shostakovich. […]



AND THE LIGHT…LED THE DANCE In a world punctuated by an overflow of images, R É V E R B É R E R is imagined as a care session for the eyes. Dance and light are intertwined. The light is here the starting point and its presence defines what we see or don’t see. […]

Lenio Kaklea

Sonatas and Interludes

Exciting dialogue between a dancer and a pianist Sonatas et Interludes (1946-1948) was a music series by John Cage for ‘prepared piano’, in which objects are placed on or under the strings or hammers. Dancing to this music, which beats and pulls, Kaklea also underlines the forces that acted on women’s bodies in the 1940s. […]

Pol Pi


Intimate search for the plural human being What archive preserves and embodies each individual? By inviting two dancers who find themselves at different moments in time, in different cultures and sexes, Pol Pi creates a crossroads between three generations and three stories. In daté.e.s bodies become seismographs of intimate signs, in which the intensity, the […]

MONUMENT 0.9: Replay

Real monuments do not stand still In the performance Replay choreographer Eszter Salamon returns to the dance material she developed for Reproduction (2004), inspired by positions from the legendary Kama Sutra. What remains of those movements? Replay shows the pleasure of moving ánd watching movement while bodies get rid of social norms. A work of […]

Teenage Sonbook of Love and Sex

Teenage Songbook of Love and Sex

Love songs break teenage taboos In this musical show, the young people themselves take the floor about love and sexuality. Each time, local peers join the Icelandic choir to write and sing songs with them. In this melodious ode to the coming-of-age love and sexuality are represented in all forms and colours.

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