Kalakuta RepublikSerge Aimé Coulibaly (Bobo-Dioulasso + Brussels)23, 24, 25 May
Directed by the Burkinabe Serge Aimé Coulibaly, seven astounding dancers recounts the history of the peoples of yesterday and today through the figure of the mythical Fela Kuti.
Tous des oiseauxWajdi Mouawad (Paris)22, 23, 25, 26, 27 May
Tous des oiseaux
Wajdi Mouawad has returned to the fiery force of his sweeping theatrical epics with a powerful tragedy that is unleashed in the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Quasi nienteDaria Deflorian (Rome)
Antonio Tagliarini (Rome)23, 24, 25 May
Daria Deflorian and Antonio Tagliarini pursue their explorations of invisible lives. The Antonioni film Red Desert is the inspiration for a delicate depiction of a woman adrift.
FantasiaAnna Karasińska (Warsaw)24, 25, 26 May
Six actors, no script. Seated behind the auditorium,Anna Karasińska, a young vital force in Polish theatre, gives directions with a microphone. A laboratory of virtuoso improvisation.
May He Rise and Smell the FragranceAli Chahrour (Beirut)25, 26, 27 May
May He Rise and Smell the Fragrance
The Lebanese choreographer Ali Chahrour presents a primitive ceremony of staggeringly incandescent intensity. Between the sacred and the profane, the funeral procession begins.
Bacchantes – Prélude pour une purgeMarlene Monteiro Freitas (Mindelo + Lisbon)02, 03 June
Bacchantes – Prélude pour une purge
An ode to the imagination and the irrational. With thirteen dancers and musicians, Bacchantes delights both eye and ear, never running out of steam. Absolutely delicious.
Put Your Heart Under Your Feet… And Walk!Steven Cohen (Johannesburg + Lille)27, 28, 29 May
Put Your Heart Under Your Feet… And Walk!
Put Your Heart… is a mournful poem of unbearable beauty, which follows the march of a survivor through a land of mourning. A singularly extreme ritualized cantata.