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2020 - 2021


About us It’s already 38 years since we began offering a full range of dance, circus and theatre. The time when everything in the performing arts had to fit into strict categories is fortunately in the past. The divisions between the various disciplines have gone forever. What we have to offer in 2020-2021 reflects the openness and eagerness our groups wish to display, and it’s all in this brochure. From contemporary dance, through circus, to theatre. Dance and theatre, dance and music and an African revolution, dance and circus, dance at site specific places, dance and poetry, contemporary and urban, circus and theatre, circus and variety, circus and cinema, theatre and music, theatre and film, theatre and pop opera, the list goes on. They all merge together quite naturally. Peeping Tom, Serge Aimé Coulibaly, Alexander Vantournhout, granvat, Circus Ronaldo, LOD/Josse De Pauw and Fabrice Murgia prove how enriching this approach can be. They demonstrate this in style, through internationally esteemed productions that shine out on stages large and small all over the world. We are absolutely delighted to be able to disseminate these artists’ work, and we are exceedingly proud to be able to offer you these productions. It will be hard to choose between all these masterpieces. We are looking forward to your response and proposals.

Gie, Tine, Flore & Inti


“So innovative that it would have been worthy of the great Pina Bausch herself.” THE TELEGRAPH

© RAHI REZVANI


Š RAHI REZVANI

Peeping Tom Gabriela Carrizo & Franck Chartier

DIPTYCH TRIPTYCH

THE MISSING DOOR, THE LOST ROOM

THE MISSING DOOR, THE LOST ROOM , THE HIDDEN FLOOR

NEW

GENRE: DANCE/THEATRE WORLD PREMIĂˆRE: July ‘20 PERFORMANCE PERIOD: until December ‘21

Peeping Tom is reimagining the three short pieces (The missing door, The lost room, The hidden floor) created with Nederlands Dans Theater and adapting them with eight new dancers into a new Peeping Tom production. Several characters keep wandering throughout a mysterious and macabre labyrinth in which they are lost. There are two versions available: Diptych (The missing door & The lost room) or Triptych (full trilogy).

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AWARDS

“The famous ingredients of the two founders of the successful Belgian collective Peeping Tom are again present: dance, acrobatics, illusionism, cinematic suspense. And mad humour.� NRC


“An evil Alice in the land of horrors.” ABC

© OLEG DEGTIAROV


Š OLEG DEGTIAROV

Peeping Tom Gabriela Carrizo & Franck Chartier

KIND (CHILD)

GENRE: DANCE/THEATRE WORLD PREMIĂˆRE: 23 April ‘19

Les ThÊâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg PERFORMANCE PERIOD: limited periods on demand

In Kind, we enter a distant and out of joint universe littered by somber fairy tales and magic. With infantile tics and gestures, a girl who is far too large riding a bike that is far too small for her leads us into her universe on the fraying borders of the unconscious. A state where the earth speaks, where children grow on trees, and where strange events spark curiosity rather than alarming anyone.

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ON THE REPERTOIRE: Vader (Father) Moeder (Mother)

đ&#x;’ť VIDEO VADER AWARDS VADER đ&#x;’ť VIDEO MOEDER AWARDS MOEDER “The true Picasso of ballet are Franck Chartier and Gabriela Carrizo.â€? CULTUREEL PERSBUREAU


“Serge Aimé Coulibaly is one of the leading lights of contemporary dance on the African continent today.” LES INROCKUPTIBLES

© GÉRY BARBOT


Š GÉRY BARBOT

Faso Danse ThÊâtre

Serge AimĂŠ Coulibaly

WAKATT

GENRE: DANCE/MUSIC WORLD PREMIĂˆRE: September ‘20

NEW

Ruhrtriennale and La Biennale de la Danse Lyon PERFORMANCE PERIOD: until December ‘21

After exploring what a commitment to a better world imposes on the individual (Kalakuta Republik) and after a questioning of our contemptuous look on the migrants through some founding myths of West-Africa (Kirina); Wakatt is a reflection on the era in which we live and the fear that dominates it. Wakatt is a performance with ten dancers and live music, composed and performed by the trio of Magic Malik. There is also a smaller version available with recorded music. We are looking for coproducers.

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“Serge AimĂŠ is one of a generation of fascinating artists who want to build artistic bridges between Europe and the African continent. This is an extremely difficult balancing act, but Serge AimĂŠ succeeds in accomplishing it, which can arouse nothing but admiration.â€? ALAIN PLATEL


“Serge Aimé Coulibaly magically combines music, dance and the African revolution.” LA LIBRE BELGIQUE

© DOUNE PHOTO


Š SOPHIEGARCIA

“It confirms his talent. In this one work, while remaining true to himself, the choreographer has crystallised years of research.� LE MONDE

Faso Danse ThÊâtre Serge AimÊ Coulibaly

KALAKUTA REPUBLIK GENRE: DANCE December ‘16 Festival Danse L’Afrique Danse! Ouagadougou PERFORMANCE PERIOD: until June ‘21 WORLD PREMIERE:

A dizzying fusion of dance, music and revolution, inspired by the supercharged music and scandalous life of Fela Kuti. Pioneering dancer and choreographer Serge AimÊ Coulibaly takes Kuti’s life as inspiration for this visually stunning, hypnotic dance work for seven performers. In Coulibaly’s dynamic, demanding choreography, dance becomes a symbol of transformation, a ceaseless march towards ultimate freedom. Kalakuta Republik was presented as one of the official selections at both the Festival d’Avignon (2017) and the Edinburgh International Festival (2019).

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“Kalakuta Republik is inventive in terms of movement and is, above all, a feast for both the eye and the ear.� LES INROCKUPTIBLES


“A stunning spectacle that combined sweaty, ritualistic and ecstatic dance and propulsive music.� THE NEW YORK TIMES

Faso Danse ThÊâtre

Š SOPHIE GARCIA

Serge AimĂŠ Coulibaly & Rokia TraorĂŠ

KIRINA

GENRE: DANCE/MUSIC WORLD PREMIĂˆRE: June ‘18

Festival de Marseille and Ruhrtriennale PERFORMANCE PERIOD: until June ‘21

Kirina is a performance about people on the move, the events that color and possibly direct these migrations and their influences on society. Kirina is a performance with ten dancers and thirty local extra’s. The music is created by Rokia TraorÊ and performed live on stage by four musicians and two singers.

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“Kirina is a show where everything enchants: the music by Rokia TraorĂŠ who takes the guts to the explosive choreography of Serge AimĂŠ Coulibaly and the energy and power of multiple body gestures.â€? LES INROCKUPTIBLES


Š ISSA SANOU

The three best dance solos of Africa

Faso Danse ThÊâtre

AFRICA SIMPLY THE BEST NEW

PERFORMANCE PERIOD:

GENRE: DANCE until June ‘21

In March 2019, Serge AimĂŠ Coulibaly organised in Bobo-Dioulasso (BF) an international competition for the best African dance solo. The three best were selected by a jury that he led. The next step is a professional coaching project in December 2019. This will result in a full-length programme that includes the three solos. This is a unique opportunity to discover three young African dancers with different backgrounds and styles.

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“Alexander Vantournhout, circus is talking about it, so is dance.” LE MONDE

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Š FOTOKULTUUR

“The work of Alexander Vantournhout is awkward, uncomfortable, funny, dangerous and completely compelling.� DANCING REVIEW

Alexander Vantournhout THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE

GENRE: DANCE/CIRCUS WORLD PREMIĂˆRE: June ‘20

Les Subsistances in collaboration with Les Nuits de Fourvière Lyon PERFORMANCE PERIOD: summer ‘20, October ‘20 and December ‘20 - February ‘21

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ON THE REPERTOIRE: ANECKXANDER

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In the duet Through the grapevine, Alexander Vantournhout examines the formula of the pas de deux with Axel GuĂŠrin. “I heard it through the grapevineâ€?, most people know this expression through the eponymous Marvin Gaye song. The expression refers to receiving information that has passed from person to person, often changing along the way, perhaps an apt metaphor for the reception of a work of art? This male duet will be a sequel to the solo ANECKXANDER. We are looking for coproducers.


“Screws is more than circus. Screws is more than dance. It is something that surpasses both.” DANSER CANAL

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Š BART GRIETENS

Alexander Vantournhout SCREWS

GENRE: CIRCUS/DANCE WORLD PREMIĂˆRE: 28 May ‘19

Rencontres ChorĂŠgraphiques Internationales (Paris) PERFORMANCE PERIOD: summer ‘20, spring ‘21 and on demand

Six dancer-acrobats guide you in this site specific performance along a route of reverberating micro performances, from short solos and duets to pointed group choreographies.

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“Fans of bowling know that the ball can weigh up to seven kilograms. So Alexander Vantournhout thought: “The perfect dancing partner!� In Screws, he dances a duet with a bowling ball – which he holds in front of him with his arms outstretched – and has choreographed a lovedance in iceshoes. Strike!� KNACK FOCUS


Š BART GRIETENS

“All highly original choreographies that stick to your mind immediately.� DE STANDAARD

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Red Haired Men is a group performance inspired by the absurd poetry of Daniil Kharms, leading light of the 1920s of the Soviet avant-garde. On the thresholds between dance, acrobatics, circus and theater, Red Haired Men creates a universe where wonder and humor are never without risk.

Alexander Vantournhout

RED HAIRED MEN GENRE: CIRCUS/DANCE WORLD PREMIĂˆRE: October ‘18 PERFORMANCE PERIOD:

Cirque-ThÊâtre Elbeuf summer ‘20, spring ‘21 and on demand


Š BORIS BRUEGEL

granvat

The meeting of urban club culture and contemporary dance

COME ON FEET GENRE: URBAN DANCE/MUSIC WORLD PREMIĂˆRE: September ‘20 PERFORMANCE PERIOD: until December ‘21

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Come On Feet grew out of a love for Electronic Dance Music (EDM). Together with house and afro dance, ‘footwork’ will be presented as a dance style accompanied by live club music. With seven dancers and two musician brothers Stijn and Bert Cools (granvat), the choreographer Quan Bui Ngoc (les ballets C de la B) explores the encounter between urban club culture and contemporary dance. The official premiere of the full-length performance will be in September 2020. However, granvat will already be presenting Come On Feet Club as from March 2020. This is a shorter version (30 to 45 minutes) and will be perfect for creating a club atmosphere at festivals. It can even be programmed as a party warm-up or after party. We are looking for coproducers.


“And here is Nanosh, part of the seventh generation of Circus Ronaldo. With him we’re in full Swing.” LE SOIR

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Š BENNY DEGROVE

Circus Ronaldo

SWING

CIRCUS WORLD PREMIĂˆRE: 3 July ‘19 Summer of Antwerp PERFORMANCE PERIOD: until December ‘21 GENRE:

NEW With Swing, Circus Ronaldo opens up the stage to a new generation. With his father Danny Ronaldo as his coach, Nanosh Ronaldo and five young circus performers have conjured up the circus and variety vibe of the first half of the 20th century. Swing is a performance for a wide audience and for all ages, underpinned by the powerful DNA of the exceptional Ronaldo tradition. Can be presented in their own tent or in a theatre.

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“Swing is the sort of oldfashioned, warm-blooded circus performance that you now rarely see, steeped in a retro atmosphere and with a real big band – or at least an automatic installation by the Decap organ family.� DE STANDAARD


“Danny Ronaldo is simply the most accomplished circus performer I’ve ever seen.” JONATHAN HOLLOWAY

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Š FRAUKE VERREYDE

Circus Ronaldo

SONO IO?

GENRE: THEATRE/CIRCUS WORLD PREMIĂˆRE: summer ‘20 PERFORMANCE PERIOD: until December ‘21

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NEW Danny Ronaldo and his son Pepijn are two clowns exploring their similarities and their individuality. What separates them and what connects them? This exploration is recognizable and amusing, but also compelling and moving. It’s written in the history of mankind: “between a father and a son lies the deep ravine of their similarity�. Sono io? is the sequel to Fidelis Fortibus. It will start where Fidelis Fortibus ended ... Can be presented in their own tent or in a theatre. We are looking for coproducers.

“As an artistic creator, Danny is a great circus architect. He manages to constantly reinvent himself, gets better and better, and always remains true to himself.� FLEMISH AWARD FOR CULTURE 2018


Š LA STRADA GRAZ NIKOLA MILATOVIC

“Certainly towards the end the performance far transcends worldly things. Laughter triumphs, through the tears.� JURY REPORT THEATRE FESTIVAL BE/NL

Circus Ronaldo

FIDELIS FORTIBUS GENRE: THEATRE/CIRCUS WORLD PREMIĂˆRE: June ‘15 PERPLX (Marke) PERFORMANCE PERIOD: until December ‘21

A comical and poetic performance with warm humour and slight melancholy, Fidelis Fortibus is a highly unusual solo performance created and performed by award winning circus legend Danny Ronaldo. Danny appears in the ring alone, surrounded by a circle of buried circus artistes. The powerful illusions he creates brings the dead souls back to life. With the audience complicit in maintaining the illusion of the grand spectacle, giving applause and waves of laughter, it still sounds like a reality. He will never leave. Or perhaps he might. But would that be to give up? To be disloyal?

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Š MIKE ZENARI

A mix of reality and fiction, at the crossroads of film, performance and circus

Circus Ronaldo & Gust Van den Berghe CINEMA MALFAIT

GENRE: FILM/PERFORMANCE PERFORMANCE PERIOD: until December ‘21

NEW Danny Ronaldo has the lead role in Gust Van den Berghe’s new film ‘Wees blij dat het regent’. For the screening of the film, Circus Ronaldo is converting an aged truck into an old-fashioned, cosy little film theatre, Cinema Malfait. But there’s more! After all, Cinema Malfait will be run by CĂŠsar Malfait (Karel Creemers), the seedy circus director in the film who will be waiting for the audience to put them on the wrong track before the screening even starts... It’s a mix of reality and fiction, an original project at the crossroads of film, performance and circus.

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Following the success of “An Old Monk”...

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Š KURT VAN DER ELST

LOD muziektheater Josse De Pauw & Kris Defoort Trio

A CONCERT CALLED LANDSCAPE CONCERT/THEATRE WORLD PREMIERE: 10-11 October ‘19 in NTGent PERFORMANCE PERIOD: February-March ‘21 and on demand GENRE:

NEW Following the success of An Old Monk, Josse De Pauw and the jazz musicians of Kris Defoort Trio are joining each other on stage again. As a child, our ‘landscape’ may be our bedroom, a place where we play and discover things. As an adult, the landscape may mean the quiet of the countryside and the bustle of the city. Josse De Pauw is giving a voice to our landscape.

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“Josse De Pauw is a masterly storyteller and actor, who fills the whole stage with his voice, language and body.� HET PAROOL


“I don’t ask myself if my actions are political or not. It’s inevitable for me.” FABRICE MURGIA

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Š HUBERT AMIEL

“Captivating music theater.� DE STANDAARD

Cie Artara & LOD muziektheater Fabrice Murgia & Dominique Pauwels

THE MEMORY OF TREES (GHOST ROAD CYCLE)

GENRE: THEATRE/MUSIC WORLD PREMIERE: 12 September ‘19

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ThÊâtre National de Wallonie-Bruxelles PERFORMANCE PERIOD: October-November ‘20 and on demand

The third part of Fabrice Murgia’s Ghost Road cycle focuses on the Russian city Oziorsk, struck by the third biggest nuclear disaster in history. In the heart of this place not found on any map, thousands of people are forced to maintain this secret. And those who present even a shadow of treason pay for it with their lives. Together they preserve a vast industrial state and keep quiet about an unheard of environmental and human catastrophe.

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“Josse De Pauw’s performance is true, apposite and magnificent.� RTBF


“Sylvia is spectacular. Beautiful, organic, poetic, disturbing. Unforgettable.” L’ECHO

© HUBERT AMIEL


Š HUBERT AMIEL

Cie Artara Fabrice Murgia

SYLVIA THEATRE/POP OPERA/FILM WORLD PREMIERE: September ‘18 ThÊâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles PERFORMANCE PERIOD: October ‘20, March-April ‘21 and on demand GENRE:

Fabrice Murgia digs through the journals, short stories and essays of the American poet Sylvia Plath on a quest for this brilliant artist’s soul. The show takes the form of an original pop opera for a singer and nine women. The music is composed by the Belgian pianist and singersongwriter An PierlĂŠ, who is accompanied by her Quartet. On stage, the action takes place on a movie set that shows both a movie in the making and backstage activity: a bridge between “beingâ€? and “portraying,â€? between dream and reality.

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ON THE REPERTOIRE: THE SORROW OF OGRES/LA TRISTEZA DE LOS OGROS

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“With Sylvia, Fabrice Murgia brings us his most ambitious show to date. Out of the ordinary, necessary, and so beautiful it makes you shiver.� LE VIF


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Offer Frans Brood Productions 2020-2021 | English  

It’s already 38 years since we began offering a full range of dance, circus and theatre. It's with great pleasure that we present our offer...

Offer Frans Brood Productions 2020-2021 | English  

It’s already 38 years since we began offering a full range of dance, circus and theatre. It's with great pleasure that we present our offer...