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Compagnie Marie Chouinard »

Hieronymus Bosch: The Garden of Earthly Delights
14/10/2016

Just as a choreographer can start with a piece of music in order to create, Chouinard starts with the painting by Jeroen Bosch. This is a choreography in three acts from the famous triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights. »

Robbie Synge »

Douglas
3/12/2016

In Douglas, young Scottish choreographer-performer Robbie Synge situates a lone performer among a number of simple inanimate objects. During the performance, sound and lighting are affected by both performer and object. A poetic gem! »

Alsarah & The Nubatones »

concert i.k.v. Belmundo
18/3/2017

With her charming presence and beseeching voice, Alsarah is seen as the rising star in the recently discovered oasis of Nubian retro pop. This takes us to the deep heartland of the former pharaohs. »

Tuning People »

ROBOTS
3,4/11/2016

This endearing triptych with emotional robot installations is an ultra-short gem which can be played 12 times a day for 25 people (aged at least six) each time. A performance like no other! »

les ballets C de la B / Alain Platel »

nicht schlafen
10,11/2/2017

With nine performers, Alain Platel creates a new work about the troubled early years of the 20th century. The music is by composer Steven Prengels. Internationally renowned artist Berlinde De Bruyckere designed the stage set. »

Tommy and the Wildflowers »

staand concert
7/10/2016

Tommy Vlaeminck from Bruges has worked for years as a guitarist, producer, songwriter, and studio musician. Last year, he produced his first full CD with pop, rock, acoustic, and electric numbers. »

Vamos Theatre »

The Best Thing
19/4/2017

This British company specialises in poetic mask theatre. This silent performance was a revelation during the international London Mime Festival 2016. The performance is poignant, playful, and light, yet it has a special theme. »

Old Salt + Barabas »

Unplugged
26/5/2017

Old Salt came into being in 2013 during a world music conference in Slovenia and has grown into a closely knit group of six musicians. The band consists of both Europeans and Americans. Their music contains influences of old time, Americana, blue grass, and European folk. »

Une Anche Passe & Barbara Sarafian »

Le Grand Troupeau
30/9/2016

In 1999, a group of French and Flemish artists created the musical project Le Grand Troupeau, based on the literary work of Jean Giono. In his book, the author describes his experiences as a soldier during the First World War. This performance is one of the Great War Centenary events. »

Andersson Dance & Scottish Ensemble »

Goldberg Variations - ternary patterns for insomnia
19/1/2017

Bach composed the Goldberg variations in 1742 for the clavier. In this concert, the Scottish Ensemble performs Sitkovetsky's famous transcription for strings, composed for Bach Year 1985. This performance, with eleven musicians and five dancers, is an absolute delight for ear and eye. »

Ragùs »

Ragùs The Show
17/10/2016

Ragùs performs traditional Irish music and dance worldwide, with songs and dances full of emotion and vitality. The magical plot of acoustic instruments and stirring dance rhythms will get you fully into the Irish mood. »

Radio Guga »

Inteam
29/11/2016

The music band with voice imitator Guga Baùl thrilled various concert halls last year. Maestrologist Baùl gives form to various national and international greats. »

Scottish Dance Theatre & Damien Jalet »

Yama
9/12/2016

In an impressive set designed by visual artist Jim Hodges and the dark, claustrophobic music by Winter Family, Yama explores mythological tales about mountains. »

Roland and The Deep Blue Sea »

Zeemansliederen
18/10/2016

The forefather of the Belgian blues, Roland Van Campenhout, digs up some startling blues gems from the musical maritime past. »

Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion »

The Cow Piece / Body Not Fit For Purpose
6/12/2016

The work of Burrows and Fargion is situated somewhere between dance, music and performance art. »

Compagnie Un Loup Pour l'homme »

Rare Birds
5/4/2017

In his third creation acrobatic performer Alexandre Fray continues with the search for the limits of acrobatics and the acrobat. He performs here with the subjects of birds and flying. »

LaClaireau + Grind »

Unplugged
11/3/2017

La Claireau reflects on the giddiness and shady side of our existence where dream and reality run into each other. The band mixes roots music with old European music with a classic touch. »

Hugh Masekela »

concert
25/11/2016

The South African trumpet player Hugh Rampolo Masekela is one of the great representatives of Afro-jazz and jazz in general. »

We Stood Like Kings »

USSR 1926
15/10/2016

The Belgian post-rock band We Stood Like Kings plays its own composed soundtrack for the silent film A Sixth Part Of The World by Dziga Vertov, who put the documentary film on the map. »

Laika »

Piknik Horrifik
16,17,18/9/2016

An apocalyptic picnic at a creative location in Bruges. This is the recipe for Piknik Horrifik, inspired by The Garden of Earthly Delights, without doubt the most fascinating painting by Jeroen Bosch. »

fABULEUS & kwaad bloed (Ugo Dehaes) »

Rats
28/1/2017

In Rats the choreographer and his dancers see it as a challenge to unite all possible forms of urban dance (break dancing, house, hip hop, popping, locking, etc) and modern dance. hier komt vertaling »

Trio Talawine »

concert
22/11/2016

The founders of Trio Talawine fled from the war zone in their native land and came to the West in search of a better future. After his release, the Syrian UD-player and musician Hassan Abdalrahman seized the initiative to use his life story and his music to build a career. »

Viktor Lazlo »

Trois Femmes / Drie Vrouwen
10/1/2017

You might remember this French-Belgian singer from hits such as Backdoor Man or Sweet, Soft & Lazy from the 1980s. Today, she will surprise you with a programme around three renowned jazz divas, namely Billie Holliday, Sarah Vaughan, and Ella Fitzgerald. »

10CC »

concert
21/2/2017

Graham Gouldman is one of the most influential American songwriters and his band 10CC has sold over 30 million albums since the 1970s. Their CV includes hits such as I’m not in love and Dreadlock holiday. »

Gandini Juggling »

4x4 Ephemeral Architectures
8/3/2017

After the success of SMASHED, the world famous juggler Sean Gandini searches for the relationship between ballet and modern circus. 4x4 is a mix of elegance and virtuosity. »

Karen Vanhulle »

Second Skin
27/4/2017

This singer-songwriter from Bruges, after her piano training, likes to colour outside the classical lines. She likes to give free rein to her musical impulses. Recently, she took the music world by surprise with the stylish debut EP Second Skin, which has a choice selection of her own numbers. »

Sprookjes Enzo / Cie Lewis »

Lampionaio
26/11/2016

Lampionaio is a nimble and magical circus theatre act with moving objects and dolls, video, and surprising circus numbers. »

Chris Dean's Syd Lawrence Orchestra »

concert
22/1/2017

In 1996, Syd Lawrence handed over the leadership of his orchestra to Chris Dean, his regular trombonist. Under Dean’s leadership, the orchestra has confirmed itself as one of the top British swing orchestras. The programme includes gems from Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, and Peggy Lee. »

Kabinet K & HETPALEIS »

Horses - i.k.v. Dag van de Dans
29/4/2017

Horses is a dance piece full of irrepressible energy. Five children and five adults meet each other. They share gusto, amazement, and, especially, an unshakeable trust in each other. Horses is about wanting to grow up and wanting to remain a child, about power and vulnerability, about carrying and being carried. »

Musicland Productions »

Ladies of the sixties
7/5/2017

The four singers take you back in time to the days of the first televisions in living rooms, wild hair, rock ’n roll, and free sex. Put on your dancing shoes for hits like Son of a preacher man, Mister postman, or Da doo ron ron. »

Lisbeth Gruwez / Voetvolk »

We're pretty fuckin' far from okay
7/3/2017

We live in a culture of fear. In We’re pretty fucking far from okay, choreographer Lisbeth Gruwez considers fear related to human respiration and the human body. »

Long Tall Danny & His Blues Combo + The Bluesbones »

Nothin' but the blues
8/10/2016

This group claims to specialise in nononsense blues, based on the black blues from the 1950s, supplemented by elements of country, jazz, soul, and funk. The Bluesbones round off this all Belgian blues night. »

Bugge Wesseltoft »

New Conception Of Jazz
28/10/2016

Bugge Wesseltoft was once the regular partner of jazz legend Jan Garbarek. With his New Conception of Jazz formation, he has been one of the most fascinating representatives of Northern European jazz for over 20 years. »

Berlin »

Bonanza & Jerusalem
29,30/3/2017

Berlin is one of those remarkable collectives which uses film to explore new forms of theatre and image creation. »

Circa »

What will have been
25/3/2017

To the violin notes of Bach and in combination with electronic soundscapes, the athletes of Circa perform so as to defy the laws of gravity. A breathtaking and daring acrobatic performance. »

Flat Earth Society + Mauro Pawlowski & Frank Deleu »

Feathers and Bells
15/9/2016

To close the carillon season in a festive way, the city’s carillon player Frank Deleu will bring his mobile carillon and will be joined by the famous 14-man orchestra Flat Earth Society and musical jack-of-all-trades Mauro Pawlowski. »

Wim Vandekeybus / Ultima Vez »

Mockumentary of a contemporary Saviour
5/5/2017

In this theatrical and dance performance Vandekeybus presents a penetrating portrait of a Messiah as a fictitious character. The Messiah stands in a world which could not or would not be saved. Four main characters operate in a surreal and vague atmosphere. »

Familie Flöz »

Teatro Delusio
8/11/2016

Familie Flöz from Berlin is one of the most fascinating mask theatre companies in Europe. This piece is a theatre performance with a comical glance at the wings. »

Bella Ciao »

concert
13/12/2016

This project is an ode to the Italian folk tradition and a celebration of the Italian voice. Accordionist Riccardo Tesi, one of the most prominent and remarkable figures in the current Italian global music scene, works together with vocalists who have been at the top for over 30 years. »

Lost Dog / Ben Duke »

Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me)
4/12/2016

In Paradise Lost dancer and theatre-maker Ben Duke presents a one-man version of the eponymous epic poem by 17th-century English poet John Milton. This brilliant piece of comic dance theatre about God, Lucifer, Adam and Eve was a huge hit at the Edinburgh Festival '15. It is an ode to the clumsy and crushing art of creation. »

It It Anita + The Day Off »

Daverend
17/2/2017

It It Anita from Liege embraces the noise of the 1990s, but gives it a completely personal spin. They link hard music with energy and subtle details with deep emotions. »

Ayelen Parolin »

Nativos
19/11/2016

In 2014, Ayelen Parolin amazed the dance world with her Hérétiques (Heretics) duets, a sort of modern ritual based on repetition and perseverance. The same spirit pervades this new work of hers, but this time it is performed with Korean dancers, a pianist, and a Korean percussionist. »

Compagnie Flak / José Navas »

Rites
15/3/2017

The charismatic José Navas celebrates his fiftieth birthday with a transitional stage ritual. During this performance, he discards all ballast. His dancing is minimalist, but explosive like the forces of nature. »

The Nylons »

Farewell Tour
26/3/2017

With global hits such as The lion sleeps tonight and Up the ladder to the roof, this Canadian vocal foursome put the a capella genre on the map in the early 1980s. After touring continuously for 35 years, they are saying farewell in style. »

Cie Thor / Thierry Smits »

Anima Ardens
9/11/2016

Eleven nude men move around an equally bare stage. Together, as it were, they form a temporary tribe with its very own dance rituals. The dancers weigh up not only their bodies, but also their breath and voices. »

Theatre Republique Kopenhagen & 7 Fingers »

Bosch Dreams
4/10/2016

The internationally renowned circus company Les 7 Doigts de la Main (the 7 Fingers) from Canada presents an impressive and comprehensive visual spectacle, which is inspired by the work of Jeroen Bosch. »

Dancers On Stage »

Unforgettable - One Night in Manhattan
12/2/2017

This international dance show exudes the atmosphere of the sweltering Cotton Club of The Savoy Ballroom in the heart of New York in the middle of the last century. A brilliant and unforgettable spectacle. »

Khoury Brothers »

De avonturen van Prins Achmed
18/4/2017

The Khoury Brothers provide one of the most fascinating first silent animation films of a new music score from 1926. They start on the basis of the Arab tradition, but they also draw inspiration from lots of influences from flamenco, swing, classical music and jazz. »

Gisela João »

concert i.k.v. Belmundo
24/3/2017

Gisela João’s debut album proved to be a big hit a few years ago like a warm gulf stream in the mouth of the River Taag. Gisela João shot to fame immediately as the revelation of contemporary fado. Without beating about the bush she gives the genre a refreshing voice. »

Aakash Odedra »

Echoes & I Imagine
8/12/2016

London-based Aakash Odedra is one of the most promising young dancers on the British dance scene. Echoes is a high-octane kathak dance experience, choreographed by kathak icon Aditi Mangaldas. In I Imagine Odedra combines choreography with a humorous story about travel and migration. »

Egyptian Project »

concert i.k.v. Belmundo
17/3/2017

The young French musician Jérôme Ettinger confronts the ethnic-Egyptian tradition with current western music styles such as trip hop and electro. »

Vardan Hovanissian & Emre Gültekin Kwartet »

Adana
23/3/2017

This Armenian-Turkish duo have put together an intimate programme full of splendid lyrical and introspective pieces with texts in Armenian and Turkish. It is mainly the melancholy of the duduk which resounds expressively. »

Akram Khan Company »

Until the lions
1/12/2016

In Until the Lions Akram Khan focusses on the changing body: from young to old, from man to woman. He tackles topics such as gender and sexuality and does so via his very own dance style: a mix of classical Indian kathak and contemporary dance. »

Akram Khan Company »

Chotto Desh / Het kleine thuisland
11/12/2016

Akram Khan and Sue Buckmaster have made a wonderful adaptation for families and children of Desh from 2011. In a magical mix of dance, speech, and visuals, Chotto Desh tells the story of a child who has to leave his country. »

Duo Gama »

Déconcerto
1/10/2016

The two men of Duo Gama unleash their musical talents in a burlesque and eccentric wordless show. »

Jan Fabre / Troubleyn »

Drugs kept me alive
26/10/2016

Jan Fabre wrote Drugs kept me alive for and in honour of Tony Rizzi, who was a member of Ballett Frankfurt for a long time under the leadership of William Forsythe. Fabre presents a figure on the edge of life. The nearer to death he is, the more pills and powders he needs. »

Lucy Guerin Inc. »

Motion Picture
1/2/2017

Motion Picture is a choreography which examines the tension between live performance and cinema. The dancers face the big screen behind the audience and use the film images as a source of inspiration for their movements. »

Cie Galapiat Cirque, Sanja Kosonen & Elice Abonce Muhonen »

Capilotractées
8/2/2017

On the basis of the old technique of hair hanging, two Finnish acrobats have developed a breathtaking, seemingly weightless, and sensual air choreography into a poetic floating ballet/duet. »

Jan Lauwers & Needcompany »

De blinde dichter
29/9/2016

The blind poet travels through history via the family trees of all Needcompany’s members. Along the way, Jan Lauwers realises that everyone has some link or connection with everyone else. »

Het Houten Huis / Oorkaan / Nordland Visual Theatre »

Kunstendag voor kinderen: Onbekend land
20/11/2016

After a long journey, the main character in this piece returns to her new home, a freezing mountain. She slowly finds out how everything works in this unknown country. The ‘Houten Huis’ from the Netherlands is now one of the most popular companies within our family range. »

K's Choice »

The Backpack Sessions
6/11/2016

After a series of solo projects and a five-year lull, Sarah and Gert Bettens have once again set off together down musical paths. The programme includes old and new musical material, supplemented with some surprising covers from their shared musical rucksack. »

Antony Hamilton & Alisdair Macindoe »

MEETING
4/4/2017

Antony Hamilton is an Australian choreographer who has won numerous prizes. In Meeting he gives a meticulous interplay between movement and music in his typical style based on popping, locking, and other urban dance movements. »

Igor & Moreno »

Idiot-Syncrasy
4/12/2016

Idiot-Syncrasy is Igor Urzelai and Moreno Solina’s internationally acclaimed jumping performance. In it these two London-based dancers explore the folk traditions of their home bases Sardinia and the Basque Country. Their work is characterised by their strong desire to employ a poetic yet political language. »

Eliane Elias »

Made in Brazil
5/10/2016

Eliane Elias is a big name in the Brazilian world of music and jazz. Her album Made in Brazil attracted widespread praise and has earned her a Grammy award for the best Latin jazz album. »

De Bonanzas »

The story of The Sixties
27/11/2016

De Bonanzas carry you along in a chronological and musical time machine which starts on the threshold of 1960 and ends at the dawn of the seventies. »

Michael Clark Company »

New Work 2016
3/12/2016

Dancer-choreographer Michael Clark is something of a maverick of British contemporary dance. He returns to Bruges with an ambitious new work. »

Walter Trout »

Battle Scars World Tour 2016
31/10/2016

With Walter Trout the Nothin’ but the Blues festival has a real blues legend in its midst. This American guitarist has played with stars like Canned Heat, John Lee Hooker, and Big Mama Thornton, and was a member of the legendary group John Mayall’s Blues Breakers. He now tours with his own band. »

Helsinki + Hermit »

Daverend
18/11/2016

Helsinki was formed by Thomas Vanelslander, who has played with numerous bands such as K’s Choice, Raymond van het Groenewoud, Arno, Gorki, and Hannelore Bedert. With his own band he has soon built a sound reputation for live performances, with flashes of Queens of the Stone Age, the others from The Black Keys of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. »

Cowboys & Aliens + Fire Down Below »

Daverend
7/4/2017

The groove rock band Cowboys & Aliens was formed in 1996 and is now one of the major ambassadors of Bruges. The band has already appeared at Dour and Graspop and has also played as a supporting act for groups such as Deep Purple. »

Hofesh Shechter »

Barbarians
10/12/2016

The barbarians in love features six dancers moving to an eclectic baroque score, tHE bAD is a joyous explosion of dubstep grooves. Two completely different angles of the same fucking thing is a poignant duet. »

Jan Martens / Steven Michel »

Double Bill: Ode to the Attempt & They Might Be Giants
11/5/2017

With ‘Ode to Attempt’, Jan Mertens presents an amusing and personal deconstruction of a creative process. It is a humorous self-portrait between authenticity and manipulation, perfectionism, ‘coolness’, and melancholy. With ‘They Might Be Giants’, Steven Michel endeavours to bring to life an imagined universe in order to visualise erected physical and spatial expressions. »

Buddy Holly & The Cricketers »

The Fabulous Buddy Holly & The Cricketers
30/10/2016

The Buddy Holly & The Cricketers show takes you back to the days of world class hits such as Heartbeat, That’ll be the day, It doesn’t matter anymore, and Oh boy! The band guarantees an afternoon of stirring beats and sizzling riffs. »

Peeping Tom »

Moeder
11/4/2017

This eccentric company works on the theme of Moeder/Mother, a word which covers the overtones and comprises lots of emotions. The audience is swept along in a world of mystery and uncertainty. »

Leonore + You May Leave The Island »

Unplugged
21/12/2016

Leonore performed for two years with artists such as Avi Buffalo, Amatorski, Intergalactic Lovers, Bony King, and Eefje De Visser. This set combines an easy interchange of acoustic numbers and the intimate force of a full band. »

Vera Tussing »

Mazing
3/12/2016

In her work Vera Tussing explores our senses, how they function and the way in which they structure our experiences. The physical presence of the audience is a recurring element. In Mazing five dancers alternate social actions with classical choreographic patterns. In this way, Tussing creates a performance that not only stimulates hearing and sight, but also the sense of touch. »

Christian Rizzo »

Ad Noctum
17/2/2017

In his latest performance Ad Noctum, French choreographer Christian Rizzo pays tribute to the nocturnes of Frédéric Chopin and Erik Satie. Christian Rizzo will become curator of December Dance in 2017. »

Voxtra »

The encounter of vocal heritage
2/10/2016

This ambitious music project fuses singing genres from different European and non-European traditions: folk songs from Belgium, Sardinia’s rural ‘canta e tenore’, Southern Madagascar’s Beko style, and Finland’s rune songs and joik. »

The London Quartet »

Christmas with The London Quartet - Cantabile
23/12/2016

The London Quartet enjoys worldwide renown for their unique Christmas concerts, with a selection of traditional Christmas carols, but also less well known Christmas songs in individualistic vocal adaptations. »

KOPERGIETERY & Cie Pol & Freddy »

De Daltons
2/4/2017

De Daltons is a nice salon-soap for everyone over the age of six with lots of circus dash and a touch of philosophy about the lengths to which friends will go for their (supposed) ideals. »

Lady Linn & Her Magnificent Seven »

Keep it a secret
25/2/2017

The fourth studio album of Lady Linn includes twelve magnificent songs, fluctuating between lively and upbeat to warm, intimate, to sultry and mysterious. She is supported on stage by her seven magnificent musicians. »

B Major »

Sounds of refuge
3/3/2017

Bruges is a place of musical creation. The B MAJOR festival aims to show that. Bruges Cultural Centre provides a musical encounter between integrated exiled musicians and recent refugees. What this brings remains a surprise. »

Russell Maliphant Company »

Conceal | Reveal
2/12/2016

Conceal | Reveal marks the 20th year of the collaboration between choreographer Russell Maliphant and lighting designer Michael Hulls. It is an evening-filling programme of new and existing works that explore the relationship between movement and light. »

4Hoog »

Woesj
17/9/2016

Woesj is a nice little infant opera with visual and auditive surprises. Immerse yourself in a world of magical music and theatre full of sounds and voices. »

Steven Troch Band + Mississippi Heat »

Nothin' but the blues
9/10/2016

Mississippi Heat is the accompanying band for Pierre Lacocque’s exceptional mouth organ and Inetta Visor’s roaring voice. The band brings traditional blues with a unique sound. »

Company Wayne McGregor »

Entity
7/12/2016

The international award-winning performance Entity is a dizzying mix of bodies, lighting, technology and film. »

fABULEUS & Randi De Vlieghe (Moldavië) »

POPCORN
14/10/2016

POPCORN is a dance piece with the effect of a pop concert. An intense trial of strength with three male bodies and a live drummer. It’s all about the irresistible force of the beat, but there’s silence as well. »

Okidok »

Les ChevalierS
5/2/2017

‘Les Chevaliers‘ is a show that young and old will enjoy. You are taken back in time to the fascinating Middle Ages. During their quest, the main characters are involved in a number of tragicomic adventures. Discover a fascinating world of legends and knights. »