Festival Pays de Danses 22.01 > 12.02.2022

This year will be the ninth edition of the Pays de Danses Festival, a must-visit event for fans of contemporary dance and the artists who are part of it. This year’s guest of honour will be Greece and its relationship with dance. The full itinerary will be unveiled in December. However, the opening and closing programmes have already been announced. Larsen C will open the festival, while All Over Nymphéas  will close it.

 

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Pays de Danses

2022

Dance

All Over Nymphéas

From11 Feb on12 Feb 2022

Salle de la Grande Main

Emmanuel Eggermont / Compagnie L’Anthracite

Festival Pays de Danses 2022

Dance

Larsen C

From22 Jan on23 Jan 2022

Salle de la Grande Main

Christos Papadopoulos / Compagnie Leon and the Wolf

OPENING

Festival Pays de Danses 2022

2020

Dance

Golem

The20 February 2020

Centre Culturel de Chênée

Julien Carlier & Mike Sprogis {Brussels}

Organisch en gevoelig..

Dance

Dream is the dreamer

The19 February 2020

Salle de l’Œil vert

Catarina Miranda {Porto}

This fluorescent, pop and vaporous solo, which is close to NOH theatre (a traditional Japanese theatre) escapes us and grabs us as though we were dreaming, driving us wild.

 

Pays de Danses

Initial Anomaly

The18 February 2020

Centre Culturel de Huy

Louise Baduel & Leslie Mannès {Brussels}

Drawing on a variety of effects – both visual and sound effects – a string of joyous and theatrical speculations and some playful criticism, the foursome depicts humanity while savouring all of…

Dance

Affordable Solution for Better Living

The15 February 2020

Salle de l’Œil vert

Théo Mercier & Steven Michel {Paris/Brussels}

It is an undefinable moment between the exposed body and stereotypical design, between farce and horror.

Dance

Metamorphosis

From13 Feb on14 Feb 2020

Salle de la Grande Main

Virgilio Sieni (Florence)

Musique d’Arvo Pärt

Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège
Victor Jacob, direction

Een scheppende transhumance met meeslepende muziek, een opaalachtige scenografie en een hypergevoelige dans komen samen in één ademtocht, de zoektocht naar de absolute schoonheid!

Dance

Brother

The12 February 2020

Centre Culturel de Huy

Marco da Silva Ferreira {Porto}

Tribal and contagious energy in a microcosm of humanity!

Pays de Danses

Ch’eza Street Battle

The12 February 2020

Salle de l’Œil vert

Along with the Reunionnese krumpers on the programme, Pays de Danses and the Théâtre de Liège are hosting a ‘battle’ for the first time.

Young public

Llum

The9 February 2020

Centre Culturel Les Chiroux

Caroline Cornélis {Brussels}

Simply radiant!

Dance

Somin

The7 February 2020

Salle de l’Œil vert

Lino Merion & Seuch {Saint-Denis, La Réunion}

A highlight of the festival.

Dance

WEG

The7 February 2020

Salle de la Grande Main

Ayelen Parolin {Brussels}

An impetuous human abundance that is sensitive and dressed up!

Dance

Mutante

The6 February 2020

Centre Culturel d’Engis

t.r.a.n.s.i.t.s.c.a.p.e {Brussels}

An act about unveiling, which redesigns the boundaries of the choreographic outlook.

Dance

De Living

The5 February 2020

Cité Miroir

Ersan Mondtag {Gand/Berlin}

Art that pulsates and a show that is undefinable, unpredictable and unexpected!

Dance

sspeciess

The4 February 2020

Salle de la Grande Main

Daniel Linehan {Brussels}

A reconnection with life!

Dance

b4 summer

From31 Jan on1 Feb 2020

Salle de l’Œil vert

Mercedes Dassy {Brussels}

A celebration of the body and spirit, which liberate themselves from imposed models!

Pays de Danses

Les Indes galantes

From30 Jan on21 Feb 2020

Salle des pieds Légers

Clément Cogitore

A compelling and jubilant short film by the visual artist and director Clément Cogitore.

2018

Dance

Jerada

From23 Feb on24 Feb 2018

Salle de la Grande Main

Bouchra Ouizguen / Carte Blanche

To finish out the festival on a high note, the Moroccan Choreographer, Bouchra Ouizguen, escorts us to the gates of the desert.

Dance

Clair obscur

The22 February 2018

Ancien Abattoir / Eupen

Saïd Gharbi {Brussels}

In obscurity, light is elsewhere. We can see so much when we close our eyes.

Dance

Murmurô

The21 February 2018

Centre Culturel de Huy

Fré Werbrouck {Brussels}

Fré Werbrouck presents us Murmurô, part three, after Sillon and Phasme, of his Variations sur l’immobile.

Young public

Dancefloor

The21 February 2018

Centre Culturel Les Chiroux

Théâtre de l’E.V.N.I {Brussels}

This reflection on the ways to vent within both a permissive and repressive society that addresses sensuality with an aesthetic rigor and infinite delicacy.

Dance

Horion

From19 Feb on20 Feb 2018

Salle de l’Œil vert

Malika Djardi {Lyon}

A crazy adventure that is definitely worth the detour.

Dance

How to proceed (working title)

From19 Feb on20 Feb 2018

Salle de la Grande Main

Thomas Hauert / ZOO {Brussels}

This unprecedented multifaceted dialogue brains the inventiveness of each person in an enthralling eulogy of complexity.

Young public

Corps confiants

The18 February 2018

Centre Culturel de Huy

Félicette Chazerand {Brussels}

Accessible to everyone, Corps confiants is an introduction to “contact dance”.

Dance

Phuphuma Love Minus

The17 February 2018

Centre Culturel de Huy

{Johannesburg}

A festive ritual where the sadness of the oppressed and the sovereign wind of rebellion soar.

Dance

We are in trouble

The17 February 2018

Theater aan het Vrijthof, Maastricht

Ivgi&Greben

Uri Ivgi and Johan Greben, a duo of internationally acclaimed Israeli-Dutch choreographers, fashion their work as an expression of the beauty and emotional weight of life and suffering.

Young public

10.10

From16 Feb on17 Feb 2018

Centre Culturel Les Chiroux

Caroline Cornélis {Brussels}

Here, the dance captures daily life and transposes it into poetic gesture.

Young public

School of moon

The15 February 2018

cultuurcentrum, Hasselt

Eric Minh Cuong Castaing {Marseille}

On a bright stage, children, little robots, and a dancing couple begin a slow dance of weightlessness, which progressively leads to an apotheosis of rhythm and fury.

Dance

And so you see… *

From13 Feb on14 Feb 2018

Salle de l’Œil vert

Robyn Orlin - Albert Silindokuhle Ibokwe Khoza {Berlin / Johannesburg}

Two undisciplined figures of South African creation unfurl the path of an individual who aspires to his rightful place.    

Dance

Belgian rules / Belgium Rules

From13 Feb on14 Feb 2018

Salle de la Grande Main

Jan Fabre / Troubleyn {Antwerp}

The sewing workshops of the Theatre of Liège have made the incredible super distribution battalion costumes that the of this hilarious fresco is donning.

Dance

Secret Step

The10 February 2018

Centre Culturel d’Engis

Manu Di Martino {Liège}

A large, hybrid, and hypnotic Rorschach test.

Young public

Cortex

From10 Feb on11 Feb 2018

Centre Culturel Les Chiroux

Compagnie 3637 {Liège}

A real gem that sparkles in the heart of the sensitive individual.

Dance

Mitten wir im Leben sind / Bach 6 Cellosuiten

From8 Feb on9 Feb 2018

Salle de la Grande Main

Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s affinity with Bach has already been evident in numerous earlier productions including ‘Partita 2’, which was previously seen at the Ruhrtriennale.

Dance

(Elle) retient

From8 Feb on9 Feb 2018

Salle de l’Œil vert

Olga de Soto {Brussels}

With an infinitely graceful dance, with speech, the relay of knowledge, vector of emotion, and with a disarming simplicity, she provides us with a solo of rare beauty.

Dance

DFS

The7 February 2018

Cité Miroir

François Chaignaud & Cecilia Bengolea {Paris}

A night at the club, but…in pointe shoes.

Dance

Essensure (titre provisoire)

The6 February 2018

Centre Culturel de Chênée

Compagnie Be Fries {Liège}

In the first part of the evening, young Liège street dance recruits will demonstrate for you their dexterity.

Young public

Cartoon

The4 February 2018

Espace Duesberg

Anton Lachky {Brussels}

The themes of sharing, friendship, and groups are addressed with humour and bravery in a bubbling of energy, dance, music, and games with high-profile artists for our children!  <…

Dance

Le sourire des égarés

From1 Feb on2 Feb 2018

Salle de l’Œil vert

Karine Ponties {Brussels}

As she logically follows up on her work exploring the body in a perpetual metamorphosis, the choreographer and performer Karine Ponties digs deep into unsuitability to reality in a sincere body.

Dance

De-Apart-Hate

From1 Feb on2 Feb 2018

Salle de la Grande Main

Mamela Nyamza {Cape Town}

Upon rhythmically contagious songs, the protagonists traverse the multi-identity reality of a southern Africa suffocating from a deleterious situation. She is an exquisite dancer bursting with ener…

Pays de Danses

Sylphidarium – Maria Taglioni on the ground

The31 January 2018

Centre Culturel de Seraing

Francesca Pennini / CollettivO CineticO {Ferrara}

The “Enfant terrible” from Italian dance, Francesca Pennini revisits Maria Taglioni’s La Sylphide and Michel Fokine’s Les Sylphides, two emblems o…

Dance

La Valse

The30 January 2018

Salle de la Grande Main

Raimund Hoghe {Dusseldorf}

The programme of the 2018 Festival of Avignon included Raimund Hoghe’s new creation that uses the past to gain a new perspective on the current turmoil that is adorned with both elegance and desp…

Dance

Via Kanana

From26 Jan on27 Jan 2018

Salle de la Grande Main

Grégory Maqoma / Via Katlehong

The opening performance of the festival 2018

2016

Dance

Buenos Aires Tango

From19 Feb on20 Feb 2016

Salle de la Grande Main

+ Milonga

We were particularly delighted with the closing of the Festival Pays de Danses this year. Indeed, three amazing couples of tango dancers will be reunited in Liege especially for this occasion.

Dance

Phasme + Sillon

The18 February 2016

Espace Saint-Mengold

Fré Werbrouck

For the first part of the performance, the company D’ici P. based its work on paintings of the Belgian artist Michaël Borremans.

Dance

Uni*Form

From17 Feb on18 Feb 2016

Manège / Caserne fonck

Jorge León et Simone Aughterlony

Characterized by liberal capitalism, the current political trend is to govern in a state of constant threat which creates and demands more and more order through repres…

Dance

Extremalism

The16 February 2016

Theater aan het Vrijthof, Maastricht

Emio Greco et Pieter C. Scholten

This fourth part Corps en Révolte (revolting bodies) is a coproduction of the Ballet National de Marseille and the ICKamsterdam.

Dance

Au pied du mur du temps

The15 February 2016

Salle de la Grande Main

Fatou Traoré

This work results from the collaboration between the French-Malian choreographer Fatou Traoré, the double bassist Alex Gilain and the dance company from Bamako GnagamiX.

Dance

25.06.76

From15 Feb on16 Feb 2016

Salle de l’Œil vert

Ayelen Parolin

Arrived from Argentina in the beginning of the 2000s, the dancer Ayelen Parolin created her autobiographical solo over 10 years ago, to which she gave her birth date as…

Young public

Alibi

The14 February 2016

Centre Culturel Les Chiroux

Théâtre de l’E.V.N.I.

Family show from 6 years.

Young public

Petites furies

The14 February 2016

Centre Culturel de Huy

Zététique Théâtre

Family show from 2.5 years.

Dance

Expiry date

The13 February 2016

Ancien Abattoir / Eupen

BabaFish Cie

Expiry date starts on one last breath, one last hour. An elderly man is standing quietly ready to leave this world: however, inside him, his memories are floating like the objects around him: nothi…

Dance

No dance, no paradise

The12 February 2016

La Halte

Pere Faura

Let us picture Anna Pavlova, Gene Kelly, John Travolta, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker and William Forsythe reincarnate one human being to dance their legendary solos from Swan Lake, Singing in the Rai…

Young public

Lil’Dragon

The11 February 2016

cultuurcentrum, Hasselt

Eric Minh Cuong Castaing / Shonen Cie

Family show from 8 years.

Eric …

Dance

10 miniballetti

The9 February 2016

Salle de la Grande Main

CollettivO CineticO

10 Miniballeti is an exploration based on a note book from the Italian choreographer Francesca Pennines’ childhood. In this time machine, there is room for each part of the memory but also for th…

Young public

Stoel

The7 February 2016

Centre Culturel Les Chiroux

Caroline Cornélis

Family show from 8 years.

Dance

Palimpseste

The7 February 2016

Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège

Michèle Noiret

When she was 16, Michèle Noiret attended the école Mudra, founded by Maurice Béjart, met Karlheinz Stockhausen, a pioneer of electronic music, and she has become her virtuoso.

Dance

Side Effects

The6 February 2016

Centre Culturel d’Engis

Anton Lachky

The young dancer and choreographer from Slovakia Anton Lachky places his second performance Side Effects at a time when stupidity is praised and the thirst for monstrosity is everywhere.

Dance

Gone in a heartbeat

The5 February 2016

Salle de la Grande Main

Louise Vanneste

The young choreographer from Brussels Louise Vanneste, who is now working at Charleroi Danses and is a partner at the Halles in Schaerbeek, creates meticulous choreographies building an environment…

Young public

Yosh

The5 February 2016

Centre Culturel Les Chiroux

Théâtre de l’E.V.N.I.

Family show from 8 years.

Dance

Duramadre

The4 February 2016

Cité Miroir

Juan Onofri Barbato

The Compagnie KM29 includes on the one hand professional dancers and on the other hand, young marginal people coming from the suburbs in Buenos Aires who have taken contemporary dance and hip-hop l…

Dance

Whispers

The3 February 2016

Salle de l’Œil vert

Nicole Mossoux

During her former performances, the choreographer and dancer Nicole Mossoux has learnt to tame puppets, shadows and manipulated objects. This time, she also uses Foley equipment, which echoes her h…

Dance

The Past

The3 February 2016

Salle de la Grande Main

Constanza Macras

Coming from Buenos Aires and living in Berlin, the choreographer Constanza Macras explores in this performance the ars memoriae – the art of memory.

Dance

Sa prière + Horion (work in progress)

The2 February 2016

Espace Duesberg

Malika Djardi

This solo performance is based on Malika Djardi’s mother’s Islamic faith and her praying. The choreographer has used interviews with her to create a kind of “documentary” solo.

Dance

Sa prière + Horion (work in progress)

The1 February 2016

Centre Culturel de Chênée

Malika Djardi

This solo performance is based on Malika Djardi’s mother’s Islamic faith and her praying. The choreographer has used interviews with her to create a kind of “documentary” solo.

Young public

Mouvemologies

The31 January 2016

Espace 157

Marie Martinez

Family show from 6 years .

Ma…

Dance

Ember + Bolero

The30 January 2016

Centre Culturel de Huy

Ziya Azazi

The Festival Pays de Danses is proud to welcome two solo choreographies by the choreographer and dancer from Ankara Ziya Azazi on the occasion of Europalia Turkey.

Dance

Festival Pays de Danses

From28 Jan on20 Feb 2016

Théâtre de Liège

sixth Edition

Paul Valéry once wrote “Dance: it is a kind of drunkenness which goes from slowness to delirium, from a kind of mystical abandonment to a kind of fury.”

Dance

Vai e passa

From28 Jan on29 Jan 2016

Salle de l’Œil vert

Erika Zueneli

Freely inspired by Virginia Woolf’s book The Waves, Vai e passa is a race to the sun which conveys extreme tension between the world’s frenzy and life’s fleeting character.<…

Dance

Three

From28 Jan on29 Jan 2016

Salle de la Grande Main

Ohad Naharin – Batsheva Dance Company

The Batsheva Dance Company was founded by the American choreographer Martha Graham and baroness Batsheva de Rotschild, whom the company was named after, and is now based in Tel-Aviv.

Dance

Rémanences (extraits)

From28 Jan on29 Jan 2016

Place du 20-Août

Thierry De Mey

Video installation

The Festival Pays de Danses does not on…