Artistic director, KAIHO
Brandon Lagaert has mainly crafted his signature style while working for the internationally renowned dance-theatre company Peeping Tom as a multidisciplinary performer in the pieces ‘Vader’, ‘Moeder’, ‘Kind’, ‘Dido & Aeneas’ and ‘La Visita’. Touring with the company worldwide for a decade he was an integral part and known for his surreal mixture between text and movement. Lagaert combines elements coming from different disciplines such as urban / contemporary dance, theatre / film into a unique style. He does this under the name of his company KAIHO of which the award-winning performances ‘Subdued’ and ‘Doggy Rugburn’ have been an integral part. Since 2023 on he has been focussing heavily on building out his company through various collaborations: A site specific creation called “Abandoned Minds” with Rui Paixāo and a new touring performance for dance company Equilibrio Dinamico called “Welcome to my funeral”.
KAIHO was unofficially founded in 2015 through the creation of the solo “Subdued” by Brandon Lagaert. Since then he has expanded the company and went on to collaborate with various artists. The company does no want to rely on structural funding but rather on commissioned work for various companies, schools and individuals that already have the required funding and audience but are looking for an artistic voice and input that has the ability to create for and with them. Following this logic KAIHO is based around a core team consisting of Brandon Lagaert in the role of artistic director, Sara Angelucci who’s the artistic assistant and Felix Machtelinckx who composes the music and soundscape of the touring performances. The work of KAIHO incorporates theatre, dance, visual imagery, film, plastic arts, lighting, music,… and uses any art form necessary to create artistic work that crosses boundaries and ends up telling a story.
Kunstenwerkplaats VONK is a studio and residency space for visual and performance arts in Hasselt and Genk, Belgium. At their 3 buildings they support artists with artistic feedback, an international network, presentation opportunities, studio-space and a financial contribution (for the residencies).
Nau Ivanow is a space of welcome, accompaniment, research and innovation; a haven where companies will find the warmth needed to work unhurriedly and in good conditions. Residencies are the main focus of what we do. Our aim is to provide decent working conditions, always accompanying the artists and providing them with the resources they need. Nau Ivanow’s projects are underpinned by three major working axes: creation, accompaniment and work with the territory. And all of them with one common denominator: internationalization, which permeates each and every one of our projects.
Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava (STL) is a dance performance and development center in Tallinn, Estonia. STL’s vision is to focus on contemporary dance art in its various forms of expression. In addition to performances, they host workshops, creative residencies, educational lectures, the platform Premiere for up- and coming choreographers, and the artist platform Greenfield. The stage room is 154 m2 and can be used as a black box or a white box.
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