Alioum Moussa & Maarten Vanden Eynde

In_Dependence

performance

In_Dependence
In_Dependence

25.03 – 31.03.2017

CAEN AMOUR
CAEN AMOUR

31.03 – 01.04.2017

Avoiding deLIFEath
Avoiding deLIFEath

25.03 – 30.03.2017

Opening Night | Performatik17

talk performance

Opening Night | Performatik17
Opening Night | Performatik17

24.03.2017

In addition to Dorothea von Hantelmann’s opening talk and Grace Schwindts opening performance Opera and Steel – made especially for Performatik – the festival kick-off showcases performances by Hedwig Houben, Kristof Van Gestel and Heike Langsdorf, and Miet Warlop. Laure Prouvost completes the evening with an installation.

Ant Hampton & Tim Etchells

The Quiet Volume

performance

The Quiet Volume
The Quiet Volume

25.03 – 01.04.2017

You and a partner sit side by side in the reading room of Muntpunt. Via headphones and a notebook, a voice gives whispered instructions that guide you through a pile of books. A unique narrative thus unfolds for each duo. It is an intense and intimate hour-long experience – situated among studying students and reading library-users – that brings out the strange magic at the heart of reading.

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PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Grace Schwindt

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Grace Schwindt
PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Grace Schwindt

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Especially for Performatik17, Grace Schwindt creates a performance for the theatre stage. She portrays the dilemma of an ornithologist studying the effects of oil pollution on seabirds. The victims he records symbolise the efficiency of capitalism. (in English)

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Robbert & Frank

PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Robbert & Frank
PERFORMATIK VIDEO: Robbert & Frank

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How should we deal with the universal human urge to be part of a greater whole? In a stylized, atomic universe, the Ghent-based duo Robbert&Frank discover the laws of duality, beauty, and magnetism.

Molenbeek danst na 22/03

Molenbeek danst na 22/03
Molenbeek danst na 22/03

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Brussels choreograaf Benjamin Vandewalle en documentairemaker Dieter Deswarte draaiden een maand na de aanslagen van 22/3 een pakkende film in de straten van Molenbeek, met in de hoofdrol dansende kinderen en hun ongefilterde verhalen.

VIDEO: Tim Jackson

On Prosperity Without Growth and Paths to a Sustainable Society 2.0

VIDEO: Tim Jackson
VIDEO: Tim Jackson

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Seven years ago, the publication of Prosperity without Growth was a landmark in the sustainability debate. Tim Jackson’s challenge to conventional economics openly questioned the pursuit of exponential economic growth. Its findings inspired debate and led to a new wave of research building on its arguments and conclusions. n the substantially re-written edition of his book, Jackson demonstrates that building a ‘post-growth’ economy is a precise and meaningful task.

VIDEO: Reset Democracy (part 1)

NEW MOVEMENTS IN THE FACE OF GLOBALIZATION: A REAWAKENING OF POLITICAL COMMITMENT?

VIDEO: Reset Democracy (part 1)
VIDEO: Reset Democracy (part 1)

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Democratic institutions in Western countries are undermined by an unprecedented legitimacy crisis. Over the decades, the professionalization of political careers, the socio-economic homogeneity among elected representatives, and the absence of rotation in office have made politics a world unto itself. With Caroline Hornstein-Tomic and Massimiliano Tomba, moderated by Enrico Ippolito.

4120 kilometer: de afstand tussen naakt en sluier

een interview met Nancy Naous in MO* magazine

4120 kilometer: de afstand tussen naakt en sluier
4120 kilometer: de afstand tussen naakt en sluier

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‘Dans en al wat met beweging te maken heeft, is in vele hoofden seksueel geladen en wordt gezien als een manier om de vleselijke lusten op te wekken. Voor mij persoonlijk is dat niet het geval’, zegt Nancy Naous. Zij vroeg islamitische geleerden hoe halal dans er zou uitzien.