5 September 2017 marked the exact date that the very first Kaaitheater Festival began 40 years ago. Hugo De Greef’s festival charted a new course. It was an indictment of what he called the stale Flemish theatre landscape, intending to inspire something new, an alternative. The fact that in this case the alternative managed to endure calls for a celebration. Four days in a row, from 3 to 6 October 2017.
All we have is words, all we have is worlds.
This sentence hangs above the entrance of Kaaitheater in neon letters.
It is a quote and an artwork by Forced Entertainment director Tim Etchells – and the adage of 40 years Kaaitheater.