Bildy invites her audience to participate in an event of resistance, as part of BRUSSELS 2030 Summer Assembly.Workshops, performances, food and products will be combined to raise the urgent concern: "everyone's right to adequate housing".
The Circle of Grieving Voices is an invitation by the artists Aziza François et Hoda Siahtiri to a collective practice of grief to find your grieving voice(s).
Musical triptych sung by a committed collective of 50 singers. A project about hope and what gets in the way, using Bertolt Brecht's six famous 'plagues' as a guide.
With his political solo The President's Jacket, Congolese dancer, choreographer and activist Lucas Katangila tackles the abuses in eastern Congo. In his choreography balances between supple, flowing movements and a very calculated, sometimes even restrained dance. Until the tension can no longer be held back and the piece erupts, spitting out the violence.
When dancers from the Global South move inside European institutions, they are not neutral bodies performing on neutral stages. Many of them are exiled, dislocated, split, uprooted. Many of them are resisting, denouncing, processing, joining the dots, healing the many wounds they carry and the many injustices they receive and witness. If they don’t give in to the same dynamics that create these conditions, then with their work they can create spaces for solidarity, refuge and transformation.
Deux chorégraphes travaillent avec les mêmes groupes d'étudiant·es en danse. Un programme contrasté qui se rencontre autour de l'énergie, de la virtuosité et de la relation profonde entre la danse et la musique.
For its first night at De Kriekelaar, Kaaitheater gives carte blanche to Soa Ratsifandrihana, Kaaitheater artist-in-residence from 2023 onwards, to take over the Kriekelaar. On September 30, we invite you to discover Soa’s influences, both musical and culinary, and her first solo performance g r oo v e. G r oo v e is an invitation to dance, with food and music, to which we can respond collectively and in full sweat during this evening.
Three performers spin around their axis for three quarters of an hour – a movement that in Sufi ceremonies is supposed to lead to a state of religious euphoria. In Miet Warlop's version, it becomes an experiment on the fine line between having and losing control.
In a queer game with plants, hairbrushes, consent and joy, the identities and desires of a few human characters are thoroughly shuffled and transformed.
In this fourth instalment of 'The wonders of multilingualism', we talk about language and power. Each time, this series explores a different aspect of our multilingual society. Short artistic interventions fuel the conversations, both in group and among themselves.
For Licht, Tea Tupajić uses the power of theatre to reach a place where language and other media cannot get to. For a year, she invited four Yezidi women to retreat together and undertake the journey towards performance.
IT'S EXTRA invites you to stay a little longer in the universe of the performance. On 29/04 there will be food, a chat, and a little party!
Join us for an intimate dive into ritual, bodytherapy and nervous system healing. In this workshop, movement therapist Femke Muylaert offers revealing insight in how the nervous system stores survival stress in our bodies and how it can be released. The key is your body.
Met IT’S EXTRA nodigen we je uit wat langer te blijven en iets extra te ervaren. Kunstenaars gidsen je door het universum van hun voorstelling en kiezen hier verschillende vormen voor: na NECROPOLIS maken we tweemaal tijd voor een gesprek.
Einat Tuchman has been inviting you every month since March of this year to the Marché Bildy Market in Molenbeek's Gare Maritime. On the 3rd of September the Secret Fashion Show five designers will share their fashion secrets on the catwalk. Their styles and stories are coming from the edges of the world, merging local and global influences.
A librarian presents by Larissa Ballarotti is a confrontation with the voices of deceased female writers such as Hilda Hirst and Sylvia Plath.
H(a)unting Game by Túlio Rosa speculates on the concept of the hunt, as one of the instruments in the Brazilian representation of history, peoples and landscape.
As part of the programme around the exhibition Charging Myths, artists Femke Herregraven, George Senga and Maarten vanden Eynde (collective On-Trade-Off), delve into the technological, social and mythical dimensions of global extraction as a part of their research into lithium mining in Congo.
Director and countertenor Benjamin Meirhaeghe has quickly established himself as an uncompromising creator of hybrid performances that combine performance, costumes, personality and many musical styles. In Ode to a Love Lost, he is himself on stage, this time as a dancer, accompanied live by Berlin singer/songwriter Finn Ronsdorf.
Welcome to a degenerated utopia, a ticket to time travel: AN(A)KARA is a sci-fi TV variety show hosted by Gucci Chunk focusing on the late modernism of Turkey in relation to the city of Ankara. The performance investigates the collapse and decay of an imaginary society with references to real-life absurdities.
Vulcanize me is een absurde zoektocht van 2 vrouwen die zich proberen los te trekken uit een schijnbaar vastgeroeste situatie. Ze zoeken naar een systeem waar plaats is om te ontploffen.
buren launches their first graphic novel STW, your favourite station! published by het balanseer. At VROOM, they invite you for a listen & read session with cocktails.
What are we still afraid to say and to whom? With TABOU, FATSABBATS organises its second session at the Kaaistudio's with and for Brussels queer and racialised communities. For two days and nights, you will step outside some of your comfort zones and may even heal wounds.
Social, ecological and economic crises force us to think about a radically different way of living. "The world is not about to end; we are already living with a different world," writes philosopher Bayo Akomolafe, speaker at the eighth edition of Ecopolis where artists, thinkers and doers break open our frames. This year, Ecopolis brings stories that depict an inclusive and sustainable future for this new world.
In their durational live project Basically, Nikima Jagudajev harnesses the choreography of play to draw visitors into the intermediary spaces of WIELS.
EXÓTICA is an exuberant ritual conceived as a séance through which dancers re-appear as ancestors, as queer and femmes of colour from the past and the present, and come into conversation with the gaze of the audience. Their performative presence opens a space for reenactments; initiating invocations, exorcisms, and a celebration.
During the book launch of Toward a Transindividual Self, at the Kaaistudio's, authors Ana Vujanović & Bojana Cvejić invite four guests. Together they'll look into the process of individuation, which precedes and exceeds the individual, encompassing biological, social, and technological conditions of becoming whose real potential is transindividual, or more specifically, social transformation.
In seeking to disidentify the masculine, Gérald Kurdian met flamboyant individuals who seemingly were reinventing the political through the care of the intimate. In X!, Kurdian sketches a portrait of current militant cultures and creates a choral manifesto for a sensitive revolution.
Bouncing back, bouncing up, fluctuating, reacting to the unexpected, allowing our emotional flow to circulate, as a way of staying connected with our body needs. Join Nadim Bahsoun for this workshop and make joy visible together !
Eight dancers and a series of lines on the ground seem to trace the trajectories of a moving constellation we are about to observe. They move in a wonderful balance between extreme freedom and the idea of group unity, like leaves in the wind.
In Grinding the wind, Dina Mimi tries to fill in the missing parts in the story of her Palestinian great-grandfather who underwent medical tests and heart surgery. Fascinated by the performative nature of the operation, Mimi sets off on a journey through archives, oral histories, dreams and books.
In Nebula, Vania Vaneau approaches the relationship between human bodies and nature as a meeting of force fields in a post-apocalyptic context. Nebula is a crossing into the unknown and a moment of eclipse that offers a glimpse at other possible worlds.
IT'S EXTRA invites you to stay a little longer in the universe of the performance. After Grinding The Wind Dina Mimi invites you to an informal after-talk in a cosy setting.
Autokèn is an audio reconstruction of mistake made by the police as they were waiting for the emergency services with an injured person. Played and performed live, the soundtrack takes you into the chaos of an emergency situation.
IT'S EXTRA invites you to stay a little longer and experience something extra. Artists guide you through the universe of their performance and use different forms for doing this: after AN(A)KARA, you can have drinks at the bar and dance to the beats of DJ Rojin (Bledarte).
It is 2070, 100 years after the first government reform. Belgium no longer exists and Flanders has become independent after four years of war. In the midst of all this, the last butcher in town and his disabled son try to survive.
In this workshop Azahara Ubera Biedma invites you to dive into orienting our bodies towards intimate relations with plants.
‘Nkisi’ means medicine, remedy and witchcraft in Lingala, the mother tongue of dancer and choreographer Jolie Ngemi. This solo performance takes us on a trance-like journey and explores the magical forces between witchcraft and science fiction.
The Making of Berlin is the final part of BERLIN's cycle of cities. With live music on stage - and Opera Ballet Vlaanderen’s orchestra on film - BERLIN takes on an exceptional story in documentary style. The performance focuses on an unfinished chapter in the life of an old Berliner - with Wagner's Götterdämmerung in a crucial role and Klara manager and Pompidou inspiration Chantal Pattyn in a supporting role.
When the novel Lady Chatterley's Lover appeared in 1928, it caused quite a stir. Now Florian Myjer and Lisa Verbelen carries the tradition with this groundbreaking scandal novel. Shamelessly wallowing in pleasure, they bring Lady Chatterley's Lover into the 21st century, some of it rough and some of it more tender.