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.
In Exhibit A, Haddioui seeks to interweave her family history with History - from the intimate to the political, addressing questions of oppression through the prism of bodies on the margins. By putting the spotlight on invisibilised bodies, Haddioui invites us to question, in a furiously joyful performance, the mechanisms of oppression exerted on her body and that of her family members by capitalism, colonisation and patriarchy.
Can Western pedagogies work for non-Western structures? In the three-part lecture series Should Have Been My Mother Tongue, Ahilan Ratnamohan examines the impact of language on society. The third and last part is focused on the learning techniques.
In this three-part lecture series, Ahilan Ratnamohan explores the impact of language on society, drawing on his own experience of learning Tamil. Kaaitheater presents Part I, Parts II and III at the Passa Porta festival and Kunstenfestivaldesarts.
In Leçons de Ténèbres, four bodies, three adults and a child become the mouthpieces of stories that have been forgotten or that we have tried to make disappear. In turn, they bring forth visions and assist and challenge them. For this new creation, Betty Tchomanga continues her research on Voodoo cults and crosses them with questions of climatic and social emergency.
Accompanied by Elodie Mugrefya, caterina and guests will put into perspective the questions addressed in both the workshop and programme, such as: What are the conflicts embodied in our practices? And how do we deal with them?
Artist Chiara Bersani and curator and producer Giulia Traversi have been collaborating for nearly ten years — and care work based on interdependence has been a big part of their time spent together. Drawing upon more-than-human and intersectional feminist accounts of care, Chiara and Giulia will open up a discussion on the many questions their joint care work has raised.
In May 2021 Kaaitheater invited art theorist and curator Suzana Milevska for an online lecture on ecofeminist art practices. This October she will resume this talk in live Brussels and will be joined by researcher and ecofeminist activist Myriam Bahaffou. Join us for a fruitful ecofeminist dialogue between two researchers who value the place of the dirty, the mixture and the hybrid.
The 8th letter, H, is the letter that started Effi & Amir's research into the both ancient and contemporary practice of ‘Shibboleth’. Around a round table, this interactive performance draws lines, measures sounds and tells stories about how a voice becomes a border and a collection of sounds becomes a checkpoint.
Samen met Rachaila heten we je van harte welkom op deze 3 uur durende reis waarin we in de belichaming van vreugde duiken! Zorg voor een open geest, een dagboek en iets comfortabels om aan te trekken!
With poetry, tenderness, and comedy, Baan Cult, Muang Cult is an unexpected exploration of Thailand’s social structure as a cult.
Inspired by Kathy Acker and composer Jacques Ibert, Knight-Night balances the figure of Don Quixote between fiction and reality. With song, text, costumes and choreography, they play a game of gaze with the audience while evoking an imagined landscape with fantastic situations.
Lisaboa Houbrechts writes and stages a family epic that spans three generations, using Bach's St John Passion as a guideline. At the centre is a twelve-year-old girl who has come to the end of a long history and delves into the hidden traumas of the past.
Since 2020 and even before that, we have been grieving lost ones, experiences, sources of income, qualitative housing, ways of finding and being community, or other valuable and tangible things. It is this everyday social vulnerability of facing a world in a state of deterioration, that we want to talk about.
Culo shaking night... til tears get dry has ARRIVED! On Saturday 21.01 Kaaitheater X De Kriekelaar transforms into a Costa Rican queer cantina hosted by your aunties: El Santo Playo (Mario Barrantes Espinoza), La Terre (Luis Murillo Zúñiga) y La Chunche (Andrea Vezga).
For the fourth year in a row, we participate in Brussels Helpt, BRUZZ's annual solidarity action. From 12:00 to 14:00 you're welcome for a spaghetti – choose bolognaise, veggie or halal – at De Kriekelaar. You will also be supporting Kinumai vzw, working to make the city more accessible to people with mobile disabilities, often wheelchair users. Bon appétit !
In her solo and first theatre performance La Fracture, Yasmine Yahiatene shares the stage with video material. The performance is an investigation, a search for herself, for her past and above all for a decipherment of a complex and intimate relationship – the relationship with her father. It is the beginning of a work of recovery, of resilience.
De Argentijnse choreografe Jimena Pérez Salerno onderzoekt in Unproductive will of we een andere relatie tot tijd kunnen creëren dan degene die het westerse wereldbeeld ons voorhoudt.In Perle Noire meandert de jonge Brusselse slamdichter Mugeni doorheen persoonlijke herinneringen, reflecties en ervaringen.
A film-dance-performance that dives into the life, work and psychosis of legendary choreographer Vaslav Nijinski, who found great success in Paris with the Ballets Russes in the early 20th century. A decade later, Nijinski writes a diary, containing texts that testify to an incipient psychosis that will later turn into schizophrenia. In FLY true facts are merging with imaginary ones in a dreamful and experimental way.
With this new creation, Anne Teresa De Keersmaekers shifts her exploration of the relationship between music and dance back to pop music. EXIT ABOVE not only encourages dance, but also emphasises the need for stories and music that we can relate to and recognise.
Why are there always more people in the middle of trains than at the ends? How do you determine the middle of the ocean? In In the Middle of Nowhere, Kristien De Proost and Fred Araujo focus on the paradox of the middle: the more they try to map out where the middle lies, the more infinite everything around it seems to be.
To end our first cycle of TiNWwP, it is time to celebrate! Come, reclaim and celebrate your inner and outer JOY with us.
In how far does language influences your cultural taste? In the three-part lecture series Should Have Been My Mother Tongue. In part 2, during Passa Porta Festival, he concentrates on social customs, music, film and literature.
The four editions of ‘TiNWwP’ take us on a journey connecting bodies, minds and souls to collectivise the experience of our emotions; our anger, fear, sadness and joy. After collectively connecting to our anger in September 2022, the Winter Edition of TiNWwP will be FEAR infused. What makes us fearful? And how do we transform fear into a fuel of excitement, self-compassion, and wisdom?