Following the stage show 'SPARE TIME WORK' (2021), buren continues the examination of social roles and power relations in 'shoe/farm'. This time they start from the places where they grew up: a farm in Zeeuws-Vlaanderen and a shoe shop by the Belgian coast.
In a private time slot Barbara will look with you into the grief of the unborn, in the literal or more symbolic sense; non-parenting, an abortion, grief over your inner child or your childhood, etc.
In 2015, an X-ray scan revealed that beneath the layers of paint on Kasimir Malevich's famous Black Square hid a racist inscription. Even the supreme abstraction does not appear to be free of politics. Within the lines of a highlighted square, three black performers now turn this tension on its head, seeking an incantatory counterbalance to sharp binary oppositions such as light and dark, reason and feeling, certainty and uncertainty.
With g r oo v e, her first solo creation, Soa Ratsifandrihana plays with her many heritages. The musical creation, the dance and the light coordinate, respond and unravel in an evolving space where everything is rhythm. G r oo v e is an invitation to listen and to feel the frugal and sensitive pleasure of dancing.
In this intimate and humorous video work, Elien looks at forms of care that occur in everyday relationships.
During Performance Parcours you discover the work of four emerging artists.
Bloom like a Flower is a reflection and movement workshop where Massinda Zinga leads people back to their authentic selves and closer to their inner purpose by balancing their energies.
FATSABBATS is a self-managed, polymorphous, and safer space created by and for queer and racialised communities and their allies in Brussels. For two days and two nights, it showcases the skills of these communities at the Kaaistudio’s through concerts, performances, exhibitions, memorable sweaty parties, and more.
Carolina Mendonça and Lara Ferrari investigate whether you can win a war with vulnerability, instead of with violence.
Four different dance landscapes are unfolding on stage: the theatre space becomes a void, an opulent dumpsite, a synthetic desert and a horizon. They are inhabited by deviant figures, inanimate, hollowed-out surfaces – strangely but precisely ‘charged’ in their body movements and presence.
In the last aria of Wagner's opera Tristan and Isolde, Isolde passes into another dimension 'dying from love'. Liddell associates this love to death with bullfighting as the ultimate form of surrender.
We warmly welcome you to the second day of the JOY edition of TiNWwP. We are dedicating this second part to a moment of collective fragments and manifestations called Rest in Joy with artistic installations, meditations, our Tears of Joy and a Pleasure Portal Group Hypnosis.
It's extra invites you to stay a little longer in the universe of the performance. After Carte Noir Nommée Désir you're welcome for some food, a care space and a DJ-set!
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: a chat with a drink among the décor, immerse yourself in an afterparty discussion or debate, do a workshop or let yourself go on the dance floor!
What is your history as a theatre maker? Miet Warlop is the fourth director in the series Histoire(s) du Théâtre to take up the challenge of creating a work in which present, past and future meet each other in a surprising way. A group of performers enters the universe of Warlop for an enchanting ritual about farewell, life and death, hope and rebirth.
How implicated are we in dance practices in and out of the continent in the termination and maintenance of coloniality?
Starting from their own fingerprints, Thomas Bellinck and Said Reza Adib zoom out into a world where line patterns on a fingertip unlock laptops. In which governments claim the tiny, innate grooves on a fingertip as a measuring tool to determine who is allowed to enter which territory.
Three solos by three generations of women; based on the life and work of the Australian ecofeminist Val Plumwood who survived a deadly attack by a saltwater crocodile. Be prepared to delve into a scenography in which humans do not play the main role. Can we find consolation in the horrific fact that we are food?
A bent back, speaking but there is no mouth. Arms doing their own thing. In his solo debut, Milø Slayers explores the boundary between man and monster. Hip-hop and abstract contemporary dance melt together under a play of light that constantly distorts the familiar human relationships.
Bjorn Floréal & Laurens Aneca verdiepten zich in de ’tiener’- en ’twink’-porno, een mainstream genre op het internet. Een genre waarin volwassen pornosterren hun uiterste best doen om de kijker een ervaring van minderjarigheid te bieden.
Soundscapes: Deliciously g_r_i_e_v_i_n_g offers a cosy sound space in which you can tap into your grief. Put on your comfy clothes, sink into some cushions and taste your feelings.
This play on words between Willem de Wolf and his former student Louis Janssens brings together looking backwards and looking forwards. Analoog is an intergenerational performance, a score about completed and desired learning processes. About earlier and later but also about how to position yourself as a young - or older - person within the world.
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. This first edition focuses on anger. You are invited to participate actively in collective change and new codes of conduct, within and around yourselves.
Is polyphony an answer to the demand for a more inclusive theatre landscape?
Each object hides a story and keeps it alive. But what does the immediate presence of that object, which is devoid of meaning and past, mean? In this performance-installation, Azade Shahmiri creates new relationships between objects. In this way she develops her own form of storytelling with objects that move through time and connect us.
For the NMS Boxing Club, boxing is a discipline that helps you get to know your body, your own strength and your limits. This beginners workshop will show you how to move to avoid and to hand out blows. You will learn new moves and gain insight into how to use your strength in a friendly context.
Romance is an invitation to discover the recognition, repulsion and humor that is created when you allow someone else to be your voice. In an intimate setting, Lígia Soares makes us reflect on how we think as individuals within a group by using ordinary sentences to create connections between herself and audience members.
In a hypnotic ritual, three women transform blocks of concrete – by smashing, kneading and chewing them.
El cantar del playo or... a song is a rose is a thorn is imagined as a songbook in which Mario Barrantes Espinoza weaves together poetry, dance and music to reveal a landscape of memories. A place where melodrama, songs and visual poems invoke his personal explorations of queer sexuality and identity, from the perspective of a Central American migrant in Europe.
Five dancers - including De Keersmaeker herself - adapt, question and dance Bach's six Cello suites. Their ingenious architecture, dancing rhythms and timeless beauty continue to fascinate to this day. An exciting symbiosis of live music and dance.
In Zeppelin Bend Katerina Andreou and Natali Mandila are putting together dances, actions and sounds that demand hardcore discipline and psychedelic imagination.
This 3 part workshop explores the concept of fear, through creative writing, poetry and performance. Discussions and interactive activities guide the participants to challenge themselves through different stages of their personal journey, using examples from everyday observations. If you enjoy writing or performing, or would like to step outside of your comfort zone this workshop is for you!
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: Gérald Kurdian dedicates the evening to the fanzine, with a fanzine workshop, a fancy fanzine fair and a fanzine party.
“The walls have ears” people sometimes say. But what if they could also speak? For Fluisterbehang, Tristero uncovers the hidden stories stored in the walls of the Schaerbeek residence at 80 Gallaitstraat. During a guided visit you literally listen to the walls of the old building!
Sujata Goel's account, ultimately resulting in a ‘career’ that could never happen, attempts to address the larger politics of Orientalism, Eurocentrism and displacement that continue to demand attention in the global contemporary dance world.
Behind the affirmative title There is Nothing Wrong with People, but you cannot self-love your way out of systemic oppression' (TiNWwP) is a four-part artivist programme that advocates for mental health and social justice. This summer edition will be all about JOY. Get ready for a two-day summer programme full of workshops, performances and talks, ending with a memorable Closing party.
Jean Cocteau's masterpiece Les enfants terribles tells the story of Paul and his sister Elisabeth, who nauseatingly challenge each other to with games. In her version, Phia Ménard works with composer Philip Glass' adaptation of the novel. She draws a parallel between the body of an adolescent and that of an elder: both sometimes experience a feeling of isolation, of being cut off from society.
MOLD isn’t just a performance, it’s also a farm: an environment where all elements interact as living cultures. Drawing on mycology, fashion, fermentation, dance and sculpture – Sara Manente approaches the theatre machine as a multiplicity of bodies.
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.